[CQ-Contest] Special slow-speed mini-CWTs this week

Richard Ferch ve3iay at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 21:51:57 EDT 2016

As many of you know, the CWOps club sponsors weekly CW mini-tests (CWTs),
at 1300Z and 1900Z Wednesdays and 0300Z Thursdays (<

The CWOps club also sponsors a CW training program called CW Academy (<
http://www.cwops.org/cwacademy.html>), with three sessions a year, ending
in March, June and November. On the occasions of those graduations, we vary
the routine of the CWTs slightly. In the second week of March, June and
November, everyone taking part in the CWTs is asked to keep their CW speed
down to 20 wpm or less in order to welcome new graduates who are not yet
ready to cope with the usual higher CW speeds. Also, past and present
students and advisors are asked to send CWA in place of the usual
membership number or state/province/country code in the exchange.

Everyone is always welcome to join in. This week, though, please moderate
your CW speed in order to make it more fun and less stressful for the new
CW Academy graduates. Try to resist the temptation to demonstrate your
speed demon prowess for this one day; that can be more than a little
off-putting to a newcomer. And please feel free to say hello to the new
graduates and make them feel welcome.

Time: June 8, 1300-1400Z; 1900-2000Z; and June 9, 0300-0400Z.
Frequencies: approx. 28 kHz above the bottom of the band and upwards
Exchange: Name plus CWOps membership number, "CWA", or state, province or
country code

Scoring is one point per QSO, with one multiplier point for each unique
call sign worked regardless of the band. See <http://www.cwops.org/cwt.html>
for more details. There is no log submission, but we would like
participants to please post their scores at 3830scores.com (thanks to Bruce
Horn, WA7BNM for making this infrastructure available).

Thanks, and CU in the CWTs.

Rich VE3KI
CWOps CWT manager

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