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News 2009

December 2009

  • 26 Dec 09: Welcome to our latest members, Paul #14564 and Ron G3SEN #14565, who have just joined us.
  • 24 Dec 09: The Online Search feature on the Member Lists page has been revised.  The results for Eu/UK callsigns will now be more up-to-date (normally changes are incorporated within 24 hours).  Additionally, you can search for part of a callsign and display all matching results.  The callsigns are provided as links that you can click to go to the corresponding QRZ.COM web page.
  • 24 Dec 09: The Winter 2009 Key Note is available in the members' Key Notes Archive and the Winter 2008 edition is now available in the public Key Notes Archive.
  • 20 Dec 09: Welcome to our latest member, Dan IK2UWA #14563, who has just joined us.
  • 17 Dec 09: The final 2009 FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 27th December 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC.  Please see the Activity Calendar for details.
  • 11 Dec 09: Welcome to our latest member, Chris ZS6RI #14562, who has just joined us.
  • 05 Dec 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: David GW0HBZ #14560 and Chris M6FRY #14561.
  • 02 Dec 09: The next FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 13th December 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC.  Please submit logs for November to Rob M0BPT by 5th December (see the Activity Calendar for details).

November 2009

  • 30 Nov 09: G0 callsigns: Please don't send envelopes to the QSL Bureau until further notice.  FISTS is currently looking for a new sub-manager for G0.
    If you need more information, please contact the QSL Bureau Manger.
  • 29 Nov 09: Welcome to our latest member, Eric M0KZB #14559, who has just joined us.
  • 29 Nov 09: The CW / Phone Area Code Award, previously available for this year (2009) only, has now been made a permanent FISTS Award.
  • 25 Nov 09: The public Key Notes Archive and the members' Key Notes Archive have been extended to include most Key Notes between 1993 and 1999.  It would be great if we could extend the Archive further.  If you have copies of any of the following Key Notes and are willing to scan them or loan them for scanning, please contact the web master:
    February 1995, January 1994, May 1994, February-April 1993, June-November 1993 and any for the years 1987 - 1992.
  • 24 Nov 09: Interested in taking part in a club construction project?  Paul M0BMN has asked for suggestions for a new club construction project.  If you have ideas for what could be built, whether it be a radio or CW-related accessory/gadget, please send the details in an email to Paul.  It's also worth considering joining in the ongoing discussions about this on the FISTSCW Yahoo Group.  If you are not currently a member of the Yahoo group, you can join here.
  • 21 Nov 09: Welcome to our latest member, Derrick G3LHJ #14558, who has joined us recently.
  • 20 Nov 09: Rob M0BPT has published the BrassPounder October 2009 newsletter today.
  • 17 Nov 09: Ian G6TGO will be writing a VHF/UHF section in future Key Notes.  Please help him by sending regular reports of what you have been doing on VHF/UHF CW and what stations you have heard or worked.
  • 15 Nov 09: The deadline for articles for the Winter edition of Key Note is 28th November.  Please contribute by providing Paul M0BMN with as many articles as possible.  Articles can be emailed to Paul.
  • 15 Nov 09: The Autumn edition of Key Note magazine will be sent out by postal mail on Monday 16th November.
  • 14 Nov 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: Jerry G0AZR #14553, Mike G0CVZ #14554, James MD0MDI #14555, Ian G6TGO #14556 and Bob M6ATK #14557.
  • 09 Nov 09: The next FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 22nd November 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC.  This is a great opportunity to meet up with members and is very relaxed; please give it a try.  Just have normal QSOs and, if you are a member, please include your FISTS number in the exchange.  Most activity takes place at 3.558 MHz and 14.058 MHz and lower (to avoid the QRP areas).
  • 06 Nov 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: Bal EA8BVP #14551 and Ken GI4ERM #14552.

