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 Mar 27, 2015 at 15:26 PDT
Last Update Mar 27, 2015 at 15:26 PDT

Dayton Sign

Dayton, Ohio - - - May 15, 16, and 17 - - - Booth Number NHØ136

* We will be processing renewals and new member applications.

* The FISTS Store will be there to meet your shopping needs.  A complete inventory of all
Store items will be on hand, though all items may not have an unlimited supply.

* We will be offering the "QLF Certification" for those up for some fun and a challenge.

* There will be the always important "Eyeball QSO's".

* And, there will be some surprises for active Americas chapter FISTS members.

Visit the FISTS CW Club booth in the same location as years past.
We'll C U There at Booth Number NHØ136!

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 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 ! ! !

 STORE  C L O S E - O U T   S A L E! 
 Visit Store Page 

PLEASE NOTE: --- Changes To The Above Menu Bar

1.  *** NEW ITEM - as of Jan 26, 2015 *** A FISTS Event Calendar has been added to the website. You will find this item listed under the "Operating" Menu. FISTS Events, Operating and Special, will be listed on this new calendar. Please refer to the calendar for new items and possible changes to current operating and/or special FISTS events.

2.  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 Karl KB1DSB at for access.

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

 Awards Certificates Issued ! 

FISTS Awards Issued for February 2015
Award - Call

Basic Century - OK2VWB

Silver Century - 2EØDPH

Gold Century - HB9FBG

3 Million - HB9FBG

40mtr Spectrum - 2EØDPH

 WELCOME to our Latest FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

Frank   WD8FM   17173    Dale   W9TTH   17174    Santiago   WB6TYP   17175
Jerry   WA6BSW   17176    John   KK6AMY   17177    Guy   KG6FRX   17178
Doug   WD4LNW   17179    Dennis   K6KRV   17180    Larry   KK6MF   17181
Terry   KB3VFB   17182    Bob   WB4SON   17183    Wayne   KCØPMH   17184
Richard   KE7NUQ   17185    Jim   NM1W   17186    Mike   N5MJ   17187
Matthew   KK4FEM   17188    Steven   WA5SAT   17189    Rich   KL7KNP   17190
Joseph   KD5SLS   17191    Paul   KW1L   17192    Robert   KL1NI   17193
Murray   KI7MH   17194    Cleveland
  W4GZX   17195    Keith   WD2AGQ   17196
Louis   W7MMT   17197    Victor   KF9SW   17198    David   NC6D   17199
Richard   KC1ARO   17200    Ron   W4FEK   17201    Charles   K4CEM   17202
Mike   VE4WZ   17203    Ron   AK4JL   17204    Michael   K7XH   17205
William   K3WJV   17206    Kurt   KO9Z   17207    John   W6FCS   17208
Paul   ZL3TU   14184    David   VK2JDR   14185    Nob   7L4NDL   15154
Stuart   M6ZOG   17057    Chris   G3SQU   17058    Russell   MØSLT   17059
Trig   GM4NNC   17060    David   G3VXS   17061    Colin   G3USA   17062
Olof   SM6TCE   17063    Kev   MMØKSS   17064    David   MØDVV   17065
Tony   GM4HRL   17066    -   -   17067    -   -   17068

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  Up Coming FISTS Activities !  

Read Details Here!

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

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

FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 2, 2015

FISTS Winter Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 9, 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.
2000 Vibroplex Blue Racer
The Americas Chapter FISTS Search

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

Special thanks to Mark Downing WM7D, for hosting this service in past years.

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

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