Home > News 2017

News items added to this page are also available via RSS Subscribe to RSS news feed  Twitter Go to FISTS_CW_Club on Twitter  Facebook Go to FISTS CW Club on Facebook  Google+ Go to FISTS CW Club on Google+

News 2017

July 2017

  • 21 Jul 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 23 July 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 21 Jul 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 23 July 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 11 Jul 17: The July 2017 Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the June 2017 Cumulatives on-air sessions.




     
  • 08 Jul 17: The FISTS BrassPounder July 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the June 2017 Ladder results.



     
  • 07 Jul 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 9 July 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 07 Jul 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 9 July 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 01 Jul 17: The FISTS CW Club Americas Summer Unlimited Sprint takes place on Saturday 8 July 0000-0400 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    Call "CQ FS".  The exchange includes:
    RST, U.S. state or Canadian province or DXCC country, first name, FISTS member number.
    Non-members send their power output in Watts instead of a member number.

    Members worldwide are invited to participate.

    For N1MM contest logger users, a User Defined Contest (UDC) file is available.  Go to the N1MM website, choose "FILES" then "User Defined Contests (UDC)" and look for the file G3ZQSmem.zip (can be used for Sprints despite the name).  A FISTS Call History File is also available.
  • 01 Jul 17: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    ElioIU2FZA#18156 MaxIK2OFR#18178 TerryN7TB#18281
    Juan2E0EJZ#18172 VanWB5LAI#18274 DavidN5KWD#18282
    Paul5B8BA#18173 BillW0TG#18276 JohnKN4VV#18283
    GlennM1AQO#18174 ScottW7RX#18277 RyanKD5QAQ#18284
    CliveG8VKQ#18175 MichaelKI4FND#18278 AnthonyNA3AR#18285
    MariuszSP2SWI#18176 TomKB5RF#18279 TrockyK5CEU#18286
    PierreON8GE#18177 TerryN8WEL#18280    
  • 01 Jul 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement
    TomAK4NY#17578 Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 5 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 6 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 40m, Spectrum 20m Endorsement

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 01 Jul 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following June 2017 activities:

    Even 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.

June 2017

  • 27 Jun 17: The "summer/autumn" EuCW Snakes & Ladders run starts on Saturday 01 July and ends on 31 December UTC.

    If you've not participated previously, now is a great time to start.  QSOs must take at least five minutes, stations must be European stations and the mode must be CW.  Each station may be contacted once per day, irrespective of the band.

    For full details, please see the comprehensive rules.
     
  • 27 Jun 17: The FISTS CW Club Americas Summer Slow Speed Sprint (max. 13 wpm) takes place on Saturday 1 July 0000-0400 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    Call "CQ FS".  The exchange includes:
    RST, U.S. state or Canadian province or DXCC country, first name, FISTS member number.
    Non-members send their power output in Watts instead of a member number.

    Members worldwide are invited to participate.

