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News 2018

June 2018

  • 21 Jun 18: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder June 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 May 2018 Ladder results.


     
  • 13 Jun 18: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    IanG4MLW#130 Millionaire 9 Million Endorsement
    ColinG0XCF#2296 Silver Century
    MilanOK1KW#4827 Millionaire 17 Million Endorsement
    GaryAB0BM#13663 Worked All States
    PhilM0PBZ#15583 Basic Century
    MervG4KLE#16273 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement
    AlanMW0BGL#16507 Millionaire, Rag Chewers 80m Endorsement
    BernardON7ZH#18446 Basic Century
    DanK0FD#18660 Basic Century, Spectrum 40m

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 13 Jun 18: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    IanVK5IP#15225 TimothyKA5GEX#18645 RonAA0W#18668
    AdamVK2FNHT#15226 ChrisNW6V#18646 NickKD8QLS#18669
    KiyoJA1SKM#15266 StevenW3SPC#18647 DavidKA8OHV#18670
    JunJH1EGX#15267 KerryK7KRY#18648 MichaelKG5NUX#18671
    KennethW4KDK#18626 AlbertK5FFO#18649 BradKD8LWZ#18672
    JamesKG4B#18627 StephenKL3MM#18650 MackenzieSWL91#18673
    MichaelN2EJI#18628 JerryWA0H#18651 KennethK8KCH#18674
    WilliamK1UFO#18629 GaryN3OS#18652 DavidW4NWL#18675
    EricK5EJB#18630 CarlW8WZ#18653 DavidWA6DH#18676
    JohnK8DZR#18631 BobK0FHG#18654 GailN4YAK#18678
    ThomasW5XNA#18632 BobWA8ZKB#18655 StanW6SMF#18679
    EdWR2D#18633 JerryK8VGL#18656 ThomasWD9IGY#18680
    KonstantinWT5NA#18634 NormanKA8ITF#18657 WilliamAA2YV#18681
    WayneNC4B#18635 TimothyW8JJ#18658 RogerG4CGU#18710
    JayKI7JS#18636 DavidKB8ZOC#18659 RickG1WYA#18711
    JeffreyN4VEJ#18637 DanK0FD#18660 KenGM4JMU#18712
    ThomasW9TPB#18638 DonaldSWL90#18661 CeesPA1CA#18713
    BillKG7GMR#18639 JimAJ3DI#18662 IainG4YBN#18714
    DavidVE2DEE#18640 GaryNU0W#18663 MarkG0MGX#18715
    MichaelN5MAJ#18641 SusanKN4MDC#18664 Analogue BobG0CHK#18716
    RichardWA5ED#18642 DickW9XW#18665 DaleG4DKR#18717
    OliverWB3KLI#18643 EdN3OB#18666 JanPA2JS#18718
    RichardNS3C#18644 MardyVE3QEE#18667    
  • 09 Jun 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 10 June 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.
    • Word Search started on 01 June and runs until Sunday 30 September 23:59 UTC, 24x7.
      Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up the phrase "ALFRED VAIL SPEEDWELL".
      Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for both in your log.
  • 07 Jun 18: Please send in your logs for the following May 2018 activities:

    Even 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.
  • 01 Jun 18: Today is the start of the Word Search activity from FISTS Europe.  It runs from 00:01 to Sunday 30 September 23:59 UTC, 24x7.  Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up the phrase "ALFRED VAIL SPEEDWELL".

    This is a 'first past the post' activity, so the sooner you start having QSOs for it, the higher you are likely to appear in the final results table.

    Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for either or both in your log.  For more information, please see the Word Search rules.

May 2018

  • 27 May 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 27 May 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.
    • Word Search Friday 01 June 00:01 to Sunday 30 September 23:59 UTC, 24x7.
      Have QSOs with other members and use a letter from their callsigns to build up the phrase "ALFRED VAIL SPEEDWELL".
      Minimum exchange is member number.  Bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 & 2m.  Two sections: QRP and Open - you can include QSOs for both in your log.
  • 21 May 18: The latest version, 3.5.1, of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version adds support for the new Word Search 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.
  • 19 May 18: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder May 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 April 2018 Ladder results.


