QST Magazine, December 1954

This charming cover of QST magazine for December, 1954 shows Santa Claus and his reindeer flying through the sky with a load of presents.

Since QST is a ham radio publication, the jolly old elf is shown with a snazzy sleigh-mounted radio. "Season's Greetings to All," he broadcasts to all of the radio enthusiasts back on Earth.

The fanciful license plate on Santa's sleigh says NP, presumably meaning North Pole. Its number is 73, traditional Morse shorthand for the expression Best Regards.

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