May 18 0000Z to May 20 0000Z
(4:00 PM PT Friday 5/17/24 until 4:00 PM PT Sunday 5/19/24)
Grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let'er fly! Let's hear that "Banana Boat/Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.
Switch off that keyer! Fill the ionosphere with home grown digital music and have some fun!
The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club (W6SFM), a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, "rag chew" QSO's using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.
Each Third Weekend (UTC) in the months of May and November.
Beginning Saturday Morning 00:00 UTC through Monday 00:00 UTC. That's Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon for all of the Americas.
(Translation = 4:00 PM PT Friday 5/17/24 until 4:00 PM PT Sunday 5/19/24.)
160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m CW frequencies. X.030 MHz-X.035 MHz (IE 7.033 MHz).
Name, QTH, RST, plus your Bug manufacturer, model, age and any features or history about it.
To assist in spotting and potentially increase QSOs, an Online Bug Roundup Live Chat window will be available during the event (see below).
We have found that Google Chrome is the best web browser for using the chat window from the W6SFM page. If you can, use the Chrome web browser. However, if you prefer to use Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera, etc…, then you may find it helpful to go directly to http://bug-roundup.chatango.com to access the Bug Roundup Live Chat.
If after trying the above suggestions you are still unable to access the Live Chat, then please email us at email@example.com to let us know.
Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club (SFMARC) uses technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. SFMARC does not sell or share your personal information (ie: name, call sign, or email) with anyone. Your information is used for the sole purpose of communicating club activities and events.