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November 2019

  • 09 Nov 19: Please join us in the Ladder on-air activity (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 10 November 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
  • 03 Nov 19: Please send in your logs and comments for the following activities that took place or finished in October 2019:

    Notes: You can send in logs at any time and more than once, but each log MUST include ALL QSOs (the most recent log replaces earlier ones).  In all the activities, even if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs because it encourage others to join in.
  • 02 Nov 19: Graham G3ZOD writes:  The RSGB Marconi CW 2m Contest is this Weekend, 2 November 1400 UTC - 3 November 1400 UTC.  It is part of a Europe-wide contest and is the third out of three annual RSGB VHF CW contests (6m, 4m and 2m).

    NOTE: This year the rules concerning the 6 hour operating section have changed - see the rules!

    Unlike HF contests, QSOs are a bit more relaxed and don't expect to get 599 for each QSO!  The exchange is RST, serial number and 6 character locator.  Most activity centres around 144.050, with the primary CW band plan segment 144.025 - 144.110 MHz.

October 2019

  • 26 Oct 19: Please join us in the Ladder on-air activity (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 27 October 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      NOTE: On Sunday, clocks in much of Europe will have changed from daylight savings (summer) time to winter time.  E.g. the UK will have changed from BST to UTC.

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
  • 24 Oct 19: The Summer 2019 Key Note is now available to all current FISTS CW Club members.

    Please visit the Members' Area to get your copy:
    https://fists.co.uk/members/members.aspx

    Items in this issue include:
    • Ralph Sutton ZL2AOH SK.
    • The electro-bug key - IK0IXI.
    • Why is my key called a "Bug" - M0MMX.
    • My passage into Morse Code - MI0WWB.
    • The G5RV antenna - G4BEQ.
    • Be happy with your (P)lot - G3VBS.
    • A mystery Marconi Key? - G3XMM.
    • Restoring a double current key - G3YZZ.

    ... and more besides!

     
  • 21 Oct 19: FISTS Europe members: At the time of writing, 313 members have not yet renewed their membership.

    The latest "Key Note" should be arriving through letter boxes within a few days' time!  If you receive the printed copy, please check the envelope's address label for your next renewal date - if it says "July 2019", it could be the last "Key Note" you will receive.

    Also, all European members can check their next renewal date on the website at:
    http://fists.co.uk/members.

    If you want to renew your membership, you can do it here:
    http://fists.co.uk/renew.
  • 16 Oct 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder October 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and discussions about FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes the results for the October 2019 Ladder activity, the Word Search 2019 activity, and provides information about the upcoming activities.

     
  • 12 Oct 19: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    PeterG4LHI#2219 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    PeterM5ABN#6423 Down Under Gold 25, Down Under Gold 50
    DerekM0DRK#8344 Gold Century
    FabioIK0IXI#14539 Silver Century, Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement, Rag Chewers, Spectrum 20m, Down Under Gold 50
    BertF6HKA#14577 Spectrum 80m Endorsement, Spectrum 30m Endorsement, Worked All States 15m Endorsement, Down Under Gold 25, Down Under Gold 75
    BenDH0DK#16573 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    PeteG0PNM#16592 Down Under Gold 25
    MikIZ2FME#18103 Silver Century, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Down Under Gold 25
    RobinG4DNP#18149 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    AndrewG0OEY#18402 Down Under Gold 25
    WilliamMI0WWB#18434 1 X QRP, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Down Under Gold 75
    RichardG4TGJ#18559 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    RayM0DHP#18562 Basic Century
    JoeIK2WAD#18599 Millionaire, Prefix, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement
    IvanG0BON#18877 Millionaire
    VladoIU0HMB#18894 Basic Century
    JohnG4YTJ#19024 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    JohnM6BLV#19277 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 12 Oct 19: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    DanielVK7DPF#15248 NickG8SYE#19511 BillN2RKL#19562
    RameshVU2LU#15287 BarryG6JMX#19512 RoyKN4WOJ#19563
    PederW7RPK#19463 Luke2W0LXT#19513 ConoW2ZMZ#19564
    RichardN0JBF#19464 TimG4YTD#19514 FabioPY1RCH#19565
    IraWB2POP#19465 SamG0BOM#19515 TonyW8CDC#19566
    MichaelKD9MED#19466 TerryG3VMT#19516 WardKL7IXW#19567
    RaymondKC3NDZ#19467 JimG4EQX#19517 AlK7AJG#19568
    KeithKN4RFL#19468 WinDK6JK#19518 PeterKA1IFG#19569
    CharlesAF5AO#19469 PeteG8RXZ#19519 MatthewW4MLS#19570
    JohnN8GOU#19470 ClausDJ0DX#19520 KevinK4MCX#19571
    BillN5CX#19471 RogerG3KMV#19521 MarkWW5SS#19572
    DavidWB6DNL#19472 SalIK7UKF#19522 ThomasW8WEU#19573
    DavidNN7RM#19473 GeoffMW0PUG#19523 RonnieN4PHL#19574
    DaleKJ4VTS#19474 AndyM0TIZ#19524 BobK4DJG#19575
    RichardW9KMF#19475 RoyG0VFS#19525 MichaelK6VN#19576
    RonKW1Q#19476 IanGI0AZB#19526 PedroWP4O#19577
    JoeyW4JF#19477 EstherGI0AZA#19527 LuisNP4RA#19578
    DavidKO4MC#19478 MarioDD7CW#19528 RayAK6E#19579
    BillNF6R#19479 NigelG4DFQ#19529 WilliamW1WRH#19580
    MichelVE2BJG#19480 AdrianG0EHG#19530 DavidK5DWJ#19581
    SonnyW4KXQ#19481 KenM0OAE#19531 ChristopherN2MCS#19582
    LesKT3R#19482 KevinM0KHZ#19532 JamesW5JT#19583
    RickWW9JD#19483 LeonardoIZ2VTO#19533 RichardK4CRD#19584
    GregWB7DUO#19484 Paddy2E0TWD#19534 CecilW5CFT#19585
    DavidKB7QHL#19485 BrunoEA4EPY#19535 DarrellAA9OM#19586
    DavidXE2AD#19486 FrankM6JZO#19536 NeilK6UIP#19587
    AaronW8AAR#19487 ThomasDG6UAX#19537 EricKZ5ED#19588
    ClaudeVE2DPE#19488 IanEI4DP#19538 BobAC8ZU#19589
    JeffreyKC9TR#19489 AaronM0IER#19539 RobertN9TO#19590
    RichardNZ2I#19490 ChrisG4WVF#19540 JoshuaKI5FXG#19591
    SteveW0AZ#19491 GeorgeG0UCF#19541 DonKI5AIU#19592
    JayK4EMF#19492 LaurenceWA0EJX#19550 GuillermoKM4OOD#19593
    MarkW8EWH#19493 RichardKU4NZ#19551 JoeAG7FH#19594
    PhilK5PGH#19494 MikeWB0BEE#19552 OscarNK3B#19595
    TomKF4YEY#19495 ArtK7DWI#19553 MarkKC0MH#19596
    PeterKW0FRE#19496 SamKN4SYS#19554 DavidVE3KIU#19597
    ThomasW4OLR#19497 DudleyKD0NMD#19555 KennethKB3HXA#19598
    StevenWB2GDD#19498 GregoryKE8GC#19556 RichKB1FGC#19599
    PaulNZ7Q#19499 FrankK8WY#19557 DennisWV8DX#19600
    AlDA6RAM#19508 BobWA4SUH#19558 JoelND5V#19601
    JimMM1DPH#19509 RobertK6DDS#19559 MarkAC2ZR#19602
    JeffMW6OVT#19510 GeneVE6EFC#19561 DavidWA5DJJ#19603
  • 12 Oct 19: Please join us in the Ladder on-air activity (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 13 October 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
  • 02 Oct 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder September 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and discussions about FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes the results for the September 2019 Ladder activity and provides information about the upcoming activities.

