Straight Key Century Club

The Straight Key Century Club is the largest association of straight-key Morse code CW operators and enthusiasts in the world. Organized in January 2006 the Club has thousands of members around the globe. The email list & online group is a meeting place for discussion by SKCC club members of all topics related to manually keyed Morse code, straight keys, bugs and sideswiper "cootie" keys. It features extensive files, photos and message archives as well as current news of Club activities and events. Various options are available to subscribers for email and/or online access. It is the successor to the SKCC Yahoo! group as of September 2017.
Not currently a subscriber? Here's how to sign up...
If you are an SKCC club member, send an email to (content is irrelevant and will not be seen). We will then respond with a request to confirm your name, call sign and SKCC member number. Alternatively, you can send your name, call sign and SKCC number to the group owner at to receive an invitation and access link. In either case, the email address you send from will be used for your SKCC Group subscription and access.

If you are not an SKCC club member, you can become one! Go to our webpage at Just click on the "Join SKCC" link there. Membership is free to licensed amateur / ham radio operators. When your membership in the Club is approved you should automatically receive an invitation to subscribe to the SKCC list/group.
You'll find many talented and experienced Morse code operators in SKCC willing to answer questions or help you get started with the fascinating world of radio telegraph keying and operation. This SKCC forum is the place to start.
Welcome and enjoy!

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