Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new nice step! Over 6000 references in logsearch !

Just find that our data base have over 6.000 references in WWFF logsearch.


Thanks to our activators for their hard work !
Pit   YO3JW 

from http://www.umop.com/funhouse.htm

Sunday, September 7, 2014

YP1WFF/p in the Danube Delta YOFF – 021

Cris YO3LW shared with us a nice story about his activity with Bord YO3DP at YOFF-021

More than 15 years ago, a wise man (Radu Bratu – YO4HW) told me: “try to learn CW as good as you can…each contact will be pride and joy to you”. 


I accepted the invitation made by my father Victor (ex YO3GXO) and one of this best friends George to spend few days at “Happy Pike” Holiday Village. This is located at: N 44°59’13.8’’ E 29°08’30.8’’, according to our GPS system, somewhere into the wildness of Danube Delta. 


The one I wanted to share with this experience was my former ham radio Elmer (Bord – YO3DP). Therefore, we carefully prepared the equipment including the Yaesu FT 990 RIG, a EZ-Wire 16.2m like antenna, Laptop with N1MM and other useless things …better to have it. 


To reach “Happy Pike” you have to travel up to Plopu village via Murighiol, then turn to “Pub’s street” and drive around 5Km on a country road. As soon as we arrived I started installing the wire antenna, E-W oriented, having full support from host. 



We have just arrived
“Happy Pike” two houses can be seen
We decided to operate during the day within a sort of reed made pavilion covered with mosquito net. Definitely, we thought, that will be a hard battle mankind vs local flying fauna. Thus, after a short boat trip to Soschi Lake we were QRV in the 20m band CQ-ing in CW. 


YO3LW installing the equipment
Beside the quietness of the band (noise around S2) I was surprised by the pile-up created just after 10 minutes of calling. I forgot to tell you….using such antenna is really fun, however do not forget to bring your RF choke balun with you. 

Hours are passing …pile-up is growing…the sunset is coming. What a pleasure to activate from such a gorgeous place! 



YO3LW operating during the evening
Slowly, mosquitoes have started buzzing and spinning around my head. We are on their territory, but doesn’t matter…only Coulombs are running through my veins. I figure out…they operate MULTI-MULTI, since I am SINGLE-OP only…that’s not fair! 

We can conquer their territory even if I am shouting “Tora, Tora, Tora”…still few stations are calling. 


At the end of the day “we lost the battle….” in the 40m band…but the war was far from being over. 


Therefore, three days in a row we pursued to contact as many stations as possible. The expedition ended with 486 QSOs in CW and only one in SSB. Thanks to all stations for contacting us and looking forwards to hear you soon from the same place. 


Best 73 de good DX, Cris – YO3LW and Bord – YO3DP. 


Below you can find some more pictures of this activity. Stories of other activities from YOFF can be found here: http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/ (use the translation link to translate the stories into your preferred language).


My father Victor (ex YO3GXO) assisting to the startup QSO session


My former Elmer Bord (YO3DP) enjoying the radio
From left to right YO3GXO, YO3DP and George


The setup


On the way to Soschi Lake

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 GreenParty results

           Hi All
      It is my pleasure to inform that finally the 2014 GreenParty results are ready for you!



      Thanks for your participation and logs. Hope in 2015 we will be again ready for an other GreenParty
           Please note the "NEW" !
                 Pit  YO3JW

Over 5.500 references in data base!

Just find that our data base have over 5.500 references in WWFF logsearch.
Thanks to our activators for their hard work !
Pit   YO3JW

Thursday, July 3, 2014

4 million QSOs in WWFF Logsearch

LY1CM/p and HB9BIN awarded for reaching this new milestone
 At the beginning of last year we started with the development of a new log search platform for WWFF
It went live on February 16, 2013. 
With the effort of a lot of enthusiastic OMs - local coordinators, activators and chasers - we have now collected and made available 4,000,000 valid flora and fauna QSOs.
To celebrate this new milestone Pit YO3JW developed an award for QSO no. 4 ,000,000 in the WWFF database: 
a QSO between LY1CM/p and HB9BIN (see left).


Work to collect historic logs continues parallel to the "normal operation" where validated logs of current operations are uploaded to the WWFF database by the local coordinators. 

If you think a log is still missing or you possess an activity log, please contact your local coordinator (list can be found here).


QSO was in 2010-09-18  UTC 08:02              LY1CM/P – HB9BIN from LYFF-019
Thanks for upload this  

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer tour in HAFF


News from the HAFF program: 

HA8DD/p Geza and HA8FY/p Zsolt will activate 10 HAFF areas, according to the following schedule:

  28.06.2014. (Saturday) 
                    HAFF-024 Kelet Mecsek TK (13:00-20:00 UTC)
  29.06.2014. (Sunday)
                    HAFF-033 Nyugat Mecsek TK (06:00-10:00 UTC)
                    HAFF-048 Zselic TK (14:00-20:00 UTC)
  30.06.2014. (Monday)
                    HAFF-013 Boronka melléki (06:00-10:00 UTC) 
                    HAFF-032 Mura menti TK (14:00-20:00 UTC)
  01.07.2014. (Tuesday)
                    HAFF-009 Őrségi NP (07:00-11:00 UTC)
                    HAFF-040 Somló TK (15:00-21:00 UTC)
  02.07.2014. (Wednesday)
                    HAFF-038 Sárréti TK (06:00-11:00 UTC)
                    HAFF-039 Sárvíz völgy TK (14:00-20:00 UTC)
  03.07.2014. (Thursday)
                    HAFF-016 Dél mezőföld TK (07:00-12:00 UTC)

The time in UTC are indicative and will depend on the activity and the traffic on the way to the next location.


