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Below is a checklist of amateur (ham) radio postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the author using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.

For items specifically related to the following, see:

See also Krenkel, Ernst (1903 - 1971) in the Contributors to Meteorology pages for additional items. Only items which note Krenkel as an amateur radio operator via his call sign RAEM2 are included below.


CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Amateur (ham) radio
ArgentinaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1975Radio club LU6DK: week of radio friends
Argentina1287 (Mi1496)1980amateur radio operator: antenna, waves, LU-prefix1
Ascension303 (Mi308)1982Scouting Year: (amateur) radio operators
Ascension304a (BL13)MS4 (301-304)
AustraliaNonePrinted stamp and cachet on stamped envelope, also back198575th anniv. Amateur Radio, The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), 1910
AustriaNoneCancel on cover197050th anniv. Amateur Radio in Austria, 1920
Bolivia638 (Mi952)1979(Amateur) Radio Club of Bolivia (RCB): emblem, map
Bolivia819 (Mi1136)199150th anniv. (Amateur) Radio Club of Bolivia (RCB), 1941: emblem, tower, antenna
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Muslim Govt.)355 (Mi190)200050th anniv. Association of Radio Amateurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARABiH), 1950: key
Brazil1533 (Mi1625)1977amateur radio operator's day: waves
Brazil1533 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Bulgaria3207 (Mi3517)198660th anniv. home amateur radio operators, 1926: Earth, headphones
Chile631D (Mi1004)198260th anniv. (Amateur) Radio Club de Chile (RCCH), 1922: emblem, tower
China (People's Republic)None(New Year) postal card back, also front2006many aspects of amateur radio
Colombia813 (Mi1245)197340th anniv. League of Colombian Radio Amateurs (LCRA), 1933: emblem
ColombiaC735 (Mi1813)198350th anniv. League of Colombian Radio Amateurs (LCRA), 1933: dial
Costa RicaC633 (Mi912)197516th Central American Radio Amateur Convention, May 2/4, San Jose
Costa RicaC634 (Mi913)
Costa RicaC635 (Mi914)
Croatia707 (Mi?)From MS20 (707a (20x 707))2008International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Conference, Region-1, Cavtat
Croatia707 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
CubaUnknown (Mi?)201650th anniv. federation of radio amateurs of Cuba, 1966: (Dr. Mario Munoz Monroy, 1912-1953, CO5MM)
Czechoslovakia910 (Mi1129)195910th anniv. pioneer organization, 1949: (amateur) radio
Djibouti528 (Mi303)
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1981Association of Radio Amateurs of Djibouti (ARAD): key, emblem
Djibouti528 dsDexluxe sheet (528)
Dominican Republic773 (Mi1140)197650th anniv. (Amateur) Radio Club Dominicano (RCD), 1926: radio, symbols
Dominican RepublicC246 (Mi1141)
Dominican RepublicC286 (Mi1215)1979first expedition radio amateurs, Beata Island
Dominican RepublicC320 (Mi1281)1980radio amateurs, Catalina Island
Ecuador1471 (Mi2403)199875th anniv. Guayaquil Radio Club (GRC), 1923: Earth, emblem
Flannan Island (Scotland)Local1999GV3VLB/p, 24-17 August
FranceNoneCancel and cachet on cover1950International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), 13 May; 25th anniv. IARU, Réseau des Emitteurs Française (REF), 1925
FranceNoneCancel on card197010th Fédération Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots (FIRAC) congress (International Federation of Railroad Radio Amateurs)
FranceNoneCancel on cover1985"60 years of amateur radio" (in French text); Réseau des Emitteurs Française (REF); International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
FranceNoneCancel on cover1989Ham fête, 1989; "Amateur radio summer school" (in French text)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC124 (Mi300)1993amateur radio
French Southern and Antarctic Territories288 (Mi456)2001amateur radio link between Space Station, Mir, and Crozet Island
French Southern and Antarctic Territories288 proofColor proof
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b + label)201450th anniv. amateur radio link between Paris and Île Tromelin
Germany (East)1391 (Mi1776)1972Society of Sport and Technology: amateur radio transmitter, key, tape
Germany (West)NoneCancel on postal card1948Deutsche Amateur Radio Club (DARC): 2nd shortwave meeting of German amateurs, Bad Lauterberg Germany 1948
Germany (West)NoneCancel on cover196540 years of German amateur radio
