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News 2016

May 2016

  • 02 May 16: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following April 2016 activities:
    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/AGCW QRS Week and EuCW Snakes & Ladders web pages for details of sending in logs for them.

April 2016

  • 29 Apr 16: The new FISTS CW Club Americas April 2016 KeyNote newsletter is ready to download for all current FISTS members.

    Included in this issue:
    • The Story of a Special Key.
    • Learning CW.
    • W8CYG's Stealth Antenna.
    • Wanting to Be a Radio Ham.
    • History of KN0WCW-FISTS USA Club Call.
    • A Dashing Man of Vision.
    ... and much more.

    Current members of FISTS Down Under, FISTS East Asia & FISTS Europe can use their FISTS Europe website password to get a copy.
     
  • 22 Apr 16: The EuCW/AGCW QRS Activity Week 2016 takes place this coming week Monday 25 April 00:00 - Friday 29 April 23:59 UTC.  The maximum speed is 14 wpm and any band can be used.  QSOs must be at least 5 minutes long.  For more information and a list of recommended frequencies, please see the EuCW web page.

    FISTS CW Club is a member of EuCW, so please support this activity.

    The free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows makes it easy to create and send in logs for the QRS Activity Week.
     
  • 22 Apr 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 24 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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 17 Apr 16: The St. Richard's Catholic College ARISS contact in Bexhill will take place on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 14:56:06 GMT (3:56:06 pm BST) with Tim Peake GB1SS.  HERC (Hastings Electronics and Radio Club) has been invited to witness the contact and participate in the interactive STEM space conference.  HERC operators will be on air with G6HH from St. Richard's grounds using a full G5RV.  FISTS members will be present on the station which has been kindly organised by FIST Phil G3MGQ.  A mixture of voice and CW is expected on the day.  FISTS members are invited to contact G6HH at St. Richard's Catholic College in Bexhill and share a fantastic day together.

    Please note that G6HH will be QRT around the time of the contact, and return to air when the ARISS UK team give the go ahead to ensure that ISS contact operations run smoothly.
  • 16 Apr 16: The March 2016 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

    If you have forgotten your password or don't have one, please send an email to

    Items in this issue include:
    • How I learned Morse ... and whatwas good for me!
    • Book review: The Long Silence Falls, Volume 2.
    • Training Keys.
    • Arthur J. Gould, G3JKY, SK.
    • George M. Allan GM4HYF, SK.
    • Pordenone Radio Rally 2015.
    • 2016 On-air Activity Rules.
    ... and more besides!
  • 07 Apr 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 10 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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 07 Apr 16: The FISTS BrassPounder April 2016 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 FISTS March 2016 Ladder and Exchange Your Age Week 2016.


     
  • 06 Apr 16: The April 2016 FISTS CW Club Down Under newsletter is available.

    FISTS Down Under is the Australian & New Zealand Chapter of the FISTS CW Club.




     
  • 05 Apr 16: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    JohnGM0EPO#209 Silver Century
    PeterG4LHI#2219 2 X QRP
    MichaelW3QT#13724 Rag Chewers
    GeoffG0DDX#15552 Basic Century
    PeteG0PNM#16592 Prefix
    David2E0EML#16683 Rag Chewers, Rag Chewers 2m Endorsement
    ChrisF6EAZ#16987 Silver Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 05 Apr 15: FISTS will be attending the NARSA Rally at the Norbreck Exhibition Centre, Blackpool, UK on Sunday 10th April.  We're on stand 10, which is in the main hall in the corner to the left of the snack bar.

    This is a lively event with a wide range of club and trade stands - well worth a visit.  The entrance fee is £5.  The doors open at 10:30 BST and maps etc. are available on the NARSA website.

