PUBLISHER'S NEWS 2017
Raimo Kaarna,
signal@sci.fi




Monday December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming...
CHRISTMAS MUSIC FOR YOU ! Remember your penpals, now is the time to send season's greetings to your friends worldwide. Colorful Xmas cards with lovely postage stamps are welcome by all of us.
Tuesday December 5, 2017

FINLAND
100 YEARS
DEC 06 2017

Congratulations to the country where
the Signal has been issued since 1960.

Ever seen
THE FASTER LOADING SIGNAL?
Take a look and save your time...


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

hipradar.net
GHANA, AFRICA

Online music promo platform...


Listen to the music of today from a bit different source !


Sunday October 22, 2017

Computing news for you from RUSSIA...


Sunday September 3, 2017

FINNISH FRIENDS FOR YOU

on the Indian website shtyle.fm... All with photos, take a look!


Thursday August 10, 2017

HELP YOUR OWN FRIENDS!!!

Do they know anything about signalpenpals.net? FREE ADVERTISING WORLDWIDE,
FREE NEW FRIENDS...

Tell them about our website, on your facebook page and other social media pages.
Signal is translated into your own language and 90 other languages with just one click, test it...


Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 15:02:35

No porno ads accepted

Some readers don't understand the rules
One listing monthly really means that you can send your next ad next month only, after four weeks have passed... A few days is NOT a month.

- Adam in USA or Nipuni in Bangladesh and several other repeat advertisers do send up to ten ads a day or want to change the texts almost immediately after seeing it on the web. Sorry to say but it is impossible, no time for vain work !

- No porno accepted means that I will censor all the strange sexual habits and perversions off from the listings. It does not help that you send the same ad twenty times a day...
NO is NO and if you don't understand it all your ads will be deleted.

SUMMER TIME seems to be very slow also in this web publishing business. Never mind, let's enjoy our holidays and the life...


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ever heard about the U.S.A.
"Alternative Newsmedia" ?

Visit the AAN website, interesting publications, excellant graphic art... A joy to your eyes, fine layouts for your own magazine or website.

www.signalpenpals.net

Sunday June 25, 2017

Click this photo to open a new window to the editorial office, 24 different 'computing' photos...


Friday June 2, 2017

Are you curious to know the history of World's Penpal Papers, Collectors Publications, Mail Order Magazines of the last century, 1960-2015 ?

I am now 74 years old and have been in this fascinating 'publishing business' since 1960, for over 57 years. During that period I've received almost 200.000 letters from over 100 different countries, have exchanged advertising space and subscriptions and sample copies with 1.000 different publications and their publishers.

Do you want to see what these fine magazines were like and who were publishing them ?
Just take a look at these publications for penfriends and swappers. Most of them have faded away and died, gone out of 'business', stopped their existence, and unfortunately the same concerns also many of their publishers.

You have now the unique possibility of looking at the past ! I scanned the front pages and wrote this database about ten years ago.
Surely many of these papers have died also thereafter...


Saturday May 6, 2017

I found Signal's front page from year 1976 on this Australian website MANY CHA-CHA.
It is published by Michelle in Victoria Australia. She had scanned the front page of 41 years old Signal in 2013.
The motto of her site:
"About Me - A journey of a thousand miles begins at home". Many Cha-Cha is about lots of little things: postcards from far away journeys, souvenirs of imaginary safaris, colours and flavours from my home… inspired by the marvellous wide world. My name is Michelle, and here you’ll find my collection of writings and images showing how we “Travel At Home”. Visit the site, it IS interesting.

New Signal was just issued - 200 snailmail penpals US$10 or Euro10.


Wednesday April 12, 2017

Above some of the computers used in getting the Signal ready for you to read... The 'youngest' of them is over 10 years old and I'm thinking of buying a newer and faster computer soon in the future, even though I already have over 50 different in my collections as you see below.

A few days passed without any new penpal ads, that's strange. About ten years ago I had to start a new webpage every day, there were 20-30 new listings waiting for me every morning when I woke up. Anyhow many readers are also loyal and reliable advertisers, they keep sending repeat ads every month. Some are so anxious that they send their ads up to ten times a day (Algeria), or at least weekly. Unfortunately I can accept only ONE AD MONTHLY. The next ad next month only.

Some odd 'facts' are often found in the ad texts, too. A person in CANADA sent his listing twice today, in the second ad he was 'living' in USA - is it so difficult to decide where you live? I deleted the later ad, it was not really a personal ad, it was quite clearly a commercial ad even though no money was asked for his services at the first contact. All commercial ads must be paid for.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Hello Raimo
If I´m not wrong, it´s your birthday today!
Not so fun anymore birthday, more problems healthwise, at least for me! Hope you are getting along well enough anyhow? Still keeping up the Signal a bit? Not much mail these ´days for me anyhow which is normal.
Happy birthday Raimo
Rolf, the Swede in France

THANK YOU FOR THE GREETINGS, ROLF... YES, I AM 74 YEARS OLD NOW, AND THE SIGNAL IS 57. WE BOTH TRY TO KEEP ALIVE FOR YEARS TO COME !!!!! RAIMO

www.signalpenpals.net

That's what the SIGNALs looked like from 1979 to 2004...
The size was usually tabloid, 5.000 copies.

SIGNAL issues from 1969 to 1973 were magazine size. 10.000 copies per issue...

Signals 1988-89, photocopied

Offset printed Signals 1990-91

All Signals 1995-2007 were digitally printed by your publisher

Signals 2007-08 color laser printed

SIGNALs 1960-69 were mimeographed and offset printed, 1.000 circulation, my address the same as now in 2013.


Thursday January 26, 2017

Fresh new SIGNAL finally printed!

Will start stuffing the envelopes and mailing copies to the advertisers in a few days...
18 pages, 350 penpal ads, all with postal
(= snailmail) addresses.

Buy your copy now, US$ 10 or Euro 10 post paid, banknotes only accepted as payment, in REGISTERED MAIL. Orders to the publisher:
RAIMO KAARNA-SIG2017, PUROKATU 18,
FI-15200 LAHTI, FINLAND


Friday January 6, 2017

LEARN FINNISH - suomitaskussa.eu


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