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 Jan 23, 2017 at 15:23 PST
Last Update Jan 23, 2017 at 15:23 PST

January 20, 2017

Congratulations to our new Chapter President!

Tim O'Conner AC5SH



Americas Chapter Message

As of December 31, 2016 I have retired as Chapter President and Director.

I wish to thank the Americas Chapter Volunteers, as well as the general
membership, for their help and support during my time as Chapter President.

From that date forward I will continue as the Chapter Membership Manager,
Webmaster, and International Awards Manager.

73, Dennis K6DF




 Americas Chapter QSL Bureau - Closed 

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NEW FISTS Americas Chapter Yahoo Group - Details Here!



  FISTS   CUMULATIVES   OPERATING   EVENT   2017   

The FISTS Cumulatives will once again be 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 2016 Cumulatives Reports and Winners ! 

Aug 2016          Sept 2016          Oct 2016          Nov 2016          Dec 2016

THE 1st, 2nd, and 3rd PLACE VIBROPLEX KEY WINNERS ARE!

1st Place - Vibroplex Original Presentation Semi-Auto "Bug" Key
Is awarded to . . . Mike Maner WI5H

2nd Place - Vibroplex Original Deluxe Semi-Auto "Bug" Key
Is awarded to . . . Tom Spencer AK4NY

3rd Place - Vibroplex Oringinal Standard Semi-Auto "Bug" Key
Is awarded to . . . Cecil Turquette K5YQF




 Lookup Your Dues Expiration Date HERE 

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



 FREE - FISTS Log Converter Program 

NEW 3.4.0 Version Now Available - Dec 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 ! 

December 2016

Award     -     Call

Silver Century - G3XVL - N7RD - EA6BB

RCC Award - G4RHR

80 Meter RCC - G3XVL

Spectrum 20 Award - SP9NLI

Millionaire Award - N7RD - W8JPF

2 Million Sticker - MØDRK

3 Million Sticker - G3XVL

4 Million Sticker - M5ABN - HB9FBG

8 Million Sticker - G4MLW

Perpetual Prefix - N7RD

Prefix 50, 100, & 150 Awards - N7RD

      WELCOME New Members! 

Name	Call	 Nr

Americas Chapter

Michael	N5NN	17993

David	AC8SI	17992

Erik	WD5ENO	17991

Club	N3HAC	17990

Sean	N3JQ	17989

Michael	WE3L	17988

Douglas	ADØFB	17987

Matthew	KG5ORU	17986

David	NT6AA	17985

Jeffrey	N2KOF	17984

Tim	KØFKG	17983

Richard	K1RIK	17982

Tobey	KCØIMF	17981

Neall	W5NED	17980

Lori	K2LSB	17979

John	KDØJPE	17978

Jim	ABØLY	17977

John	W4JKL	17976

Josh	KA9LYH	17975

Carl	KC1FLN	17974

Richard	KF7TUA	17973

Mark	WD4ELG	17972

Bill	NM5BB	17971

David	KI7JJC	17970

Jerry	W2GPK	17969

Micah	W5ABH	17968

European Chapter

Ian	G3YBY	18117

Gary	MØWJD	18116

Ken	GI1XPV	18115

John	G7OXK	18114

Uros	S56WVT	18113

John	EI5JS	18112

Michael	EI5HSB	18111

Olly	MØWTL	18110

Jim	MØGJQ	18109

Hans	PA1ALV	18108

David	GØHVN	18107

Leo	EA7KB	18106

Austin	MØLAY	18105

?	?	18104

Mik	IZ2FME	18103

Down Under Chapter

Ian	VK3IJB	15206

East Asia Chapter

Hiro	JH4EYD	15191

Ama	JN6PPD	15190


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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

FISTS Winter Slow Speed Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday Feb 4, 2017

FISTS Winter Unlimited Sprint - 1700 - 2100 UTC, Saturday Feb 11, 2017 

FISTS Cumulatives - 2000 - 2200 UTC, Sunday Feb 12, 2017


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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.




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