The March 2021 edition of The Rag Chew the official newsletter of the Straight Key Century Club is now available for download and it’s another doozy. 80 pages chocked full of photos and stories from radio telegraphers and their straight keys, bugs, and cooties.

The Straight Key Century Club is the most active group of mechanical-key CW operators in the world. In fact, if you’re looking for an operator you used to work regularly and no longer can find them, take a look around the SKCC watering holes. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to run into many old QRP friends from decades ago who now congregate there.

Founded in January 2006 there are more than 24,000 members today. No dues, no fees, just fun. I joined in 2007 (3383T) but didn’t really engage with all the many available activities until 2013.

It’s been an enjoyable way to stay active and to keep Morse alive on the bands.