First Call: N9ZQS issued in 1995
James C. 'Jim' Oberg
Tinley Park, IL
QCWA # 38137
Jim, N9JO, didn't give me much to work with when he commissioned this QSL. "I.m a former electrical engineer," he told me, "and I'm retired". That only narrowed it down to about half of the hams currently licensed.
Then he sent me a photo he'd found online of some other ham, asleep in his shack, feet up and sending CW with his toe. "QLF" * it said. And that, I realized, was the hook.
What's it like to be retired and hamming? It's kinda like the guy in that picture --- so that's how I drew Jim. I added some loose hand lettering and bright blocks of color, and this is what I came up with. I can only hope to relax in my shack like that some day!
* QLF - Q Signal - Send with the left foot! (not a compliment - NØUF)
January 02, 2020