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Author Topic: SKN 2018 In The Books  (Read 671 times)
W1PDI
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« on: January 01, 2018, 05:24:23 PM »

I have been licensed for more than 50 years and I never took part in Straight Key Night before. Well I gave it a try this year and enjoyed the 15 or so contacts I made and there were some very interesting QSO's. I used my novice key from 1966 that probably hadn't been used in more than 45 years.

About half way into making my contacts the key contacts were not making contact so I had to take a break and clean off the key contacts and hit the air waves again.

It was fun!

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K0UA
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 08:41:25 PM »

Hey, I worked two over 30 minutes.  Wrist started hurting.  I am not used to this straight key thing. I need a different technique or just stay with the paddle.
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 10:18:21 PM »

           Find a J-36 or any old bug and adjust it so the bug no longer works.
           you will end up with a straight key that keys on the left movement.
           much easier to manipulate it and it's easy on the wrist.
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W6MQI
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 09:30:05 PM »

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I have been licensed for more than 50 years and I never took part in Straight Key Night before. Well I gave it a try this year and enjoyed the 15 or so contacts I made and there were some very interesting QSO's. I used my novice key from 1966 that probably hadn't been used in more than 45 years.
My first SKN as well its been 44 years for me used my T47/ART-13 to make three contacts.
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