     
  • 01 Oct 19: Please send in your logs and comments for the following activities that took place or finished in September 2019:

    Notes:

    (1) If you had any Ladder QSOs between 01 July and 30 September, you are almost guaranteed to be able to send in a Word Search log; please do!!

    (2) You can send in logs at any time and more than once, but each log MUST include ALL QSOs (the most recent log replaces earlier ones).  In all the activities, even if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs because it encourage others to join in.

September 2019

  • 03 Sep 19: Please send in your logs and comments for the following activities that took place or finished in August 2019:

    Note: You can send in Word Search logs at any time and more than once, but each log MUST include ALL QSOs (the most recent log replaces earlier ones).  The closing date for Word Search logs is 7th October.

    In all the activities, even if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs because it encourage others to join in.

August 2019

  • 13 Aug 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder August 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes the results for the July 2019 Ladder activity and provides information about the upcoming activities.  It also discusses the new FISTS Down Under 5 Day QSO QRP award and the new club projects.

     
  • 10 Aug 19: Please join us in the Ladder and Word Search 2019 on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 11 August 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      Ladder QSOs have a good chance of contributing to the Word Search (see below); why not give it a try?  On FISTS Log Converter's "Activities" tab, select "Word Search", click "Enter Activity" and you will get a report on your progress.

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Word Search 2019 Monday 01 July 00:01 until Monday 30 September 23:59 UTC.
      Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up as much as you can of the phrase 'WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?  SFB MORSE'.
      New for 2019: If you are entering the Open section only, you can opt to have the letters chosen automatically for you.
      Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for either or both in your log.
  • 01 Aug 19: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    PeterNN9K#2047 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    PeterG4LHI#2219 Millionaire 11 Million Endorsement
    WesW1LIC#2697 Silver Century
    CharlieNP3K#5110 Down Under Gold 25, Down Under Gold 50, Down Under Gold 75
    ClayKE5HL#8002 Spectrum 40m, Spectrum 20m Endorsement
    GarryVK2GAZ#14151 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    SteveVK7CW#14164 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    FabioIK0IXI#14539 Basic Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Prefix, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement, Down Under Gold 25
    TonyVK3TP#15204 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    BillVK1MCW#15215 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    DavidG4YVM#15868 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Down Under Gold 25
    DavidG7WHI#18144 Down Under Gold 25
    WilliamMI0WWB#18434 Spectrum 80m, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    PatrickON4BCA#18724 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    IvanG0BON#18877 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs
    PeterGM0EUL#18888 Down Under 5 Day QRP QSOs