     
  • 11 May 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 13 May 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.
  • 11 May 18: The RSGB 4m (70 MHz) CW Contest 2018 is Sunday 13 May 0900-1200 UTC.

    The exchange is: RST, Serial Number (starting at 001) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator and UK stations send the first 2 letters of their Postcode.

    This is one of three RSGB VHF CW contests (6m, 4m, & 2m).  These are more relaxed than HF contests and typically 'real' RSTs are exchanged, so have fun and listen carefully!  If you have QSOs with FISTS CW Club members, these count towards the FISTS Awards.
  • 03 May 18: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 Prefix 50 Endorsement
    PeterG4LHI#2219 Spectrum 80m Endorsement
    FritzDL4FDM#2225 Gold Century, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 40m, Prefix 50 Endorsement, Prefix 100 Endorsement, Prefix 150 Endorsement
    JohnG4LRG#14873 Gold Century
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Gold Century, Millionaire 5 Million Endorsement
    MikeDF2OK#16604 Basic Century
    SteveG4HXY#16937 Basic Century

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 02 May 18: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    BenedictVR2VVR#15264 DonaldKC0DE#18621 DavidM0ILX#18705
    AkiJO1DGE#15265 RichKD0ZV#18622 Stephen2E0AAO#18706
    MalcolmNB3T#18617 RobertK4MDF#18623 NigelM0ICH#18707
    JoeKA9QAT#18618 MattK2MFW#18624 GarethGM7WFT#18708
    JosephKI7LDI#18619 BryanN3FZ#18625 KenG0OBK#18709
    RonaldK4FET#18620 ChrisHB9AJP#18704    
  • 01 May 18: Please send in your logs for the following April 2018 activities:

    Even 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.

April 2018

  • 22 Apr 18: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder April 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 March 2018 Ladder results.


     
  • 22 Apr 18: The 2018 EuCW QRS Week activity is Monday 23 April to Friday 27 April inclusive.

    Maximum speed is 14 wpm.

    Call 'CQ' or 'CQ QRS'.

    See the full details on the EuCW website.


     
  • 21 Apr 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 22 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 FISTS members.
  • 07 Apr 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 08 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 FISTS members.
  • 04 Apr 18: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    DiarmuidVK1FDHA#15224 DavidM6KSF#18586 WayneKK6ZPL#18604
    ChangBX2AK#15262 SteveM6KLR#18587 JoeKU5M#18605
    LeeBX2AB#15263 MarkM0MRX#18588 AlKC1IVZ#18606
    BoW4GHV#18541 GlynG7UQN#18589 JamesAD0YO#18607
    IanW9IAN#18542 JulianM0JCE#18590 AlexKK6ZLY#18608
    LeeKV5M#18543 TonyG6MEW#18591 JonathanKC4DEJ#18609
    RobertK4BKC#18544 PhilG8HTW#18592 JosephVE9OCR#18610
    CraigKD2NSP#18545 MattM6XHX#18593 ManuelKC6ZSY#18611
    JohnW4ZZY#18546 MarkM0LTG#18594 ClarenceK0JZ#18612
    HectorW1DEA#18547 PetrOK1LIX#18595 ThomasNS3U#18613
    EdKB7S#18548 SladeM6SQB#18596 HowardAE0Z#18614
    JohnWA1QDX#18549 JohnGSWL48#18597 BenK2CPU#18615
    PekkaOH7GYN#18580 AndreasDJ3EI#18598 RalphN4RLI#18616
    JohnG4SJY#18581 JoeIK2WAD#18599 JohnGW4LPB#18700
    Andrew9H4BA#18582 Los Alamos ArcW5PDO#18600 GrahameM0OSB#18701
    AndyDF1BV#18583 MaynardKC1IXM#18601 GavinG8XJR#18702
    NigelG8NYZ#18584 MichaelK9MB#18602 ColinG4RTJ#18703
    Matt2E0LJZ#18585 StephenKC3ANQ#18603    
  • 02 Apr 18: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    DaveG0DEB#380 1 X QRP
    RichardG0ILN#398 Millionaire 5 Million Endorsement
    MichaelW3QT#13724 Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement
    SteveVK7CW#14164 Millionaire 7 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 8 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 9 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 40m Endorsement
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Spectrum 20m Endorsement

