Project Presentation: PARKS IN THE AMERICAS WEEK
The WWFF program wants to draw attention to the importance of protecting nature, flora and fauna. In this spirit, radio amateur operators set up and operate their radio stations from designated natural parks and protected natural areas – generating attention to these areas, while giving the community the opportunity to learn about our activities aimed at preserving the environment
WWFF is an international, non-commercial program run by national coordinators for a large number of national flora and fauna programs.
PARKS IN THE AMERICAS WEEK deals with the dissemination of the presence of Radio Amateurs in PARKS AND OTHER NATURAL PRESERVATION AREA IN THE AMERICAN CONTINENT with the purpose of spreading, through Amateur Radio, the conservation of the environment to the national and international amateur radio community through bilateral contacts and SWL, CW , satellite, digital modes and other forms of contacts made by Amateur Radio operators
This type of contact is part of the International Awards Program – WWFF, for contacts and SWL on all amateur bands and all operational modes. The stations contacted will be radio amateur stations operating in accordance with national and international legislation, in the authorized bands.
The realization of this non-profit event, without any personal, religious and or political-ideological objectives, aims to install a portable structure of at least one radio amateur station on a temporary basis in Nature Preservation Areas, operated by a group of radio qualified amateurs and the corresponding infrastructure, made up of antenna systems (portable mounted – without changes to the physical environment), radio and power supply during the event, thus enabling contacts with all the national and international community of radio amateurs and SWL. The activation group will be responsible for the environmental preservation of the site, as well as the removal of any object at the end of the activation and is obliged to follow any and all norms related to the conservation of the area.
The objective of this project is to seek partnership for its execution as a participant or logistical support with organizations that recognize the work of environmental awareness work at national and international level.
We invite Radio Amateur Operators and Radio Amateur Groups to participate in the event
PARKS IN THE AMERICAS WEEK, based on the expeditionary activity in Flora and Fauna Conservation Units carried out by the WWFF Program – World Wide Flora & Fauna in Amateur Radio (www.wwff.co). The event “PARKS IN THE AMERICAS” aimed at stimulating the installation of portable stations in Parks and Conversation Units in the Americas. The list of parks in the different countries is cataloged on the website ( www.wwff.co/ directory) and there may be additional records available with the WWFF Coordinator of the desired country.
The event will take place from 00:00h UTC of April 7th, 2021 to 21:00h UTC of April 11th
WWFF Brasil – by PS8RV, Brazilian National Coordinator.
The activity aims to install temporary communication equipment (antennas, cables, radios and accessories) during the period of the activity and operate in CW, SSB, FM and FT8 modes
The existing awards rules for Park Activators and Hunters will apply to the WWFF Program (www.wwff.co) and the Coordination of the event in www.radioexpedicao.com
Ecological awareness in these activities is of great and vital importance in order not to harm the preserved ecosystem and the performance of the event will have an enormous impact on the dissemination of Amateur Radio in the American Continent through the efforts of Amateur Radio Operators and Amateur Radio Groups.
Ronaldo Borges do Val,
PS8RV, the Expeditionary PYFF-WWFF Brazil Project