The call M0RSE was first issued in 1991 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Samuel F.B. Morse's birth. Since then the call had not been used until October 2010.

In order to promote interest in CW, the First Class CW Operators Club has arranged with Ofcom and RSGB that the call M0RSE can be used for Morse related events from time to time.

Such events are CW demonstrations, Straight Key events, QSO parties, etc. but NOT contests.

Unfortunately, most of the logs for the 1991 operation have been lost but John, G4PDQ recently found an audio tape of over 750 QSOs from 15th April of that year and transcribed them for me. Please check the on line log as I am more than happy to confirm any of these QSOs. However, I am unable to confirm any other QSOs prior to October 2010.

In 1991 the call was used by a number of clubs and individuals and this arrangement seems to have worked very well. So the same arrangement will also apply now and the call is available to all UK amateur radio clubs with competent CW operators.

Interested? Want to book it for your next event? Have a look at the calendar, and the usage conditions and the FAQs.

The M0RSE log is fully searchable below and has been uploaded to the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) (the most recent upload being on 2nd July 2024) and Club Log.

Enter your callsign and click on the "search" button below. Progressive searches are allowed, e.g. enter "G4" and all G4xx callsigns worked are displayed. Enter "G4B", and all G4Bx callsigns are displayed. The operator's call is shown against each QSO.

The on-line log contains all QSOs between 7th October 2010 and 26th May 2024 as well as some QSOs from 1991.

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