FISTS CW CLUB
Congratulations 2015 Year-End Sprint Winners !
Winners of the QRO and QRP $150 Gift Certificates
QRO category - Glenn Foley KO4OL
QRP category - Gary Hill AAØCL
High Overall "Cumulative" Score Trophy Winners
QRO and QRP Categories both went to:
Cecil Truquette K5YQF
Club Category goes to:
FISTS Club of North Carolina W4FFF
Sprint engraved glass trophies, shown at right, were sent to High Overall Winners
instead of framed certificates this year. Fall Certificates will be mailed soon.
Trophy photo by K5YQF
Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE
Yes . . . Your Dues Expire Date was not on the mailing label this time.
FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program
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 ! ! !
Membership & Dues Changed !
* * * JOIN FISTS or RENEW your membership! * * *
FISTS Awards Issued for October 2015
Award - Call
Basic Century - MØGGK
Diamond Century - G4MLW
Millionaire - G4RHR
5 Million - PA7RA
7 Million - G4MLW
RCC Award - G4MLW
WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members!
|Name||Call||FISTS Nr.||Name||Call||FISTS Nr.||Name||Call||FISTS Nr.|
|Howard||WD5IDB||17534||Club Stn||K4TS||17535||Club Stn||K4GVA||17536|
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
G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest - 2300 UTC Sept 2 - 2300 UTC Sept 4, 2016
FISTS Winter Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday February 6, 2016
FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday February 13, 2016
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.
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"
A love of Morse code and a concern for its perpetuation.
Search for an "Active" Americas Chapter FISTS Call or Number.
The Americas Chapter FISTS Search
The "Active" Americas Chapter roster is updated each weekday.
Download Up-To-Date Active Member Roster
As of October 1, 2015
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