January 1 is not only the beginning of a new year, it’s Straight Key Night! While it’s not really a “night” (it lasts for 24 hours), Straight Key Night is a fabulous event where hams break out those straight keys and put them on the air.

Straight Key Night is not a contest…there are no points, and no logs get submitted. The object of this 24 hour event is simply to have fun. Conversational QSOs are encouraged and everyone who participates is a winner!

It runs on January 1st from 0000Z until 2359Z. There is no exchange, only to call “CQ SKN” to show other hams you are participating.

So, dust off that old straight key, warm up that fist and have a good time!