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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.
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.
FISTS CW Club Awards
Name Callsign Member Awards Ian G4MLW #130 Millionaire 8 Million Endorsement Ronald N7RD #2714 Silver Century, Millionaire, Prefix, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement Andy SP9NLI #3741 Spectrum 20m Peter M5ABN #6423 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement Derek M0DRK #8344 Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement Chris G3XVL #16207 Silver Century, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement Mauro HB9FBG #16260 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement Joe W8JPF #17164 Millionaire Kepa EA6BB #18080 Silver Century
For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
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.
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".
FISTS CW Club members:
Name Call No. Name Call No. Name Call No. Sho JH4DUQ #15189 Micah W5ABH #17968 Dave EI6AL #18098 Peter VK6IS #15205 Jerry W2GPK #17969 Rob G4JGX #18099 Ian VK3IJB #15206 David KI7JJC #17970 Steve G0XAK #18100 David K6CIM #17963 Bill NM5BB #17971 Bruce M0LMB #18101 Bruce W9AKX #17964 Mark WD4ELG #17972 Paco EA7AEV #18102 Stephen KZ5Q #17965 Richard KF7TUA #17973 Mik IZ2FME #18103 Cliff KF7KU #17966 Carl KC1FLN #17974 Austin M0LAY #18105 John VE7JBT #17967 Joshua KA9LYH #17975 Hans PA1ALV #18108
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.
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.
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.