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 02 Apr 18: Please send in your logs for the following March 2018 activities:

    Even 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.

March 2018

  • 23 Mar 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 25 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 FISTS members.
    • Listen for Learners activity (FISTS CW Club Europe) runs throughout March and encourages QSOs with newer members who joined on or after 01 March 2017.

      QSOs can be at any time BUT it's recommended that newer members call CQ LFL on or around the centre of activity frequencies starting on the hour for up to 5 minutes at: 0000, 0300, 0600, 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, & 2100 UTC.  Bands 160/80/40/20/15/10/2m.  Minimum exchange is FISTS member number but otherwise talk about whatever you wish e.g. RST, Name, QTH, WX, transceiver, antenna, Morse key,...
  • 14 Mar 18: The February 2018 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

    Items in this issue include:
    • Getting the Hump over the Camelback Key
    • Jet Setting and a Sad Story to tell
    • QRP in Britagne
    • Samuel Finley Breese Morse
    • What makes a Good CW Operator?
    • Review: MTR3-B QRP Transceiver
    • Review: Palm Radio Palm Pico Single Key
    • Review: The 9A5N Solid State Paddle

    ... and more besides!

     
  • 13 Mar 18: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder March 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 February 2018 Ladder results.


     
  • 08 Mar 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 11 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 FISTS members.
    • Listen for Learners activity (FISTS CW Club Europe) runs throughout March and encourages QSOs with newer members who joined on or after 01 March 2017.

      QSOs can be at any time BUT it's recommended that newer members call CQ LFL on or around the centre of activity frequencies starting on the hour for up to 5 minutes at: 0000, 0300, 0600, 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, & 2100 UTC.  Bands 160/80/40/20/15/10/2m.  Minimum exchange is FISTS member number but otherwise talk about whatever you wish e.g. RST, Name, QTH, WX, transceiver, antenna, Morse key,...
  • 07 Mar 18: The latest version, 3.4.8, of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version adds support for 2m in the new Listen for Learners activity (FISTS CW Club Europe).  Note that this works retrospectively; qualifying 2m QSOs starting from 01 March will be included when sending a log in at the start of April.  It also includes fixes for several issues.

    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.
  • 02 Mar 18: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following February 2018 activities:

