I imagined that I would do my CW work with an iambic key. I purchased the ZN9 Iambic Key and hit the bands. I started hearing a lot of CQSKCC and this sparked my curiosity. I learned about the Straight Key Century Club, and decided to purchase the ZN-HKII straight key. Now I do a lot of my CW work with it. Sending with a straight key feels so relaxing. I have to fully credit the SKCC with helping me discover this niche aspect to ham radio. I always have fun in their events. You can often find me scanning around their calling frequencies.
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