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 01 Aug 19: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    AndrewVK2PEZ#15245 JerryWX1FLY#19420 MarkKE0UKS#19445
    AlanGM4PWR#19286 BillKG6NRV#19421 MichaelK6DBF#19446
    JerryRS323733#19287 LutherW0GIN#19422 BrianN1BBT#19447
    JoPG4I#19288 JesseK6DR#19423 ThomasWB2JSY#19448
    PhilG4LPP#19289 FrankNY2X#19424 JoshKI5FPW#19449
    Antrim and District Amateur Radio SocietyMN0GFE#19290 MauriceK0EH#19425 AmandaWN9PMC#19450
    AlainF6CAX#19291 ThomasWX4TW#19426 JohnWB3EYB#19451
    NickM0NPH#19292 MikeWM4X#19427 JohnW2JDT#19452
    TrystanG0KAY#19293 ZacharyKD6DXA#19428 EdmondAG7WI#19453
    VagnOZ1OXQ#19294 WilliamKL0NP#19429 JohnN6JCB#19454
    AndyM0XRE#19295 RandyKG9NF#19430 PeteN3WZO#19455
    SirromnelGSWL51#19296 DonWD4EGT#19431 JefferyN4ZKS#19456
    AengusEI6KB#19297 AlbertKE8IVW#19432 KeithKC9IH#19457
    HenryM0HQJ#19298 MichaelK1LHO#19433 JohnKE0VPA#19458
    BrunoI6YPK#19299 JackKC1KQW#19434 JohnKX4P#19459
    DenisVE2HO#19410 JuanKC2FKM#19435 BruceW7BCW#19460
    PeterAA3BR#19411 TomWA5ZBT#19436 KevinVE7WD#19461
    JamesW0JKG#19412 RonN6HDV#19437 JohnK0JD#19462
    RichK2RAH#19413 LarryNN4SS#19438 DaveG8PGO#19500
    MarloKA2IRQ#19414 NieceKA1ULN#19439 SimonG6XHF#19501
    AlexanderKC0REL#19415 JoeW1HAI#19440 DavidM6NWQ#19502
    KenN8KDC#19416 JohnN4KNZ#19441 TomM7HTC#19503
    GaryNB7B#19417 TageK1SEI#19442 John2I0FIP#19504
    JackieAA9SI#19418 BillW3MJ#19443 DavidGD4EBA#19505
    AndreVA2AGW#19419 GaryK2AJY#19444 TonyM7TEV#19507
  • 01 Aug 19: Please send in your logs and comments for the following activities that took place or finished in July 2019:

    Note: You can send in Word Search logs at any time and more than once, but each log MUST include ALL QSOs (the most recent log replaces earlier ones).  The closing date for Word Search logs is 7th October.

    In all the activities, even if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs because it encourage others to join in.

July 2019

  • 27 Jul 19: Please join us in the Ladder and Word Search 2019 on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 28 July 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      Ladder QSOs have a good chance of contributing to the Word Search (see below); why not give it a try?  On FISTS Log Converter's "Activities" tab, select "Word Search", click "Enter Activity" and you will get a report on your progress.

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Word Search 2019 Monday 01 July 00:01 until Monday 30 September 23:59 UTC.
      Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up the phrase 'WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?  SFB MORSE'.
      New for 2019: If you are entering the Open section only, you can opt to have the letters chosen automatically for you.
      Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for either or both in your log.
  • 19 Jul 19: The Spring 2019 Key Note is now available to all current FISTS CW Club members.

    Please visit the Members' Area to get your copy:
    https://fists.co.uk/members/members.aspx

    Items in this issue include:
    • Hunting for the Unicorn Part 3. G3VBS
    • Spotlight on G4LRG
    • CW COM a worthy alternative? AA7FV
    • A Marconi masterpiece? G3XMM
    • Simple HF antenna M0BMN
    • The Radio Amateur G4BEQ
    • Fists receives award from CW ops
    • 9G2DX Ghana March 2019 Insight

    ... and more besides!

     
  • 13 Jul 19: Please join us in the Ladder and Word Search 2019 on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 14 July 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      Ladder QSOs have a good chance of contributing to the Word Search (see below); why not give it a try?  On FISTS Log Converter's "Activities" tab, select "Word Search", click "Enter Activity" and you will get a report on your progress.

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Word Search 2019 Monday 01 July 00:01 until Monday 30 September 23:59 UTC.
      Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up the phrase 'WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?  SFB MORSE'.
      New for 2019: If you are entering the Open section only, you can opt to have the letters chosen automatically for you.
      Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for either or both in your log.
  • 08 Jul 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder July 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes the results for the June 2019 Ladder activity and information about the upcoming activities.


     
  • 01 Jul 19: Please send in your logs and comments for the following activities that took place or finished in June 2019:

    In all the activities, even if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs because it encourage others to join in.

June 2019

  • 23 Jun 19: Graham G3ZOD writes: UK amateurs, the annual RSGB 6m CW contest is Sunday 24th June, 0900-1200 UTC.

    The exchange is RST, serial number and 6 character locator, with most European CW activity between 50.080-50.100 MHz.  Unlike HF contests, though, don't expect to get 599 for each QSO!  This should be interesting with the added likelihood of sporadic E propagation.

    QSOs with other FISTS CW Club members count towards FISTS Awards such as the Millionaire.
  • 22 Jun 19: Please join us in the Ladder and Word Search 2019 on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 23 June 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Word Search 2019 Monday 01 July 00:01 until Monday 30 September 23:59 UTC.
      Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up the phrase 'WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?  SFB MORSE'.
      New for 2019: If you are entering the Open section only, you can opt to have the letters chosen automatically for you.
      Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for either or both in your log.
  • 15 Jun 19: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 Down Under Gold 50
    DavidG0XAH#2222 Down Under Gold 25
    KenG4RHR#2248 Down Under Gold 25
    MilanOK1KW#4827 Millionaire 19 Million Endorsement, Down Under Gold 75
    CharlieNP3K#5110 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 40m Endorsement
    AlanMW0BGL#16507 Down Under Gold 25
    FanisSV2BBK#18061 Silver Century, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    KepaEA6BB#18080 Down Under Gold 25
    WilliamMI0WWB#18434 Silver Century, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Down Under Gold 25, Down Under Gold 50
    NilsDL3HR#18556 Down Under Gold 25
    RayM0DHP#18562 Millionaire
    IvanG0BON#18877 Basic Century, Down Under Gold 25

