In this lecture we had specialist come in who spoke about QSL cards as well as layout arrangement for the QSL card.
– a card exchanged by amateur radio users to confirm transmission after a contact has taken placed on the airwaves.
– they are cheap to produce
– made by hand or given to local printers
– post card size
– relay visually something about the recipient/ a form of self expression.
– photos, maps etc can be used as art of the design.
– QSL cards would typically include call sign, date, frequency or band, signal time, small personal message and equipment used to make contact.
– amateur radio users collected QSL cards as evidence o13f all the contacts they’ve made
– a lot of amateur radio users were not graphic designers, but they wanted to express themselves in a graphical/visual way.
After finding out more about what QSL cards and when and how they were used, we were assigned a task to create our own that really represented us.
We were shown a few examples beforehand.
Over time QSL cards became more interesting and the designs and concept became visually exciting. Using this information and what we were taught in lecture I created my own QSL card that represented me in the best way possible.
Below is an image of my own QSL card.