    NARSA is providing RSGB Morse Competency tests at the rally.
  • 01 Apr 16: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    EdwardBV4WN#15174 KurtON4CGW#17647 VernonWB8UTS#17757
    TomBV2JD#15175 Ayr Amateur Radio Group (AARG)GS0AYR#17650 JerryKI6RRD#17758
    MasaJR0VSF#15176 DuaneK4WAB#17744 ChristopherKL2KL#17759
    DharitriVU3RON#15177 JimN4YOK#17745 MikeAA1PR#17760
    HelmutOE4HDS#17636 MichaelWH6YH#17746 ErnieKC4SIT#17761
    BigLouisGSWL37#17637 WilliamWG9O#17747 SteveK2HG#17762
    KevinM0KCO#17638 JosephW3JVC#17748 LouannW5LDX#17763
    IngvarSM7DUZ#17639 BobK6IWA#17749 DavidWB0MQA#17764
    PeteGSWL38#17640 ThomasKI7AFS#17750 ClaudeK8MPW#17765
    RobMM6ZFT#17641 DonaldN0DH#17751 PeterKC1CUH#17766
    PaulM0GSX#17642 LarryNJ3Z#17752 RobertW1RCP#17767
    JeffGSWL39#17643 DavidN3CI#17753 JosephKF6FVD#17768
    PeterG4LDD#17644 JohnK7KPX#17754 Susan-#17769
    JohnG4ISS#17645 RogerKG7BCK#17755    
    Lewis2M0LUG#17646 PeterKC9SS#17756    
  • 01 Apr 16: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following March 2016 activities:
    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.

March 2016

  • 28 Mar 16: The new Single Lever Portable Torsion Bar Key with 'Station' Base portable paddle from KX3 Helper looks great and functions like no other.

    It's an all new key that you'll be proud to own and use on your next portable outing or at home in the shack.  Built to function equally as well as a sideswiper (cootie) key, it gives you options that only a single lever key can offer.

    The base is milled out of a solid block of aluminum and there is an optional stainless steel base for home use.  The control lever "carrier" is brass and the finger pieces are made of rare woods with a signature Mother-Of-Pearl dot on each side.
  • 25 Mar 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 27 March 1400-1600 & 1800-2000 UTC.  (UK members note the clock change overnight - the BST times are 1500-1700 and 1900-2100.)

    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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 24 Mar 16: Did you know that the quarterly newsletter "Hot Iron" from Tim Walford G3PCJ of Walford Electronics has been available free via email since September 2015?

    If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please send Tim an email addressed to .

    "Hot Iron" contains articles on circuits for amateur radio receivers, transmitters, test gear, antennae, construction methods, new kit developments, and feedback on builders' experiences.
  • 23 Mar 16: The new Mini Keying Adapter from Hamgadgets (USA) allows keyers such as the Ultra PicoKeyer to key transmitters such as those based on the Pixie design that require switching of a relatively high current of around several hundred milliamps.

    The Mini Keying Adapter is available either as a kit or assembled.

     
  • 20 Mar 16: The new Isle CW Transmitter Kit from Walford Electronics (Tim G3PCJ) is available in single-band and 3-band versions.  It provides 1.5 Watts from a 12 Volt supply.

    The single band Isle includes a 3.58 MHz ceramic resonator for 80m which can be pulled over several tens of KHz down from the nominal figure using the on board trimmer.  It can use a crystal or ceramic resonator for frequency control.  The band can be any one of those in the 20 - 80m group.

    For the three band Isle (as opposed to three frequencies all in the same band), you need to add the Twin LPF kit as well as the extra crystals.  The control of the crystals and the filter relays are both done by the same contacts of the rig's centre off band switch.  The TX RF output path to the extra filters is switched by the extra relays of the Twin LP kit that are connected either side of the original filter on the TX PCB.  This also allows the same set of filters and aerial changeover relay to be used when the Linear is also installed.
  • 19 Mar 16: SOTAbeams (Richard G3CWI) is offering pre-order of a new range of ready-made LASERBEAM digital audio filter modules.

    These are the perfect addition to your project or even to your existing radio.  Unlike analogue filters, digital filters provide near-perfect characteristics.  Because of the way that they are implemented, they are better than analogue filters in almost every way!

