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Author Topic: CQ FIST  (Read 725 times)
K5PEW
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« on: January 09, 2007, 06:49:50 AM »

When I hear CQ FIST, is the calling station wanting to QSO exclusively with FIST members, or better put:

"What does CQ FIST mean to me as an op who is listening, looking for someone calling CQ?"

Thanks for your time.

Graham Welch - K5PEW (In memory of Paisley Elizabeth Welch)
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NG0K
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 07:13:15 AM »

Normally the op is trying to contact other FISTS club members to collect the numbers.   But heck, if nobody is answering, then go ahead and answer the CQ.  The FISTS ops are all nice hams.  

73, Doug, NG0K, FIST#11857
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KA3CTQ
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 07:32:53 AM »

You will hear OPs sending group letters to collect contacts from their groups (such as FIST, SKCC, NAQCC, etc.). 99.9999% of the time if you respond, they will have a QSO with you. After all, its all for fun of the hobby.

There are other times that you will hear contest or event CQ's. An example is that tonight starting at 8:00 pm eastern (7 CST), you may hear CQ SKS. This is for the Strait Key Century Club Sprint. It is a two hour long event that the club has every month.

If you respond to an event call, they may not have a long QSO with you, but they will get back to you. These events are about making contact no matter if the other OP is part of the group.

Get on and make some contacts.
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N8UZE
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 08:18:55 AM »

The FISTS person will be happy to ragchew with you anyway (unless it's a contest) since their goals are to promote the use of CW and to encourage people to join their organization.  If a contest is slow, they might even ragchew for a few minutes during a contest.

To learn more about them, visit their website.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 02:26:21 PM »

hi

http://www.fists.org/

73 james
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