Int Morse Society

The Americas Chapter
North, Central, South
and the Islands
Now in our 29th year promoting
Morse Code 1987 - 2016

Accuracy Transcends Speed
Courtesy At All Times

The International Morse Preservation Society Key
Last Update Feb 13, 2016 at 9:04 PST
Last Update Feb 13, 2016 at 9:04 PST

   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! * * *

 Awards Certificates Issued ! 

FISTS Awards Issued for January 2016
Award - Call

Basic Century - PAØKVA - EA4BL - DL5CL

Diamond Century - G4PRL


Millionaire - DL5CL

2 Million - G4PRL - G3XVL

3 Million - GØPNM

7 Million - ABØBM

 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

       East Asia Chapter       
Take   JR2IUB   15167    Katsu   JR2LBF   15168    Yuki   JO4BIA   15169
TakU   JM7UBI   15170    Aki   JE6NSS   15171    Taka   JE3QXC   15172
       European Chapter       
Ian   EA7JUK   17613    Graham   GMØIMH   17614    Mike   G4IZZ   17615
Brian   MW3BMF   17616    Ron   GØMZK   17617    Andrew   OZ1XJ   17618
Chris   MØXRS   17619    DCA Club   OZ5E   17620    Feri   HA7HF   17621
Nigel   G4BSW   17622    Gordon   GM4OAS   17623    Geo   GI4SJQ   17624
Martin   2EØSUR   17625    Steve   GØWCS   17626    Withheld   Withheld   17627
Klaus   DL1BJA   17628    Colin   G3PGK   17629    -   -   17630
       Americas Chapter       
Scott   WZØZ   17597    Robert   K4RDH   17598    James   K5TSK   17599
Lawrence   KW4OH   17700    Tony   W6VFW   17701    Jock   N1JI   17702
Bill   N7IBG   17703    Paul   KA9VAU   17704    Ron   N4KPJ   17705
Rocky   AF5AF   17706    Jeffrey   KM4QDB   17707    Mark   N5UZZ   17708
Craig   W4CAN   17709    Tim   WD8TD   17710    John   WA2KSM   17711
Richard   AB6XG   17712    David   N6XJP   17713    Hugh   KA3TTW   17714
Barry   K3SUI   17715    Timothy   W7TGG   17716    Ronald   KØPGE   17717
Rob   KDØWNX   17718    Howard   NU7A   17719    David   AE4ZR   17720
George   WB2GTC   17721    Paul   N3APD   17722    David   KM4GBW   17723
Richard   NI7F   17724    Daniel   W7PAZ   17725    Gary   AF8A   17726
Dave   KD9VT   17727    Mark   KEØHJB   17728    -   -   17729

Red Line

  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

Red Line

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.

Download Up-To-Date Active Member Roster
As of January 1, 2016

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