Membership applications / renewals etc,
should be sent directly to the Honorary Membership Secretary
The International Short Wave
League (ISWL) was formed in 1946 and for 77 Years,
has provided facilities enabling members around the world to enjoy their hobby,
to the great advantage to themselves and fellow enthusiasts.
The International Short Wave League is a non profit making
run by volunteers who are elected by the Leagues members.
ALL of our members can participate in a full contest and awards programme.
Our awards are also available to non members and can be posted world-wide.
Following enquiries from Amateur Radio Clubs and Societies etc.,
regarding Affiliated membership of the ISWL, the League's Council
has approved such membership.
Clubs and other Radio organisations are very welcome to join the League.
A leaflet has been prepared to outline what the ISWL has to offer,
to both Individual members and Affiliated Clubs and Societies.
ELECTRONIC MEMBERSHIPDue to the rising price of Paper, Ink and Postage etc, we have introduced
Please download an information sheet and
membership application form from our home page.
OR for more information
contact the Honorary Membership Secretary
at the address given above.
You can also email for an information sheet to :-
The League publishes a
monthly journal called "Monitor", which is issued to members.
It contains sections concerning Contests, HF operations, Airband, DX news,
Short Wave Broadcast schedules, as well as occasional articles written by
League members, relating to QRP, VHF Operation, Antennas and much more.
Members own articles are always welcomed by Lindsay the Editor.
Monitor is also
available to members in A4 PDF format when they join the League
at the reduced Fee for "Electronic membership"
Lindsay is awaiting an article from YOU - Please send it to:
For a sample copy of Monitor in PDF format, please send
an email to:
For a sample copy of Monitor in PDF format, please send Lindsay an email to:
or Pete the Webmaster:
holds regular nets throughout the week at various times and on
All current Nets are very active. The club callsigns
If you are an ISWL member posse
frequencies and ALL are welcome to participate whether ISWL members or not.
Please look at the Net page to see the net times and also, to see the new 24/7
calling frequencies, for members around the world to meet up at non net times.
on a rota basis for one month, from their own station's QTH. ( Or /P if appropriate ),
and can be heard on many of the nets each week.
and wish to operate either callsign on any band,
or you have any query regarding the ISWL nets,
All current Nets are very active.
The club callsignsG*4BJC /A and M*1SWL /A can be operated by U.K. members
If you are an ISWL member possessing * A FULL UK licence
email John at :-
Then why not operate the other club callsign
to give members a few new Monitor Award points?.
Please contact John ASAP to check availability.
OR Click the link on the homepage to visit the Regular Nets
and Club Callsigns Pages.
A FULL UK Licence is required to operate the club calls.
IfYOU wish to operate either club callsign
For Net times, frequencies and availability of Club Callsigns
please click the links on the Homepage.
The ISWL operates a most efficient QSL Bureau, to handle QSL's
for all of the Club's calls and ISWL Special event stations.
All Logbooks for the Club and Special callsigns are
uploaded to eQSL.cc. Incoming QSL's are only answered on a
The League also continues to handle the exchange of cards
Members wishing to receive cards, should submit a SAE to the
Bureau. So that incoming cards can be promptly dispatched.
Members who do not wish to receive incoming QSL's, can notify Our QSL
Bureau has been subject to changes recently. Partly The ISWL Bureau has also ceased to accept "outgoing" cards,
the Bureau, so that cards are not stored for them.
due to the ever increasing Postal costs and also, because many
national Bureaus globally, have changed their terms of acceptance
of incoming cards. Many Bureaus are now only accepting cards
for Hams and SWL’s, who are members of their national society.
destined for non members around the world. This was a very
regrettable decision, but postal costs have increased so much,
that we were unable to maintain a viable world-wide service.
Bureau has been subject to changes recently. Partly
The ISWL Bureau has also ceased to accept "outgoing" cards,
The QSL manager for ALL ISWL Club and Special Callsigns is :-
( All Callsign details are listed onQRZCQ.com )
The ISWL acceptse-QSL's for all awards and club Callsigns.
We Prefer to receive
ALL cards via eQSL.cc
( Registration with www.eQSL.cc is Free )
( We DO NOT Support LOTW )
The Leagues Contests and awards Manager
arranges monthly events for members,
with a certificate being awarded to the winner of each contest, and an annual trophy is
presented to the member, gaining the most points in each category during the year.
( These Trophies are retained for life, as new ones are purchased each year. )
The Typical Line Up of Annual ISWL Trophies
Please visit the contest & challenge pages via the links on the Home page
ISWLAWARDS are available free to members and include Century Club,
The Awards are also available to ALL non-member licensed amateurs
and SWLs world-wide.
Click theRED AWARDS link above for full details.
The ISWL Contests and Awards Manager is:
Dick was presented with a plaque of appreciation at
the Harwell rally on the 13th February 2011.
The ISWL hopes to run a few Rally stands
throughout the UK each year. If any member can help with organising rally dates,
please contact Peter the Hon. Secretary.
If any member can help with organising rally dates,
The Hon. Secretary acting as Rally Manager, is not expected to
venues throughout the year,
Any member who wishes to put on a
stand at their local
rally can do so, by contacting Peter the Secretary with
full details. Arrangements can then be made to obtain a
"Rally Pack" and the ISWL Banner for display on the stand.
Also, If you are a Rally organiser and would like to offer us a
free or Inexpensive small table at your Rally, please contact
Peter, so we can try and organise someone to man a table.
Peter's address is at the top if this page
email Peter at :-
Please see the events page for further details
Occasionally the League publishespublications that are of general
( One Web page link per paid subscription )
A full list of ISWL members is not provided,
only information from those who wish to make it available.
Please Do Not ask the webmaster or any ISWL Officer for member's email addresses.
The Membership Secretary
if you require more information about the
( OR download a membership form and Information sheet from the Home page ).
My Thanks to Frank GW-197 / GW3CNM (now SK) for his help
with some of the graphics used on these web pages.
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