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The VC3K Straight Key Month Committee

The Straight Key Century Club’s yearly on-air event promotes the club’s many Canadian members. This year VC3K is the special call sign that has been granted in Canada for this event, which we refer to as the “Canadian Straight Key Month.”

VC3K runs from September 1 through September 30. It’s a perfect time to introduce or reacquaint Amateurs to the fun of hand-keyed Morse code sent with straight keys, bugs, and side-swipers. 

SKCC members and non-members alike are welcome to hunt the Canadian-based VC3K stations.  Non-members are encouraged but not required to use straight keys for their VC3K contacts.  This year we hope to field VC3K operators in all Canadian provinces and territories. You can track your progress working the event stations by referring to the Stats section on the VC3K Straight Key Month page at the SKCC website (

Check for regular updates in your standings for Number of Areas, Bands and VC3K operators to document your success.

Earn a QSL card by making at least one contact with any VC3K event station. Work all provinces for a basic sweep; add territories for extra points; check the Op Schedule and Operator Map links to find where and when the VC3K stations are operating.

For SKCC members VC3K is a great opportunity to make lots of progress toward various club awards. Contacts with VC3K stations are valid for SKCC awards purposes. Also, by signing up as a VC3K Operator you can readily log dozens or hundreds of award-eligible QSOs with other SKCC members.

Would you like to sign on as one of our VC3K Operators? You can try it for just an hour or two. Or reserve a series of time slots throughout the month. Code speed and station sophistication are not important. The on-air exchanges tend to be fairly relaxed. Please contact the Province Coordinator in your area for more info. He or she will be eager to sign you up. Our VC3K Operators are key to a successful event.

For more information please visit: 

SKCC – Straight Key Century Club (