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 15 Jun 19: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    BenVK6XC#15242 WilliamK3UZ#19329 DonKE6BXT#19370
    IanVK6DW#15243 MelissaKI0A#19330 KenW8ASA#19371
    LesVK2LES#15244 MichaelWM2Q#19331 DaveKC9EI#19372
    TunaHS4QKN#15285 GeneKD9KMF#19332 GerryWA6POZ#19373
    Bob2E0OFG#19267 NianfengWU6P#19333 DavidKC9UVG#19374
    RexG4RAE#19268 DougW2NWU#19334 JosephKC8SAA#19375
    Chris2E0FRU#19269 MichaelK5RQI#19335 ScottWD8IXO#19376
    NigeM0NGN#19270 MonteWV0I#19336 MichaelN8ND#19377
    PeteM0HQO#19271 WolfgangAI6SL#19337 JimKH6SKY#19378
    GarryMM0XET#19272 EdwinAG7UU#19338 JamesKC8PXB#19379
    DagfinnLA7VE#19273 JeffK7JF#19339 JodieN8LSA#19380
    SteveIZ2BKC#19274 JeffW4JPG#19340 DavidKD8FO#19381
    DaveG0VKY#19275 JefferyK4EVT#19341 RyanKD8DNS#19382
    SamM0SKF#19276 KennethAF4QK#19342 JerryK4TG#19383
    JohnM6BLV#19277 KenWA4NSV#19343 SpenceWT8WV#19384
    Steven2E0ADR#19278 RussN2AMP#19344 AllanKD8DEU#19385
    Steven2E1HFH#19279 BernardKG8V#19345 RichKD2CQ#19386
    PeteG4WJJ#19280 RickVE3UG#19346 GlennKE8LZD#19387
    ColinGM0FHF#19281 TomN3UKO#19347 TedKD8AUJ#19388
    AndrewM0IRU#19282 JimKG9LB#19348 PeterWA3UMY#19389
    DanON1BBD#19283 MarkW3II#19349 MikeN9BNN#19390
    FabioIT9GSF#19284 JackK8SW#19350 FrankWB8YHD#19391
    GrahamGM5DEM#19285 JamesWB4CMA#19351 GaryN4ZDK#19392
    WilliamW1KZP#19311 DavidND1J#19352 ArieKE0IGH#19393
    MartyAG3I#19312 WaltK3DQB#19353 GaryKK4WJO#19394
    LarryAG1C#19313 WilliamKD6LTA#19354 DavidKE7MRT#19395
    SteveKA2YRA#19314 EliKD6LRY#19355 MarkKJ4YM#19396
    AbbyKC3AVY#19315 NormanKD6OMV#19356 BryAF4K#19397
    PaulKC1LBL#19316 JohnWW4JF#19357 MikeN9XA#19398
    DavidN8GZ#19317 RogerW2RMB#19358 SteveKJ4ZN#19399
    PaulVE3AXT#19318 CurtWA2JSG#19359 WayneK5UNX#19400
    DonaldW6QEY#19319 JohnK8YH#19360 GregKM6SYX#19401
    MikeW4AMR#19320 RobertN7CZ#19361 JohnKJ4KPW#19402
    JimWT8P#19321 RichardK7NJ#19362 BradKJ7GFW#19403
    RogerN2IH#19322 ChrisNZ6T#19363 DennisKN4FAD#19404
    JohnWH6DQU#19323 JeremyKC8RJW#19364 AustinKA3TTT#19405
    RandolphWX4D#19324 MarkKC9TYA#19365 RichardWR6D#19406
    IrvK3IRV#19325 MarkWA8ZIP#19366 ThomasNV1U#19407
    DennisWA5LXS#19326 JimKC0RPS#19367 CindyK7CLR#19408
    NickVE3EIB#19327 JohnKC7MRY#19368 DavidKE5PYF#19409
    NateK9CPO#19328 LaurenKD8PZ#19369    
  • 14 Jun 19: The latest version, 3.7.3, of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version adds support for the Word Search 2019 on-air activity (01 July - 30 September, FISTS CW Club Europe).  This year it is even easier to send in a log; the program can choose the letters on its own, if you wish.

    FISTS Log Converter can be used in conjunction with almost all amateur radio logbook programs -or- for anyone not currently using one, it includes its own optional, easy-to-use logbook.

    The program is available from the download web page.  Many thanks to the testers: Alex PA1FOX, Peter G4LHI, and Richard G0ILN.

     
  • 14 Jun 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder June 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes the results for the 2m Bank Holiday Refresher & May 2019 Ladder activities and information about the upcoming activities.


     
  • 08 Jun 19: Please join us in the Ladder on-air activity (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 09 June 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
  • 02 June 19: Please send in your logs and comments for the following activities that took place or finished in May 2019:

    **** Also, please send in details of your equipment, any comments and ideally photographs, for the Chirp n Drift Activity and Iconic Rig Event.

May 2019

  • 26 May 19: Please join us in the Ladder and 2m Bank Holiday Refresher on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 26 May 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • 2m Bank Holiday Refresher Monday 27 May 10:00-12:00 UTC.

