On 25mrt 2017 we went out for activating PAFF-0083. My mate PD0PVR John arrived around 09:00 UTC at my home . We put all the stuff in the car and after we drank some coffee we drove to Zeeuws Vlaanderen PAFF -0083 Braakman-Noorderbossen.
We put up the antenne mast, a 8 mtr long fishing pole . We were doing some test with a new radio (Yaesu FT891) and a new HyEndFed ant for 40 20 10 mtr MKIII 200W version.
After SWR checking we called on 40 mtr and the first qso was with my mate Danny ON4VT arround 12:11 utc . Continue reading
W3AAX – Jason Johnston
Jason was an extremely active hunter and activator in the National Parks on the Air program. Not wanting to see the fun stop since the National Parks Service’s centennial was over after 2016, he decided to work with the WWFF and set up a website and system to support their program enlisting more national parks, state parks, and wildlife refuges in the United States and other various territories.
He admires someone like Theodore Roosevelt who could build relationships with people like John Muir and had a respect of the land and conservation, while still being a conservative. WWFF is the perfect vehicle to get the word out that we need to preserve these places.
As the North American coordinator, his next goals are to expand the WWFF into Canada, Mexico, Central America. Also, he plans to activate every possible entity in his home state of Maryland.
In recent months, a lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes with regards to the restructure of the WWFF organisation. I am pleased to report that we now have a WWFF Constitution which outlines the aims of WWFF, the rules by which WWFF will operate, & powers and duties of its officers. The constitution can be view on the ‘About’ page.
The WWFF Committee shall be comprised of up to 9 elected officials and 6 ex-officio members.
Our new Committee structure:
- Paul VK5PAS (Chairperson)
- Jason W3AAX (Deputy Chairperson)
- Lars PH0NO (Treasurer)
- Nobi JA1JCF (Asia representative)
- Jakob OZ7AEI (Europe representative)
- Peter VK3ZPF (Oceania representative)
- Jason W3AAX (North America representative)
- Pit YO3JW (Awards Manager)
- Luciano I5FLN (Directory Manager)
- Manfred DF6EX (Log Manager)
- Andrew MYMA (Logsearch Administrator)
- Danny ON4VT (webmaster & PR)
The position of Secretary is still being organised.
As a committee we shall conduct meetings via Skype or similar, not less than 6 times per year to discuss WWFF issues. We do of course, regularly liaise with each other via email.
73 and ’44’,
Today I took the chance to visit GFF-0336 South Bents to Tynemouth South Pier Head, which is located 4 miles north of the city of Sunderland on the north east coast . My location was at Souter Lighthouse and overlooking Marsden Rocks which is a excellent location of visiting seabirds at nesting season .
WWFF is working continiously to improve the service of the website. A new feature in the WWFFwatch DX-xluster is the “NEW SPOT” button. From now on you can make your WWFF spots directly from the WWFFwatch page. (TNX GMA & DL4MFM)
And don’t forget the amazing “smartWWFF” app to spot and monitor WWFF spots from your smartphone !
We, the ” Lupi della Majella Team” , IW6NZY Silvino, IZ6YLM Fiorello, I2JJR/HB9TZA Augusto, went yesterday to the IFF-0982 , “Parco Territoriale Attrezzato dell’ Annunziata” a new reference, near the Franciscan Monastery DAI-AZ0101 .