    For N1MM contest logger users, a User Defined Contest (UDC) file is available.  Go to the N1MM website, choose "FILES" then "User Defined Contests (UDC)" and look for the file G3ZQSmem.zip (can be used for Sprints despite the name).  A FISTS Call History File is also available.
  • 24 Jun 17: UK amateurs: The annual RSGB 6m CW contest is Sunday 25th 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.
  • 24 Jun 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 25 June 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 24 Jun 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 25 June 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 15 Jun 17: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    JayBV3FQ#15196 JohnWM6W#18212 KaryW2KDK#18243
    JackBV2QS#15197 RobertAB9NP#18213 GeorgeKC9AAX#18244
    PoojithVU3YPP#15198 TorreKC9THA#18214 DougW8DHV#18245
    BillVK1FWBK#15215 DarrylK4VLP#18215 MikeKC0UKA#18246
    JohnG0CDB#18150 TimothyWM4P#18216 DustinKD8LZL#18247
    RoySM4VLG#18151 DallasKG5STN#18217 BobN9GG#18248
    AreLB3SA#18152 MichaelW4NLT#18218 GlennN4MJ#18249
    MikeG3VTO#18153 EdwardKV4WN#18219 JohnKC3CBQ#18250
    PetruHB9GKP#18154 DavidKD8QAB#18220 JimK5JFB#18251
    YrjoeOH3CK#18157 MichaelK8HA#18221 MarkKA9FQG#18252
    XaviEA3BP#18158 PhilK7PB#18222 JeniKC9PRL#18253
    DuncanMM0CMV#18160 DavidKD8KOR#18223 DavidN1MRR#18254
    GrazianoIW2NOY#18161 DaleWB6MMQ#18224 ChrisN0DQI#18255
    JasonGSWL43#18162 NelsonW0NRK#18225 MikeN8DAW#18256
    CliveG0ULR#18163 GeorgeKC3RV#18226 DanielK4DSH#18257
    AllanGW4VPX#18164 RichardKC2GVP#18227 JoeKA9OPL#18258
    JolG6KTO#18165 PatriciaAB4CT#18228 ScottKD4SIR#18259
    MarkM6VMS#18166 WarrenKH6WM#18229 ChrisAK1Z#18260
    BobM0KLO#18167 JamesKC1ENX#18230 JeffreyN1DJS#18261
    StefDL5DG#18168 StephenKD2KRG#18231 CarlosK4IGL#18262
    RenatoIZ8NXG#18169 GeorgeKC1BJT#18232 LarryN7TNT#18263
    JonM0JPS#18170 ElbertKQ3K#18233 PhilipW2OZB#18264
    TerryM6AQW#18171 FredK0FG#18234 CurtisKD0ZCY#18265
    AlW2WW#18204 JamesW3GYM#18235 PeteN4CQN#18266
    HeidiKG0GGY#18205 GregKG4USQ#18236 StuWA6BTK#18267
    StanK7BTA#18206 RonaldN1ZTY#18237 JohnKD0WGH#18268
    KimballN5RKO#18207 JimNJ3T#18238 GeraldKD2FSH#18269
    DavidWW9S#18208 LinN4YCI#18239 MarkKM4AHP#18270
    JoshuaKD9IAC#18209 MarilynKB8PAL#18240 KrisAC0UD#18271
    DaleAD9LZ#18210 DanWD8ASG#18241 DonaldKG5TKW#18272
    DanielAB8SI#18211 SusanSWL-42#18242 KentK0WRY#18273
  • 15 Jun 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    DanN8VV#10386 Basic Century, Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Worked All States
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Basic Century, Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    PeteG0PNM#16592 Gold Century, Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement
    IanEA7JUK#17613 Basic Century, 1 X QRP
    PaulM0GSX#17642 Basic Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 14 Jun 17: The June 2017 Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the May 2017 Cumulatives on-air sessions.




     
  • 11 Jun 17: The FISTS BrassPounder June 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the May 2017 Ladder results.



     
  • 10 Jun 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 11 June 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 10 Jun 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 11 June 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 01 Jun 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following May 2017 activities:

    Even 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.

May 2017

  • 28 May 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 28 May 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 28 May 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 28 May 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 11 May 17: The RSGB 4m (70 MHz) CW Contest 2017 is Sunday 14 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.
  • 11 May 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 14 May 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 11 May 17: The FISTS CW Club Americas Spring Unlimited Sprint takes place on Saturday 13 May 1700-2100 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    Call "CQ FS".  The exchange includes:
    RST, U.S. state or Canadian province or DXCC country, first name, FISTS member number.
    Non-members send their power output in Watts instead of a member number.

    Members worldwide are invited to participate.

    For N1MM contest logger users, a User Defined Contest (UDC) file is available.  Go to the N1MM website, choose "FILES" then "User Defined Contests (UDC)" and look for the file G3ZQSmem.zip (can be used for Sprints despite the name).  A FISTS Call History File is also available.
  • 11 May 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 14 May 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 10 May 17: The May 2017 Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the April 2017 Cumulatives on-air sessions.




