Scandinavian Open CW Activity

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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    SM5FMQ 1219   
2    SM5TA 1086   
3    SM4SEF 1052   
4    SM4NSS 969   
5    SM5BTS 920   
6    SM6AZZ 878   
7    SM7OVA 860   
8    SA0BBO 805   
9    SM5COP 777   
10    SM5CVJ 749   
11    DJ6UX 709   
12    SA7JMA 687   
13    SM6PNZ 618   
14    SM6TPJ 609   
15    SM6HCI 571   
16    SM7TOR 508   
17    SM6CYR 493   
18    SM7BUA 471   
19    SM6CWK 400   
20    SA0BFW 356   

Rules in finnish language: Pohjoismaiden cw-awardi SOCWA
0 Qso´s today and 35 yesterday. 10651 QSOs total.
QSO-time: 3696 hours, 22 minutes. Average qso: 21 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

73 de SM7BUA


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]