Straight key multi-op special event station welcomes FWRC members

SKCC members operate three special event stations using call sign K3Y/9 at N8KR’s shack, January 2019.

Ken Rogner, N8KR, will host a multi-operator special event station in his shack Jan. 11 as part of an annual activity organized by the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC).

For the fourth year in a row, three stations in Ken’s shack will simultaneously sign K3Y/9, SKCC’s special event call sign for the month of January.

Ken welcomes SKCC members and other members of FWRC to bring their favorite straight keys and/or bugs or use one of the many keys, bugs and cooties already in the shack.

Pop, coffee, and water and snacks will be there and all operators are welcome to add to the feast! Last year, operators enjoyed sloppy joes for lunch and pizza for supper.

Hams who are nervous about operating a CW special event station may watch, assist, or allow a “helping hand” to sit with them. Ken hopes operators will make a few hundred contacts and have a great time visiting with each other.

Stations will operate on the 160, 80, 40, 30, and 20 meter bands, with 15 and 10 meters available if propagation supports those bands.

Operators are also welcome to find K3Y/9 on the air and work the station, even if they also plan to operate at Ken’s shack. The official QSO exchange is signal report, state, name and SKCC number. Operators who don’t have an SKCC number may send, “none”.

Operations will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 8526 Fox Home Drive, New Haven, which is in the area of Maysville and Long Roads.

Send questions to Ken at or contact Ed Zobac, WA9BBN; Jim Plummer, KD9GDY, or Josh Long, W9HT on a local repeater.

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