Welcome to SCAG
Scandinavian CW Activity Group
Från ICWC kommer följande information om en kul CW-aktivitet med mekaniska nycklar:
The 4th mechanical key activity takes place next month, you are all invited to participate again.
Time : 18:00 UTC till 19:00 UTC. Duration 1 hour.
Band : 80 meters, 3520-3560 kHz.
Exchange : RST AGE/Type of key.
Type of key :
S for Straight key
B for Bug
C fo Cootie or Side Swiper
CQ CQ MK
All further information can be found on:
Looking forward to hear you all again with the beautiful music of the mechanical key.
Nu är det mycket på gång inom SCAG.
SCAG-afton: En aktivitet den tredje torsdagen i varje månad mellan klockan 20.00-21.30 svensk tid på 80m. Frekvens mellan 3530 - 3545 kHz.
Syftet med aktiviteten är att SCAG medlemmar kan träffas på bandet för att knyta nya eller återknyta gamla kontakter, i trivsamt tempo och givetvis utan krav på QSO av en viss längd. Vi pratas vid och utbyter förutom vanlig info även våra SCAG medlemsnummer.
Med fördel kan medlemslistan på hemsidan http://scag.se/ skrivas ut och användas för att efter hand markera vilka klubbmedlemmar man haft kontakt med. Ingen tävling, bara ett sätt att inspirera till nya kontakter.
Självklart kan även ni som icke är medlemmar delta i vår klubbafton på bandet. Förhoppningsvis kan vi så småningom få se, alternativt återse, er som medlemmar i vår snart 50-åriga klubb.
SCAG sponsrar SK5DB. Uppsalaklubben har kört en telegrafikurs under året och utökar nu med en Nationell telegrafiutbildning för amatörradiobruk.
SCAG sponsrar SOCWA 2023. Du kan fortfarande köra ihop 52 QSO i SOCWA och vara med i utlottningen av en Begali eller en Vibroplexnyckel. Alla har samma chans, passa på.
SCAG kör Straight Key Day på nyårsdagen. Kolla hemsidan för regler.
SCAG – 50 år i februari 2024. Specialsignal planeras.
Glöm inte SCAG’s klubbfrekvenser på 3537 KHz och 7037 KHz.
Rapport från SK0QO Prylmarknad där SCAG ställde ut.
SM0TAE Robban och SM5OCK Håkan har hållit i planeringen och genomförandet.
SCAG hade ett eget bord där vi visade upp SCAG och vad vi står för.
Det var faktiskt många frågor hur man lär sig telegrafi. Vilka nycklar ska man ha? Kurser?
Stort tack till Robban TAE som gjorde förberedelsearbetet i lokalen.
Varmt välkomna till de olika aktiviteterna önskar styrelsen i SCAG.
SCAG är nu en del av den internationella sammanslutningen ICWC som arbetar för att bevara och utveckla av telegrafi.
Så här skriver ICWC på sin hemsida:
The International CW Council (ICWC) comprised of representatives from CW clubs world-wide, promotes and aids in the retention and growth of International Morse Code as a mode of communication between amateur radio operators."
Läs mer om ICWC genom att klicka på länken i vänsterspalten.
Resultaten för Straight Key Day på Midsommardagen 2023!
Vinnare denna omgång - med liten marginal före Håkan SM5OCK och Stefan SM6NZA - blev Peter SM2CEW.
SCAG gratulerar tät-trio och övriga till de höga betygen.
Så här målande beskriver Mats SM7BUA Midsommardagens SKD:
"Som vanligt är SKD en intressant aktivitet som ger anledning till att köra CW i lagom takt med ”mjuk handled”. Roligt att köra många duktiga telegrafister.
Konditionerna tog snabbt slut på 80 meter och eftermiddagen på 40 meter var inte mycket bättre. Lyckades ändå köra SM2-stationer. Kul att höra några av mina ”CW-elever”som skötte sig riktigt bra."
Fullständiga resultat och kommentarer från SKD hittar du genom att klicka på länken till SKD-arkivet i vänsterspalten
Vinnare i utlottningen av en Begali handpump:
SM2CEW, Peter i Luleå och SM4NSS, Tony i Falun.
(Dragningen gjordes av SM5OCK, Håkan och SM6LZQ, Thorbjörn)
Stort grattis från SCAG till vinnare av Begali nycklar.
Och dessutom riktar vi ett mycket stort TACK till alla deltagare i Midsommardagens SKD.
73 de styrelsen i SCAG
SCAG Aktivitetslotteri SOCWA 2022
Tänk vilken succe det blev med årets SOCWA. Massor med QSO’n och medel QSO’et var 19 minuter.
Vinnare i utlottning av en Begali Spark handpump i SOCWA 2022 blev SM7ERE, Kurt i Jönköping.
Ett stort Grattis från Scandinavian CW Activity Group, SCAG.
73 de SCAG genom SM5OCK, Håkan
En telegrafist nöjer sig inte med vad som helst - här nedan ser vi Rune SM5COP vid bordet laddat med diverse godsaker!
