Announcing a CW challenge for all interested PARC members for 2023.


If your New Year’s resolution is to Learn CW, consider accepting this challenge.


Between January 16 and June 23 start making on the air CW contacts and keep track of your contacts. Each continental US contact counts for 1 point.  DX and special event station contacts are 2 points (e.g. W1AW, W1AW/7, N5W, N6W).  Remember, Canada, Alaska and Hawaii are DX countries!


1st Prize – UMMP Academy set of paddles


2nd Prize – Armour DVM morse code key & first choice shift at PARC Field Day 2023.


Log Your Contacts Here


Weekly opportunities to make contacts:


K1USN Slow Speed Test (SST) – 20 WPM or slower

Every Friday, Noon-1pm Pacific time (2000-2100 UTC)

Every Sundays 4-5pm Pacific time (00:00-01:00 UTC)

Exchange: Name and Callsign

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 & 10 meters


Medium Speed Test (MST) – 20 to 25 WPM or slower

Every Monday: 5-6am and 11am-Noon Pacific time (1300-1400 UTC and 1900-2000 UTC)

Every Tuesday:  7-8pm Pacific time (0300-0400 UTC)

Exchange: Name and QSO Serial Number

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 & 10 meters


CW Test (CWT) – 20 to 30 WPM or slower

Every Wednesday 5-6am and 11am-Noon and 7-8pm and 11pm-Midnight (Wednesday 0300- 1400 UTC and 1900-2000 UTC and Thursday 0300-0400 UTC and  0700-0800 UTC)


PARC Weekly CW Net

Every Tuesday: 7-8pm Pacific time on 28.160


If you have any questions about CW or this contest, contact Dan,