They want to operate with two stations at the same time (FT-857 and FT-7B) with separate dipoles and verticals for 7 HF bands. The modes are CW, SSB and FM on 2 meter for emergency purpose. QSL via HA Bureau or direct via their QRZ.COM addresses.

HAFF program page is http://wff.pannondxc.hu/en

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New WWFF activator award added

We are pleased to announce a new WWFF award aimed at activators working from different DXCC: the DXFF Activator Award.  The award has been designed by Pit YO3JW and coded into the WWFF LogSearch award application module by Andrew 2E0GFF.



Watch this space as there are more new awards currently under development both for hunters as well as for activators.

(note that for hunters YOFF already offers a global DXFF award for a number of years)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GREENPARTY 2014

Hi
Soon will be 2014's GreenParty
YOFF - FAUNA AND FLORA Romanian Program: GreenParty 2014
Hope to meet you from field or from home....
73
Pit
YO3JW


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Over 5.000 references in data base!

Just find that our data base have over 5.000 references in WWFF logsearch.
Thanks to our activators for their hard work !
Pit   YO3JW

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WWFF global award program launched!

WWFF has the pleasure to announce a new global ham radio award program based on the WWFF LogSearch database that is now 9 months in operation.

Initially we will offer two awards - one for hunters, one for activators. 

  • The WWFF hunter award starts at 44 references with upgrade steps of 44 up to 444 and then steps of 100. We have added a "novice" award especially for our new hunters of the WWFF program. 
  • The WWFF activator award starts at 11 references and has upgrade steps of 11 references.

We plan to expand the award program in the future, adding awards for special categories both for hunters and for activators.

The awards will be available in digital format, free of charge and can be requested through the WWFF LogSearch.

On our global award page you can find more detailed information about the awards and the application process.









Tuesday, October 29, 2013

3 million QSOs in WWFF Logsearch


UX1IM and IQ8CZ/p awarded for reaching this new milestone

At the beginning of this year we started with the development of a new log search platform for WWFF
It went live on February 16, 2013. 
With the effort of a lot of enthusiastic OMs - local coordinators, activators and chasers - we have now collected and made available 3,000,000 valid flora and fauna QSOs.
To celebrate this new milestone Pit YO3JW developed an award for QSO no. 3 ,000,000 in the WWFF database: 
a QSO between Oleg UX1IM and group from ARI Catanzaro IQ8CZ/p (see left).

 

Work to collect historic logs continues parallel to the "normal operation" where validated logs of current operations are uploaded to the WWFF database by the local coordinators. 

If you think a log is still missing or you possess an activity log, please contact your local coordinator (list can be found here).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The President of IARU Region 1 in YOFF-555

During the CPG PTC meeting in Bucharest, Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, the President of IARU Region 1 had opportunity to be QRV with YO/PB2T/P from YOFF-555 as first activation of that reference number. It is in Bucharest, a wild place in the big city.
Hans was surprised by so many callers for his only 10W KX3 transceiver used with wire antenna on glass fiber pole.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Plaques for the winners of GreenParty 2013



Members of SRG SP9YFF awarded 3 plaques for Winners of the WWFF GreenParty 2013 :
Outdoor (from SPFF) low power, mixed all band, SP individual station, donor: SRG SP9YFF 
Awarded to : SP1MVG
Outdoor low power cw all band, donor: SQ1EIX 
Awarded to: F/HB9AFI/p
Indoor low power, mixed all band, donor: SP9UPK 
Awarded to :  UR7ET
Congratulations!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Award during a large tour by Paolo I2AE @ OZFF

Last Friday 16-08-2013 5Q2AE (alias I2AE) Paolo recived the OZFF-40 Award # 001 for 40 Activations in the OZFF Program.The picture is taken in the OZFF-050 area.
Jakob OZ7AEI hands Paolo his award @ OZFF-050
If Paolo sticks to his plan, he will have activated more than 50 OZFF areas before he and his wife return to Italy....

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer news from HAFF

HAFF Summer Tour by HA8DD and HA8FY
HA8DD/p Geza and HA8FY/p Zsolt will activate 6 HAFF areas, operate according to the next ones:


  • 08.07.2013. from about 13:00 UTC to late evening hours in HAFF-025 Kesznyeteni TK.
  • 09.07.2013. from early morning to midday (10 UTC)  in HAFF-047 Zempléni TK. and than they will move to HAFF-002 Bukki NP. and they work until late evening.
  • 10.07.2013. on morning hours until midday (10 UTC) from HAFF-014 Borsod Mezosege TK than they will move to HAFF-020 Hevesi Pusztak TK. and they work until late evening.
  • 11.07.2013. on morning hours until midday (10 UTC) from HAFF-006 Hortobagy NP. than they will move to HAFF-027 Kozep-Tisza TK. and they work until evening.
They want to operate with two stations on same time (FT-857 and FT-7B) with W3DZZ and separeted dipoles for 5 HF bands. The modes are CW, SSB and FM on 2 meter for emergency purpose. QSL via HA Bureau or direct via their QRZ.COM address.

HA0KA: WWFF activity from Croatia 


Istvan, HA0KA will spend his family holiday  in Croatia this year too.
Since 26th of July until 2nd of August he will be on Pag Island (EU-170, CI -082) and he will operate as 9A/HA0KA on the HF bands SSB only.

He wants to take part in The IOTA Contest. After this event he has a plan to visit the 4 National Parks located on the island, (Lun 9AFF-023, Kolanisko Blado 9AFF-073, Veliko i Malo Blato 9AFF-074 and Dubrava Hanzina 9AFF-075), and he wants to operate from this areas too for the 9AFF and WWFF programs all the week round.

He has also plan to go to Plitvicka Jezera 9AFF-006 on way home at 3-4 August.

QSL via HA Bureau or direct via his QRZ.COM address.



Source: HA0HW