      This is a return to 2m CW with a set of 2 hour sessions on different days and times in April and May.  Send in logs for your best three scoring sessions.  Exchange a minimum of:
          RST, name, QTH, member number (if available).

      Recommended frequencies 144.025 - 144.100 with centre of activity 144.052.  QSO points are as per the Ladder but also multipliers apply.  If you use FISTS Log Converter, please install version 3.7.2 or later.
  • 11 May 19: Please join us in the Ladder and 2m Bank Holiday Refresher on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 12 May 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • 2m Bank Holiday Refresher Thursday 16 May 19:00-21:00, Saturday 25 May 14:00-16:00, Monday 27 May 10:00-12:00 UTC.

      This is a return to 2m CW with a set of 2 hour sessions on different days and times in April and May.  Send in logs for your best three scoring sessions.  Exchange a minimum of:
          RST, name, QTH, member number (if available).

      Recommended frequencies 144.025 - 144.100 with centre of activity 144.052.  QSO points are as per the Ladder but also multipliers apply.  If you use FISTS Log Converter, please install version 3.7.2 or later.
  • 11 May 19: Graham G3ZOD writes: The RSGB 4m (70 MHz) CW Contest 2019 is Sunday 12 May 0900-1200 UTC.

    The exchange is: RST, Serial Number (starting at 001) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator and UK stations send the first 2 letters of their Postcode.

    This is one of three RSGB VHF CW contests (6m, 4m, & 2m).  These are more relaxed than HF contests and typically 'real' RSTs are exchanged, so have fun and listen carefully!  If you have QSOs with FISTS CW Club members, these count towards the FISTS Awards.
  • 10 May 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder May 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes a discussion of the Chirp n Drift and 2m activities, April 2019 Ladder results, and information about the upcoming activities.


     
  • 08 May 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder April 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes details of the Winter Sports, March 2019 Ladder results and information about the upcoming activities.



     
  • 02 May 19: Please send in your logs for the following activities that took place or finished in April 2019:

    *** Logs are NOT needed until 7 June for the 2m Bank Holiday Refresher.  You can however send in logs for it at any time, but if you do, please note that only the most recent log will be included in the results, so it must contain QSOs for every day that you participated.

April 2019

  • 28 Apr 19: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 Millionaire 6 Million Endorsement, Down Under Gold 25
    PeterG4LHI#2219 Down Under Gold 25, Down Under Gold 50, Down Under Gold 75
    DavidG0XAH#2222 Silver Century
    KenG4RHR#2248 Rag Chewers 2m Endorsement
    MilanOK1KW#4827 Down Under Gold 25, Down Under Gold 50
    CharlieNP3K#5110 Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 20m, Prefix, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement
    TheoPA3HEN#6477 Diamond Century
    JohnG4LRG#14873 Rag Chewers
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Millionaire 6 Million Endorsement
    MarkM0UZE#17405 Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement, Rag Chewers
    PeterG4LDD#17644 Basic Century
    BernardON7ZH#18446 Millionaire
    NilsDL3HR#18556 Millionaire

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 28 Apr 19: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    SigJP7TQQ#15279 MichaelN1ZJD#19177 DavidAG7SM#19228
    WenBV3UJ#15280 MichaelW6ASA#19178 ChadAB8SV#19229
    LincolnBV2CW#15281 GermanoK4KBL#19179 KellyKC5YPU#19230
    DavidBX3ACB#15282 KendallKD4KEN#19180 DonN1ECE#19231
    LanBU2EB#15283 GlenW1ND#19181 StanAA3P#19232
    RodGM4WWU#15284 WilliamKI7BJS#19182 LarryKF0MM#19233
    SteveG0NVW#19028 NathanAB2ZU#19183 JamesKF5LAP#19234
    DickF6DXE#19029 DavidNG5E#19184 MattKE7EX#19235
    DickPA3BPV#19030 RichardKC3KJQ#19185 FrancisN4UWS#19236
    AdamSQ3XZ#19031 StevenKB9B#19186 LynnW4DDT#19237
    ChrisG4BGM#19032 StevenW8SC#19187 JustinKI5CKQ#19238
    VernerOZ9XU#19033 GeraldWB5JEO#19188 BradleyN1NPK#19239
    TomSQ9IWA#19034 MikeW4BZM#19189 ClaudeW4FKM#19240
    JaakkoOH2KMV#19035 RonKF8O#19190 MarcAD4CW#19241
    GeoffG4TQM#19036 DickAA7DX#19191 NicholasKJ6LDN#19242
    JohnG0KFM#19037 CathyW4CMG#19192 SteveKT4RH#19243
    SteveG4SDM#19038 HalN4HOE#19193 RichWZ6K#19244
    BillM0TDW#19039 RollinWA7BFN#19194 JoeNN6B#19245
    BirgirTF1BT#19040 AnneKC9YL#19195 RobW0JRM#19246
    TrevorMI0TBV#19041 SteveAE8AT#19196 ErnestKC3JDJ#19247
    MatteoM0TKM#19042 JoeN4JW#19197 HaroldKE8LIJ#19248
    MichaDF4WX#19043 JohnWT4AG#19198 MichaelKC8WH#19249
    TonyGSWL50#19044 JoelKQ7L#19199 AndyGI7INR#19250
    KariOH6JTW#19045 LarryKB8EMD#19200 IgorUA5D#19251
    MattM0PTO#19046 JoeKE0FXN#19201 JohnG0LXC#19252
    PeterOZ8PM#19047 HarryW4WHF#19202 DavidG0CTP#19253
    JohnG4ILA#19048 BernieVE3FWF#19203 HenryM6HGB#19254
    DaveGW4AKY#19049 LouisKN4PZE#19204 BrianEI6JG#19255
    BillKA7PNH#19073 DeanK7NO#19205 ShayEI7JR#19256
    MikeAG5QX#19155 RichardN7ARZ#19206 RichMI0SMK#19257
    DonnaKC9THF#19156 PatrickWG8F#19207 EdG4ETV#19258
    DanielW0RD#19157 CharlesNT8N#19208 BenON6FBR#19259
    JoeW1FYL#19158 BobKI6LNY#19209 PaulG3ZKO#19260
    DeweyWD4FFP#19159 MaryVE3MVM#19210 AdrianM0ANS#19261
    PatrickWB4PM#19160 AmberKN4TBY#19211 TimM0ZRR#19262
    ColeyKN4SGY#19161 CharlesKF6FJU#19212 StuartM0SRZ#19263
    AlWA4YIR#19162 KarlWB4KKI#19213 RayG4NSJ#19264
    ZacharyKD9MER#19163 SamuelKB5RX#19214 SteveM0KOV#19265
    JoshuaW0ODJ#19164 BarbaraKB5ZSG#19215 DavidS51MM#19266
    FrankK4ING#19165 PatrickW9PFK#19216 DavidKF4LIS#19300
    ToddN3TJB#19166 RichardWC7CT#19217 AlexW3AVP#19301
    DrakeKR7F#19167 MichaelK6MCO#19218 FrankWA4PAM#19302
    LawrenceKE4UZL#19168 JonKG7DC#19219 NeilK9PIX#19303
    PatW5WTH#19169 RogerKG5YEJ#19220 LauraN6LRA#19304
    MikeKE4ILG#19170 JayVY1JA#19221 WesleyWM7WM#19305
    HaydenKN4FLN#19171 RonaldWL7CPS#19222 MikeN0MPM#19306
    AlvinKK6UQX#19172 PaulVP9KF#19223 JohnK4YK#19307
    GeorgeKQ5H#19173 AmyAG7GP#19224 DeweyK4CAB#19308
    KevinNN3E#19174 SteveWD4CFN#19225 MarkAD7GB#19309
    BarryK6ZGW#19175 PatNF8H#19226 CliffordAG7CC#19310
    GeneW4FHJ#19176 TonyKD6WYH#19227    
  • 28 Apr 19: The 2019 EuCW QRS Week activity is Monday 29 April to Friday 03 May UTC (inclusive).