Germany (West)1295 (Mi1015)1979World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC), Geneva: hand, dial (amateur)
GermanyNoneCancel on cover1990Deutsche Amateur Radio Club (DARC): 40 years of German amateur radio
GermanyNoneCancel on cover1992Deutsche Amateur Radio Club (DARC)
GermanyNoneCancel on cover1997Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF)
GermanyNoneCancel on cover2001Radio Scouting: Jamboree of the Air, DLOLPJ
Great Britain676 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cancel on FDC1976GB3BCT
Great BritainNoneCancel1995Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1979"service through amateur radio" (in cancel text); 4th All India Amateur Radio Convention (in cachet)
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1998"World amateur radio centenary" (in text); Hamfest India 1998
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2002Madras Amateur Radio Society; Hamfest India 2002
IndiaNonePostal receipt2006"Ham radio useful in emergency" (in text)
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2006Amateur Radio Society of India; The International Young Ladies (YL) meet, Mumbai 2006
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover200750th anniv. World Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), 1957
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover2008National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover200950th anniv. Bangalore Amateur Radio Club, VU2ARC, 1959; Hamfest India 2009
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover (different)200910th Bangalore Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF); Hamfest India 2009
Indonesia1477 (Mi1397)19918th Regional Conference, International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), Bandung
Indonesia1477 cancelStamp an FD cancel
Israel964+tab (Mi1063+tab)Stamp and tab1987amateur radio operators
Israel964+tab fdcStamp and tab and cancel and cachet on FDC
ItalyNoneCancel19714th Sicilian radio amateur rally
ItalyNoneCancel on card197111th Fédération Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots (FIRAC) congress (International Federation of Railroad Radio Amateurs)
ItalyNoneCancel19725th Sicilian radio amateur rally
ItalyNoneCancel197750th anniv. Italian Amateur Radio (ARI) radio amateur show, 1927
ItalyNoneCancel1982Italian radio amateur international congress
ItalyNoneCancel on cover1987Emergency radio and civil protection rally of radio amateurs
ItalyNoneCancel on card1988railroad amateur radio congress, Florence
ItalyNoneCancel on cover1993Inauguration of Catania section of the Scicillian Amateur radio association
JapanNoneCancel and cachet on cover1990Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL)
Japan1312 (Mi1336)197750th anniv. Japan amateur radio, 1927: speaker, waves, key
Japan1312 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Jordan1156 (Mi1228)1983Royal Jordan Radio Amateurs Society (RJARS): King Hussein, JY1
Jordan1157 (Mi1229)
Jordan1158 (Mi1230)
Jordan1159 (Mi1231)
Jordan1160 (Mi1332)
Korea (North)3229 (Mi?)1993Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF)
Korea (South)NonePostal card199540th anniv. amateur radio (Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL)), 1945
Korea (South)2073A+label (Mi2227+label)Personalized label to accompany (2002) stamp2004Korean Ladies Amateur Radio Club (KLARC), World Wide Young Ladies (WWYL) meeting, Seoul, 2004
Korea (South)2291 (Mi?)200814th Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Championship
Korea (South)2291 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)2291 fdc2Stamp and cancel (slightly different) on FDC
Korea (South)2190+label (Mi?+label)Personalized label to accompany (2006) stamp2009SEANET (South East Asia NETwork) (amateur radio) convention, Seoul
Liberia1061 (Mi1374)198725th anniv. Liberia Radio Amateur Assoc. (LRAA), 1962
Liberia1062 (Mi1375)
Liberia1063 (Mi1376)
Liberia1064 (Mi1377)
Luxembourg767 (Mi1173)198750th anniv. Radio (Amateurs) of Luxembourg (RL), 1937: emblem
Luxembourg1327 (Mi?)201275th anniv. Radioamateurs du Luxembourg (RL), 1937: emblem
New CaledoniaC211 (Mi797)198725th anniv. Amateur Radio Association of New Caledonia (ARANC), 1962: emblem
Nicaragua1296 (Mi2447)1983Federation of Central American and Pan-American Radio Amateurs Congress (FRACAP): communication
Nicaragua1297 (Mi2448)Federation of Central American and Pan-American Radio Amateurs Congress (FRACAP): tower, view
Norfolk Island501 (Mi499)1991amateur (ham) radio: island map
Norfolk Island501aBooklet of 10 (10x 501)
Norfolk Island502 (Mi500)amateur (ham) radio: world map
