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News 2016

February 2016

  • 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 (3.2.3) 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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