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Klarar du att avkoda ett telegrafimeddelande som det lät på telegrafstationen när det sändes via tråd - långt innan radion var uppfunnen
Här kan du via en länk till klapprande morse lyssna på hur det lät och ge dig på ett försök att tyda meddelandet.
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Från vår kontaktperson i EUCW Krister SM5KRI kommer följande information:
Ämne: [EuCW] Personal Introduction
Dear CW friends,
I am reaching out to you, with a short introduction of myself. As you personally might be aware of, I will take over the position as EuCW Chairman for the next three years, representing UQRQC.
It is first of all a true honor to be selected by UQRQC as their representative to lead EuCW for this upcoming period of three years. Thank you for the trust and nomination! I will put my best efforts in strengthening EuCW and the close interaction with all Membership Clubs and our International Associated Clubs.
In order for you to get to know me a bit better, here is a short personal summary:
I was born in Sweden 56 years ago (1966), and grew up near Gothenburg (Göteborg). My first contact with shortwave radio was through my grandfathers old Schaub-Lorenz AM receiver. While doing my first BC DX-ing,
I also heard signs of CW and immediately told myself: This language I need to learn in order to decode all the secret messages that must be hidden on the bands.
In 1979, as a 13-year-old high school student, I was introduced to Ham Radio for the first time. At the school we had a club station (SK6JQ) and this was during a time when 10 meters was in a super shape due to approaching sun spot maximum. What actually interested me mostly at that time was to develop my English language skills by talking to US stations on 10 meters SSB.
However, the requirement to be able to do so from an own station, was of course at that time to also learn CW. I did so during the winter 1979/80, and in September 1980 I was the lucky guy to receive the callsign SM6LRR.
Ten years of intense activity followed, and I still remember the day when I became a member of my first CW club HSC. This was in 1983. SSB interest was more and more replaced with the love for CW, and even during the long QRT-period 1990-2005, I kept the CW knowledge alive. Once you learn to ride a bike, the ability
In 2006 I was selected for a position as Centre Manager for a large IKEA Shopping Centre and moved to Russia. I then realized it would be interesting to also be active as a Swedish Ham in Russia, but the rules for foreign hams in Russia at that time were very unclear, and it took me nearly three years until I finally was awarded with a temporary Russian call R3/SM6LRR (May 2009). In 2012, I got my permanent RM2D callsign.
Ever since, I have been very active on the bands with a keen focus on mainly different CW activities. I appreciate all kinds of Ham Radio directions and some of them are: CW (QRQ and QRS to support newcomers), DX-ing, Contesting, RDA-hunting (and activation).
Approximately 80-85% of my time on the air is CW, with some occasional SSB in between. I have tried digital modes some five years ago, but never got hooked. Although I am not fanatically
trying to be member of all CW clubs there is,
I am still a member of a few (in alphabetical order): CWOps, FOC, HSC, RCWC, SCAG, SKCC, U-QRQ-C. Sometimes I bring my radio along on holidays and business trips, and occasionally I have participated in some DX-expeditions. Calls that I have activated during such occasions include: 5B/SM6LRR, 4S7LRG, XV2LRR, XV2D, 4U70UN, RM2D/0, XV9D, TI9A, 8Q7MS, JT4RR.
My home station RM2D is located west of Moscow (100 kms from the Red Square) and consists of a few different radios: TS-590S/Elecraft K2/Elecraft KX-3, Lab599 TX-500. My antennas are: SP7IDX Hexbeam at 18 meters, vertical for 40 meter, Inv Vees for 80, 30 (and 160 meters to come).
I work CW using Bencher and Bamatech paddles with WinKeyer as well as straight key (Swedish key from 1979). Lately I am trying to also master a vertical bug but take very small and slow steps so far. The Iambic pattern has deeply penetrated into my brains and have issues to switch to sending beautiful bug characters so far.
Last but not least, I am a dedicated believer in Ham Spirit, and Ham Radio as a bridge between people belonging to ANY nation, ANY culture, ANY religion or ANY sexual orientation. We indeed have huge geopolitical challenges, not the least in the country where I chose to live (and plan to live for many years).
Emotions are strong, opinions not less. But my motto is that Ham Radio is, and shall remain an APOLITICAL hobby. Therefore, I am stubbornly resisting any attempts to make me state opinions or take sides in ANY conflicts of the world.
I was raised by my Elmers in 1979-1980 to NEVER talk politics on the bands, or when wearing my Ham Radio Call on a cap or on a t-shirt.
I have friends in many, many countries, and I intend to continue this way to lead EuCW through a challenging time. This, just to straighten any questions marks, and to understand my Ham Spirit view, leadership style and commitment to Amateur Radio as such.
Now to another important topic:
EuCW is an organization that is supposed to interact as umbrella for lots of independent CW organizations. We are not on top of CW clubs. We are instead (or should be) the glue between clubs, that ensures that CW is always remaining as the backbone of Amateur Radio in Europe (and elsewhere).
