The CW Net is an informal group of amateur radio operators interested in cruising and using CW. (Continuous Wave = Morse Code)
Many CW Net participants are also WRCC members but any properly licensed amateur is welcome - no application, no dues, just QNI and you are a "member" in good standing.
The Net Manager is the only officer of the CW Net and elections are held about the first of November. Voting members are simply those that have checked into the Net during the year.
The new Net Manager is Bob, W9UCR and the latest roster of CW Net participants is available at: CW Net Roster
CW NET SCHEDULE
0700 ET Daily on 7.047 MHz - Regular Net with Net Control Station (NCS)
CW NET PROCEDURES
The NCS will generally begin the net by calling CQ WW NET and giving his name and location and call for checkins - "QNI"
Stations then check in by transmitting their call sign suffix and "/ST" if they are short time
After taking a list of stations, the NCS will begin taking traffic from the listed stations by calling each in turn and sending "QRU"
The station may respond with a short message to the NCS with a few general comments and stating "QTC for _____ " if any traffic, or "QRU" if none
The NCS may ask other stations to relay - "QSP" - and take other lists of checkins
At the conclusion of the net, the NCS will generally list all the stations - "QNS"
- and give a last call for "QNI" and "QTC"
CW NET ABBREVIATIONS AND Q-SIGNS: