Saturday, January 2, 2010

SKN Straignt Key Night


New Years Eve is also know as straight key night and I like to see if I can find my straight key and make a couple of contacts.  This year I worked 3 stations and one contact with KO1E Dave in RI which spanned the 2009-2010 minutes.  Dave mentioned that he was using a Begali Key that he received from his wife as a Christmas Gift.  I had to look it up and here is a picture of it.

See  http://www.i2rtf.com/html/camelback.html

This straight key stuff is 'real' old school ham radio and it is great way to spend a few min on New Years Eve or day.

Happy New Year from K3PG

1 comment:

UU1CC said...

Lucky you. This year I got nothing, but SSB QRMs on crystal's frequencyies 7051 and 7055. Seems like I can make a straight key QSOs any night except this one.

[sigh]

Maybe next year?..

73! Andy SKCC #3072c