For more than 50 years, ARRL Straight Key Night (SKN) has long been the favorite event of many amateurs. Always on New Year’s Eve and Day, Straight Key Night gives hams a chance to return to the time when Amateur Radio was just a bit simpler -- a time when a straight key or an old bug, along with a basic transceiver, was all that was needed to communicate around the world. In fact, that’s still all that is needed.
The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club invites you to participate in the 2024 ARRL Straight Key Night. This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it’s a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage. W6SFM will get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys or bugs to send CW is preferred.
The event begins on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 00:00 UTC and concludes Monday January 1 at 23:59 UTC. That's 4:00 PM Sunday evening December 31 Pacific Time until Monday 3:59 PM January 1 Pacific Time.
During this event, W6SFM operators will post CQ frequencies in the Live Chat spotting aid below.
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