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 Nov 24, 2015 at 11:29 PST
Last Update Nov 24, 2015 at 11:29 PST

 Congratulations 2015 Year-End Sprint Winners ! 

Winners of the QRO and QRP $150 Gift Certificates

QRO category - Glenn Foley KO4OL
QRP category - Gary Hill AAØCL

High Overall "Cumulative" Score Trophy Winners

QRO and QRP Categories both went to:
Cecil Truquette K5YQF

Club Category goes to:
FISTS Club of North Carolina W4FFF

Sprint engraved glass trophies, shown at right, were sent to High Overall Winners
instead of framed certificates this year. Fall Certificates will be mailed soon.

Trophy photo by K5YQF

 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

Yes . . . Your Dues Expire Date was not on the mailing label this time.

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

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 October 2015
Award - Call

Basic Century - MØGGK

Diamond Century - G4MLW

Millionaire - G4RHR

5 Million - PA7RA

7 Million - G4MLW

RCC Award - G4MLW

 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

-   -   14192    -   -   14193    -   -   14194
Nao   JH4QFI   15165    -   -   15166    -   -   15167
James   GW3SSK   17477    Ashley   M3ZXV   17478    Russell   MØGYY   17479
Peter   MØPJD   17480    Russell   G5XW   17481    Peter   ONL5923   17482
Stan   G1VUK   17483    Chuck   GØPGA   17484    Rob   M6LRU   17485
Pete   2EØKEH   17486    John   PAØWIT   17487    John   G4FWA   17488
Geoff   GØSCX   17489    Tony   MM6TGN   17490    Alex   G7KSE   17491
Stephen   ON5REV   17492    Steven   DO6DKF   17493    -   -   17494
Michael   K1SLT   17525    Tom   N7TGC   17526    Robert   KB8LVC   17527
Herbert   AA7XP   17528    David   KØJRS   17529    Don   KG5JBA   17530
Michael   W6GYC   17531    Mac   WA4QWN   17532    Art   W2NRA   17533
Howard   WD5IDB   17534    Club Stn   K4TS   17535    Club Stn   K4GVA   17536
Jim   W4NYM   17537    Gregg   KD4JVG   17538    Bill   VE3WMZ   17539
Marty   KD2JQG   17540    Nicholas   W1WI   17541    David   KE4PEY   17542
Ron   W6RRA   17543    Karl   KNØKN   17544    Keith   VA7NCC   17545
Ron   AC8RB   17546    Sam   AG4XF   17547    Pat   N7PXY   17548
John   W6SU   17549    William   KAØRSN   17550    Mickey   N4MB   17551
Keith   WA7CC   17552    Steve   KE8PA   17553    Modesto   XE2HOE   17554
Len   KC1AID   17555    -   -   17556    -   -   17557

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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 Winter Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday February 6, 2016

FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday February 13, 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 October 1, 2015

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