Although Lenny* didn't himself qualify for QCWA Membership until 1970, this surviving QSL Card from Otto to Lenny for a 10 Meter groundwave phone QSO from two miles away on Febuary 3, 1948 is critically historic to the Organization.

It is the earliest known example of our beloved "Old Man" logo employed after it was first conceived (and spontaneously scribbled on a table napkin!) only 8 weeks earlier at that now legendary dinner gathering at Pappas Restaurant that marked our Founding on December 5, 1947.

In fact in his remarks, Otto cited the delay for Lenny to receive this QSL was waiting for their completion by the printer, no doubt ordered immediately after the design was officially adopted.


QSL designed by Otto for Lenny when he was W2OVC in the Bronx

* Lenny is now K5OVC and today(11/27/2018) is his 90th birthday!
A Big Special Thanks to Pete the Greek, NL7XM for the images and text