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A group of Radio Amateurs using Morse code have established several informal radio nets to promote the use of the sideswiper, so called "cootie" key. These devices have a single horizontal lever with contacts on either side. The operator forms dots and dashes by pushing the lever to either side. Code from the sideswipers can vary from 5 to 30 words per minute and are much less tiresome to use as compared to vertical lever hand telegraph keys. Listen to the mentioned nets and you will find a nice sounding Morse code. All sideswiper users are warmly invited to take part in our nets. At other times, sideswiper aficionados can be found on the recommended calling frequencies.

CALLING FREQUENCIES AND NETS.

Calling frequencies:
BAND (m). QRG
80 3566
40 7033
30 10121.5
20, 15, 10 xx055
17 18088
Nets:
NET TYPE DAY TIME QRG NCS
Intercontinental Sunday 1500, 1600 UTC 14055 or 21055 K3CKT, CN8YR
USA 40 m Thursday US ST period (1): 2400 UTC 7044 N6SL, K3CKT
US DST period (2): 2300 UTC
USA 30 m Thursday US DST period (2): 2330 UTC 10118 N6SL, K3CKT
USA 80 m Friday US ST period (1): 0030 UTC 3566 N6SL, K3CKT
EU 80 m Sunday EU ST period (3): 2000 UTC 3566 PA3BYW
EU DST period (4): 1900 UTC

 


LEGEND:

QRG = frequency (kHz).
NCS = Net Controlling Station.
(1) = US Standard Time (NOV-MAR).
(2) = US Daylight Saving Time (MAR-NOV).
(3) = EU Standard Time (OCT-MAR).
(4) = EU Daylight Saving Time (MAR-OCT).

 

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