     
  • 08 May 17: The FISTS BrassPounder May 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the April 2017 Ladder results.



     
  • 08 May 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    CodyKC2LSD#11793 Millionaire 6 Million Endorsement
    DavidG4YVM#15868 Rag Chewers
    TomAK4NY#17578 Basic Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 05 May 17: The FISTS CW Club Americas Spring Slow Speed Sprint (max. 13 wpm) takes place on Saturday 6 May 1700-2100 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    Call "CQ FS".  The exchange includes:
    RST, U.S. state or Canadian province or DXCC country, first name, FISTS member number.
    Non-members send their power output in Watts instead of a member number.

    Members worldwide are invited to participate.

    For N1MM contest logger users, a User Defined Contest (UDC) file is available.  Go to the N1MM website, choose "FILES" then "User Defined Contests (UDC)" and look for the file G3ZQSmem.zip (can be used for Sprints despite the name).  A FISTS Call History File is also available.
  • 05 May 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following April 2017 activities:
    Even if you only had one QSO or feel that you won't be highly placed, it's desirable to send in logs to encourage others to join in.

April 2017

  • 21 Apr 17: The 2017 EuCW QRS Week activity is Monday 24 April to Friday 28 April inclusive.

    Maximum speed is 14 wpm.

    Call 'CQ' or 'CQ QRS'

    See the full details on the EuCW website.


     
  • 21 Apr 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 23 April 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 21 Apr 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 23 April 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 09 Apr 17: The April 2017 Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the March 2017 Cumulatives on-air sessions.




     
  • 09 Apr 17: The FISTS BrassPounder April 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the March 2017 Ladder results.



     
  • 07 Apr 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 9 April 1900-2100 UTC.

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 07 Apr 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 9 April 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 05 Apr 17: FISTS CW Club will be attending the NARSA Rally at the Norbreck Exhibition Centre, Blackpool, UK on Sunday 9th April 2017.  We're on stand 34, which is in the main hall.

    This is a lively event with a wide range of club and trade stands - well worth a visit.  The doors open at 10:30 BST and maps etc. are available on the NARSA website.
  • 02 Apr 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 Prefix
    PhilZL3PAH#14103 Basic Century, Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    JohnG4LRG#14873 Spectrum 80m Endorsement
    AlanMW0BGL#16507 Basic Century
    PeteG0PNM#16592 Prefix 100 Endorsement
    EmilI5EFO#17028 Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    MikIZ2FME#18103 Millionaire

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 02 Apr 17: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    SureshVU2EOJ#15193 RichardW0KFG#18041 LesMM6XMQ#18142
    JimmyBU2DB#15194 BradAI6DS#18042 JonG4FUT#18143
    SamBX3AA#15195 RobertKE7BXZ#18043 DaveG7WHI#18144
    GarethVK4FQ#15212 JohnWB4YAL#18044 MarkOH2BS#18145
    ColinZL2EA#15213 RayW1YFF#18045 JonasTF3JB#18147
    RaymondVK4WY#15214 LarryN4CBS#18046 IvorG4RJA#18148
    BruceKA8ZXX#18035 BradAK0BC#18047 RobinG4DNP#18149
    ThomasKJ4KGT#18036 GeorgeW3GWM#18048 JamesK3YMI#18200
    BeverlyKJ4KGS#18037 GeorgeK1IG#18049 TommyW4OIS#18201
    BobK7QBW#18038 SteveG3ILO#18139 GreggKF5ZIM#18202
    PhilK6AXY#18039 RayG4MXE#18140 DonN8CAK#18203
    ThomasKD4HFG#18040 AloisDD8ALO#18141    
  • 02 Apr 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following March 2017 activities no later than 7 April:
    Even if you only had one QSO or feel that you can't win, it's desirable to send in logs to encourage others to join in.

March 2017

  • 26 Mar 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 26 March 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 26 Mar 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 26 March 1900-2100 UTC (*Note* the change in times!).

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 10 Mar 17: The next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 12 March 1900-2100 UTC (*Note* the change in times!).