    Maximum speed is 14 wpm.

    Call 'CQ' or 'CQ QRS'.

    See the full details on the EuCW website.


     
  • 28 Apr 19: Please join us in the Ladder, 2m Bank Holiday Refresher and Chirp n Drift on-air activities (FISTS CW Club Europe):
    • Ladder Sunday 28 April 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • 2m Bank Holiday Refresher Tuesday 30 April & Wednesday 08 May 19:00-21:00 UTC (& 3 more May sessions).
      This is a return to 2m CW with a set of 2 hour sessions on different days and times in April and May.  Send in logs for your best three scoring sessions.  Exchange a minimum of:
          RST, name, QTH, member number (if available).

      Recommended frequencies 144.025 - 144.100 with centre of activity 144.052.  QSO points are as per the Ladder but also multipliers apply.  If you use FISTS Log Converter, please install version 3.7.2 or later.
    • Chirp n Drift Monday 06 May starting 18:00-00:00 UTC for 6 hours.
      This is an informal gathering; No rules, no scores, & no results tables!

      Dust off the chirpy gear and spread the word for another exciting and interesting event.  We hope to hear a few more 1154s and elusive Parasets this time, but homebrew gear is also most welcome!
  • 22 Apr 19: The 2m Bank Holiday Refresher (FISTS CW Club Europe) starts with Monday 22nd & Tuesday 30th April 19:00-21:00 UTC (with 4 further sessions in May).
    This is a return to 2m CW with a set of 2 hour sessions on different days and times in April and May.  Send in logs for your best three scoring sessions.  Exchange a minimum of:
        RST, name, QTH, member number (if available).

    Recommended frequencies 144.025 - 144.100 with centre of activity 144.052.  QSO points are as per the Ladder but also multipliers apply.  If you use FISTS Log Converter, please install version 3.7.2 or later.

    Dates and times (UTC):
    Mon 22 April19:00 - 21:00 (Easter Bank Holiday).
    Tue 30 April19:00 - 21:00.
    Wed 08 May19:00 - 21:00.
    Thu 16 May19:00 - 21:00.
    Sat 25 May14:00 - 16:00.
    Mon 27 May10:00 - 12:00 (Spring Bank Holiday).
  • 13 Apr 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder and 2m Bank Holiday Refresher on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 14 April 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • 2m Bank Holiday Refresher Monday 22nd & Tuesday 30th April 19:00-21:00 UTC (& 4 May sessions).
      This is a return to 2m CW with a set of 2 hour sessions on different days and times in April and May.  Send in logs for your best three scoring sessions.  Exchange a minimum of:
          RST, name, QTH, member number (if available).

      Recommended frequencies 144.025 - 144.100 with centre of activity 144.052.  QSO points are as per the Ladder but also multipliers apply.  If you use FISTS Log Converter, please install version 3.7.2 or later.
  • 06 Apr 19: Please send in your logs for the following activities that took place or finished in March 2019:

    *** If you had Ladder QSOs on any or all of 24 February, 10 March, 24 March, PLEASE do send in a Winter Sports log.  Ladder QSOs can be used towards Winter Sports!  At a bare minimum, one QSO with a member will count towards the Cross Country event, and your QSOs may qualify for more points in other Winter Sports events.  See the Winter Sports rules for more information.

