String Around the World of QSL Cards

By Donna LaRoche



World Map – Visit for an excellent source of copy and print maps. Another good site is

QSL Cards – Visit  QSL cards, and/or for a look at an excellent collection of QSL cards.

Construction paper or oak tag


2 different colors of yarn





1. Staple the world map to a piece of construction paper or oak tag.


2. Cut and tie two different colored pieces of yarn vertically (prime meridian) and horizontally  (equator) around the map.


3. Using QSL cards, experiment with the map and yarn pieces to discover the grid coordinates of various QSL places around the world.


Examples might include:

Northern or Southern Hemisphere?

Western or Eastern Hemisphere?

Name of Continent?

Name of Country?

Body of water?



©Natasha Bochkov, M.C.S., Martin Bayes, Ph.D., and Donna LaRoche, M.Ed.