In 2013 the F.O.C. celebrated its 75th anniversary. A number of different members in the 7th call area were using the K7FOC call sign during the month of May, 2013, to celebrate the event. A number of other special FOC call signs were also operating on the bands during May.
Founded in 1938 and with its roots, history and management in the UK, the First Class CW Operators' Club (FOC) promotes good CW (Morse code) operating, activity, friendship and socializing via its worldwide membership of approximately 500. Members are active on all HF bands and the character of the club is best expressed in its motto:
"A man should keep his friendship in constant repair" - Samuel Johnson (1755).
FOC MEMBERS AIM TO….
•Foster and encourage a high standard of CW operating ability and behavior on the amateur bands.
•Observe the license conditions and principles of band planning.
•Be considerate to other amateurs at all times.
•Protect the future of the hobby through being active, encouraging newcomers and supporting a national society.
For more information including how to become a member, please visit the Club's own site at www.G4FOC.org
K7FOC Trustee - AC2K, Redmond, Washington