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News 2019

March 2019

  • 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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