    LASERBEAM Modules have been designed for ease of use.  Each module has two filters onboard. There are three combinations to choose from:
    1. The General Purpose module has a narrow CW filter (550 - 850 Hz) and an SSB filter (300 - 2700 Hz).
    2. The CW module has two narrow filters (550 - 850 Hz) and (300 - 1300 Hz).
    3. The SSB module has a standard SSB filter (300 - 2700 Hz) and a narrow SSB filter (300 - 2400 Hz).
    There is also a hardware integration kit available, which is currently on offer at half price.
  • 16 Mar 16: HamGadgets (USA) is now stocking the 20m, 30m, 40m, and 80m versions of the QRPme Rockmite ][ crystal-controlled QRPP CW transceiver kits and enclosures.  For more information, see the HamGadgets Rockmite page.

    (Note: in Europe, the Rockmite ][ is available from Kanga Products in the UK.)
     
  • 15 Mar 16: Dan M0TGN is working with Dennis G6YBC (Kanga Products) to provide his Arduino-based Morse tutor as a kit.  If you would like to register an interest in this and receive updates on the project, you can fill in the Morse Tutor - Enquiry form.

    For more details on the Morse tutor, please see Dan's November 2015 Blog entry.
     
  • 14 Mar 16: The Palm Radio PaddleBase is a heavy base stand for Palm Radio Mini and Micro paddles and is available now in limited quantity.

    This solid base is about 15 mm high and the diameter is about 92 mm.  It is handcrafted from steel and weighs approximately 800 grams.  The surface is powder-coated and an anti-slip mat is attached to the bottom.

    There are two threaded holes, fitting the Quick Mount for Mini Paddle and Palm Single so they can be screwed on with the supplied screws.  Mounting with the magnets of our Quick Mounts is also perfectly possible; the keys hold very well on the PaddleBase.
  • 14 Mar 16: The LNR Mountain Topper Tri-Bander QRP CW transceiver, developed by by Steve Weber, KD1JV Designs, and manufactured by LNR Precision, Inc., is now available in kit form from Kanga Products (UK).

    It is a very small, very efficient three band QRP CW rig.  This is a kit with a difference; the only part you have to do is put it into its case, fit the antenna socket and a couple of other sockets for key and headphones.  The PCB is fully populated and has been tested by LNR in the USA before shipping.
  • 14 Mar 16: QRPGuys is offering a range of CW-related kits at modest prices.

    These are: Mini Paddle (single lever), Mini Keyer/Paddle (single lever), Iambic Mini Paddle, Mini Keyer V1, Mini Keyer V2, and Code Practice Oscillator.

    Upcoming are versions of the single and dual paddle keys with bases included.

    QRPGuys also supplies kits for an EFHW (end fed half wave) Mini Tuner, Digital Dial / Frequency Counter, Digital RF Probe, and 12W, 50 ohm, Dummy Load/Power Meter.
  • 14 Mar 16: If you took part in FISTS CW Club Europe's Exchange Your Age Week, please do send in a log.

    The closing date for logs is 31 March 2016.
  • 11 Mar 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 13 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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 06 Mar 16: The FISTS BrassPounder March 2016 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 FISTS February 2016 Ladder.



     
  • 04 Mar 16: This year marks the return of FISTS CW Club Europe's Exchange Your Age Week.  It starts on Sunday 06 March 00:01 UTC and runs continuously until Saturday 12 March 23:59 UTC.

