Thursday, February 4, 2016

WWFF introduces Park-To-Park Award

After much discussion, debate about the Rules, and then the technical challenges of implementing the award, WWFF is pleased to announce the launch of the new Park To Park award.

This will be awarded, initially, for 10 confirmed Park-To-Park references worked, with subsequent levels to be added in due course..

To count towards the award, logs from both activations need to be uploaded to Logsearch, with both the Activator and Hunter references cross-matching (as well as date, band and mode being the same).

Many thanks to Danny ON4VT for agreeing to be Award Manager.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Now 6 million QSOs in WWFF Logsearch


6 000 000  QSOs !
New milestone was reached.
In just less of one year we have an other million QSOs in our data base! 
01.05.2015 - 03.01.2016
It is time to say again: Thank you ! to all our participants in WWFF activities. Activators, Hunters, National coordinators, also for you who read this info!  Each of you put a small piece in this "building".



As I saw in bands it is just a life style now for many of us. Watching, prepare for departure to protected areas, hunting for activators, request awards for your results. 
It happens every day. 

Waiting logs from NPOTA activity of our friends in USA !

It is my honor to show this "Certificat" for QSO  No.6,000,000 to:
M0PAI/P@GFF-301 with HA8DD  20m/SSB  2016-01-03 10:46 UTC
You can download it from "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).

73 Pit YO3JW 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

TOP 44 2015 and rules for 2016!



Hi All
Today was sent out the certificates for "TOP 44" 2015
I want to congratulate all our activators for their hard work.
The TOP 2015 was made by results in 2015 as it was in morning of 01.01.2016.
Starting from 2016 you need to have at least 44 QSO made during 
the year from each reference to be include in TOP 44.for operators and for teams need at least 200 QSO.
Dead time to upload your logs for TOP 44 2016 is 31.12.2016
73 Pit YO3JW

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A new nice step! Now more than 10.000 references in logsearch !

Just find that we reached the 10.000th reference in our data base: WWFF logsearch.
And it grows every day ! 

Also we have :


As an update, EA9UV/P in EAFF-250 was the milestone activation of 100 DXCC areas.

Thanks to our activators for their hard work !
Hope we can collect old logs from different part of world.




 Pit   YO3JW 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Well-deserved thumbs up to VKFF

Last week Paul VK5PAS was awarded with the first Certificate of Excellence for participating national programs.  Congratulations Paul!





Through his efforts in the last 2 years Paul managed to create a very lively flora and fauna program in VK with a lot of activity. Detailed information about VKFF can be found on the comprehensive VKFF website.
Apart from that Paul set up a forum on Yahoo where you can keep in touch with (other) VKFF chasers and activators.

Barry VK5BW hands Paul the award

Our award manager Pit YO3JW managed to get the award as a surprise to Paul during a meeting of the AHARS with the help of Nick VK3ANL and Barry VK5BW.

You can find Paul's own recount of the event on his blog

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

GREENPARTY 2015

Hi
Soon will be 2015's GreenParty
http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/p/blog-page_3.html
There are some new as exchanged figures!
Any support for trophies?
Hope to meet you from field or from home....
73
Pit
YO3JW
fenyo3jw(at)yahoo.com
Also during GreenParty you can look for http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/2010/03/save-green-planet-award-greenday-2010.html 
Suport from SP9YFF team
http://www.sp9yff.pl/index.php/dyplomy/400th-spff
From YOFF
http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/2010/03/save-green-planet-award-greenday-2010.html

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5 million QSOs in WWFF Logsearch

5 000 000  QSOs !
New milestone reached few days ago. 
It is time to say again: Thank you ! to all our participants in WWFF activities. Activators, Hunters, National coordinators, also for you who read this info!  Each of you put a small piece in this "building".

 
As I saw in bands it is just a life style now for many of us. Watching, prepare for departure to protected areas, hunting for activators, request awards for your results. It happens every day. 

It is my honor to show this "Certificat" for QSO  No.5,000,000 made by YU1CA/p with UA3BM in 1st May 2015 in 20m SSB
You can download it from "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).

73 Pit YO3JW

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas !



    

     MERRY CHRISTMAS ! 

                                           WWFF

Sunday, November 30, 2014

INFO !

A year ago, in November 2013, we launched the first awards from the WWFF Logsearch platform http://logsearch.wwff.co developed by Andrew M0YMA
At this moment a dozen national programs use the Logsearch functionality for the application of national awards. 

We have also added several WWFF global awards.
In the mean time hundreds of awards have been released to both activators and chasers.

The development of the platform and the awards continues. We are about to add two new awards:
- EUFF: a chaser award for working protected areas in Europe.
- An annual "top activator" award for those activators that are in the top 44 with a minimum of 2000 QSOs from at least 3 different activated protected areas 
For 2014 we will use the existing ranking of the Logsearch database at 31.12.2014. 
In 2015 we plan to split the award in an individual and team award. 

Please upload your logs before 31th December 2015 !

We hope that our activators continue to participate in our program and thank them for their efforts!







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