Last Update May 20, 2017 at 20:54 PDT

Last Update May 20, 2017 at 20:54 PDT

Dayton Sign

See you at Dayton Hamvention May 19-21
Building 6, Booths 6415 & 6416 !

Drawing for Three Keys at Dayton Booth!

Standard Vibrokeyer - Begali Blade - Standard Vibroplex Iambic Dayton 2017 Keys

All current life members, and those whose dues have been RECEIVED by 2100 Z on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 will be entered into the drawing for the two Vibroplex Keys. This includes those paying via PayPal etc. The deadline to pay in person at Hamvention and qualify for these drawings to be held at NOON EDT Sunday is 11:30 AM Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Only those current members who "Operate" KN0WCW at Hamvention will be in the drawing for the beautiful Begali Blade straight Key.

Officers of FISTS CW Club are not eligible for the drawings.

Winners not present at the time of the drawing will have the key shipped to them.

All of these keys will be in use with KN0WCW/8 at Hamvention. Other than that, they are brand new.
All current members are welcome to sit down and operate.

73, Come and see us. The FISTS CW Club Hamvention Team

  Cumulatives Event - Sunday May 28, 2017 1900 to 2100 UTC  

 2017 Winter Sprint Results, posted to the ARCHIVES page. 


The FISTS Cumulatives is once again being offered throughout 2017 with the same prizes!
Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators!
Check the Operating Page! for 2017 Cumulatives Dates and full details!

The 2017 Cumulatives event is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

*** Be sure to send in your logs! ***

NOTE: FISTS CW Club Officers are NOT eligible for key prizes

 Current 2017 Cumulative Reports 

Feb 2017          Mar 2017          Apr 2017          May 2017          Jun 2017          Jul 2017

Aug 2017          Sep 2017          Oct 2017          Nov 2017          Dec 2017          FINAL !

 NEW FISTS Key Logo Mouse Pads now available in the Store 

 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.4.1 Version Now Available - Jan 29, 2017

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) - - -
It will electronically send your completed award log to the FISTS Awards Manager!

Best of all - it is FREE ! ! !

 Awards Certificates 
 Issued ! 

APRIL 2017

Award     -     Call

Basic Century - AK4NY

6 Million Sticker - KC2LSD

 New Members! 

Name	Call	 Nr

Americas Chapter
Carlos	 K4IGL	18262
Jeffrey	 N1DJS	18261
Chris	 AK1Z	18260
Scott	 KD4SIR	18259
Joe	 KA9OPL	18258
Daniel	 K4DSH	18257
Mike	 N8DAW	18256
Chris	 N0DQI	18255
David	 N1MRR	18254
Jeni	 KC9PRL	18253
Mark	 KA9FQG	18252
Jim	 K5JFB	18251
John	 KC3CBQ	18250
Glenn	 N4MJ	18249
Bob	 N9GG	18248
Dustin	 KD8LZL	18247
Mike	 KC0UKA	18246
Doug	 W8DHV	18245
George	 KC9AAX	18244
Kary	 W2KDK	18243
Susan	 SWL-42	18242
Dan	 WD8ASG	18241
Marilyn	 KB8PAL	18240
Lin	 N4YCI	18239
Jim	 NJ3Y	18238
Ronald	 N1ZTY	18237
Greg	 KG4USQ	18236
James	 W3GYM	18235
Fred	 K0FG	18234
Elbert	 KQ3K	18233
Geroge	 KC1BJT	18232
Stephen	 KD2KRG	18231
James	 KC1ENX	18230
Warren	 KH6WM	18229
Patricia	 AB4CT	18228
Richard	 KC2GVP	18227
George	 KC3RV	18226
Nelson	 W0NRK	18225
Dale	 WB6MMQ	18224
David	 KD8KOR	18223
Phil	 K7PB	18222
Michael	 K8HA	18221
European Chapter

Jol	 G6KTO	18165

Allan	 GW4VPX	18164

Clive	 GØULR	18163

Jason	 GSWL43	18162

Graziano IW2NOY	18161

Duncan	 MMØCMV	18160

  ?	   ?	18159

Xavi	 EA3BP	18158

Yrjoe	 OH3CK	18157

John	 2MØJST	18156

  ?	   ?	18155

Petru	 HB9GKP	18154

Mike	 G3VTO	18153

Are	 LB3SA	18152

Down Under Chapter

East Asia Chapter

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  Up Coming FISTS Activities !  

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

FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint - 0000 - 0400 UTC, Saturday Jul 1, 2017

FISTS Summer Unlimited Sprint - 0000 - 0400 UTC, Saturday Jul 8, 2017 

FISTS Cumulatives - 1900 - 2100 UTC, Sunday May 28, 2017

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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.
2000 Vibroplex Blue Racer
The Americas Chapter FISTS Search

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

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