Founded, January 2006
18,215 members strong
as of 20-Jan-2018
18124 - RU1OZ - Nick52 - Arkhangelsk – KAL
I was a sea radio operator earlier and used a straight key. I worked on merchant ships in the sea.
18125 - KG5OUH - Bill - Lafayette - LA
I'm a newbie Extra who didn't have to learn code for my ticket. But to me, CW is amateur radio.
18126 - WA9TDQ - Mike - WESTFIELD - IN
I love CW mode and especially straight key!
18127 - AA5CB - Gary - Boydton - VA
Ham for 37 years, mostly on CW. I run about 15wpm and trying to increase that, but I also enjoy slow code and patiently helping others build their speed, confidence and enjoyment for CW.
18128 - KM5JH - Tony - Austin - TX
Love of straight keys and CW!
18129 - WD8MHR - Eric - Hudson - OH
I just found out about the SKCC and thought I should get involved. Have been using my key for 40 years.
18130 - KI4TOE - J-Dotson - Flemingsburg - KY
I love straight key operation
18131 - KG7QIM - Bill - University Place - WA
I am new to CW and looking for patient friends to communicate with!
18132 - WB5HJV - Dave - Spring - TX
Since 1972 been enjoying CW; beside got a signal electric straight key for Christmas (same key I used back in 72)
18133 - W1CHW - Charlie - Lee - ME
18134 - S58BZ - Ben - Rob - SLO
I like the sound and speed of the code that a person makes. For me, such communication is more credible and personal. I hope for a lot of fun with the same-minded operators.
18135 - VE3MAL - Jason - Kitchener - ON
18136 - W1WBL - Wayne - York Beach - MECW enthusiast-Ham Radio operator since 1957-(History) Novice FCC test/code Boston-General-Fcc test/code - Extra Class Portland Maine-Want to join because I seek a club dedicated to Morse Code
18137 - KE3YW - Bill - Blue Bell - PA
I support maintaining minimal technology to communicate via RF.
18138 - W8SUN - Wayne - Roanoke - VA
Enjoy working CW and just discovered skcc. Am enjoying working the K3Y stations.
18139 - N8XFT - Jim - Sharon - PA
I'm joining to align myself with likeminded radio enthusiasts based on an interest in recovering and refining skills that have eroded over the years.
18140 - LA6NPA - NPA - Oslo - NOR
Have had a license for 16 years, just never did anything about it. Currently working hard to learn Morse code and have ordered a pixie and a cub to finally get on the air. Will only be working on 40m when I get them up and running. Here to learn more and get a few pointers. Also to look out for schedules for when I ought to fire up the radio and get to work.
18141 - AD1I - Brian - Polk City - FL
New to CW. Want to learn straight key for nostalgic.
18142 - W5IDX - Gregg - Houston - TX
CW Operation & participating in Nets and Q's
18143 - K2RLY - Roger - Tecumseh - MI
Local club pressure (KD8VSQ and gang)
18144 - KK0ECT - ERIC - Fort Collins - CO
I’m a new ham, licensed in early 2017, I recently learned Morse code and have been working some of the k3y stations. I thought joining the SKCC might be a good thing to do (more excuses to practice CW).
18145 - KG6OVR - Aaron - Bonaire - GA
I'm new to CW and I'm looking for all the elmering I can get.
18146 - WA4MOH - Glen - Newport - NC
I like CW operations and would like contact other likeminded hams.
18147 - WD8QGE - Ron - Cincinnati - OH
I worked k3y/3, like CQ, use an old bug and a j38.
18148 - VK4IAN - Ian - Brisbane - AUS
I almost always use a straight key and would like to have contact with likeminded people.
18149 - W7NGA - Dan - Seaside - OR
Enjoying my Vibroplex collection. CW for 52 years now.
18150 - KI7MAP - Mark - Roy - WA
Worked CW in the Army. Want to get back into it. Thought this would be a great way.
18151 - AF7MD - Brian - Portland - OR
18152 - N0AVR - Ethan - St. Louis - MO
I have enjoyed CW since I was a novice in 1979.
18153 - KC0YT - CHARLOTTE - Kansas City - MO
Learn Morse code
18154 - N4TYX - Ed - Erwin - TN
I have been out of the hobby for quite some time, but now that I am retired have jumped back in with both feet. I enjoy CW despite the fact I'm a bit rusty and have an old DX-20 and DX-40 that need to get back on the air. I felt joining an organization such as yours would help me get back the air. I feel that joining SKCC will assist me in reaching my goals and that I can once again become a good operator. Thanks, Ed Allen~N4TYX~
18155 - KK4ZEI - Steve - Weirsdale - FL
Just cleaned up an old Lionel J-38 Straight Key and want to use it to learn CW. SKCC was recommended by a fellow ham and long-time CW operator as a good place to start.
