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 May 4, 2016 at 12:34 PDT
Last Update May 4, 2016 at 12:34 PDT

  Slow Speed Sprint - Saturday May 7th 1700 to 2100 UTC  

 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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

 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

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.2.5 Version Now Available - Feb 18, 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 April 2016
Award - Call

Millionaire - GØPOT

Spectrum - GMØEPO

22 & 23 Million Stickers - W5GXV

Perpetual Prefix 50 - GØPNM

 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

       East Asia Chapter       
Masa   JRØVSF   15176    Dharitri   VU3RON   15177    Steve   JS6TMW   15178
Peter   VR2VPH   15179    Shun   JJ1DJX   15180    -   -   15181
       European Chapter       
Andrew   G8INV   17649    Club   GSØAYR   17650    Jelle   ON6PJ   17651
Steve   G4YGA   17652    Zeb   HB9FXW   17653    Ian   G4EVK   17654
Joanne   2E1BCF   17655    Lee   GØDBE   17656    Steve   MØPAV   17657
Mark   M6KNM   17658    Charles   G4JQX   17659    Club   G3VRE   17660
Gareth   GØMFR   17661    Lawrie   GMØTLM   17662    Filip   ON3FV   17663
Graham   M3IME   17664    Neil   GM7NYB   17665    Nick   GØHFL   17666
Darren   M6GQQ   17667    -   -   17668    -   -   17669
       Americas Chapter       
Wayne   W4HG   17772    Frank   W1VER   17773    James   KB9ON   17774
David   KN1SIX   17775    Phil   KB5EBB   17776    Don   KG5DW   17777
Bob   AC9KJ   17778    Steve   N1TYH   17779    Andy   NB8F   17780
Stuart   KG5MCG   17781    Robert   KF4ILV   17782    David   KD2IIK   17783
Alfred   WA2VJL   17784    Brian   AJ4RI   17785    Jim   KB5RK   17786
Charlie   NJ7V   17787    Bruce   K8UDH   17788    Steve   KL7SRC   17789
Philip   WE7A   17790    Lloyd   KC5FM   17791    Brent   KJ6PEH   17792
David   K5FIG   17793    Paul   KD9DAE   17794    Michael   AE7XP   17795
Frank   K5PHB   17796    Glenn   KO5TER   17797    -   -   17798

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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 Spring Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 7, 2016

FISTS Spring Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 14, 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.
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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 January 1, 2016

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