    Even 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.
  • 02 Mar 18: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    GlennVK2GST#15223 RogerK5PE#18519 MarcKN4BKR#18538
    SunDS5PXJ#15261 CharlesK9DCC#18520 ScottW9VHE#18539
    JamesKF5KAQ#18502 DougKI7RZB#18521 MichaelN4IBG#18540
    GregK8ULT#18503 MarkKK7VP#18522 KarlSM3CNH#18564
    EdwardN7EDK#18504 BenVE1AHX#18523 AlexDJ0MDO#18565
    BrentVE1KF#18505 TabrenNO CALL 14#18524 Graham2E0XBA#18566
    AndrewWB7DKZ#18506 TonyVE2KM#18525 RichardM0HGL#18567
    LarryKJ1RE#18507 PatrickNO CALL 15#18526 MattM6NCQ#18568
    JamesKI5II#18508 FrankN5NI#18527 PieterON3PH#18569
    RobertKI4F#18509 ClaudeK5JTO#18528 Paul2E0IGL#18570
    DennisKK0DJ#18510 JohnKC3ARN#18529 ChrisGSWL47#18571
    KevinWA9VFD#18511 PhilipW1GEE#18530 CrisIZ3GAK#18572
    JohnAB5GQ#18512 RobertN3XKB#18531 PaulG7VKZ#18573
    GregoryKC1IVW#18513 KonstantinKZ4IG#18532 JoeIZ8AJU#18574
    MikeKC3GEM#18514 JohnAJ6BJ#18533 BrianG3LTM#18575
    Edmond ArsK5EOK#18515 CharlesN9VJ#18534 SteveG7JHU#18576
    ShelliK6SRJ#18516 TimothyKC3KUE#18535 HarryM0JFN#18577
    DanicaKC9W#18517 JamesK6JNX#18536 MarioIK2CMN#18578
    DanaK3DWC#18518 DavidW5FUY#18537 ChrisM0TCH#18579
  • 01 Mar 18: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    RichardG0ILN#398 Spectrum 80m Endorsement
    PeterG4LHI#2219 Millionaire 10 Million Endorsement
    KenG4RHR#2248 Gold Century, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.

February 2018

  • 28 Feb 18: The new Listen for Learners activity (FISTS CW Club Europe) runs throughout March and encourages QSOs with newer members who joined on or after 01 March 2017.

    QSOs can be at any time BUT it's recommended that newer members call CQ LFL on or around the centre of activity frequencies starting on the hour for up to 5 minutes at: 0000, 0300, 0600, 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, & 2100 UTC.  Bands 160/80/40/20/15/10/2m.  Minimum exchange is FISTS member number but otherwise talk about whatever you wish e.g. RST, Name, QTH, WX, transceiver, antenna, Morse key,...

    See the Listen for Learners rules for full details.

    The latest version of FISTS Log Converter, 3.4.6, supports Listen for Learners for 160m-10m.  A newer version will be available within a few days that adds support for 2m.
  • 27 Feb 18: The latest version (3.4.6) of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version adds initial support for the new Listen for Learners activity (FISTS CW Club Europe).  (There will also be a further version soon that adds 2m to Listen for Learners.)

    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, Peter G4LHI, and Richard G0ILN.
  • 25 Feb 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air activities:
    • Ladder Sunday 25 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.
    • "Listen for Learners" starts on Thursday 01 March and runs throughout March - final details to be announced soon!
  • 11 Feb 18: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder February 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 January 2018 Ladder results and the upcoming Listen for Learners Activity.

     
  • 11 Feb 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air Ladder activity:
    • Ladder Sunday 11 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.
  • 08 Feb 18: The latest version (3.4.5) of the free FISTS Log Converter program for Windows is now available.

    This version adds support for the new DXCC entity 'Republic of Kosovo'.

    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, Peter G4LHI, and Richard G0ILN.
  • 04 Feb 18: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    TokuJP7MLT#15259 MarkW3DXG#18487 JosephN7WJ#18501
    KazuJR4GGT#15260 FoyWE0FC#18488 VagiVU2JXL#18551
    PhilW0NLK#18466 StephenK4OBL#18489 SteveG1TOL#18552
    TomKN4GPT#18476 JudithKD0TOT#18490 DavidM0WDD#18553
    KurtAD0WE#18477 PatrickKK6YK#18491 Brian2E0OET#18554
    DanN9WJ#18478 EricK0EAP#18492 Jim2E0HBV#18555
    HarryN3HWH#18479 BarryKA0DXB#18493 NilsDL3HR#18556
    RodWI8A#18480 ChrisK2HAE#18494 PeteM6VPH#18557
    RobertK4UYQ#18481 JimKI6KRO#18495 RichardGW0HDY#18558
    KenKD2KEH#18482 RickyKX4RC#18496 RichardG4TGJ#18559
    RichardK1CDX#18483 DennisN0SMX#18497 SimonM0ILR#18560
    RyanKB0RAH#18484 AndrewAB3U#18498 LucaIK1OWC#18561
    ThomasK4AEN#18485 DennisAD6DM#18499 RayM0DHP#18562
    JohnW9WN#18486 RichardWR4RW#18500    
  • 04 Feb 18: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    AndySP9NLI#3741 Prefix
    PeterM5ABN#6423 Millionaire 5 Million Endorsement
    PhilK4NE#13030 Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement
    JeanF6JOE#16177 Millionaire 4 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 80m Endorsement, Spectrum 40m
    MikeWI5H#16705 Basic Century, 1 X QRP, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement, Millionaire 3 Million Endorsement, Spectrum 20m
    EmilI5EFO#17028 Spectrum 40m
    FanisSV2BBK#18061 Millionaire

