Int Morse Society

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 May 24, 2016 at 18:17 PDT
Last Update May 24, 2016 at 18:17 PDT

Dayton Sign

Another successful FISTS Booth at Dayton Hamvention this year!


Many thanks to our hard working booth crew;

           Larry KA8HFN
Russ W4ZDU
           Henry WD8Q

Thank you all for your time and effort to make the FISTS booth a success!

A special "Thank You" to FISTS members Rich W4RQ and Rob AJ4SB for the
large and expertly hand-crafted QLF key for use in the FISTS Booth. It was
a great help to Larry KA8HFN, our official QLF examiner, to test, qualify,
and enroll many new QLF candidates into the FISTS QLF membership roster.

Please be sure to take a look at the Dayton 2016 photos page, more photos to follow.

Hope to see you at the Dayton FISTS Booth (NH-0136) in 2017, our 30th Anniversary Year !

 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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

 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.2.5 Version Now Available - Feb 18, 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 ! 

FISTS Awards Issued for April 2016
Award - Call

Millionaire - GØPOT

Spectrum - GMØEPO

22 & 23 Million Stickers - W5GXV

Perpetual Prefix 50 - GØPNM

 WELCOME to our New FISTS CW Club Members! 

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

       Down Under Chapter       
David   ZL4LDY   14195    Brian   VK4BOW   14196    -   -   14197
       East Asia Chapter       
Masa   JRØVSF   15176    Dharitri   VU3RON   15177    Steve   JS6TMW   15178
Peter   VR2VPH   15179    Shun   JJ1DJX   15180    Yo   HS6ZBQ   15181
       European Chapter       
Graham   M3IME   17664    Neil   GM7NYB   17665    Nick   GØHFL   17666
Darren   M6GQQ   17667    John   G4DRS   17668    Bob   G6TDR   17669
Giovanni   IKØTWN   17670    Colin   MØJXS   17671    Trev   2EØJSJ   17672
OWEN   2EØNWE   17673    Steve   GØHCR   17674    David   MØHJR   17675
       Americas Chapter       
Charlie   NJ7V   17787    Bruce   K8UDH   17788    Steve   KL7SRC   17789
Philip   WE7A   17790    Lloyd   KC5FM   17791    Brent   KJ6PEH   17792
David   K5FIG   17793    Paul   KD9DAE   17794    Michael   AE7XP   17795
Frank   K5PHB   17796    Glenn   KO5TER   17797    Stanley   WA6VJY   17798
Alvaro   HK5NLJ   17799    Concetta   WH6DZB   17800    Richard   AH6NM   17801
Gene   W4KLA   17802    Merle   NM5MW   17803    Terry   WB6TA   17804
Onzo   WW5OBA   17805    Marilyn   AF7BI   17806    Wayne   KC1AUM   17807
Scott   KØLAR   17808    Will   WØZRJ   17809    Al   K9IA   17810
Jeff   K9VEG   17811    Todd   N7TWL   17812    George   AA4GT   17813
David   AK4IC   17814    Eric   N3DWS   17815    Jeff   KC6LTO   17816
Thomas   N5GP   17817    Mark   W9MNM   17818    -   -   17819

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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 

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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.
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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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