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Author Topic: What about that mail drop in Hilo, Hawaii?  (Read 88 times)

Offline sgreenstreet

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What about that mail drop in Hilo, Hawaii?
« on: October 17, 2021, 2153 UTC »
I remember back in the 80's there was as PO Box in Hilo, Hawaii where you could write for QSL's.  It was almost universal with the shortwave pirates.  Are they still in business?  Does anyone know the history of that, or who was operating it?


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Re: What about that mail drop in Hilo, Hawaii?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 1854 UTC »
Box 5074 was active from July of 1983 until July of 1988, at which time the droperator left the island.