About Us

In November 2009, a small group of CW enthusiasts decided to form a specialist group for those with a common interest in maintaining and promoting the use of Morse code on the Amateur Radio bands. The intention is to facilitate a number of CW events and bring together those skilled in Morse code across traditional radio clubs. This will form a critical mass of otherwise dispersed practitioners and promote use of the mode within the hobby. We also wish to provide a friendly face for CW at local clubs through our ECWARC CW Ambassador scheme.

We are affiliated to the RSGB. We are members of the European CW Association (EUCW).

The club callsign is G1FCW / GX1FCW. Our special short contest callsign is G4C

Our QSL policy is via e-QSL. As a group we do not wish to collect cards. We do not QSL via the Bureau.

The club meets on-air (using CW of course!) on the club nets. Listen out for G1FCW and call in if you can!

There are regular 80m nets for both experienced operators at fast speeds but also slower speed nets for those starting out on the air with CW. There are also 17m and 20m nets for our more distant members.

Our club calling frequencies are: 1822, 3542, 7022, 10122, 14042, 18082, 21042, 24912 and 28022 (KHz).

We encourage any radio amateur who is confident/competent in CW to apply for full membership of the club, and for any amateur who aspires to learn CW or improve their skills to apply for associate membership.

We hope that our less local members of the club will keep in touch via on-air activities and the website, and let us know of their local CW activities (e.g. CW learning / practice etc). We are happy to promote and advertise other CW initiatives that help people learn or improve their morse proficiency in other local areas.

We also have a dedicated user group for ECWARC members on www.lcwo.net, an excellent site for practising CW.

You can follow @ecwarc on Twitter email info@essexcw.org.uk facebook m.facebook.com/ecwarc


Membership of ECWARC is free. We hope this will encourage as many people as possible to join and be associated with the club. However some running costs are naturally incurred and we welcome any donations entirely voluntarily by any members.

A membership recognition certificate will be issued to any member who wishes to make a voluntary donation.

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516 Keith G6ZVB Full

517 Ian G4FVB Full

518 Terry G0BIX Full

519 Chris G4LUO Full

520 Cesare IU6FUB Full

521 Alfredo LU3IA Associate

522 John GM0EPO Full

523 Johan F8GDP Full

524 David CT1DRB Full

525 Etienne ZS6ZA Full

526 Syahadi YD4RWH Full

527 Mark 2E1HHK Associate

528 Pedro EA6BB Associate

529 Johnnie SM6VYM Associate

530 Bob G4HZV Full

531 Chris G0PAE Associate

532 Clemente IZ8VKR Associate

533 Franck F8DTU Full

534 Praveen VU2PLG Associate

535 Adrian 2W0RMY Associate

536 Salvador EA4U Full

537 Terence M7KOY Associate

538 Brian G3VMP Associate

539 Antonio EA4BW Full

540 Fabian DJ1YFK Full

541 Alan G4EOG Full

542 Phil F5IYJ Full

543 John M0JRZ Associate

544 Jim M7BKN Associate

545 Clive G4OMG Associate

546 Steve W8TOW Full

547 Terry G4UEM Associate

548 William K5WG Full

549 Jamie M1JSC Associate

550 Stephen VE9SC Associate

551 Ryan M0RSU Associate

552 Paul M6GKO Associate

553 Steve G4OCP Associate

554 Joop PG4I Full

555 Juan HK3CQ Full

556 Olaf DL1OP Full

557 Massimo IZ0NDH Associate

558 Manos SV1DAY Associate

559 Trevor M7BWW Associate

560 Juergen DL9NDM Associate

561 Lluis EA3NO Full

562 Stephen M7DLZ Associate

563 Matt M0WHU Associate

564 Theo PA3HEN Full