Scandinavian Open CW Activity

Result 2022

Most active in SOCWA 2022 was SM5CVJ with 2008 QSO folowed by SM4NSS with 1688 QSO!

SCAG lottery

The winner in 2023 SCAG lottery was SM7ERE, Kurt. Congratulations!

Never ever send faster than the station at the other end!

SOCWA is a project aimed to consolidate Morse code skills among amateur radio operators and to increase CW activity on the ham radio bands.

Encourage other ham radio operators to go CW in their own speed. Help them to increase their CW skills and experiences. Send at a moderate speed that does not discourage others from participating.

Pos  Call  QSO   
1    SM5BTS 396   
2    SM5FMQ 379   
3    SM4NSS 343   
4    SM4SEF 331   
5    SM5CVJ 303   
6    SM5TA 293   
7    SM5COP 285   
8    SM6AZZ 282   
9    SM7OVA 272   
10    DJ6UX 214   
11    SA7JMA 213   
12    SA0BFW 205   
13    SM6HCI 201   
14    SM6PNZ 197   
15    SA0BBO 173   
16    SM7BUA 161   
17    SM0VNZ 117   
18    SM7FCU 113   
19    SM7WNM 110   
20    SM5EIE 109   

Rules in finnish language: Pohjoismaiden cw-awardi SOCWA
11 Qso´s today and 42 yesterday. 3424 QSOs total.
QSO-time: 1161 hours, 57 minutes. Average qso: 20 minutes.
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New lottery for the year 2023!

Also this year (2023) a lottery is arranged by Scandinavian CW Activity Group, SCAG that offers all participants in SOCWA the chance to win two nice telegraph keys. One Vibroplex Vibrokeyer and one Begali Simplex Pro. Maximum one lottery share per participant, minimum number qso 52!
Read more under Lottery - Lottery SCAG
This also applies to you who live outside Scandinavia!

Limmared Radio & Data AB
All hams registerd in SOCWA has the possibility to buy a SOCWA patch 85x65 mm. Attach it to the t-hirt,jacket,hat,etc.

Prize: 8 US or 6 Eu. plus postage.
Order by email from SM7BUA Mats. Pay via PayPal


Welcome to SOCWA!

Scandinavian Open CW Activity - CQ SAX

Matningen till hängrännan
73 de SM5CNQ


The Oland Amateur Radio Society, SK7RN and the Scandinavian CW Activity Group (SCAG) are pleased to announce a stimulating CW activity (on all the HF Bands) for Scandinavian amateur radio operators for Calendar year 2013.

SOCWA involves CW (Continuous Wave) contact by and between amateur radio operators in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. (Prefixes OY, JW, JX, OH0 and OJ0 also count as Scandinavian countries.)

A Scandinavian amateur radio operator is:
1) an individual who holds a valid permit or license issued by one of the above listed countries, or
2) an individual whose original license was issued by any one of the aforementioned countries.

Radio amateurs from other countries outside of Scandinavia who register are welcome to participate in the SOCWA, but in order to qualify for a Completion Certificate; each qualified two-way CW contact must include an amateur operator from one of the listed Scandinavian countries.

The SOCWA program will be in effect for Calendar Year 2015 (01-Jan-2015 through 31-Dec-2015) in order to maximize the total amount of qualified two-way QSOs.

Recommended frequencies (khz): 1835-1840, 3535-3540, 7035-7040, 10125-10130, 14035-14040, 18085-18090, 21035-21040, 24905-24910, 28035-28040

[Rules] [Demo Award]

SOCWA now on CQ-Magazine # 1 - 2013 [Read]