continuous wave – ie Morse Code
Amateur Radio Operators are afforded many different modes of communication, including AM, FM, SSB, and enough digital modes to keep you busy for a lifetime. But each year the ARRL sets aside one whole day to celebrate our hobbies cornerstone mode of communication, good ole CW or Morse Code.
Known as SKN (Straight Key Night) because operators are encouraged to use standard straight keys like the one pictured here. The event begins each year on January 1 at 0000 UTC and continues for 24 hours, ending at 2359 UTC.
So if you want to have a lot of fun on a cold winters evening, why not dust off that old key and make some new friends, or connect with some old ones. If you would like to learn more about this event please visit the following ARRL webpage: [http://www.arrl.org/straight-key-night]