FAQ about new WWFF references

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In my first one and a half week as EU Coordinator, I have seen some confusion about adding new areas to the WWFF programWe can´t run a global Flora Fauna Program without rules. From my point of view, we have a few simple rules in World Wide Flora Fauna. Most of them from the very beginning. See: GLOBAL RULES. In this Article I will try to sort out a few issues and questions.

1.When does an area qualify for a new number ?

Most of the areas qualifying for WWFF can be found at https://www.protectedplanet.net/

Not all areas in Protected Planet can be used, it has to be in one of the following Categories :

  • IUCN (Catagoty Ia to VI)

  • Natura2000

  • Natural World Heritage Sites

  • Biosphere Reserves

  • Ramsar

  • Marine Protected Areas

Each National Program can adopt up to 200 new references per calendar year.

The National Coordinator in each Contry have the mandate to decide which areas.

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KFF-1908 by N3VEM STORY

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This past Wednesday I woke up at 3:00am, with temperatures just under 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 C) and made my way to the Harrisburg Airport in my home state of Pennsylvania.  By the end of the day I was setting up my radio equipment in Oleta River State Park for another WWFF-KFF activation just outside Miami, Florida, where temperatures were 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 C).  It’s nice to experience some warm weather in February!

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GFF-0221 by 2E0SLO/p & M0MCY/p STORY

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Denise and I got up at 6.30am to walk our dog before having breakfast and setting out for Dunwich on the Suffolk coast.

Dingle Marshes is on the edge of the village and has a large car park so not too far to walk.

Our stations are very minimal both being QRP operators ad consist of Elecraft KX2’s with 2.5Ah Lypo batteries, a couple of camping chairs, a couple of 10m poles one for the half wave end fed vertical (with a 1m extension to the pole) and the other for the link dipole for the 40/20m inverted V.

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ONFF-0573 by OT4V/p STORY

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ONFF-0573 is a very small area in north-east Belgium.

This was the maiden-test for my new home-brew linked dipole. The test was more than satisfying :

257 QSO’s in 4 continents (EU, AS, NA, AF) and 34 DXCC. 5 Park2Park QSO’s and very happy to hear the USA peeps hunting for the European WWFF refs !!! Have about 20 USA calls in the log, signals peaked to real 599.

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Yet Another LogSearch Update

Happy Valentine’s Day…

An update to Logsearch has just been released:

  • Support for the XUFF program
  • The next step in OMFF awards (OMFF-A-30 and OMFF-H-30)
  • Selection of “DX Entities” prevented on General pages (Summary, National, Special) etc
  • Support APRS, including allowing SSIDs in callsigns
  • A number of minor bugs

Any problems, or new feature requests, via the Help Desk Forum please.

VKFF-0867 by VK5PAS/p STORY

Yesterday (Saturday 11th February 2017), my wife VK5FMAZ and I activated the Angove Conservation Park VKFF-0867, a little 5 hectare piece of scrub in the north eastern suburbs of the city of Adelaide in South Australia.  Together, we made a total of 57 contacts on 20, 40, and 80m.  Best DX worked during the activation was Danny ON4VT on 40m SSB.  Not bad considering I was using just 40 watts and a linked dipole, inverted vee, 7m at the apex.  Also nice to get Ken ZL4KD, the ZLFF co-ordinator in the log.

More info & photographs can be found on my WordPress site at…..

https://vk5pas.org/

73 and ’44’, Paul VK5PAS

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