Welcome to my World of Amateur Radio

My name is

Mikael Karlsson

"This is the story about a small amateur radio station and it's achievements"

… My path through the air with low power (mostly QRP) combined with smaller and simpler antennas ...

The website is updated on April 09, 2019

My QSL-card collection

Click on the letter that represents the first letter of the country name you want to look at ...

I have not yet worked any country starting with letter Y

Confirmed countries in my collection with QSL-cards and in some cases also with eQSL-cards

Afghanistan, Aland Island, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension Islands, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores Island, Bahamas, Bahrain, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Boanaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Ceuta & Melilla, Chile, China, Cocos Keeling Island, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Comoros, Corsica, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivore, Crete, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Cyprus (UK Bases), Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dodecanese, Dominican Republic, East Malaysia, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Farao Islands, Fernando de Noronha, Finland, Former East Germany, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Geneva, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kaliningrad, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Madeira Island, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mariana Island, Market Reef, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prince Edward and Marion Island, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia - Asiatic, Russia - European, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sardinia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, South Shetland Islands, Sovreign Military Order of Malta, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Gambia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Island, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, USA - Alaska, USA - Hawaii, Uzbekistan, Wales, Vanuatu, Venezuela, West Malaysia, Vietnam, Virgin Islands and Zambia

I like collecting QSL cards - partly because this is the final confirmation of a QSO implemented. But I collect these too because the motives and layouts on a card are often very nice, and in some cases they can also tell you about the place and the person or the radio club behind a callsign.

Then, some diplomas that you can apply for today still require a paper QSL card to confirming a contact.

But I think this requirement is likely to decrease in the near future and be replaced by various digital solutions such as eQSL.cc or LoTW etc.

Changing and reducing the administration of a diploma would be a good solution in many cases.

But I hope the QSL cards wont disappear completely in the future because I think they actually mean something - at least that's the way for me.