Below, a digital photograph of Mrs. Evelyn (née Shepard) Sanford's amateur radio QSL card, courtesy of Bob Green (W8JYZ), who, as of this writing, preserves the original at his substantial US amateur radio archive. Amateur radio operators exchange QSL cards to confirm two-way radio contact between stations. Each card contains details about one or more contacts, the station and its operator. A typical QSL card is the same size and made from the same material as a typical postcard, and most are sent through the mail as such.
Mrs. Sanford's pioneering amateur radio activity is attested to by
evidence from the world's most extensive museum serving amateur radio, the
(Radio Documentation Archive in English) or
Dokufunk in Vienna, Austria.
Experience a German-language tour of the archive by means of
the embedded video below. Your genial tour guide is its curator,
Professor Wolf Harranth,
a pre-eminent Austrian man of letters, famous for his international prize-winning work as a
translator of children's literature
and his long service with the
As one expects, Prof. Harranth speaks very good English, as is evident from a recent interview he conducted, recorded here. Perhaps one day he might be prevailed upon to record an English-language video tour of the Dokufunk. The opening shot in the video below features a paradoxical sign reading: