Making contact with other Ham operators are what Ham operators love to do. The code for this is QSL. It has become tradition for operators to send a QSL card as proof of the contact. Whether across the state or across the globe many Hams still do this. It was a privilege of mine to have a dear friend be my first Ham contact. He is a radio engineer and a dear brother in Christ. He doesn’t get on the Ham bands much anymore but made an exception for me. We chatted as he drove home from Modesto to Valley Springs.
I was so excited about my very first Ham contact and conversation I decided to make up a QSL card of my own. Note here that it is tradition to send paper QSL cards, which are very similar in size to a standard postcard. Being in the digital age I decided to email him. Here is what I sent:
A few days later I received the following in the mail:
Anyway it was really fun to carry on this tradition with a very good friend who has been very encouraging of me to get my Ham license.