October 2009

  • 31 Oct 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: Marek DH9SB #14549 and Rienus PA0RBA #14550.
  • 26 Oct 09: The next FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 8th November 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC.  Please submit logs for October to Rob M0BPT by 5th November (see the Activity Calendar for details).
  • 23 Oct 09: Congratulations to Peter G4LHI #2219 on achieving the 2009 CW / Phone Area Code Award - well done!
  • 23 Oct 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: Allan M0KIS #14546, Gordon G4FGJ #14547 and Petr OK2CQR #14548.
  • 20 Oct 09: Rob M0BPT has published the BrassPounder September 2009 newsletter today.
  • 20 Oct 09: Straight Key Week (SKW) 2009 results and reports have been published by Rob M0BPT.
  • 19 Oct 09: The next FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 25th October 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC.  UK members: bear in mind that UTC will be the same as local time due to the clocks moving back on 25th October, so the sessions will be an hour earlier than usual!
  • 19 Oct 09: The Club Sales web page now includes the recently-available FISTS CW Course and the new-style Standard FISTS QSL Cards.
  • 16 Oct 09: We welcome the following new members who have joined us recently: Chris GM4YLM #14544 and Vincent ON3WAG #14545.
  • 10 Oct 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: John G4NCZ #14541, Theo PA3GHJ #14542 and Phil M6PHL #14543.
  • 10 Oct 09: The website now allows subscriptions and purchase of club items (badges, car stickers, key rings and QSL cards) to be paid for directly using Credit Cards / PayPal.
  • 06 Oct 09: Rob M0BPT has released the 2010 FISTS Activities Calendar.  This includes two new activities: G0HGA VHF/UHF CW Activity 2010 and FISTS 3 Hour Sprint 2010.
  • 03 Oct 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: Wallace MM0AMV #14538, Fabio IK0IXI / NB1V #14539 and David CE2WZ #14540.

September 2009

  • 28 Sep 09: The next FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 11th October 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC.  Please submit logs for September to Rob M0BPT by 5th October (see the Activity Calendar for details).
  • 26 Sep 09: Welcome to the following new members who have joined us recently: Darren 2E0JUG #14527, David M0TUB #14528, Chris G4KUE #14529, Al G4VZQ #14530, Wayne M0WAY #14531, Roby IZ2CPS #14532, Art G4MYU #14533, John G4SRE #14534, Tom ON4TOM #14535, Gordon G3WOV #14536 and Dave G4AJY #14537.
  • 25 Sep 09: The website's Members' Area has some new pages: Key Note Archive containing Eu/UK Key Notes for 2000 - 2009 for viewing or download, QSL Bureau details and FISTS Logos so that you can add logos to your website, QSL cards, print them on tee shirts etc.
  • 20 Sep 09: The FISTS East Asia (FEA) website has their colourful September 2009 Newsletter "morsEAsia" available as a free sample download on the FEA FISTS Newsletters web page.
  • 17 Sep 09: The Events page now has photographs from the Leicester Amateur Radio Show.
    Additionally, there is now a Paul's QRP Rigs page with details of the much-admired transceivers Paul M0BMN had at the show.
  • 16 Sep 09: Rob M0BPT has published the August BrassPounder newsletter today.
  • 14 Sep 09: The FISTS Straight Key Week finished on Saturday 12th and lots of stations were to be heard.  Please submit logs to Rob M0BPT m0bpt(at)yahoo.co.uk by 26th September.  The scoring and log details required are available on Rob's Activities Page.
  • 14 Sep 09: Welcome to the new members who joined us at the Leicester Amateur Radio Show on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2009 and thank you to the existing members who visited us.
  • 14 Sep 09: The next FISTS Ladder sessions are on Sunday 27th September 14:00-1600 UTC and 18:00-20:00 UTC. It's a great opportunity to join in and meet other FISTS members in relaxed QSOs.  For more information, please see the rules.
  • 14 Sep 09: The members lists and copies of Key Note magazine are up-to-date.  Please visit the Members Area to download copies.
  • 14 Sep 09: The deadline for articles for the Autumn 2009 edition of Key Note is this coming Saturday 19th September.  Please let Paul M0BMN have lots of articles by then.

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