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

    Vibroplex "Bug" Keys will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place operators at the end of the year!
    Be sure to send in your logs!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 10 Mar 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 12 March 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 09 Mar 17: The March 2017 Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the February 2017 Cumulatives on-air sessions.




     
  • 08 Mar 17: The FISTS BrassPounder March 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the February 2017 Ladder results.



     
  • 05 Mar 17: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    SmiffJE3AEB#15192 JustinNZ5NZ#18014 BrianNC4BT#18031
    JohnVK3CVF#15209 CraigWF6Q#18015 WilliamWA7WJR#18032
    AlanVK4AAN#15210 MichaelKM6HQI#18016 DaveG0DDF#18124
    MartinVK7MA#15211 CharlesKK4TKJ#18017 BobGM0LQY#18125
    Morse Operators ClubKM0RSE#18000 CharlesW5UTW#18018 AdrianM6HXE#18126
    PaulVA7CDB#18002 DavidW1AMX#18019 PolON4LFO#18127
    JoelK8SHB#18003 DennisK2DCD#18020 ColinG1LQT#18128
    JamesN3LBJ#18004 CharlesKF5DBN#18021 BillM6WVW#18129
    Fremont Amateur RadioWI6QW#18005 MichaelN7DQ#18022 Mark2M0RRT#18130
    GaryKM4OZZ#18006 RonaldK3YEO#18023 PeterG3TJE#18131
    StevenKT5MMI#18007 EdwardNI4MX#18024 RalphS55CX#18132
    JeffreyKT0G#18008 JosephKD9CSV#18025 DaveG6IYD#18133
    DickN0TGR#18009 BillN3WMC#18026 GianniIK4MEC#18134
    RichardW5FKW#18010 JamesK5KBA#18027 GrahamM0AEP#18135
    LyleNZ1B#18011 TerryWB0JRH#18028 JohnG0VWL#18136
    RonaldKK6URQ#18012 LloydN7LH#18029 DeanG4WQI#18137
    JohnAI6VM#18013 RexKE6MT#18030 CeesPA3GAT#18138
  • 04 Mar 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following February 2017 activities no later than 7 March:
    Even if you only had one QSO or feel that you can't win, it's desirable to send in logs to encourage others to join in.
  • 02 Mar 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    FelixDL5XL#10845 Basic Century
    PhilK4NE#13030 Basic Century
    TonyG6GLP#16262 Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.

February 2017

  • 28 Feb 17: The new FISTS CW Club Americas KeyNote newsletter Issue 1, 2017 is ready to download for all current FISTS members.

    As well as the regular features, this issue includes:
    • Introducing Tim O'Connor, AC5SH, new FISTS Americas Chapter President.
    • Using KN0WCW.
    • The Speed-X Model 450 Code Practice Oscillator.
    • Bayou Jumper 40-Meter Transceiver Spy Radio.
    • The CWops Award.
    • One a Day Radio Club.
    • An Encounter Never To Be Forgotten.
    • Americas Chapter Cumulatives Event Bug Key Winners!
    • The Keynote Writer's Guide.

    Current members of FISTS Down Under, FISTS East Asia & FISTS Europe can use their FISTS Europe website password to get a copy.
  • 25 Feb 17: KN0WCW/5, the FISTS USA club call, will be active during the next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives on Sunday 26 February 2000-2200 UTC.

    Vibroplex bug key prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entrants at the end of the year! 

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 13 Feb 17: The February 2017 Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the January 2017 Cumulatives on-air sessions.




     
  • 12 Feb 17: The FISTS BrassPounder February 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the January 2017 Ladder results.



     
  • 10 Feb 17: KN0WCW/5, the FISTS USA club call, will be active during the next 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives on Sunday 11 February 2000-2200 UTC.

    Vibroplex bug key prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entrants at the end of the year! 

