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The Americas Chapter - North, Central, South, and The Islands


Please DO NOT send your membership request using OUTLOOK.COM.
We have received several email membership requests that we cannot reply back to.

If you are using and it is not set up properly your email will have a
reply address sent with your email like the one below.

This type of email address does not allow a reply to be sent back to you, it will bounce back as:

"Action: Failed - Mailbox Unavailable"

Please send your membership request using something other than, use a
standard email address so we can reply back to you with your member number and
password. All membership requests are answered within one day.
If you use and have not heard back from us this may be why.
Here is the Microsoft Workaround Link to fix the problem.

Thank You.

  * FISTS SPRINTS Will Continue in 2023 *  
  Read New Sprint Rules HERE!  

Thanks to all who participated in 2022 !


ONLY for "Americas Chapter New Members" Joining March 1, 2019 and after . . .

New Members can earn a free FISTS CW Club cloth patch by doing the following:

FISTS Key Patch

Make "ONE 10 minute CW QSO" with "ONE" FISTS Member on
any amateur "radio" band, after your Join Date.

We encourage you to use the FISTS calling frequencies. Calling Freqs listed HERE.

Report the required QSO data to the FISTS Awards Manager at:

He will mail your FISTS CW Club patch to you.

Required data:
Date, UTC Start and End Times, Freq, Mode, Call, Name, and FISTS Nr of the station contacted.

Remember to also send your name, call, and mailing address.

(Club call signs not eligible.)


* * *    If you wish to join FISTS "Americas Chapter" as a "New Member", you will receive a lifetime DUES FREE membership which includes downloaded newsletters ONLY.

Those who are eligible to join FISTS "Americas Chapter" are those living in countries of North, Central, and South America and the associated Islands.

To receive your FISTS membership number send an e-mail with your
Call, Name, Current Mailing Address, and (Telephone Nr. - optional)
Dennis K6DF, FISTS Membership Manager at

CURRENT Americas Chapter Members,
Your current "Americas Chapter" membership has changed to a "Lifetime" membership with no dues and on-line newsletters ONLY.

 All Sprint Results 

Are now available in the ARCHIVES page.
Feb 19, 2023 Sprint Results
Are Available HERE

 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 - membership information! * * *

 Award Certificates 
 Issued ! 

March     2023

Award - Call


18 Million - NP3K

2 Million - KB9ENS

4 Million - G4PRL

4 Million - GØOTT

Century - KB9ENS

Century - GØOEY

Century - VK5GG

Millionaire - KB9ENS

New Member Key Patch - K9FRO

New Member Key Patch - WB9RAS

New Member Key Patch - KDØEVP

New Member Key Patch - VE6VIC

 New Members! 

Name        Call        Nr

Americas Chapter

Jerry    KO4VRM	22042

European Chapter

Down Under Chapter
Roger    VK6WHY	21948

East Asia Chapter
Yon      YB1UUU	22120

* Both Lists Will Scroll

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

 !!! IMPORTANT NOTE - October 13, 2022 !!! 

Please update ALL older versions of Log Converter as they will not download
members lists nor send award logs to the Awards Manager properly !

NEW 4.3.0 Version Now Available - Oct 13, 2022

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!

It can also be used as a general logging program.

Best of all - it is FREE ! ! !

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  Up Coming FISTS Activities !  

G3ZQS Memorial Contest - 0001 UTC Sept 1 - 2359 UTC Sept 3, 2023
2022 Results available on the Archives page.

European Chapter Activities - Special Operating Events for 2022

Nancy Kott Memorial KN0WCW Event - 0001 UTC April 15 - 2359 UTC April 16, 2023

*** NOTE - 2023 Sprint Dates and Rules Have Changed ***

FISTS Spring Saturday Sprint - 1600 - 1800 UTC, Saturday May 13, 2023

FISTS Spring Sunday Sprint - 2100 - 2300 UTC, Sunday May 21, 2023

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FISTS Americas Chapter Call or Number Search.
U.S. Navy Wedge Key
The Americas Chapter FISTS Search

The Americas Chapter member roster is updated each weekday.

Now in our 36th year promoting Morse Code 1987 - 2023
Accuracy Transcends Speed - Courtesy At All Times

      Website Suggestions and Corrections to Dennis K6DF at

Page Last Updated - Mar 14, 2023 at 17:24 PDT