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K3Y, the Straight Key Century Club's annual January celebration, commemorates the club's founding in 2006 following the American Radio Relay League Straight Key Night. Several SKN participants wanted to extend the fun beyond one day a year. The SKCC is the result.
The event is open to members and non-members alike. It runs from January 2nd thru 31st, 2017. It's a great time to introduce or reacquaint CW operators to the joys of hand-crafted Morse code using the original keying devices of early radio: straight keys, bugs, and side swipers.
This year we'll be fielding K3Y operators in each of the 10 US call areas, plus KH6, KL7 and KP4, along with specially scheduled DX member stations in each of six IARU continental regions. Your contacts with event operators in all of these 19 areas will be tabulated in the stats section of the K3Y website and can be confirmed with a commemorative QSL card and Sweep Certificate.
It's also a great time for SKCC members to make progress toward Club operating awards. QSOs with K3Y stations can be used, as long as the award application includes the K3Y operators' home call signs.
K3Y Operator certificates are available, as well as area-sweep certificates. See the K3Y website for details.
All SKCC members are eligible to sign up as K3Y operators during the month. Please contact your regional Coordinator.
Special QSL cards will be available at the end of the event to serve as a record of the K3Y call areas you've contacted.
Example multi-area QSO report on K3Y QSL Card
For QSL information, see here: http://www.skccgroup.com/k3y/k3y-qsl-info.php
Specifc information about the K3Y event can be found at http://www.skccgroup.com/k3y/k3y.php
For more information about the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC), please visit the club's website at http://www.skccgroup.com
Or contact the following:
Ron at AC2C@SKCCgroup.com
Drew at AF2Z@SKCCgroup.com
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