March 2019

  • 25 Mar 19: The Winter 2019 Key Note is now available to all current FISTS CW Club members.

    Please visit the Members' Area to get your copy:
    https://fists.co.uk/members/members.aspx

    Items in this issue include:
    • Hunting for the Unicorn Part 2.
    • QRSS Very slow CW.
    • Setting up the straight key.
    • Robert Stoddart M0BYJ 1917-2018 Obituary.
    • QUA.
    • S81/2R! A significant Morse Key.
    • NARSA Rally. Blackpool 28th April 2019.

    ... and more besides!

     
  • 24 Mar 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder and Winter Sports on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 24 March 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      NOTE: Ladder QSOs can also be used to claim Winter Sports points.  QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Winter Sports continues until 31 March 23:59 UTC.  This is a set of five varied events, each of which has QRP and Open sections: Ski Jump, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Bobsleigh, & Speed Skating.

      Operation is on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m.  Wrap up well and have your Morse key polished and ready!

      (If you are using FISTS Log Converter (strongly recommended for Winter Sports), please ensure you have version 3.6.2 or later installed.)
  • 16 Mar 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder March 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes details of the February 2019 Ladder results and information about the upcoming activities in April and May.




     
  • 10 Mar 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder and Winter Sports on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 10 March 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      NOTE: Ladder QSOs can also be used to claim Winter Sports points.  QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Winter Sports continues until 31 March 23:59 UTC.  This is a set of five varied events, each of which has QRP and Open sections: Ski Jump, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Bobsleigh, & Speed Skating.

      Operation is on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m.  Wrap up well and have your Morse key polished and ready!

      (If you are using FISTS Log Converter (strongly recommended for Winter Sports), please ensure you have version 3.6.2 or later installed.)
  • 01 Mar 19: Please send in your logs for the following February 2019 activities:

    Winter Sports (FISTS CW Club Europe) logs are not due until 07 April; **HOWEVER** note that 27 February Ladder QSOs can be used towards Winter Sports!  At a bare minimum, one QSO with a member will count towards the Cross Country event, and your QSOs may qualify for more points in other Winter Sports events.

    In all the activities, if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs to encourage others to join in.

February 2019

  • 23 Feb 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder and Winter Sports on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 24 February 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      NOTE: Ladder QSOs can also be used to claim Winter Sports points.  QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Winter Sports continues until 31 March 23:59 UTC.  This is a set of five varied events, each of which has QRP and Open sections: Ski Jump, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Bobsleigh, & Speed Skating.

      Operation is on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m.  Wrap up well and have your Morse key polished and ready!

      (If you are using FISTS Log Converter (strongly recommended for Winter Sports), please ensure you have version 3.6.2 or later installed.)
  • 10 Feb 19: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    BertVK2BNX#15241 RandyKF4O#19099 DougN4NYK#19128
    PascalIK7TVE#19009 LinWN4BIY#19100 AlKA9OUT#19129
    DeanM6XUT#19010 PatrickAA2R#19101 LanceWU0Q#19130
    EddieG3WNQ#19011 TravisKN4QDE#19102 JohnKC3IVN#19131
    PaulG6UVS#19012 LawrenceW0LRF#19103 DickKA1TE#19132
    MarcoON8RAT#19013 GeorgeAC8KJ#19104 TimothyAJ7F#19133
    FeriHA7UL#19014 SusanK5YNC#19105 RonWB5UPS#19134
    LiamM7LPD#19015 RichardW7YC#19106 ScottWX1J#19135
    EnricoIZ2UQE#19016 CarolKP4MD#19107 StanK0IV#19136
    MartinM3NTR#19017 ScottKE1RR#19108 SkipKG5SW#19137
    PatrickPA3SKY#19018 IraAA4IB#19109 Noel MatosCM8NMN#19138
    SlavEI2IDB#19019 DoloresKD0CIV#19110 BruceKA0TZX#19139
    AndyIK5VLL#19020 ReedK7FLY#19111 RonaldKD4KPR#19140
    BrianG0HCT#19021 JoseN1NQ#19112 StephenWB5CTS#19141
    AllanG4YWX#19022 LeonardWD5CAY#19113 GaryWB2FQL#19142
    WillemPA3CNI#19023 SafdarP41S#19114 JohnN2YKG#19143
    JohnG4YTJ#19024 RandyN4SAX#19115 StevenKM6VOV#19144
    AlanG0FTN#19025 JackWH6AJM#19116 LigiaKM6VOW#19145
    FabF4GYM#19026 WilliamK7RY#19117 DavidKG0EW#19146
    AndrasHA5DSA#19027 JimW8YKG#19118 SheliaKN4IRZ#19147
    LarryVE3NLW#19090 JerryKC1FFN#19119 RichN4DPM#19148
    DouglasNJ1T#19091 JohnAD4HX#19120 NoelWA4JNP#19149
    DavidWB2CRI#19092 LeviW7AMF#19121 LenVE5LEN#19150
    BobVE3ORK#19093 JosephKE8DUP#19122 RyanKB8HOC#19151
    RudyW5HRH#19094 JohnKB8ZPZ#19123 JohnWB9JPH#19152
    HectorKP4AMU#19095 LoyalW4LAS#19124 JamesW7JRD#19153
    JerryKE0PRQ#19096 DennisK7CPY#19125 RandallKE8JWB#19154
    DannyZF1DM#19097 DominicKD2EPM#19126    
    RickeyKC4S#19098 LemuelW1LEM#19127    
  • 09 Feb 19: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement
    CharlieNP3K#5110 Worked All States
    FredG3YJQ#16276 Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement
    AlanMW0BGL#16507 Silver Century
    CeesPA0VLD#18138 Basic Century
    WilliamMI0WWB#18434 Prefix

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 09 Feb 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder and Winter Sports on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 10 February 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      NOTE: Ladder QSOs can also be used to claim Winter Sports points.  QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Winter Sports continues until 31 March 23:59 UTC.  This is a set of five varied events, each of which has QRP and Open sections: Ski Jump, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Bobsleigh, & Speed Skating.

