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News 2017

February 2017

  • 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.

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