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Fists was founded by George Longden (GEZQS) of Darwin England, after recognizing a need for a club in which veteran operators would help new comers and less-experienced operators learn and improve cw proficiency. During the first year membership reached 300, most of whom were in Great Britain and Europe
The North American chapter was formed in 1990 to assist 11 members in the U.S. receive the newsletter and as a banking convenience. Nancy Kott, (WZ8C) of Hadley Mi. was named N. A. representative a position she still holds but now handles the affairs of over 3500 Fists. There has been over 7000 fists numbers issued world wide to date.
What is fists
What FISTS wants to accomplish
1. To further the use of CW on the amateur bands.
2. To encourage newcomers to the CW mode.
3. To engender friendship within the membership.
There is only one requirement to join FISTS
A love of MORSE and a concern for its perpetuation