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FISTS Northwest Events - The 1999 West Coast Triple!
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Thanks to everyone who made this year's West Coast Triple a big success!! If you worked one or more of the clubs during this event see the information below to find out how to get a special WCT QSL card or WCT certificate or T-shirt transfer. We are already looking forward to the next big club event in the near future. VY 73!


New! Click here to see the schedule of ops from each club who worked the 1999 West Coast Triple.

FISTS Northwest, K7FFF, the Vista Valley FISTS CW Club, K6FFF, and the Cowlitz FISTS Club, WA7YYY, are teaming up for this special event on September 11th, 1999. We will cover 3 bands, plus the Novice segment on 15 meters. We will exclusively operate 15 meters during the morning hours to allow European FISTS a chance to join in (and during the remainder of the event, of course). Even if you aren't a FISTS member yet, you can get a head start on FISTS points that you can apply after you become a FISTS!

Work all three clubs and receive (in addition to 9 FISTS points total!) a personalized 1999 WCT Certificate with your name and callsign. This certificate will be issued to FISTS and non-FISTS alike.

    This year you have three options for how you receive your WCT Certificate:
  1. Send an SASE with 2 oz. of postage (non-USA ops send enough to cover international postage)
  2. Request your certificate by e-mail and accept e-mail delivery FREE!
  3. Send $3.00 and receive a T-shirt transfer of your certificate post-paid (non-USA ops may send equivalent postage or IRCs). You may, of course, order a T-shirt transfer in addition to one of the first two options.

Special WCT QSLs will also be issued in return for your card. Donations to offset printing costs are, of course, greatly appreciated.


Following are the rules and procedures for all participants in the WCT:

  1. Dates and Times
    • Saturday, September 11th, 1999.
      12 hours total from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM PDT
      (UTC: 1500Z Sept. 11 to 0300Z Sept. 12)
  2. Band coverage
    • 15 meters exclusively from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)(European FISTS take note!).
      40 meters, 20 meters, 15 meters General and 15 meters Novice from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      Clubs will try to call near a FISTS frequency (ending in .x58, and on the Novice segment near 21.108), but may be anywhere in the band segments. A schedule of operators and bands will be posted here close to event time. The goal is to have one operator from each club per band segment at any given time. A schedule of operators for each club will be updated here.
  3. Calling
    • Listen for "CQ WCT".
  4. Exchange
    • FISTS Members: RST, name, state, and FISTS number.
    • Non-FISTS Members: RST, name, state.
    • Clubs will give RST, name, state, and club FISTS number. Note that the clubs cover 6 states in total (WA, OR, CA, ID, NM, AK).
    • We want to encourage inexperienced as well as experienced operators to participate and keep this a low-key event. This is NOT a contest, the clubs are not competing and no multipliers or such are used. Please feel free to ragchew, but keep it brief to give as many FISTS members as possible a chance at earning the club points and the WCT certificate.
    • All due courtesy will be given to QRP'rs and Novices!!
  5. QSLing
    • FISTS Members: Please QSL via the FISTS buro, K4UK. This will save a lot of confusion and be the most efficient for everyone.
    • Non-FISTS: Please QSL directly to a club call that you worked and include an SASE.

    Requests for the WCT Certficate must be made to K7FFF by regular mail or e-mail
    (mailing address: 5466 SE Patterson St., Hillsboro, OR 97123).

      You have three options for the WCT Certificate:
    1. Send an SASE with 2 oz. of postage (non-USA ops send enough to cover international postage)
    2. Request your certificate by e-mail and accept e-mail delivery FREE!
    3. Send $3.00 and receive a T-shirt transfer of your certificate post-paid (non-USA ops may send equivalent postage or IRCs)

    Of course, you may buy one T-shirt transfer in addition to a paper or e-mail certificate.

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