NOTE: This is not an AmRRON event. It is an ARRL-sponsored activity that many of you might enjoy participating in. This is ‘old school’ fun!
Objective: This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys or bugs to send CW is preferred. There are no points scored and all who participate are winners.
Straight Key Night is held every January 1 from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC.
Go to the ARRL Straight Key article to learn more