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 10 Feb 17: The FISTS CW Club Americas Winter Unlimited Sprint takes place on Saturday 11 February 1700-2100 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    Call "CQ FS".  The exchange includes:
    RST, U.S. state or Canadian province or DXCC country, first name, FISTS member number.
    Non-members send their power output in Watts instead of a member number.

    Members worldwide are invited to participate.

    For N1MM contest logger users, a User Defined Contest (UDC) file is available.  Go to the N1MM website, choose "FILES" then "User Defined Contests (UDC)" and look for the file G3ZQSmem.zip (can be used for Sprints despite the name).  A FISTS Call History File is also available.
  • 10 Feb 17: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 12 February 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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 Feb 17: Please submit your January logs for the FISTS CW Club Americas Cumulatives by the end of February 7th.

    Even if you only had one QSO, it's very helpful to send in logs to encourage others to join in and give you a chance of winning one of the Vibroplex bug key prizes.
  • 02 Feb 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    PeterM5ABN#6423 Spectrum 80m Endorsement
    FISTS CW ClubMX5IPX#7778 Millionaire
    GeoffG0DDX#15552 Millionaire
    PhilF5IYJ#16622 Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 40m
    EmilI5EFO#17028 Silver Century
    FanisSV2BBK#18061 Basic Century
    TomDK3DUA#18090 Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    MikIZ2FME#18103 Basic Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 02 Feb 17: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    AmaJN6PPD#15190 DouglasAD0FB#17987 DavidG0HVN#18107
    HiroJH4EYD#15191 MichaelWE3L#17988 JimM0GJQ#18109
    IanVK3IMB#15207 SeanN3JQ#17989 OllyM0WTL#18110
    AdrianVK5AW#15208 Harrisburg Academy ArcN3HAC#17990 MichaelEI5HSB#18111
    JohnW4JKL#17976 ErikWD5ENO#17991 JohnEI5JS#18112
    JimAB0LY#17977 DavidAC8SI#17992 UrosS56WVT#18113
    JohnKD0JPE#17978 MichaelN5NN#17993 JohnG7OXK#18114
    LoriK2LSB#17979 RichardKM6HQU#17994 KenGI1XPV#18115
    NeallW5NED#17980 MichaelN3IUI#17995 GaryM0WJD#18116
    TobeyKC0IMF#17981 PaulW5NWT#17996 IanG3YBY#18117
    RichardK1RIK#17982 BryanKG4GCX#17997 GrahameG3XHB#18118
    TimK0FKG#17983 WilliamKD2KUD#17998 IanM6ITH#18119
    JeffreyN2KOF#17984 MattW0MLD#17999 IanG3YRQ#18120
    DavidNT6AA#17985 CharlesW8CFO#18001 Ian2W0IGC#18121
    MatthewKG5ORU#17986 LeoEA7KB#18106 RichardG6VGC#18122
  • 02 Feb 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following January 2017 activities no later than 7 February:
    Even if you only had one QSO or feel that you can't win, it's really helpful to send in logs to encourage others to join in.

    See the Activity Calendar web page for details on sending in FISTS Eu activity logs.
    See the EuCW Snakes & Ladders web page for details of sending in logs for it.
  • 02 Feb 17: The FISTS CW Club Americas Winter Slow Speed Sprint (max. 13 wpm) takes place on Saturday 4 February 1700-2100 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    Call "CQ FS".  The exchange includes:
    RST, U.S. state or Canadian province or DXCC country, first name, FISTS member number.
    Non-members send their power output in Watts instead of a member number.

    Members worldwide are invited to participate.

    For N1MM contest logger users, a User Defined Contest (UDC) file is available.  Go to the N1MM website, choose "FILES" then "User Defined Contests (UDC)" and look for the file G3ZQSmem.zip (can be used for Sprints despite the name).  A FISTS Call History File is also available.

January 2017

  • 21 Jan 17: Please join us in the second 2017 FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 22 January 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 21 Jan 17: The second 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 22 January 2000-2200 UTC.

    Vibroplex bug key prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entrants at the end of the year! 

