Logs - Optional:
Grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly!
Let’s hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.
Switch off that keyer! Fill the ionosphere with home grown digital music, and have some Fun!
May 21st - 22nd, 2016
7:00 AM Saturday to 7:00 AM Sunday Pacific Time (LOCAL)
1400 UTC through 1400 UTC
Name, QTH, RST, plus your Bug manufacturer, model, age and any features or history about it.
80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m CW freqs. X.040 MHz – X.050 MHz (IE. 7.045 MHz)
W6SFM – The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast
club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's
Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat”
QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized
fist. This is NOT a contest. Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.
To assist in spotting and potentially increase QSOs, an On-Line Chat Window will be available by
clicking HERE on the day of the event.
After the event, please report/email your Call and bug type along with any notes on interesting fists, rare
bugs or your photographs by clicking HERE
To see pictures and feedback from some of our past CQ BR event participants please click HERE.
Maybe next CQ BR event we'll be able to post some of your pictures too! If possible be sure to include
photos that include the operator at the key.
Thank you for your participation and we hope you enjoy the event. 73
To help the SFMARC promote and preserve CW on the bands, please use the Donation button
below. All Donations are greatly appreciated.
Moneys collected go strictly towards PR booths in public locations, demonstrations at public
events, all in the name of introducing ham radio and CW to both youth and the general public.
W6SFM BUG ROUNDUP
Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club
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