CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR STATION SO THE SFM ARC CAN REMIND YOU OF FUTURE BUG ROUNDUP EVENTS. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOUR STATION YOU ARE STILL WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR EVENT.. PLEASE USE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW.
ABOUT THE EVENT
|Objective:||Grab that bug, clean those contacts, and let’er fly!
Let’s hear that “Banana Boat / Lake Erie Swing" or that commercial KPH/WCC quality fist.
|Purpose:||Switch off that keyer! Fill the ionosphere with home grown digital music, and have some Fun!
|Sponsor:||W6SFM – The Samuel F. Morse Amateur Radio Club, a Sacramento, California based CW enthusiast club wanted a special time to bring bug operators together on the air. In the same spirit as ARRL's Straight Key Night, participants are encouraged to make simple, conversational, “chewing-the-fat” QSOs using their bug type key. This is an opportunity to exercise, share and exhibit your personalized fist. This is NOT a contest. Call "CQ BR" so folks know you are a Bug Roundup Participant.|
|Date:||Each Third Weekend (UTC) in the months of May and November.|
|Time:||Beginning Saturday Morning
00:00 UTC through Monday 00:00 UTC
(That's Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon for those on the West Coast)
|Bands:||160, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m CW freqs.
X.040 MHz – X.050 MHz (IE. 7.045 MHz)
Because this is not a contest 17 & 30 meters are acceptable, but not preferred.
For the WARC bands use X.100 - X.110 MHz
(I.E. 18.105 MHz)
|QSO Exchange:||Name, QTH, RST, plus your Bug manufacturer, model, age and any features or history about it|
|To assist in spotting and potentially increase QSOs, an On-Line Chat Window will be available by clicking HERE on the day of the event.
|After the event, please report/email your Call and bug type along with any notes on interesting fists, rare bugs or your photographs by clicking HERE|
|Past Events:||To see pictures and feedback from some of our past CQ BR event participants please click HERE. Maybe next CQ BR event we'll be able to post some of your pictures too! If possible be sure to include photos that include the operator at the key.|
|Thank you for your participation|
and we hope you enjoy the event. 73
|To add comments about the Bug Roundup or any other SFM ARC event experience please click HERE|
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER YOUR STATION SO THE SFM ARC CAN REMIND YOU OF FUTURE BUG ROUNDUP EVENTS. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOUR STATION YOU ARE STILL WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR EVENT.. PLEASE USE THE REGISTRATION FORM ABOVE.
Mike, N6MQL of the W6SFM talks Bug Roundup with the NARC of Great Ellingham, Norfolk UK