Bug CW Clubs and Nets

A search of the web did not reveal any Bug CW Clubs or Bug CW Nets. Therefore the following is proposed, as an alternative to an actual Bug CW Club or Bug CW Net, so that amateur radio Bug Morse Code operators can find each other and have more bug CW QSO.

Use of Daily Centre of Activity Frequencies

A roving "center of activity" frequency on each band, which changes by the date and is easy to remember. Date = number of kHz from bottom band edge. Thus, on the 3rd of the month, frequencies around 3503, 7003, 10103, 14003 etc. On the 27th, 7027, 14007, 18075, 21007 etc. This ensures that activity spreads across each band and does not require specific frequencies that may be subject to QRM or other clubs and nets use. For a full table example see qtt-table

Use of Fixed Centre of Activity Frequencies

As an alternative, or in addition to the above, it is proposed that the 5kHz area from 20-25kHz above band edge, centred on 22.5kHz from band edge, may be used as a meeting place, as well as the top 5kHz of each band e.g. 14345-14350kHz etc when the roving activity frequencies or CW bands are subject to interference from existing QSO, contests, or split DX Operations.


These options give us 2 or 3 center of actitivities on each band on any given day, this increasing the chances of obtaining bug-to-bug QSO. For those who would like added focus of a particular "bug hour" each day, tagging on to the QTT Hour would be a good option, as many regular QTT Hour participants are also bug CW operators.

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