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Title: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: N8NSN on October 24, 2012, 09:30:43 PM
On my way to work, several mornings per week, I'm copying A LOT of stations on 40 meters calling with a "/ CWT" after their CQ is sent.

I'm not new to CW or to 40 meters, but This CWT thing is new to me. Without doing a Google search and having to sift through tens of thousands of pointless search results: thought it might be worth a shot to address the question of, "what is this CWT thing?" here on eHam. Any one know and can provide a link or something to this?


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: KG9HV on October 24, 2012, 10:13:55 PM
You may be hearing the CW Operator's Club Contest...CQ CWT
Here is the link  http://www.cwops.org/onair.html


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: N8NSN on October 25, 2012, 04:04:33 AM
Not thinking it's a club call. There are literally hundreds of ops with the suffix... Many frequencies, simultaneously. It's sounding more like a sprint or contest of some kind. The exchanges rapid and very brief. Not wanting to interrupt this, but one time I attempted to ask one of the participating ops, but wasn't answered as the op moved right on to the next CWT exchange.  


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: N8NSN on October 25, 2012, 04:13:08 AM
Oh yes, almost forgot to mention... I see the relevance of the link. Thanks for that - perfect. However, this club suggests 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month as the sked. I'm hearing the CWT thing on Tuesday & Thursday, as much if not more. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my main, mobile ops mornings. I guess I'm going to have to toss my call in the hat some time and see what happens...


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: W8JI on October 25, 2012, 07:03:08 AM
You may be hearing the CW Operator's Club Contest...CQ CWT
Here is the link  http://www.cwops.org/onair.html


It's nice to promote CW, but that seems like an odd frequency choice. They say:

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Six bands are to be used – 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160m.  Suggested frequencies are from 018 to 028 kHz up from band edges, plus or minus as activity dictates.

On upper bands 18-28 up from band bottom is mostly extra class, with only 3 kHz for other classes. 160 meters, 1820 to 1828 is commonly used for DX work.   :-)

As for time:

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Times:  On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1300 - 1400z (favoring Asia/Pacific); 1900 - 2000z (favoring Europe/Africa); and 0300 - 0400z –Thursday (Wednesday evening in US/Canada).

NOTE: See Scores Page for exact dates of CWT each month.


It doesn't look like it is more than 1 hour on Wednesdays. Maybe you are hearing something else? What time are you mobile??


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: N8NSN on October 25, 2012, 07:29:07 AM
On Tuesdays and Thursdays usually between 1130 to 1330 UTC. Usually linger around 7000 - 7030. Lately also on 15 meters catching some DX.


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: W8JI on October 25, 2012, 10:15:28 AM
On Tuesdays and Thursdays usually between 1130 to 1330 UTC. Usually linger around 7000 - 7030. Lately also on 15 meters catching some DX.

That's odd. It does not seem to agree with the website.


Title: RE: CQ CQ DE ... ..... ... / CWT
Post by: K3STX on October 25, 2012, 10:21:26 AM
I am a member of CW Ops. The CWT "contests" are from 1300-1400Z on 2nd/4th Wednesday mornings (and also at night). People call "CQ CWT". I have never heard a "slash" CWT. Maybe it is CW Ops members who want to work other CW Ops members?

And that frequency range listed is an approximation, translate to "lower part of the bands" (as opposed to 7130 kc).

paul