“Keep those cards and letters coming …”

Thanks to our many Apollo 11 anniversary contacts… Two weeks after the Apollo special event (July 17-22, 2014), we have received about 200 QSLs in the mail. We logged over 1200 contacts and we anticipate more will come.

On ARRL Logbook of the World, we have so far matched about 500 QSLs.  On eQSL, we have over 340 QSLs

Last week the club met, to work through our details for replying to the QSL cards.  We plan to mail out our QSLs by mid to late August, 2014.

Below are photos of some of what we’ve received to date.  … Thanks to Don for keeping up with all our mail! Thanks to our club members for verifying and responding to the mail! And thank you for contacting us and writing us!

 

Two stacks of Apollo 11 anniversary event QSLs  that arrived on Don's desk.

Two stacks of Apollo 11 anniversary event QSLs that arrived on Don’s desk.

Assortment of Apollo 11 anniversary QSLs that arrived, with variety of stamps.

Assortment of Apollo 11 anniversary QSLs that arrived, with variety of stamps.

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Stamps commemorating (L-R) Apollo 11 and Apollo 8

 

An Apollo 7 telecast from Earth orbit, "Keep those cards and letters coming in folks."  (A joke from space.) Apollo 7 was the first manned flight of the Apollo Program, and was the first mission to use TV cameras from space. [NASA]

An Apollo 7 telecast from Earth orbit, “Keep those cards and letters coming in folks.” (A joke from space.) Apollo 7 was the first manned flight of the Apollo Program, and was the first mission to use TV cameras from space. [NASA]

[Photos: N4MSN, NASA]

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One response to ““Keep those cards and letters coming …”

  1. I enjoyed seeing the postage. And, of course, the Apollo telecast photo.

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