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Title: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: KI5WW on December 29, 2013, 07:52:23 PM
Anyone plan to play this year?. Tuesday night, Dec 31,2013 Straight Key Night. ARRL event: This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys or bugs to send CW is preferred. There are no points scored and all who participate are winners.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: N3PDT on December 29, 2013, 07:59:13 PM
I'll be there, albeit later in the event. Have to work the first few hours.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: KD8IIC on December 29, 2013, 10:48:03 PM
 Seems to be still a lot of interest in the event by many in the phone ranks.I do CW daily so it's no big deal for me I guess. :D


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: N3QE on December 30, 2013, 07:39:01 AM
I have been active with my straight key and HW-16 for several nights this past week on 80M.

My preferred straight key of late is my "Chinese Army Key" although I've also been using my old J-38 (given to me by my elmer 35 years ago) and the Czech key.

Plan to put in many hours on local night of Dec 31 and some more time morning of Jan 1.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: K3STX on December 30, 2013, 10:20:27 AM
yep, I'll be in there. With one of my chirping homebrew transmitters, most likely.

paul


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: K5TEB on December 30, 2013, 11:15:50 AM
  I'll be there with my new(to me) ATS3-B and j-38.  Will be  putting out a twin-lead melting 3 watts.  72/73 and HNY, Terry k5teb.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: 2E0OZI on December 31, 2013, 02:53:00 AM
I'll be trying to make a few contacts...pretty casual.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: KD5TXX on December 31, 2013, 08:59:23 PM
I tried but good grief.... I couldn't get a dot in....it was so busy...


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: NK6Q on January 01, 2014, 12:12:21 AM
I may jump in with my Junker Morsetaste and my old Drake 4B twins on 20.

Bill in Pasadena (yep, Parade & Football game later today)
NK6Q


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: KD8IIC on January 01, 2014, 05:57:56 AM
40m good this morning in Ohio.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: K3STX on January 01, 2014, 07:17:30 AM
Nobody answered my CQ on 7028, it is the only crystal I have. Boo Hoo. I'll try again this afternoon. If that fails I'll fire up the DX60, at least I have a VFO with that one.

paul


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: NO2A on January 02, 2014, 12:57:05 PM
I got on for awhile Wednesday afternoon. Plenty of skn operators on 40m. Had a couple nice qso`s,and heard some great cw fists.


Title: RE: SKN? Anyone?
Post by: KD8IIC on January 02, 2014, 11:24:01 PM
 Had contact with a local on 40m Wednesday afternoon. Turns out I used to work with him in the early 80's before I was licensed.The Viking II he was on is the one I gave him way back then that I had no use for...73