On New Year's Eve, some may wish they could celebrate at parties and sing Auld Lang Syne.  But hams who enjoy tapping out Morse Code signals on an old fashioned straight key will enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the annual ARRL Straight Key Night.

The W7OS Antique Radio Museum was on the air for Straight Key Night, but unfortunately we were once again unable to host our traditional SKN social event at the clubhouse.

Operators for SKN 2022 were Randy WB4SPB, Nick K7MO, and Museum Curator Dan KD7SV (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You can operate SKN from home!  SKN starts officially at 0000 hours UTC on the first day of the new year (that's December 31, 4PM PST) and runs for 24 hours. Lubricate your fist with an adult beverage, if needed (and if you are an adult), call or listen for CQ SKN, then just have a nice chat with a station on the CW portion of the band.  Then give it another try.  Slow speed and a rusty style are perfectly OK for SKN.

You will find pictures of some of our past SKN events in the Photo Gallery.