Int Morse Society

FISTS CW CLUB
The Americas Chapter
North, Central, South
and the Islands
Now in our 30th year promoting
Morse Code 1987 - 2017

Accuracy Transcends Speed
Courtesy At All Times

The International Morse Preservation Society Key
Last Update Feb 18, 2017 at 17:17 PST
Last Update Feb 18, 2017 at 17:17 PST

* * * ATTENTION CLUB MEMBERS ! * * *

Months are being added to your "Dues Expire Date" according to the amount of postage and credits you may have had remaining in the FISTS QSL Bureau when it was closed last October 2016.

Some members will be receiving automated "Thank You for Renewing" e-mails from the database server if the months added are over a certain amount. Many of you will not receive any notice if a few months were added to your membership. You may check your membership dues expire date on the following page:
Dues Expiration Date
This page will also show the number of months added to your membership.

This is a long process and I am not done with updating the database so please be patient.
Dennis K6DF - FISTS Membership

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 NEW FISTS HATS now available in the Store 

 Americas Chapter QSL Bureau - Closed 

Click Here For Details




NEW FISTS Americas Chapter Yahoo Group - Details Here!



  FISTS   CUMULATIVES   OPERATING   EVENT   2017   

The FISTS Cumulatives is once again being offered throughout 2017 with the same prizes!
Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators!
Check the Operating Page! for 2017 Cumulatives Dates and full details!

The 2017 Cumulatives event is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

*** Be sure to send in your logs! ***

NOTE: FISTS CW Club Officers are NOT eligible for key prizes


 Current 2017 Cumulative Reports 

Feb 2017          Mar 2017          Apr 2017          May 2017          Jun 2017         




 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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



 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.4.1 Version Now Available - Jan 29, 2017

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 ! 

January 2017

Award     -     Call

Basic Century - SV2BBK - IZ2FME

Silver Century - F5IYJ - I5EFO

Millionaire Award - F5IYJ - MX5IPX - GØDDX

2 Million Sticker - F5IYJ - DK3DUA

Spectrum Award - F5IYJ

Spectrum 80 Mtr - M5ABN

      WELCOME New Members! 

Name	Call	 Nr

Americas Chapter

James	K5KBA	18027

Bill	N3WMC	18026

Joseph	KD9CSV	18025

Edward	NI4MX	18024

Ronald	K3YEO	18023

Michael	N7DQ	18022

Charles	KF5DBN	18021

Dennis	K2DCD	18020

David	W1AMX	18019

Charles	W5UTW	18018

Charles	KK2TKJ	18017

Michael	KM6HQI	18016

Craig	WF6Q	18015

Justin	NZ5NZ	18014

John	AI6VM	18013

Ronald	KK6URQ	18012

Lyle	NZ1B	18011

Richard	W5FKW	18010

Dick	NØTGR	18009

Jeffrey	KT0G	18008

Steven	KT5MMI	18007

Gary	KM4OZZ	18006

Club	WI6QW	18005

James	N3LBJ	18004

Joel	K8SHB	18003

Paul	VA7CDB	18002

Charles	W8CFO	18001

Club	KMØRSE	18000

Matt	W0MLD	17999

William	KD2KUD	17998

Bryan	KG4GCX	17997

Paul	W5NWT	17996

Michael	N3IUI	17995

Richard	KM6HQU	17994

Michael	N5NN	17993

David	AC8SI	17992

Erik	WD5ENO	17991

Club	N3HAC	17990

Sean	N3JQ	17989

Michael	WE3L	17988

European Chapter

Gianni	IK4MEC	17134

Dave	G6IYD	18133

Ralph	S55CX	18132

Peter	G3TJE	18131

Mark	2MØRRT	18130

Bill	M6WVW	18129

Colin	G1LQT	18128

Pol	ON4LFO	18127

Adrian	M6HXE	18126

Bob	GMØLQY	18125

Dave	GØDDF	18124

?	?	18123

Richard	G6VGC	18122

Ian	2W0IGC	18121

Ian	G3YRQ	18120

Ian	M6ITH	18119

Grahame	G3XHB	18118

Ian	G3YBY	18117

Down Under Chapter

Alan	VK4AAN	15210

John	VK5CVF	15209

Adrian	VK5AW	15208

Ian	VK3IMB	15207

East Asia Chapter

Smiff	JE3AEB	15192

Hiro	JH4EYD	15191


Red Line


  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

FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 6, 2017

FISTS Spring Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday May 13, 2017 

FISTS Cumulatives - 2000 - 2200 UTC, Sunday Feb 26, 2017


Red Line


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.




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