The CW Operators' Club is an international organization, in membership and management, for amateur radio operators who enjoy communicating using Morse Code. The club is commonly known as CWops. Its mission is to foster the use of CW, whether for contesting, DXing, traffic handling, or engaging in long conversations called "rag chewing". A nominee must be capable of sending and receiving International Morse Code at no less than 25 words per minute using the English language. The CW Operators' Club (CWops) is an activity based organization that sponsors many events. The CWops are dedicated to promoting goodwill and education to amateur radio operators throughout the world. Many members are notable contesters, DXers, and QRQ (high speed) Morse Code operators.