18156 - KD9GDY - Jim - Fort Wayne - IN
Many local Hams are already members. They have invited me to join SKCC. Just starting to learn the code. Ham since 2016. 73
18157 - AI6YN - Ted - San Bruno - CA
Interested in improving CW speed.
18158 - W7GFK - George - Casa Grande - AZ
18159 - WV9N - Randy - Harrison - OH
Getting back into ham radio. Operated exclusively can before with paddles. Want to increase straight key proficiency.
18160 - AA9BD - Randy - Dixon - IL
18161 - KD9INP - Chad - Monroeville – IN
18162 - WB8FRV - Dave - Cortland – OH
18163 - G3JFS - Peter - PLYMOUTH - ENG
I am a long time straight key user. My favourite key and one still in use today, is a 'Raymart Speed Key' which I learned CW on in 1947. The Raymart key was probably based on the J31 or something similar.
18164 - WA0F - Mark - Owatonna - MN
Main interest is CW as a ham for over 25 years.
18165 - AA0GU - Floyd - Grand Junction - CO
I enjoy CW and wish to support its use.
18166 - KD7RIX - Matt - Snowflake - AZ
Just becoming interested in CW and QRP. Also I enjoy using a straight key.
18167 - AF7EC - Will - Myrtle Creek - OR
It seems that you folks are friendly and knowledgeable, and I'd like to be part of that. :-)
18168 - FG5BZ - Bruno - SAINT-FRANCOIS - GUD
I want to join SKCC because using a straight key is much more enjoyable than an electronic key. In addition I have my radio license since 1980 and this is how I learned Morse code at the moment I am learning the Morse code so well that I send slowly.
18169 - K0ARA - Mike - Kansas City - MO
Want to increase code speed.
18170 - K3JT - Terry - Morgantown - WV
I have worked several of the special K3Y stations and enjoy using my J-37, J-38 and bugs (McElroy, Speed-X, and Vibroplexes).
18171 - W4JDS - Jim - Roswell - GA
Friends who are members have suggested I am a good fit for the club.
18172 - SP2WGB - STAN - GDYNIA - POL
Because I like work on CW and making QSO others operators on the amateurs bands
18173 - ZF1DM - Danny - George Town - CAY
I have just returned to Morse after a 10 year break from the hobby, recently whilst in a CW QSO with a fellow SKCC member, I was prompted to join the club.
18174 - W0TI - Gary - Quenemo - KS
sounds like fun
18175 - NN4SS - Larry - Spartanburg - SC
I started using a bug at age 14 in 1964. I was a OBS & did NTS for SC & 4rn. Still do mostly CW but use keyer & paddles
18176 - AG5MU - John - Broken Arrow - OK
Just starting to get on air after learning characters and able to read about 4 words per minute... sometimes 5..opportunity to work with others with similar skills...
18177 - WB2CUZ - Marc - Fresh Meadows - NY
Used a straight key since 1971 and always will.
18178 - W0JSL - Jim - Arvada - CO
I like the idea of supporting use of mechanical keying devices.
18179 - K1ISV - Jim - Lehigh Acres - FL
Just for the fun of old time straight key slow speed CW.
18180 - KC9BZL - Andy - New Castle - IN
I've been involved learned Morse code in the army in 1973 and a ham since about 1979. Been on and off HF for a long time (mostly off unfortunately) but back on again now. I have always only used a straight key. Not even a bug or paddle. Guess it’s time to get more involved with what I have loved for so long.
18181 - K4ODA - Matt - Knoxville - TN
I just started CW in July of 2017. I just started on a straight key and I am doing well. I believe it takes more skill to operate a straight key, and adds to the fun of CW. I am a seriously disabled combat veteran from Iraq, and CW is what I do every day. I put my iambic and paddle away. I love the straight key and never thought I could master it. CW is therapeutic for me. In the Army I was a Green Beret and you had to speak a foreign language, for me it was German. I believe that Morse code is a language and it was fun and challenging to learn.
18182 - W5FUY - David - Benham - TX
Love CW mode. Began ham radio hobby in 1958 and still sparking. Thanks for helping keep it going. 73, David W5FUY Ole Man "FOOIE" Brenham, Texas, USA
18183 - N4IUF - Dee - Rome - GA
To get back to using Morse code via CW
18184 - KB7ZDK - John - Oakland - OR
Been working on learning my code for six months and it is time to get on the air. I am very slow and need a lot some on the air time. It sure sounds like fun!
18185 - KA3NAM - Joe - Olathe - KS
HI -- I have been working CW since I was a teenager, and I'm well beyond that now! :) It is my preferred operating mode but I have been known to appear on others...