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 Jul 29, 2016 at 10:23 PDT
Last Update Jul 29, 2016 at 10:23 PDT


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !

KEYNOTE NEWSLETTER EDITOR

We need a volunteer to take over the Editor's position for our Keynote newsletters. Duties of the Editor are as follows:

The Editor's job is basically gathering together all the needed articles with supporting photos and drawings for each issue of The KeyNote issues. Reading through each article and correcting any obvious errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Once that is done, send the articles to our layout and design person, who will produce and send a printed version to the publisher as well as a PDF version to the webmaster for publication on our website.

If you are interested in this position, send an e-mail to:


30th ANNIVERSARY LOGO

FISTS Americas Chapter is looking for a 30th Anniversary Logo for use during our 30th Anniversary year in 2017.

If you have an idea for a logo or can design a logo, we would like to hear from you.
Please send an e-mail to this address:




 KEYNOTE ISSUE #2 IS READY FOR DOWNLOAD! 



NEW FISTS Americas Chapter Yahoo Group - Details Here!



 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!



 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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



 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 June 2016
Award - Call


Diamond Century - PA7RA

4 Million Sticker - DL5CL


 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

                 
       Down Under Chapter       
                 
Dennis   VK4OC   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
Gary   G4ZAD   17685    John   GM4SLV   17686    Chris   GØTSQ   17687
Paulo   C91PM   17688    Phil   G8SGB   17689    Club   G4ARN   17690
Steven   MØSKJ   17691    Peter   DF5IN   17692    Padraigh   EI3GUB   17693
Greg   DL3GJ   17694    Trevor   MØTVR   17695    -   -   17696
                 
       Americas Chapter       
                 
Dwight   KB4WLF   17883    David   W8DSN   17884    Steven   K7EAU   17885
George   WAØFSE   17886    Lisa   KC1YL   17887    George   WB2OLJ   17888
Martin   WBØVKL   17889    David   WKØL   17890    Ted   W6VXP   17891
Tom   K9TYR   17892    Vern   WØVMP   17893    Al   W9ZJX   17894
David   N3CKI   17895    Kirk   WØKM   17896    Michael   K5ESS   17897
Tom   KT4XN   17898    Lynn   KJ4RTE   17899    James   KC9UNW   17900
Fred   NF1U   17901    Charles   KM9N   17902    Paul   KB4RGK   17903
Drennen   AF9U   17904    -   -   17905    -   -   17906


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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 Fall Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday Oct 1, 2016

FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday Oct 8, 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 July 1, 2016




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