Results of my activation from ONFF-0111 Pijnven(bos) :
92 contacts in 26 countries with a few nice DX : VE3VEE, KG8P and 4Z4DX, and one P2P EM9WFF/P from URFF-0026.
OHFF-0229 Sorsasalo Nature Reserve Area
I made some modifications to kids snowsled. I needed some help to transport 12V battery and supplies to woods. We, my wife and I, like to move with snowshoes so ”2 flies with one hit”. We walk to Sorsasalo Nature Reserve area, OHFF-0229, with snowshoes. After one kilometer walk in forest wife’s snowshoe broken. It took some time to fix it. I was on the air later as I planned but no problem. Propagation was nice and I got 54 phone QSOs on 20m to Europe with 30W . FT-897 handle mild frost nice. There was only -7C. This was the second activation as I used 20m/40m link dipole. Antenna was inv-v position and top was about 9,5m high. What is positive in winter activations? Not so much mosquitos … 73 44 Timo OF7JHA/p
OZFF Group would like to invite all Hunters and OZFF Activators to OZFF Cup 2017.
The OZFF Cup is a simple competition starting January 1st and ending December 31th.
Back in 2012, we got the idea of a little game to motivate Hunters and OZFF Activators. Hunters get 1 point for a QSO one time band/mode. The Activators get 1 point per QSO. If more than one Activator is on the air from the same area, Hunters also get point for QSOs with the other Activator. This motivates Hunters to have more than one QSO with the same area. If the Activator starts up a new Activation, from the same area but on a new calender date, both Activator and Hunters will have points again.
A total of 39 entries were received for the 2016 VKFF Annual Photographic competition, from VK1, VK3, & VK5.
The winner was judged by their peers via a Poll on the WWFF Australia Yahoo group.
The winner was Tony VK3XV/VK3VTH, with a photograph of an Australian icon, a Kookaburra at the Mount Buangor State Park. Tony will be awarded a $50.00 gift voucher, kindly supplied by Jaycar, and a winners certificate.
Sharing second place was Peter VK3ZPF with a photograph of a butterfly at the French Island National Park, and Marcus VK3TST/5 with a photograph of his antenna tie point at the Sandy Creek Conservation Park. They will each receive a certificate.
Sharing third place was Chris VK3PAT with a photograph of Millers Hut in the Avon Wilderness Area, and Andrew VK1AD with two photographs taken in the Kosciuszko National Park. They will each receive a certificate.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all those who entered.
More information can be found at …. http://www.wwffaustralia.com/2016.html
73 and ’44’,
Paul VK5PAS VKFF co-ordinator
WWFF is looking for 6 six electable continental respresenatives for NA, SA, OC, EU, AF and AS. Any Ham living in a dedicated continent, who want to join WWFF is requested to apply through the contact gateway, addressed to Luk ON4BB.
Next as prevised in the WWFF constitution, the place as Chairman is vacant and need to be revoted each year. Any apply for this vacancy should be addressed to Luk, ON4BB.
We close the recording of any for both continental representative and chairman at 31th January at midnight CET. Next the first week of Februari, the WWFF committee shall vote online among the received nominees. Voting instructions to follow.
Please find the WWFF constitution through this link WWFF Constitution
South America is kind of forgotten continent in the WWFF program. The conquest of this fantastic area is one of the goals for 2017.
From now on the YVFF (Venezuela) and PYFF (Brazil) awards are available via the WWFF LogSearch tool.
Good luck to all Hunters and Activators !