Norfolk Island503 (Mi501)amateur (ham) radio: regional location
NorwayNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1982Arctic radioamateur expeditions
Oman306 (Mi316)198715th anniv. Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS), 1972: emblem, radios, operators
Oman397 (Mi430)199725th anniv. Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS), 1972: emblem, Earth, OSCAR-10
Oman397 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Pabay Isle (Scotland)LocalFrom MS15 (15 stamps)1992First amateur radio on Pabay, GM0PNS
Pabay Isle (Scotland)Local1998Amateur radio operation from Pabay, GM3VLB/P, 26-28 May
Pabay Isle (Scotland)Local1999Special amateur radio call sign 2S0PNS, 1 June
Pabay Isle (Scotland)Local2002Special amateur radio call sign GQ0PNS, 18-21 June
Pabay Isle (Scotland)Local2003Amateur radio 5 MHz, GM0LWM/P, 10 June
Pabay Isle (Scotland)Local2011Special amateur radio call sign GR0PNS: Royal wedding, 29 April 2011
Peru860 (Mi1303)198555th anniv. Radio Club of Peru (RCP), 1930: emblem, OSCAR-8, terminal
Pitcairn Islands453 (Mi483)1996amateur radio: call signs of members in Pitcairn Island Amateur Radio Association (PIARA)
Pitcairn Islands454 (Mi484)amateur radio: VR6IM calling for medical assistance
Pitcairn Islands455 (Mi485)amateur radio: operator receiving transmission, physician standing by
Pitcairn Islands456 (Mi486)amateur radio: Andrew Young, VR6AY, Pitcairn's first operator, 1938
Pitcairn Islands453-456 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC(As above)
Poland993 (Mi1246)1961Conference Communications Ministers Communist Countries: PZK3 emblem
Poland993a (BL24)MS3 (991-993)
Poland993a fdcMS3 on FDC
PolandNoneCancel19654th European Championships: fox radio hunting
PolandNonePostal card197040th anniv. amateur radio (PZK3), 1930
PolandNoneCancel on postal card19701st Polish radio sport amateur competition, 21 June 1970
PolandNoneCancel19712nd Polish radio sport amateur competition, 19 June 1971
Poland2088 (Mi2368)1975International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Conference, Warsaw: emblem, globe
PolandNoneCancel on cover1975Region-1 amateur radio conference, Warsaw
PolandNoneCancel1977"International Radio Direction Finding Sports Competition" (in Polish text)
PolandNoneCancel on cover1980Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) championships, Wladyslawowo
PolandNonePostal card198050th anniv. amateur radio (PZK3 emblem), 1930
PolandNoneCancel on cover198050th anniv. amateur radio (PZK3 emblem), 1930
PolandNoneCancel and cachet on cover2009Polish Railwaymen's amateur radio club broadcasting in Magurki National Park
Qatar1073 (Mi?)2010Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) emblem, International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) emblem
RomaniaNoneCachet on postal card197425 years of the Pioneer Organisation in Romania; "The circle of radio amateurs" (in text)
RomaniaNoneCachet on stamped envelope197930th anniv. first group of (radio) Pioneers in Romania, 1949
RomaniaNonePrinted stamp and cachet on postal card2000Radoclubului Aerostar Bacau" (in text); Romanian Amateur Radio Club (RARC)
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope1961"radio sport" (in Russian text)
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope1964"radio sport" (in Russian text)
Russia (USSR)NoneCancel on stamped envelope197024th amateur radio constructors' exhibition, Moscow
Russia (USSR)4084 (Mi4123)197370th anniv. birth E.T. Krenkel, RAEM2 (radio amateur),1903
Russia (USSR)4084 maxiStamp and cancel and cachet on maxicard
Russia (USSR)4084 sheetExhibition sheet (containing 4084)
Russia (USSR)NoneQSL card1973E. T. Krenkel, RAEM2 (radio amateur)
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope197450th anniv. Soviet amateur radio, 1924: Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF)
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope (different)197450th anniv. Soviet amateur radio, 1924: radio and operator
Russia (USSR)NoneQSL card1975E. T. Krenkel, RAEM2 (radio amateur)
Russia (USSR)NonePostal card1979amateur radio (U0K) reaching the North Pole
Russia (USSR)NoneCancel and cachet on stamped envelope197929th amateur radio constructors' exhibition, Moscow
Russia (USSR)4917 (Mi5048)198130th all-union amateur radio designers exhibition: RS/Radio, operator
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope198130th amateur radio constructors' exhibition, Moscow
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope1986Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF)
