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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.

  * * * SPRINT - NOTICE * * *  

Whereas our general membership keeps increasing, the participation in our Sprints keeps
diminishing. It appears the membership is no longer interested in Sprint activities.
If there is no increase in participation for the remaining Sprints of 2024,
all future Sprints will be cancelled on Jan 1, 2025.

Thanks to all who participate in the Sprints !


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.)

 *** June 2024 Keynote *** 

*** NOTE *** The June 2024 Keynote is now available in the Members Area only.
This current newsletter will be made available to the public when the Sept 2024 issue is published.

The March 2024 issue is now available to the public under the Newsletters menu above.

The "Cut-Off" date for articles to get into the Sept 2024 Keynote issue will be Aug 15th.
Send your articles and photos to the email address.

Use the Keynote Writer's Guide to help you write your Keynote article.


* * *    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.
May 19, 2024 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 ! 

May     2024

Award - Call

13 Million - VA4ADM

14 Million - VA4ADM

15 Million - VA4ADM

16 Million - VA4ADM

20 Million - IKØIXI

4 Million - MØKTZ

5 Million - MØKTZ

Century - G6HH

Century - VA3LMI

Century - DL6NAN

Century - SV8SXF

Perpetual Prefix - GØFOZ

Perpetual Prefix - SV8SXF

Perpetual Prefix 100 - SV8SXF

Perpetual Prefix 50 - SV8SXF

Silver Century - G4YVM

Silver Century - GØFOZ

Worked All States - VA4ADM

 New Members! 

Name        Call        Nr

Americas Chapter

Victor   W2GSP	22596
Anton    K5VOX	22595
Scott    KC5AAV	22594
Derek    W7DRK	22593
Dave     KQ4IOI	22592

European Chapter
Edgardo  IZ1ELP	22666
John     F5MDW	22665
Marie    M7YRU	22664
Steve    MØYRU	22663
Mike     MØSOM	22662
Martin   G7RXR	22661

Down Under Chapter

East Asia Chapter

* Both Lists Will Scroll

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

 !!! IMPORTANT NOTE - May 24, 2023 !!! 

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 4.7.0 Version Now Available - May 24, 2024

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 George Longden Memorial Event - First Full Weekend in September Each Year

WZ8C Nancy Kott Memorial Event - Third Full Weekend in April Each Year

European Chapter Activities - Special Operating Events for 2024

*** NOTE - NEW Sprint TIMES & RULES as of JUNE 2023 ***

FISTS Summer Saturday Sprint - 0000 - 2359 UTC, Saturday Aug 10, 2024

FISTS Summer Sunday Sprint - 0000 - 2359 UTC, Sunday Aug 18, 2024

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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 37th year promoting Morse Code 1987 - 2024
Accuracy Transcends Speed - Courtesy At All Times

      Website Suggestions and Corrections to Dennis K6DF at

Page Last Updated - May 29, 2024 at 15:40 PDT