Tag Archives: Straight Key Century Club

Another radio, another VXO

Well, another holiday season has steamrolled past, and as usual the need to celebrate rose to the top of the charts once again. My lovely XYL is always on the lookout for a ham radio themed holiday present for me, … Continue reading

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Novices.

Lately, I have been completely preoccupied with the completion of my Novice station at the alt-qth (Otego, NY). ItĀ all started with participation in a vintage rig event last February, the Novice Rig Roundup. Since then I have been obsessing a … Continue reading

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Together Again (for the first time)

Summer is winding down, and a lovely summer it was. I think the weather here in the Northeast was the best I can remember for quite some time. Sure, we had some beastly hot, humid days, but on the whole … Continue reading

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In the loop.

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and the weather in the Northeast is finally summer-like. We were at the upstate QTH over the weekend expecting to be doing some work on the place, and so combined the holiday with a few vacation … Continue reading

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Rockbound no more… almost.

The saga I am about to recountĀ is too involved for a single blog post, so this is part one of two. After enjoying a month of the SKCC K3Y operating event in January, I was really excited to learn of … Continue reading

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J-38 Madness

As I mentioned last post, the SKCC Weekend Sprintathon for October was all about keys. I heard all kinds of keys on the air during that contest, and many of them were J-38 keys. The J-38 is the quintessential, all … Continue reading

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If it ain’t fixed, don’t break it.

This past weekend saw one of my favorite operating events, the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) Weekend Sprintathon. Just a bunch of guys sending slow to medium speed CW, exchanging SKCC numbers, and generally hanging out amidst an atmosphere of … Continue reading

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