      Operation is on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m.  Wrap up well and have your Morse key polished and ready!

      (If you are using FISTS Log Converter (strongly recommended for Winter Sports), please ensure you have version 3.6.2 or later installed.)
  • 09 Feb 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder February 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes details of the January 2019 Ladder results.




     
  • 03 Feb 19: Please send in your logs for the following January 2019 activities:

    Winter Sports (FISTS CW Club Europe) logs are not due until 07 April **HOWEVER** note that 27 January Ladder QSOs can be used towards Winter Sports! 
    At a bare minimum, one QSO with a member will count towards the Cross Country event, and your QSOs may qualify for more points in the Winter Sports events.

    In all the activities, if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, please do send in logs to encourage others to join in.

January 2019

  • 26 Jan 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder and Winter Sports on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 27 January 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      NOTE: Ladder QSOs can also be used to claim Winter Sports points.  QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Winter Sports continues until 31 March 23:59 UTC.  This is a set of five varied events, each of which has QRP and Open sections: Ski Jump, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Bobsleigh, & Speed Skating.

      Operation is on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m.  Wrap up well and have your Morse key polished and ready!

      (If you are using FISTS Log Converter (strongly recommended for Winter Sports), please ensure you have version 3.6.1 or later installed.)
  • 23 Jan 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder January 2019 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes details of the 2018 Ladder and Straight Key Week results.


     
  • 16 Jan 19: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    BrentonVK3YB#15237 RobertKC4LRR#19053 NealAD0UI#19072
    IanVK6EA#15238 KentAE4Y#19054 BillN7HHS#19073
    JohnVK5FLEA#15239 RichardWA0LIF#19055 GregWI4T#19074
    BrynVK4GF#15240 ScottKD4MSR#19056 MontiKG7WZT#19075
    EmersonDV3CEP#15278 PaulW6DIZ#19057 JamesKD9FEK#19076
    AnthonyN2DOE#18993 AudieW6ZDR#19058 SteveKS2A#19077
    SeanK2NEL#18994 BillAB7LG#19059 JoeW0MQY#19078
    MikeVE3EDX#18995 JeffKA4WYC#19060 RickN9GSU#19079
    JerryWA8LUC#18996 BillW4EDN#19061 VincentW2YNT#19080
    GrahamNY4ZZ#18997 WilliamK4CS#19062 BruceN9DBJ#19081
    AlvenN7GVF#18998 EricW7IGC#19063 DaveKD2SAM#19082
    RickKK5RX#18999 DaveW0DAS#19064 EdwardKG4VDY#19083
    DickPA3CW#19005 MikeKJ4POM#19065 TonyVE3HDA#19084
    LoekPE0MJX#19006 DonKG5CMS#19066 JoeKC7FSE#19085
    StuartG4WCP#19007 JonathanKC3KBE#19067 DanielWB0SSC#19086
    GeorgeSV2SBE#19008 DaveW8XAL#19068 JudithKD0ZTF#19087
    BradleyKG5VXA#19050 ScottWE3Q#19069 DavidKB1PJ#19088
    RonVE3DFI#19051 EdWA9MNF#19070 TimKM6WYH#19089
    SteveKN4PMF#19052 BryanNU1N#19071    
  • 15 Jan 19: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    PeterG4LHI#2219 Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement
    MilanOK1KW#4827 Millionaire 18 Million Endorsement
    CharlieNP3K#5110 Diamond Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    AlanMW0BGL#16507 Spectrum 80m
    Ivan9H1PI#18886 Basic Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 14 Jan 19: The latest version, 3.6.1, of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version adds support for the Winter Sports 2019 on-air activity (FISTS CW Club Europe).

    FISTS Log Converter can be used in conjunction with almost all amateur radio logbook programs -or- for anyone not currently using one, it includes its own optional, easy-to-use logbook.

    The program is available from the download web page.  Many thanks to the testers: Alex PA1FOX, Michael G0POT, Peter G4LHI, and Richard G0ILN.
  • 13 Jan 19: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder December 2018 newsletter has just been published by David G4YVM, Activities Manager.

    BrassPounder provides the results and comments for FISTS CW Club on-air Activities in Europe/UK.

    This edition includes details of the November 2018 Ladder results and the rules for the 2019 Winter Sports.


     
  • 12 Jan 19: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 13 January 14:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00 UTC.
      Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
          Name, QTH, RST, & member number (if applicable).

      QSOs are friendly and conversational.  Submitting logs is very much appreciated but not essential.  Members from all FISTS Chapters are encouraged to join in; QSOs do not have to be with FISTS members.
    • Winter Sports runs from 19 January to 31 March inclusive.  This is a set of five varied events that have QRP and Open sections: Ski Jump, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Bobsleigh, & Speed Skating.

      Operation is on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, & 10m.  Wrap up well and have your Morse key polished and ready!

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