    Activity is typically around 14.058, 7.028, & 3.558 MHz.  Exchange a minimum of:
        Name, QTH, RST, member number (if applicable), & age in years (if available).
    Age is sent as a whole number of years, e.g. 54

    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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 03 Mar 16: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 2 X QRP
    PeterG4LHI#2219 1 X QRP, Rag Chewers 2m Endorsement, Millionaire 9 Million Endorsement
    ClayKE5HL#8002 Millionaire 5 Million Endorsement
    PeteWA6OEF#15666 Millionaire 10 Million Endorsement
    RonDL5CL#17425 Silver Century, Gold Century, Prefix and 50, 100, & 150 Endorsements, Millionaire and 2 & 3 Million Endorsements

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 01 Mar 16: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    TakuJM7UBI#15170 HowardNU7A#17719 JohnKH3AE#17732
    AkiJE6NSS#15171 DavidAE4ZR#17720 RichardK4MZE#17733
    TakaJE3QXC#15172 GeorgeWB2GTC#17721 CarlK7CWA#17734
    ShigeJH1DUU#15173 PaulN3APD#17722 Sunlife ArcW7ASL#17735
    KlausDL1BJA#17628 DavidKM4GBW#17723 ErikK6CZH#17736
    ColinG3PGK#17629 RichardNI7F#17724 ScottN8SY#17737
    DonG1EGI#17630 DanielW7PAZ#17725 JoeWB4HMA#17738
    ChrisG7NPL#17631 GaryAF8A#17726 JohnW7JKC#17739
    AdrianoIZ3SVI#17632 DaveKD9VT#17727 NicholasAA7QK#17740
    ArtDC7DX#17633 MarkKE0HJB#17728 RichardN1NIJ#17741
    RickG4PGD#17634 PaulAF7HL#17729 MichaelAJ4VF#17742
    Paul2E0FNW#17635 BrianKJ6RAT#17730 JohnN6RCD#17743
    RobKD0WNX#17718 JamesKA5FVG#17731    
  • 01 Mar 16: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following February 2016 activities:
    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.

February 2016

  • 25 Feb 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 28 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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 18 Feb 16: The latest version (3.2.5) of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version fixes an issue with EuCW Snakes & Ladders and includes some improvements.

    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 test team: Alex PA1FOX, Peter G4LHI, and Richard G0ILN.
  • 15 Feb 16: The FISTS BrassPounder February 2016 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 FISTS January 2016 Ladder and QRS Fifth Sunday.



     
  • 12 Feb 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 14 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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 12 Feb 16: The FISTS CW Club Americas Winter Unlimited Speed Sprint takes place on Saturday 13 February 1700-2100 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    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 16: The latest version (3.2.5) of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version includes all FISTS Europe 2016 Activities.

    For anyone using the internal logbook feature, you can now enter FISTS Europe and EuCW activities directly from the logbook page using the new "Enter..." button at the bottom right.  You can also use the new "Awards" button on the same page to assess your awards.

    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 test team: Alex PA1FOX, Peter G4LHI, Robert DM4RW, and Richard G0ILN.
  • 06 Feb 16: The February 2016 FISTS CW Club Down Under newsletter is available.

    FISTS Down Under is the Australian & New Zealand Chapter of the FISTS CW Club.



     
  • 06 Feb 16: The FISTS CW Club Americas Winter Slow Speed Sprint (max. 13 wpm) takes place today on Saturday 06 February 1700-2100 UTC on 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m.

    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.
  • 06 Feb 16: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RoyG4PRL#8997 Diamond Century, 1 X QRP, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    GaryAB0BM#13663 Millionaire 7 Million Endorsement
    KoenPA0KVA#14867 Basic Century
    ChrisG3XVL#16207 Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    PeteG0PNM#16592 Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement
    FerEA4BL#17046 Basic Century
    RonDL5CL#17425 Basic Century, Millionaire