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 03 Feb 18: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following January 2018 activities:

    Even 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.
  • 03 Feb 18: The FISTS CW Club Americas Winter Slow Speed Sprint (max. 13 wpm) takes place on Saturday 3 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 2018

  • 27 Jan 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air Ladder activity:
    • Ladder Sunday 28 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.
  • 19 Jan 18: The final Cumulatives Report from FISTS CW Club Americas has been published by Dennis K6DF.

    This newsletter contains the results and soapbox comments for the Cumulatives on-air sessions during 2018.

    Please note that the Cumulatives have now finished and are not running in 2018.  Congratulations to the certificate and key winners and thank you to everyone who has participated.

     
  • 17 Jan 18: The FISTS CW Club Europe BrassPounder January 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 final results for the 2017 Ladder and Straight Key Week.



     
  • 13 Jan 18: Please join us in the FISTS CW Club Europe on-air Ladder activity:
    • Ladder Sunday 14 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.
  • 08 Jan 18: We're very pleased to welcome our latest FISTS CW Club members:

    NameCallNo. NameCallNo. NameCallNo.
    HermanVK7HW#15220 TristanMW3VJN#18448 DonK6LPQ#18464
    KarenVK2AKB#15221 MikeG4TSQ#18449 ChristopherN0UK#18465
    BrettVK2CBD#15222 DerekN0GB#18453 PhilipWA0NLK#18466
    AngelN4SNI#18388 MelanieK0MBM#18454 JohnAF6HC#18467
    AndiDL5CG#18439 RobertNQ1A#18455 BobAF4OI#18468
    TrevorG0KIN#18440 CharlesWS6A#18456 QRU Radio ClubKX4S#18470
    AriOH2ECG#18441 DouglasK1CTR#18457 CurtisK4TL#18471
    JohnGW0RAD#18442 GeneW2BXR#18458 MartinKM6MFI#18472
    GrahamG4JBD#18443 DavidKM4QVM#18459 MarkVA6MPJ#18473
    JimGI4SZW#18444 MichaelNG0C#18460 MichaelKM6PCX#18474
    RobertG7IOC#18445 DavidKD9SU#18461 PaulK7AZT#18475
    BernardON7ZH#18446 ThomasWD5GBS#18462 Tony2E0FTF#18550
    MauIZ0GPP#18447 AaronKG6OVR#18463    
  • 02 Jan 18: Please join us in congratulating the recent FISTS CW Club Awards winners:

    NameCallsignMemberAwards
    AndySP9NLI#3741 Prefix
    PhilK4NE#13030 Silver Century, Millionaire, Millionaire 2 Million Endorsement

    For more information about FISTS Awards, available free to paid-up members worldwide, please see the Awards web page.
  • 02 Jan 18: If you haven't already, please submit your logs for the following December 2017 activities:

    Even 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.
  • 01 Jan 18: The "winter/spring" EuCW Snakes & Ladders run starts today, Monday 01 January, and finishes at the end of 30 June (UTC).

    If you've not participated previously, now is a great time to start.  QSOs must take at least five minutes, stations contacted 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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