Int Morse Society

The Americas Chapter
North, Central, South
and the Islands
Now in our 28th year promoting
Morse Code 1987 - 2015

Accuracy Transcends Speed
Courtesy At All Times

The International Morse Preservation Society Key
Last Update Jul 30, 2015 at 9:52 PDT
Last Update Jul 30, 2015 at 9:52 PDT

Keynote newsletter 2015 Issue #2 is now available!

NOTE -  Our Keynote is now available as a PDF download.

The "Newsletters" Menu is for current dues paying members who have elected to receive their Keynote Newsletters on-line "ONLY" at a reduced membership rate of $10 a year. You will need a User ID and Password to access this menu item.

If you wish more information for receiving your Keynote Newsletter on-line "ONLY",
please read the membership section of the "Info" page and contact: Dennis K6DF at for access.

 New Item  added to the "Operating - Op Aids" menu.

Check out the FISTS Log Converter program written by Graham G3ZOD.
This is a handy aid for tracking your FISTS Awards
- - - AND (at the click of a button) - - -
Will electronically send your completed award log to the FISTS Awards Manager!

Best of all - it is free ! ! !

  For a Period of Time  

  The FISTS Store Will be Closed  

  While We Update The Store and Make Some Changes  

  We Apologize For This Inconvenience  

* * * JOIN FISTS or RENEW your membership! * * *

 Awards Certificates Issued ! 

FISTS Awards Issued for June 2015
Award - Call

2 Million - WD9HBC

3 Million - GØILN

 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

Name Call FISTS Nr.               Name Call FISTS Nr.               Name Call FISTS Nr.

Bob   VK2BTJ   14187    David   ZL1DCO   14188    Clinton   SWL-VK   14189
Mela   JI1KBF   15156    Taka   JP3CGJ   15157    Akio   JH1MHM   15158
Hans   DK9NL   17408    Graham   M6EEQ   17409    Simon   M6SJX   17410
Hajo   DL1SDZ   17411    Peter   GWØVLN   17412    Trev   MØTPX   17413
Ash   MØKAU   17414    Steve   MØSHM   17415    Dave   MØZDM   17416
Peter   ON6KZ   17417    Jim   G4DKQ   17418    Thomas   DL2IC   17419
Club   MØOCT   17420    Brian   G6HUI   17421    Simon   MØSYS   17422
John   2MØLAW   17423    Mike   SWL   17424    -   -   17425
Charlie   KØMSO   17323    Thomas   VE3PVI   17324    Jon   KBØLQJ   17325
Matt   NM9O   17326    Tom   K8TOM   17327    Kyle   K6QQQ   17328
Harry   K3HK   17329    Dennis   KF5YGL   17330    Bob   K3ZGA   17331
Glenn   K2GAR   17332    Dick   W7XT   17333    Douglas   WB6GTB   17334
Michael   N5XTH   17335    Len   K9LJ   17336    John   WQ2E   17337
Joe   KH7AX   17338    Lance   AF5WT   17339    Raymond   WF7BSR   17340
Darrell   AF5FX   17341    Joe   ADØX   17342    Gary   W8PU   17343
John   WB5TVK   17344    Greg   KB4VVE   17345    Terry   NØTW   17346
Clay   K3NGV   17347    Ron   WN4R   17348    Richard   AD5LX   17349
Serg   KB3VCQ   17350    Joseph   KE5HYA   17351    Michael   KK7KP   17352
Dale   AA9TY   17353    Ronald   W5MPY   17354    Danny   KBØDD   17355
Ronald   KØKWN   17356    Powell   KI4SII   17357    Carl   N8DWN   17358
Richard   KW4JG   17359    -   -   17360    -   -   17361

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  Up Coming FISTS Activities !  

Read Details Here!

FISTS Tuesday - Every Tuesday - Get on the air and have fun!

Get Your Feet Wet Activity Day - Third Sunday each Month on 80 & 40 Meters

G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest - 2300 UTC Sept 4 - 2300 UTC Sept 6, 2015

FISTS Fall Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday October 3, 2015

FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday October 10, 2015

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What is FISTS?

FISTS is a well established and recognized CW (Morse Code) organization in the world of amateur radio. Founded in 1987 by Geo Longden, G3ZQS, it now has a world-wide membership in the thousands and growing daily.

What FISTS wants to accomplish.

       1. To further the use of CW on the amateur bands.
2. To encourage newcomers to the CW mode.
       3. To engender friendship within the membership.

How FISTS got its name, from our late founder, Geo G3ZQS (Silent Key).

       "I used to be a member of TOPS before it went out. Quote on their banner was "Where FISTS Make Friends". A "FIST", as you know, is nothing more than a CW ops' reference to another ops' keying characteristic. Phil (TOPS founder/sec) was delighted when I told him of the connection though he was later to follow his XYL and his beloved dog, but I will never forget the enthusiasm which came back from his old vibro. 73 de Geo"

There is only one requirement to Join FISTS:

A love of Morse code and a concern for its perpetuation.

Search for an "Active" Americas Chapter FISTS Call or Number.
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The Americas Chapter FISTS Search

The "Active" Americas Chapter roster is updated each weekday.

Download Up-To-Date Active Member Roster
As of July 1, 2015

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