The Kentucky CW Nets:
Message handling by Amateur Radio is the oldest activity
in the hobby. The National Traffic System is a network of trained operators
who serve the public by handling third party messages in normal times so
that they may prepared to do so efficiently in times of emergencies and
disasters. The Kentucky CW Nets have been a part of this tradition
for many, many years. The Kentucky CW Nets are:
I am net manager for the KY CW Net (KYN), which
is my first love in amateur radio. Some helps and hints for operating
on Kentucky CW
Nets are found
on this site. You can download this booklet and print it on
any printer by following the
KYN - The Kentucky CW Net meets at 8 PM ET, daily, on 3599
Khz. There is also a Saturday morning session at 9 AM ET.
Runs at about 15 wpm. K4AVX, manager.
KSN - The Kentucky Slow Net meets at 10 PM ET, daily, on
3721 Khz. Glenn, KO4OL, is the manager of this net, which specializes
in training CW traffic handlers, and has several sets of training messages
available. Speed for this training net is 5 wpm. All are welcome
to learn more about CW traffic handling.
A CW Nets newsletter, QAN,
is published each month for KYN and KSN, and the latest
issue is online.
Various articles can be found here from recent and past
issues, mostly biographical sketches of members. Look for the first bio
which is a ham story of Sam
Also found here is the article originally from QAN,
then known as the Kentucky CW Net Newsletter, on J.B.
Wathen, W4BAZ, who was a legendary CW net operator and booster going
back to 30's. Much of the material here is from operators he elmered
into the nets. There are also other member's
Other CW Nets Information Sources:
Contact the managers: KSN, KO4OL, [email protected]
(NEW) A listing
of CW Traffic Nets in the Eastern part of the country compiled by Woody
Hester, WD9F, of the Illinois CW Nets.
KYN, K4AVX, [email protected]
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