FISTS CW CLUB
Keynote Articles Needed
Write an article for your Keynote about something you've done with CW.
Here are some suggestions for an article;
CW contesting, how you learned the code, an interesting QSO, your Elmer,
operating CW portable, something you've built to improve your operating,
your favorite key, a key you made, collecting keys, your station.
Be sure to include a photo or two with your article.
Please send your Keynote articles and photos to our Newsletter Editor,
Tim AC5SH A.S.A.P. so they may be included in the first issue of 2016.
Those that don't make it will go in the next issue.
Send your articles to Tim at
Dayton Hamvention Help Needed !
We need help from the membership in the form of volunteers to man the FISTS booth
Tim O'Conner AC5SH has agreed to manage the Dayton Hamvention
FISTS Booth this coming May 20 to 22, 2016.
We also are still asking for volunteers to help Tim
man the booth for each of those three days.
If you would like to volunteer, please send an e-mail to:
Tim AC5SH at
Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE
FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program
NEW 3.2.3 Version Now Available - Feb 10, 2016
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 January 2016
Award - Call
Basic Century - PAØKVA - EA4BL - DL5CL
Diamond Century - G4PRL
1 X QRP - G4PRL
Millionaire - DL5CL
2 Million - G4PRL - G3XVL
3 Million - GØPNM
7 Million - ABØBM
WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members!
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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
G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest - 2300 UTC Sept 2 - 2300 UTC Sept 4, 2016
FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 7, 2016
FISTS Winter 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 January 1, 2016
Website Suggestions and Corrections to Dennis K6DF at