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 3, 2015 at 9:34 PST
Last Update Mar 3, 2015 at 9:34 PST

 Keynote Issue #1 2015 Ready for Download on the Newsletters page. 

 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 ! ! !

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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.

Paul   WE2M   17143    Andy   N6NBC   17144    Steve   WB6ZJD   17145
Richard   KJ6VMY   17146    Jack   WDØCFH   17147    Saun   VE6YA   17148
Tim   WB7WFL   17149    Craig   KØCSL   17150    Jack   W3GY   17151
Glenn   KM4FXQ   17152    Robert   N4OK   17153    Raymond   W4JOV   17154
Robert   KM4FPQ   17155    Albert   N7AL   17156    Doc   K5OSA   17157
Scott   W9SRP   17158    Jim   NØSJ   17159    Bill   AE7VU   17160
Brandon   KF5QLM   17161    Robert   KD8ZIM   17162    Doug   W7IRJ   17163
Joe   W8JPF   17164    Jim   W5ODD   17165    Eric   KG8FE   17166
John   K1YM   17167    Frank   KBØEOR   17168    Marshall   KM4AVF   17169
Larry   WB4SNU   17170    Luis   KDØFKI   17171    David   KB8XG   17172
Frank   WD8FM   17173    Dale   W9TTH   17174    Santiago   WB6TYP   17175
Jerry   WA6BSW   17176    John   KK6AMY   17177    Guy   KG6FRX   17178
-   -   -    Nob   7L4NDL   15154    -   -   -
Mal   GØBCP   17033    Phil   MØBSJ   17034    Michael   FR4QS   17035
Bill   GM4AGL   17036    Laurent   F5OGJ   17037    John   2EØCWQ   17038
Ian   G4KJD   17039    Martti   OH4NV   17040    David   2EØCQW   17041
Zelez   OK1OO   17042    Robert   SMØAFT   17043    Dimitri   ON3RSK   17044
Rebekka   ON3RM   17045    Fer   EA4BL   17046    Ernst   OE1EBC   17047
Rob   MØKCP   17048    Gianfranco   IU1DZZ   17049    WVARG-Club   G6XN   17050
Ray   G3NDS   17051    Bruno   IK1OUK   17052    Adam   G1ZHD   17053
Peter   ZS6FS   17054    Mike   M0AZE   17055    Alex   f8aph   17056

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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

Thanks to Mark Downing, WM7D, for providing this service.

The "Active" Americas Chapter roster has been uploaded to the
WM7D server and includes new Americas Chapter members up to 3/3/15

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

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