Int Morse Society

FISTS CW CLUB
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 Jun 29, 2016 at 10:59 PDT
Last Update Jun 29, 2016 at 10:59 PDT


  Slow Speed Sprint - Saturday July 2nd 0000 to 0400 UTC  



 TWO NEW FISTS OPERATING EVENTS COMING in AUG & OCT ! 


 1.  FISTS   CUMULATIVES   

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!



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 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 ! 

CONGRATULATIONS !
FISTS Awards Issued for May 2016
Award - Call


Basic Century - NØCVW - I5EFO - W4RQ

Silver - K1ESE

Gold - K1ESE

Millionaire - K1ESE

2 & 3 Million - K1ESE

4 Million - K1ESE - GØILN

5, 6, 7, & 8 Million - K1ESE

W.A.S. - K1ESE

Spectrum 40 Mtr - K1ESE

Spectrum 20 Mtr - NØCVW

Spectrum 20 Mtr Endorsement - K1ESE

Perpetual Prefix - K1ESE - W4RQ

Perpetual Prefix 50 - K1ESE - W4RQ

Perpetual Prefix 100 - K1ESE - W4RQ

Perpetual Prefix 150 - K1ESE


 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

                 
       Down Under Chapter       
                 
-   -   14197    Michael   VK2CCW   14198    -   -   14199
                 
       East Asia Chapter       
                 
Peter   VR2VPH   15179    Shun   JJ1DJX   15180    Yo   HS6ZBQ   15181
Hal   JE1REU   15182    Ken   JHØILL   15183    Yado   JP6TDI   15184
                 
       European Chapter       
                 
Walter   AC4IM   17676    Roger   MØDOH   17677    Jack   OZ4F   17678
Andy   MØVVA   17679    Withheld   Withheld   17680    Chris   MW6XFU   17681
Mike   5B4AIK   17682    Ian   G4JQT   17683    Simon   MØTRJ   17684
                 
       Americas Chapter       
                 
Kurt   NI8K   17853    Nicholas   N4TAE   17854    Tom   KO5USA   17855
John   KD2HEK   17856    Paul   KG5NKW   17857    Robert   ND2O   17858
Marcus   N5ZY   17859    James   W4UCA   17860    Alex   W5YB   17861
Fred   NE2E   17862    Richard   No Call   17863    Jerry   KK6PA   17864
Nathalie   KK4FLA   17865    Richard   W8DUK   17866    J-P   KD9JPC   17867
Howard   W5AOP   17868    Thomas   W4TDV   17869    Charles   NS7I   17870
Don   WS4E   17871    Andres   N9HHT   17872    Donal   K3CUU   17873
Steve   N3FWE   17874    Steven   W3TAU   17875    Darrell   AB2E   17876
Tracy   K3KWB   17877    Tom   K7TLI   17878    Howard   N3FEL   17879


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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 Summer Slow Speed Sprint - 0000 - 0400 UTC, Saturday Jul 2, 2016

FISTS Summer Unlimited Sprint - 0000 - 0400 UTC, Saturday Jul 9, 2016 

FISTS Cumulatives - 1900 to 2100 UTC, Sunday Aug 14, 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 January 1, 2016




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