If the ARRL International DX Contest (phone) isn’t your cup of tea, you may want to test the waters in the Straight Key Century Club Weekend Sprintathon. This once a month activity cranks up a lot of manually generated Morse code on the bands — easily identified by the ‘CQ WES’ rhapsody that will be tapped out over and over.
Each WES has a theme and for March, it’s QRP. Bonus points, Texas Tea.
Catch up on all the details here.
SKCC members now number over 13,600 worldwide and more are added each week. It’s vibrant group with enough activities to consume all your spare time, if you let it. Membership is free. You join and they give you a number, for life. You then exchange that number with others using a straight key or other MANUAL sending device and earn credit towards awards, fortune, and glory.
Well, maybe not so much fortune…
Every now and again the group publishes a newsletter (get the latest one here) and just like last year, the SKCC will be in Dayton for the big May event at Hara Arena.
Active members tend to hangout on the K3UK sked page where you’re likely to find me most weekends. If you see me there, ping me and then let’s exchange numbers on the air — mine is 3383T.