2018 FISTS Straight Key Contest!


The International G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest will be 2300 Hrs UTC August 31 through 2300 Hrs UTC September 2, 2018. Everyone is welcome to participate, but only the logs of those using straight keys for all claimed contacts are eligible for awards.

Operation is limited to 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz amateur bands. No WARCs bands.
Work stations only once per band.

There are three entry classes: QRO, QRP, and Club:

Entry class MUST be shown on logs to be considered for entry in a particular class, or will be assumed QRO. An entry must be ONE class only, no combination of classes is allowed.

CALL: CQ FS (short for fists straight = straight key)

The following information must be exchanged by both stations to count as a valid contest QSO: read more