Straight Key Century Club

Resources 0 Comments 03/05/2019

Posted By: Bradley Stone (UncleBrad)

My SKCC# is 5695.  

The Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) is the fastest growing group of mechanical-key CW operators in the world. First organized in January 2006, our club has grown rapidly to include thousands of licensed amateur-radio operators from all corners of the globe.

Here's how it works:

-- Membership is free.
-- SKCC numbers are issued for life. Once you get it, it's yours.
-- Exchange numbers using a straight key, bug, or side-swiper.

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