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 Jul 6, 2015 at 17:26 PDT
Last Update Jul 6, 2015 at 17:26 PDT

Keynote newsletter 2015 Issue #2 is now available!

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.

 Spring Slow & Unlimited Sprint results are now on the Archives 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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How to Learn Morse Code Using the K7QO CD's

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 Awards Certificates Issued ! 

FISTS Awards Issued for June 2015
Award - Call

2 Million - WD9HBC

3 Million - GØILN

 WELCOME to our Latest FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

Bob   VK2BTJ   14187    David   ZL1DCO   14188    Clinton   SWL-VK   14189
Mela   JI1KBF   15156    Taka   JP3CGJ   15157    -   -   15158
Tony   M6BDO   17099    Liam   EISWL27   17400    Frank   G7GQP   17401
Ady   MØXYZ   17402    Robbie   GØGUH   17403    Guy   M6FKR   17404
Mark   M6MEN   17405    Richard   5B4AJG   17406    Giorgio   IK3NLK   17407
Hans   DK9NL   17408    Graham   M6EEQ   17409    Withheld   Withheld   17410
Les   AC2OX   17305    David   K2DCG   17306    Dennis   W4HXH   17307
Steve   N1AB   17308    Bill   KC4WNI   17309    Rich   W4RQ   17310
Raul   W2FR   17311    Gary   WAØWHE   17312    Briton   N6UG   17313
Dan   AB4NS   17314    Robert   KBØTUA   17315    Joe   KW1K   17316
Bill   WA9BNZ   17317    Bob   K6GCN   17318    John   KM6NN   17319
Steve   WA6KJV   17320    Rob   KW4HR   17321    Darel   N6LZD   17322
Charlie   KØMSO   17323    Thomas   VE3PVI   17324    Jon   KBØLQJ   17325
Matt   NM9O   17326    Tom   K8TOM   17327    Kyle   K6QQQ   17328
Harry   K3HK   17329    Dennis   KF5YGL   17330    Bob   K3ZGA   17331
Glenn   K2GAR   17332    Dick   W7XT   17333    Douglas   WB6GTB   17334
Michael   N5XTH   17335    Len   K9LJ   17336    John   WQ2E   17337

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  Up Coming FISTS Activities !  

Read Details Here!

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

FISTS Fall Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday October 3, 2015

FISTS Summer Unlimited Sprint - 0000 - 0400 UTC (this is Friday evening), Saturday July 11, 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.
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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, 2015

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