But for EuCW to be efficient and strong defender of CW, I also need YOUR personal help to support me. Every quarter, I am responsible for issuing a newsletter. The quality of that Newsletter partly depends on the input I get from you, as ECM for your CW Club (or Liaison officer for our international Associate Clubs).
My schedule for the newsletters will be the following:
Publication of newsletters not later than seven days from the beginning of each Quarter:
- Latest Jan 7th
- Latest April 7th
- Latest July 7th
- Latest October 7th
This means that I will ask you as ECMs and Liaison Officers to provide your important points beforehand. Let us make things easy. Deadlines for next quarter should be delivered not later than March 25th, June 25th, September 25th and December 20th (Christmas should be peaceful without additional disturbing tasks).
In a few weeks, I will send another letter with small, desired expectations from you guys. We need to ensure that we get better to streamline the quality of information from all member clubs, so we can give a professional picture of EuCW and its members on the homepage. Today, there is a bit of undesired quality and content variations, being my first impression.
Together, I am sure we will be able to make this gradually change in a positive way. Any time you have some questions, always feel free to contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via any of the messaging systems
WhatsApp/Signal/Viber/Telegram/Botim on my number +79150258381
Looking very much forward to working together in EuCW to strengthen European CW in particular as well as International CW!
73 de Mats RM2D (SM6LRR)
AGCW-DL Friendship Activity 2023
Dates: 1st January to 31st December (permanent activity)
Goal: Encouragement of friendship among telegraphers. This activity is about
friendly conversation free from the flurry and noise of contests, and for
the most part only on frequencies which are protected from contests by the
IARU band plan.
Participants: All licensed radio amateurs are invited to take part in this
Power Categories: up to 10W, up to 100W, over 100W.
Frequencies: The upper 5kHz on all CW bands
Mode: CW/A1A only, no decoders. The slower operator determines the speed.
Exchange: No specific exchange is required. This activity is the opposite of
a contest. Not competitive thinking and 599TU type QSOs but friendship
cultivating rag-chews are called for, the longer, the better.
QSO Duration: Each QSO lasts at least 10 minutes. Consecutive 10-minute-QSOs
with the same station may follow without a break.
Bonus contacts: Participating in the AGCW Net on Mondays (3563 kHz, 1800
UTC, check-in about 30 minutes earlier) including ZAP traffic counts the
same as one QSO. ZAP means that stations in the net confirm the receipt of
the bulletin on air.
Awards: The participant with the highest number of QSOs in a power category
will receive a voucher.
Logs: Date (once per day is enough), UTC time (start and end times are
required), call sign of station worked, frequency (rounded to kHz).
Logs may be submitted at any time. If a log arrives before the 8th of the
current month, it will enter into the intermediate result list of the
previous month. ADIF logs are accepted, provided all required details are
Monthly results will be transmitted in the AGCW Net mentioned above, on
agcw.de, and on the AGCW mailing list.
AGCW-DL Bug and Cootie Activity 2023
To promote the use of semi-automatic bugs and side swipers (cooties) in a
relaxing manner, far away from contests and pile-ups. A secondary goal is to
foster a culture of respect for the IARU band plan.
All radio amateurs being able to use a mechanical Bug or a side swiper.
Free format, i.e. normal contacts with a duration of 5 Minutes at least.
Entrants must use a mechanical bug or a side swiper over the entire qso. The
qso partner may use any method to generate CW.
No time limits. Get on air whenever you wish.
1st round: January through June.
2nd round: July through December.
All ten kHz segments at the high frequency end of the CW bands from 10m to
80m including WARC bands but excluding 60m (The IARU band plan for 60m does
not allocate particular frequencies to CW, and it discourages rag-chewing).
Please avoid traditional bug and cootie skeds and frequencies in order not
to disturb well-established returning events.
Likewise, refrain from using "directed" calls such as "CQ BUG" because
inclusion is always better than exclusion. We recommend a calling frequency
of 5 kHz below the top end of each CW band. e.g. 7035 kHz or 14065 kHz. CQ
calls on these frequencies should be done using mechanical bugs or cooties
in order to preserve the "swing" or cootie sound. Apart from these calling
frequencies electronic CQ loops are encouraged. This should avoid operator
fatigue before a QSO has even begun.
Divide your QSO in blocks of 5 minutes. Each completed block is worth one
A QSO of half an hour is worth 6 points because it contains 6 entire five
minute blocks. A QSO of 4 minutes scores zero points.
Outstanding operators will receive an award after each round.
Send the log of the previous month before the 8th of the current month.
The submission of a log implies the statement that the entrant used a side
swiper or a mechanical bug for all listed contacts.
Lothar Grahle, DL1DXL, August-Bebel-Str. 15, 01468 Moritzburg. Email:
AGCW will publish the monthly standings on agcw.de and on the air (3563 kHz)
on Mondays at 1800 UT.
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