|The International Morse Preservation Society|
* IMPORTANT INFO *
* FOR REQUESTING MEMBERSHIP *
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 Outlook.com 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 Outlook.com, 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 Outlook.com and have not heard back from us this may be why.
Here is the Microsoft Workaround Link to fix the problem.
* FISTS SPRINTS Will Continue in 2023 *
Read New Sprint Rules HERE!
Thanks to all who participated in 2022 !
* ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS *
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:
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.
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 2023 Keynote ***
*** NOTE *** The June 2023 Keynote is now available in the Members Area only.
This current newsletter will be made available to the public when the Sept 2023 issue is published.
The March 2023 issue is now available to the public under the Newsletters menu above.
The "Cut-Off" date for articles to get into the Sept 2023 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.
- NEW MEMBERSHIPS -
* * * 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) to:
Dennis K6DF, FISTS Membership Manager at
CURRENT Americas Chapter Members,
DO NOT SEND ANY DUES PAYMENTS !
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 21, 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.
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"
A love of Morse code and a concern for its perpetuation.
* * * JOIN FISTS - membership information! * * *
19 Million - NP3K
3 Million - GØBON
4 Million - AF5Z
5 Million - EA6BB
Century - IUØITX
Diamond Century - IZ2FME
Perpetual Prefix - AF5Z
Perpetual Prefix - W7ZDX
Silver Century - IUØITX
Spectrum 30m - EA6BB
Name Call Nr
Jeff WJ3FF 22093
Joe KQ4IWO 22092
Jeff W7BRS 22091
David KI5WWP 22090
Bob KNØT 22089
Orrin WN1Z 22087
Billy N5SE 22086
Ole OZ1FKU 22136
Taff GWSWL78 22134
Down Under Chapter
Brendan VK3BAP 22133
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 4.3.3 Version Now Available - May 24, 2023
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 ! ! !
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 Summer Saturday Sprint - 1600 - 1800 UTC, Saturday Aug 12, 2023
FISTS Summer Sunday Sprint - 2100 - 2300 UTC, Sunday Aug 20, 2023
FISTS Americas Chapter Call or Number Search.
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 - Jun 4, 2023 at 18:49 PDT