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 Aug 30, 2016 at 10:12 PDT
Last Update Aug 30, 2016 at 10:12 PDT

 2016 Summer Sprint Results now Posted on the Archives Page! 



We need a volunteer to take over the Editor's position for our Keynote newsletters. Duties of the Editor are as follows:

The Editor's job is basically gathering together all the needed articles with supporting photos and drawings for each issue of The KeyNote issues. Reading through each article and correcting any obvious errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Once that is done, send the articles to our layout and design person, who will produce and send a printed version to the publisher as well as a PDF version to the webmaster for publication on our website.

If you are interested in this position, send an e-mail to:


FISTS Americas Chapter is looking for a 30th Anniversary Logo for use during our 30th Anniversary year in 2017.

If you have an idea for a logo or can design a logo, we would like to hear from you.
Please send an e-mail to this address:


NEW FISTS Americas Chapter Yahoo Group - Details Here!



This new operating event will run from early August until mid December 2016
on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
For full rules and log details, please see FISTS Cumulatives on the Operating Page!

 2.  FISTS Americas Chapter  -  Veterans Celebration   

Between Oct 11th and Nov 11th, 2016 make contact with 11 different amateurs that are U.S. Veterans or Active Duty Military.

Complete event details are listed on the Operating Page!

 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.3.0 Version Now Available - Jun 27, 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 ! ! !

 Awards Certificates Issued ! 

FISTS Awards Issued for July 2016
Award - Call

Basic Century - DL4CF - W8JPF - AB0TO

Silver Century - JK7UST - DL4CF

Gold Century - DL4CF

Millionaire Award - OH2BN - DL4CF

2 & 3 Million Stickers - DL4CF - G4LRG

4 to 8 Million Stickers - DL4CF

Spectrum Award 40M - DL4CF

Prefix Award - DL4CF

Prefix 50, 100, & 150 - DL4CF

 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

       Americas Chapter       
-   -   17924    -   -   17923    Mark   W7BZ   17922
Rob   KA6JLT   17921    Michael   KE8CHP   17920    Robert   N3FJ   17919
Leigh   WH6LC   17918    Lawrence   KC8JCB   17917    Thomas   KA4DQJ   17916
Ron   W7SHA   17915    Tim   K5TGS   17914    Michael   KM4NNE   17913
Thomas   KI6BNL   17912    Alan   WA3ZKI   17911    Phil   N9TD   17910
MARK   KK4BYZ   17909    Michael   WE2EEE   17908    Michael   K1MRF   17907
Steve   K9DY   17906    Bill   KD9FSE   17905    Drennen   AF9U   17904
       European Chapter       
-   -   18055    -   -   18054    Neville   MØVSP   18053
Mike   G4VQH   18052    Egon   PA3AAT   18051    Steve   M3YAW   18050
Pat   F8BON   17699    Richard   2WØRTJ   17698    John   ZS1ZC   17697
Withheld   Withheld   17696    Trevor   MØTVR   17695    Greg   DL3GJ   17694
       Down Under Chapter       
-   -   15202    -   -   15201    -   -   14199
       East Asia Chapter       
-   -   15187    -   -   15186    -   -   15185

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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 Fall Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday Oct 1, 2016

FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday Oct 8, 2016 

FISTS Cumulatives - 1900 to 2100 UTC, Sunday Sept 11, 2016

Veteran Celebration - Oct 11th to Nov 11th, 2016

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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.

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

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