|I. Objective||To promote the use of manual keys. This contest is open to all radio amateurs and SWL.|
|II. Dates||Straight Key Party 80m (3510-3560kHz) (HTP80): Annually on the first Saturday in February from 1600 to 1900 UTC.
Straight Key Party 40m (HTP40): Annually on the first Saturday in September from 1300 to 1600 UTC.
|III. Bands||HTP80: 80m (3510-3560kHz), HTP40: 40m
The IARU Region 1 band plan must be adhered to!
|IV. Categories||Category A: Up to 5 Watt output (10W input)
Category B: Up to 50W output (100W input)
Category C: Up to 150W output (300W input)
Category D: SWL
|V. Operation||Only CW (A1A).
Both call signs have to be sent at the start of a QSO.Example:
DL1ABC de DL9XYZ.
EXCHANGE: RST report plus a progressive 3-digit serial number starting at 001/category/name/age. YLs send „XX“ instead of the age.
Examples: "569001/A/Tom/39", "589004/C/Rosel/XX"