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What is a QSL?

It comes from the international Q codes, a type of radio shorthand based on similar codes developed by telegraph operators. Most radio amateurs want proof of their contact with other amateurs. This proof is the QSL card which is simply a postcard verifying contact between the two stations, or a reception report from an SWL (Short Wave Listener). A good guide to QSL’ing can be found on Charles Wilmotts’ (M0OXO) website. Read Complete Article...

A gateway is very similar to a repeater but instead of simply relaying the radio signal into the local area, a gateway converts the received audio signal into a data stream and sends it via the internet to another gateway where the data is converted back to audio for transmission. Read Complete Article...