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  Dayton, Ohio - May 18, 19, and 20, 2018  
  FISTS Booth Numbers 6111 and 6112  

  * * * NEW ITEM! * * *  
  Member Articles  

This new web page section will contain CW related articles, written by our club members and offered in PDF format. Details for submitting your own article will be made available very soon. The first article, written by Bob German KB4RGC, is already on this new page, Member Articles

A link to the "Member Articles" page is available under the "Operating" menu at the top of every web page.

 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.

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

 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

 Thank You Renewing Members! - Listed HERE 

88 Membership Renewals Since Mar 25, 2018 - (Last 30 Days)

 Awards Certificates 
 Issued ! 

March     2018

Awards - Call


3 Million Sticker - W3QT

5 Million Sticker - GØILN

7 Million Sticker - VK7CW

8 Million Sticker - VK7CW

9 Million Sticker - VK7CW

Century Award - G4HXY

Spectrum Sticker 40m - VK7CW

Spectrum Sticker 20m - F6JOE

 New Members! 

Name       Call       Nr

Americas Chapter

Ken	 W4KDK	18626
Bryan	 N3FZ	18625
Matt	 K2MFW	18624
Key	 K4MDF	18623
Rich	 KDØZV	18622
Donald	 KCØDE	18621
Ronald	 K4FET	18620
Joseph	 KI7LDI	18619
Joe	 KA9QAT	18618
Malcolm	 NB3T	18617
Ralph	 N4RLI	18616
Ben	 K2CPU	18615
Howard	 AEØZ	18614
Thomas	 NS3U	18613
Clarence	 KØJZ	18612
Manny	 KC6ZSY	18611

European Chapter
Ken	 GØOBK	18709
Gareth	 GM7WFT	18708
Nigel	 MØICH	18707
Stephen	 2EØAAO	18706
David	 MØILX	18705
Chris	 HB9AJP	18704
Colin	 G4RTJ	18703
Gavin	 G8XJR	18702
Grahame	 MØOSB	18701
John	 GW4LPB	18700
Joe	 IK2WAD	18599
Andreas	 DJ3EI	18598
John	 GSWL48	18597

Down Under Chapter

East Asia Chapter
Aki	 JO1DGE	15265
Benedict	 VR2VVR	15264
Lee	 BX2AB	15263

* Denotes Life Member

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.4.8 Version Now Available - Mar 7, 2018

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 ! ! !

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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

FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 5, 2018

FISTS Spring Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 12, 2018 

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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.

Page Last Updated - Apr 22, 2018 at 22:45 PDT

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