One member of the new International CW Council is the Straight Key Century Club, or SKCC. That group recently reported the enrollment of its 25,000th member, the Florida Island Hoppers Amateur Radio Club.
SKCC focuses its activities not only on the use of Morse code but also the use of manual telegraph keys, including straight keys, "bugs" and sideswipers. Another focus is on always being considerate of other operators' speed and skill levels, and adjusting sending speed to accommodate. SKCC membership is free and open to all. For more information, visit the club's website at <www.skccgroup.com>.