Latvian open mechanical key activity
Organized by contest group YL1ZX
The activity is to encourage the use of the mechanical key.
Lately listening on the bands the mechanical is gaining popularity.The mechanical key challenges to leave the rubber stamp QSO.
This of course results in more interesting qso’s.
The popular mechanical keys are the straight key, the bug and the side swiper.
Each of them with their distinctive sound … music.
Even it is possible to recognize the individual operator by his specific sound made with the mechanical key.
This mechanical key activity we organize for the first time and we hope that the response is great enough to keep organizing it on a frequent recurring basis.
– February 10th 2023 this is the second Friday in February.
– May 5th 2023
– October 13th 2023
– December 1st 2023
Time : 18:00 UTC till 19:00 UTC. Duration 1 hour.
Band : 80 meters, 3520-3560 kHz.
Exchange : RST AGE/Type of key.
Type of key :
S for Straight key
B for Bug
C fo Cootie or Side Swiper
CQ : “CQ MK”
Power : No limit.
Points : Sum of each qso operators age. Dubs and qso outside the time limit will not be counted.
Log : Cabrillo format, CBR or LOG extension.
Log submission : Upload See here or email to email@example.com, within 7 calendar days after after the activity.
N1MM : Download UDC for activity.
Results : See here.
Certificate : See here.
Sample Cabrillo file:
ADDRESS: P.O. box 73
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.9768.0
QSO: 3521 CW 2023-01-10 1833 YL2TD 599 62 S YL2EM 599 64 S
QSO: 3522 CW 2023-01-10 1834 YL2TD 599 62 S YL3BU 599 55 S
QSO: 3524 CW 2023-01-10 1834 YL2TD 599 62 S YL3JD 599 60 B