What's it all about?
The purpose of the Annual UK CW Table is to encourage CW activity on the HF bands and six metres. Each year participants start afresh and work as many DXCC entities as possible between 00:00Z on 1st January and 24:00Z on 31st December.
All UK* Radio Amateurs are invited to participate.
You do not have to be active on all bands to make an entry. You do, however have to make all QSOs on Morse code if you want them to count! All CW QSOs are valid for the UK CW Table: rag chewing, contests, general DXing. No QSL cards or other confirmation are required: you are on your honour to report your score honestly.
* For the purposes of this table, "UK" is taken to mean any radio amateur in G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU or GW.
History of the table
The CW table started off in 1983 as a friendly fun challenge between Roger, G3SXW and Nigel, G3TXF. In those days the table operated on the six main bands only. It wasn't until 1990 that G3MXJ and G3WGV joined in the fun. In 1991 the WARC bands were added and in 1994 the table was opened up to all UK radio amateurs.
The 6m band was added in 1999 as it was felt that with a new sunspot maximum coming along soon it would be interesting to see what we could all work. The table was maintained by G3TXF from 1983 to 1996. G3WGV has been maintaining the table since 1997.
Every year we welcome new people to the table and every year someone decides to make it their year for taking top place. Along the way some remarkable records have been set. Others simply enjoy the challenge of trying to better their previous year's score. UK CW table participants can be heard in all the big pileups and many of them are also keen DXpeditioners.
In 2005, the table became an fully on-line system, with data collection and table distribution entirely via G3WGV's web site. In 2008 an all new system was implemented with its own subdomain, making the score submission simpler and reducing the complexity of the table updating system. Club Log and the UK CW Table were fully integrated in 2023, so updating your Club Log log also updates this table. The table now has its own domain.
Hopefully lots of CW operators will continue to join and support the table for many years to come.
How to participate
Please see the Rules.
To participate in the UK CW Table please proceed as follows:
- If you're not a registered user of Club Log, create an account and upload your log
- Join the Club Log UK CW Table Club League
If you would like to subscribe to the original longstanding formal UK CW Table you should also complete the following steps:
- Request subscription by sending an e-mail with your name and callsign to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ensure that your Club Log account does not have linked calls, e.g. short contest calls, etc. The UK CW Table is intended to be for a single callsign only.
Please aim to upload your logs to Club Log at least weekly as of 24:00Z on the Sunday.
Tables are published weekly
The Subscriber table is published on this web site each week, at 24:00Z on Sunday evening. A notification e-mail is sent to all subscribers when the table has been updated. These e-mails will come from email@example.com which is not monitored, so please do not send mail to that address. You might wish to add this address to your e-mail whitelist.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org. I aim to respond within 24 hours.
73, John, G3WGV
UK CW Table manager since 1997