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 06 Feb 16: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    TakeJR2IUB#15167 JariOH6TX#17609 LawrenceKW4OH#17700
    KatsuAG6XJ#15168 SteveG3PND#17610 TonyW6VFW#17701
    YukiJO4BIA#15169 JeanON7HG#17611 JockN1JI#17702
    MichaelKE0FFT#17585 PaulM1AFQ#17612 BillN7IBG#17703
    RalphN9OAT#17586 IanEA7JUK#17613 PaulKA9VAU#17704
    ArchieW4FCE#17587 GrahamGM0IMH#17614 RonN4KPJ#17705
    MikeW4OCO#17588 MikeG4IZZ#17615 RockyAF5AF#17706
    HowardK9GHL#17589 BrianMW3BMF#17616 JeffreyKM4QDB#17707
    MarkusK5WTX#17590 RonG0MZK#17617 MarkN5UZZ#17708
    BillWA8FZZ#17591 AndrewG3WZZ#17618 CraigW4CAN#17709
    DavidAE9Q#17592 ChrisM0XRS#17619 TimWD8TD#17710
    RichardKE8CHG#17593 Danish Contest AcademyOZ5E#17620 JohnWA2KSM#17711
    EugeneKF5RZG#17594 FeriHA7HF#17621 RichardAB6XG#17712
    JohnKC9TUI#17595 NigelG4BSW#17622 DavidN6XJP#17713
    GeraldW9MET#17596 GordonGM4OAS#17623 HughKA3TTW#17714
    ScottWZ0W#17597 GeoGI4SJQ#17624 BarryK3SUI#17715
    RobertK4RDH#17598 Martin2E0SUR#17625 TimothyW7TGG#17716
    JamesK5TSK#17599 SteveG0WCS#17626 RonaldK0PGE#17717
  • 03 Feb 16: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following January 2016 activities:
    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.

January 2016

  • 29 Jan 16: The first ever FISTS Europe QRS Fifth Sunday (31 January, 0001-2359 UTC) is a whole day of QRS activity, maximum 14 wpm.

    The main idea is to have lots of QRS QSOs and, if you wish, send in a log too.  Please chat as much as you like during your QSOs, but do include these:
        Name, QTH, & RST.

    *** Don't forget to write QRS in your logbook's 'Comment' (or similar) field if you are sending in a log.
  • 22 Jan 16: Please join us in FISTS CW Club Europe Ladder sessions: Sunday 24 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 members of FISTS Europe.
  • 08 Jan 16: The FISTS Brasspounder January 2016 newsletter has just been published.

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

    This edition includes the final 2015 Ladder and Staight Key Week results.


     
  • 03 Jan 16: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    JohnGM0EPO#209 Millionaire
    RandyW2RAN#2080 Spectrum 40m, Spectrum 20m Endorsement, Millionaire 2-7 (inclusive) Million Endorsements
    AndySP9NLI#3741 Basic Century, Silver Century, Millionaire
    BertF6HKA#14577 Nightmare Alphanumeric, Worked All States 20m Endorsement
    PeteWA6OEF#15666 Millionaire 9 Million Endorsement
    ChrisG3XVL#16207 Rag Chewers
    ChrisF6EAZ#16987 Millionaire
    RomeoIK2DJV#17600 Basic Century,Silver Century, Millionaire

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 01 Jan 16: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    YasuJH2HTQ#15166 WoodyK1LB#17572 CarlosWB6MCW#17584
    GregoryM6ORT#17499 GaryN8QC#17573 RomeoIK2DJV#17600
    DavidKL7QW#17562 CoryVE3ZCV#17574 MarcelloIK0DMQ#17601
    BarryK9NRW#17563 RossK0RTS#17575 DickG0IFN#17602
    AlexanderKC9KWS#17564 ThomasKD0WRR#17576 BryanM1CMR#17603
    MartinN7HSI#17565 FrankW1FRA#17577 ClayHB9FIR#17604
    EdwardKM4FXK#17566 TomAK4NY#17578 RichardM6FWH#17605
    RogerVE3RDE#17567 MichaelKD2JZS#17579 GiuIZ3EAW#17606
    ScottKA9P#17568 EdwardWD8JVV#17580 Dave2E0ODB#17607
    JohnAA7US#17569 WilliamWG9WG#17581 JerryHF1D#17608
    MichaelW6MVM#17570 MichaelKF4RIF#17582    
    DavidKO4KL#17571 RollinsKE2F#17583    
  • 01 Jan 16: Happy New Year!  If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following December 2015 activities:
    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.

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