Russia6799 (Mi1127)2003E.T. Krenkel, RAEM2 (radio amateur)
Russia6799 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Russia6799 cover (Mi1127 cover)Stamp and cancel and cachet on cover2003E. T. Krenkel, RAEM2 (radio amateur)
Russia6799 card (Mi1127 card)Stamp and cancel and cachet on postcard2007E. T. Krenkel, RAEM2 (radio amateur)
San Marino1051 (Mi1280)1983World Communications Year: (amateur) ham radio operator
San Marino1540 (Mi2030)2002International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region-1 Conference: San Marino Amateur Radio Assoc. (ARRSM)
San Marino1541 (Mi2031)
San Marino1540-1541 fdcTwo stamps and cancel on FDC
SloveniaNone? on stamped envelope199740th anniv. Radio Klub Cerkno (ZRS?), 1957
Slovenia419 (Mi306)2000amateur radio: Earth, man, radio, waves
Slovenia419 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Solomon Islands512 (Mi519)1983World Communications Year: (amateur) ham radio operator
SpainNoneCancel1974World Congress of radio enthusiasts, Tenerife
SpainNoneCancel on cover199875th anniv. Radio Amateurs, 1923
Spain2989 (Mi3460)199950th anniv. Union of Radio (Amateurs) of Spain (URE), 1949: antenna, emblem, microphone
Sri Lanka655 (Mi603)198355th anniv. (Amateur) Radio Society of Sri Lanka (RSSL), 1928: emblem
Switzerland679 (Mi1163)197950th anniv. Union of Swiss Shortwave (Radio) Amateurs (USKA), 1929: key, OSCAR-7
Switzerland679 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Switzerland679 maxiMaxicard
United StatesNonePrototype stamp196250th anniv. first Amateur FCC Radio License in 19124
United States1260 (Mi875)196450th anniv. American Radio Relay League (ARRL), 1914: (amateur) radio waves, dial
United States1260 fdc1Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc2Stamp and (ArtCraft and other printed) cachets on FDC
United States1260 fdc3Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc4Stamp and (ARRL?) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc5Stamp and (Sarzin metallic) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc6Stamp and (House of Farnam) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc7Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc8Stamp and (Fluegel Covers) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc9Stamp and (C. Stephen Anderson) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc10Stamp and (Ken Boll Cachet Craft) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc11Stamp and (C.G. Junior III) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc12Stamp and (Anchorage Philatelic Soc.) cachet on FDC
United States1260 fdc13Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United StatesSP124(USPS) souvenir page (1260)
United States1260 cover (Mi875 cover)(PCS) cachet (containing 1260) on cover198016th anniv. USA 1260 FDC
United StatesNoneCancel on postal card198910th General Assembly International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), Region-2
United StatesNoneCancel on cover2012Dayton (Ohio) Hamvention, 2012
United StatesNoneCancel (different) on cover2012Dayton (Ohio) Hamvention, 2012
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2016"amateur radio"
Uruguay1157 (Mi1692)198450th anniv. (Amateur) Radio Club of Uruguay (RCU), 1933
Uruguay1157 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Venezuela1323 (Mi2281)198450th anniv. (Amateur) Radio Club of Venezuela (RCV), 1934: waves
YugoslaviaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1965Yugoslav Amateur Radio Championships, Osijek
Yugoslavia809 (Mi1157)
i809

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196620th anniv. Radio Amateurs of Yugoslav (RAJ?) Congress, 1946: emblem, unknown satellite
YugoslaviaNoneCancel and cachet on cover197716th Fédération Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots (FIRAC) congress (International Federation of Railroad Radio Amateurs)
YugoslaviaNoneCancel and cachet on cover198423rd Fédération Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots (FIRAC) congress (International Federation of Railroad Radio Amateurs)

1LU is the internationally-assigned amateur radio call sign prefix for Argentina
2RAEM = According to E.T. Krenkel: "RAEM was the callsign of s/s Chelyuskin, crushed by the ice in the Arctic Sea in 1934. I was there the Chief Radio Operator. Since then, RAEM is my personal callsign."
3PZK = Polski Zwiazek Krótkofalowców (PZK) (Polish Amateur Radio Union)
4Stamp prototype designed and submitted to the USPS by Walter B. Weber of Angola NY, born in 1883 and involved in radio as early as 1912.


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