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1987 - 2014

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Last Update 10/24/14

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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 - Starts Sept 21, 2014

FISTS Winter Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday February 14, 2015

 Veterans Appreciation Operating Event 

Date & Time: Nov 10, 11, and Nov 12, 2014

Time: 0001 UTC Nov 10th to 2400 UTC Nov 12

Exchange: RST, Call, Name, FISTS Nr., Branch of Military Service

Fists CW Club will be conducting a Veterans Appreciation Operating Event commencing at 0001 November 10, 2014 to 2400, November 12, 2014.

This three day event is not a contest so feel free to "chew the rag" but as a minimum we ask that you include at least the following information: Signal Report, Call, Name, FISTS Number, and Branch of Military Service if applicable.

Please note that these contacts will be eligible for the Fists Military Award. To apply for this FISTS CW Club award, please follow the instructions on the website awards page for the Military Award submission. If you are not working toward earning your FISTS USA Military Appreciation Award, it is not necessary to submit your log.

Please put this on your calendar and remember to Honor the Vets this November.

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CW FISTS Tuesday Activity Day

Starting Tuesday April 1, CW FISTS will be having a weekly Activity Day. Time will run from 0001 until 2400 GMT every Tuesday. No problem if you start a little early or run over. Not a contest, no need to submit your log, just get on the air and make some contacts!

One, two, several or a hundred QSOs it doesn't matter, just get on the air and make some QSOs.
We have invited the International FISTS Community to participate also so you may be able to work some new FISTS and new FISTS countries.

So dust off the key and get on the air and have some fun!

73 es CU on the bands!
Ed, N2ED, FISTS NA Activities

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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" N. A. FISTS Call or Number.
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North American FISTS Search

Thanks to Mark Downing, WM7D, for providing this service.

The active membership roster has been uploaded to the
WM7D server and includes new N.A. members up to 10/24/14.

Download Up-To-Date Active Member Roster
As of October 1, 2014

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