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

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

    See the full details on the website.
  • 16 Jan 17: The FISTS BrassPounder January 2017 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes details of the Straight Key Week 2016 results and final 2016 Ladder results.


     
  • 15 Jan 17: The Vibroplex Bug Key Winners for 2016 have been announced in the FISTS CW Club Americas Cumulatives Report for January 2017.

    This newsletter contains the final results and soapbox comments for the 2016 FISTS Americas Cumulatives on-air activity and dates for the new 2017 activity sessions.




     
  • 13 Jan 17: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    IanG4MLW#130 Millionaire 8 Million Endorsement
    RonaldN7RD#2714 Silver Century, Millionaire, Prefix, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement
    AndySP9NLI#3741 Spectrum 20m
    PeterM5ABN#6423 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement
    DerekM0DRK#8344 Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    ChrisG3XVL#16207 Silver Century, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement
    MauroHB9FBG#16260 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement
    JoeW8JPF#17164 Millionaire
    KepaEA6BB#18080 Silver Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 07 Jan 17: Please join us in the first 2017 FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 8 January 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 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.
  • 05 Jan 17: The first 2017 session of the FISTS Americas Cumulatives is on Sunday 8 January 2000-2200 UTC.

    Bug key prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entrants at the end of the year! 

    This is a relaxed activity with minimum 5 minute QSOs.  Even if you don't want to send an entry in - and we hope you will - you can come along for some friendly QSOs and perhaps earn points towards FISTS Awards.

    The Cumulatives run on the 2nd and 4th Sundays throughout 2017.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long and on 80m, 40m, or 20m.  Exchange:
        RST, name, QTH or state, and member number (if applicable).

    Calling "CQ FISTS" is recommended.  Don't forget to log QSO end times!

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

    See the full details on the website.  The free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows version 3.4.0 or later can be used to create and submit logs at the end of each month.  Select the "Activities" tab, then the month, and then "Cumulatives".
  • 01 Jan 17: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    ShoJH4DUQ#15189 MicahW5ABH#17968 DaveEI6AL#18098
    PeterVK6IS#15205 JerryW2GPK#17969 RobG4JGX#18099
    IanVK3IJB#15206 DavidKI7JJC#17970 SteveG0XAK#18100
    DavidK6CIM#17963 BillNM5BB#17971 BruceM0LMB#18101
    BruceW9AKX#17964 MarkWD4ELG#17972 PacoEA7AEV#18102
    StephenKZ5Q#17965 RichardKF7TUA#17973 MikIZ2FME#18103
    CliffKF7KU#17966 CarlKC1FLN#17974 AustinM0LAY#18105
    JohnVE7JBT#17967 JoshuaKA9LYH#17975 HansPA1ALV#18108
  • 01 Jan 17: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following December 2016 activities by their closing dates:
    Even if you only had one QSO or feel that you can't win, it's really helpful to send in logs to encourage others to join in.

    See the Activity Calendar web page for details on sending in FISTS Eu activity logs.
    See the EuCW Snakes & Ladders web page for details of sending in logs for it.
  • 01 Jan 17: Please submit your December logs for the FISTS CW Club Americas Cumulatives by the end of January 7th (ignore any warnings about late entries from FISTS Log Converter).

    Even if you only had one QSO, it's very helpful to send in logs to encourage others to join in and give you a chance of winning one of the Vibroplex bug key prizes.
  • 01 Jan 17: The "winter/spring" EuCW Snakes & Ladders run starts today Sunday 01 January and ends on 30 June UTC.

    If you've not participated previously, now is a great time to start.  QSOs must take at least five minutes, stations must be European stations and the mode must be CW.  Each station may be contacted once per day, irrespective of the band.

    For more details, please see the comprehensive rules.

    Have a very Happy New Year from all at FISTS CW Club.

Archive of News

Other news items are available on the following pages:

FISTS News 2017
FISTS News 2016
FISTS News 2015
FISTS News 2014
FISTS News 2013
FISTS News 2012
FISTS News 2011
FISTS News 2010
FISTS News 2009
Back to Home page