CW Ops Event

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    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer

    Bruce Meier (N1LN) has taken on the responsibility to assist with the promotion of an upcoming worldwide CW event.  He asked if I would be willing to assist him in getting the word out to our club, which I quickly agreed to.  The following information was provided by Bruce.  If you have any questions please feel free to email him directly at:  [email protected].

    Have you ever heard of the CW Operators Club?   If not, it is a global organization that was founded in 2010 for the single purpose of promoting the use of CW.  There are currently 1256 members worldwide.  A few of the activities include hosting weekly on-the-air activities, provides CW training (known as CW Academy) and runs an annual CW Open contest.  For more about the club please refer to:     For more information about the CW Open please read on.

    The CW Open is made up of (3) separate 4 hour events that all occur on the same day.  This year the event date is September 3, 2016.

    Session 1 is from 0000 – 0400Z.

    Session 2 is from 1200 – 1600Z.

    Session 3 is from 2000 – 2400Z

    All amateurs worldwide are invited to participate as you don’t need to be a CWOps club member.   There is only one category (Single Operator) and one mode (CW of course).   You also get to select your power category from QRP, Low Power to High Power.    The exchange is also quite simple and includes only your QSO number and name.   (ie:   25 Bruce)    As the event sessions are standalone, please send your individual Carbrillo formatted submissions to http://www.b4h/net/cwops/.    NOTE:  Paper logs are not accepted.    Just a couple more facts.   For a list of computer logging programs that support the CW Open please refer to:    Finally, many of us like to participate as a team member which is very popular for the CW Open.  For more info about team competition, including how to register your team, please refer to:

    If you have questions please feel free to refer to the CW Operators website HOME page at   On the left side there are numerous buttons that will provide additional CW Ops information. One of them about mid-way down the list is the CW Open.   Should you have additional questions, please feel free to email me directly at:  [email protected].

    Finally – I hope to get you in my log for all 3 sessions and for many bands!


    Bruce – N1LN
    CW Open – IARU Region 2 Coordinator

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society
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