The World Wide Flora & Fauna in Ham Radio program has the privilege to present to our hunter (OM and SWL) and activator community a number of awards.
The award certificates are available in electronic format (.pdf or .jpg) and free of charge. All awards are based on QSO information in the WWFF LogSearch database. We cannot accept other sources (like QSLs, LoTW, eQSL).
Awards can be claimed in three categories:
1. Activators (references, DXCC, continents)
2. Hunters (references, DXCC per continent, continents)
3. SWL hunters (references)
CAT 1 – ACTIVATORS
A. WWFF REFERENCES
Activate different WWFF nature reserves
For this certificate you need to have confirmed a minimum of 11 different WWFF reference numbers in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch), with a minimum of 44 QSOs logged per activity.For the active activators we offer upgrades for every 11 extra confirmed references.
B. WWFF POINTS (launched 2020-01-01)
Encouraging longer activations of, and revisits to, WWFF nature reserves
For this certificate, you need to have gained points for making QSOs from references, and bonus points for each DXCC activated. Points can be earned for the same reference each year!
- 5 points for each DX Entity activated (see below for the WWFF definition of DX Entity
- 1 point for each 44 QSOs made from each reference (upto a maximum of 10 points per reference).
By way of an example:
- On 2020-01-01, GX44FF activates GFF-0001, with 32 QSOs.
- On 2020-01-02, GX44FF re-activates GFF-0001, with 12 QSOs (a total of 44 QSOs).
1 point for 44 QSOs
5 points for “G”
- On 2020-01-03, GX44FF activates GFF-0002, with 132 QSOs.
3 point for 132 QSOs
No extra points for “G”
- On 2020-01-04, GM44FF activates GMFF-0001, with 88 QSOs.
2 point for 88 QSOs
5 points for “GM”
- On 2020-01-05, GX44FF re-activates GFF-0001, with 44 QSOs (a total of 88 QSOs).
1 additional point for reaching 88 QSOs in total
No extra points for “G”
- On 2020-02-01, DX/G44FF activates DXFF-0001 as an expedition, with 542 QSOs.
10 point for 440+ QSOs
5 points for “DX”
- On 2021-01-01 it’s a new year, so more points are available…
C. WWFF DX ENTITIES (DXFF)
Activate WWFF nature reserves in different DX Entities
For this certificate you need to have activated WWFF nature reserves from at least 3 different DX Entities
For the purposes of this award, a DX Entity is based on the ARRL DXCC list, modified to include as separate Entities:
- For KFF, each mainland State
- For VEFF, each Province and Territory
- For VKFF, each State and Territory
- For IFF, European and African Italy
- For TAFF, European and Asian Turkey
Note: the whole of Antarctica continent counts as one Entity for this award.
These activities need to be logged in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch), with a minimum of 44 QSOs logged per activity. For the active activators we offer upgrades for every 3 extra confirmed DXCC.
D. WWFF CONTINENTS (ACFF)
Activate WWFF reserves on different continents
For this certificate you need to have activated WWFF nature reserves on at least 3 different continents. These activities need to be logged in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch), with a minimum of 44 QSOs logged per activity. For the active activators we offer upgrades for 6 and 7 confirmed continents.
Note that Antarctica counts as a separate continent.
E. WWFF PARK to PARK (P2P)
Make QSO with other PARKS
For this certificate you need to have as Activator QSO with other Activators in other WWFF references. These activities need to be logged in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch), levels start at 10, going up to 44, 88, etc
For Activators it is important to fill in this fields in their ADIF logs :
- For your activation log, always:
- MY_SIG = WWFF
- MY_SIG_INFO = your xxFF-xxx
- If you work someone Park To Park, in addition:
- SIG = WWFF
- SIG_INFO = their xxFF-xxx
This has to match:
- Activator call-sign with Activator-Hunter call-sign
- Activator reference with Activator-Hunter reference
- The two dates
- The two bands
- The two modes
Park to Park explained by VK5PAS P2P
A big help is the fantastic FLE logging software with special options to log P2P QSO’s directly in ADIF format.
CAT 2 – HUNTERS
A. WWFF REFERENCES
Work activators from different WWFF locations all over the world
For this certificate you need to have confirmed a minimum of 44 different WWFF reference numbers in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch). For the active chasers we offer upgrades for each 44 confirmed extra references up to 444 and upgrades of 100 after that. We offer a special “novice” award for the first 10 references worked.
B. WWFF DXCC (DXFF)
Work WWFF references in different DXCC
For this certificate you need to have worked WWFF nature reserves from at least 10 different DX Entities (as defined above).
For the active hunters we offer upgrades for every 10 extra confirmed DX Entities.
C. WWFF CONTINENTS (xx-CFF)
Work WWFF activators in different DX Entities per Continent
This award is actually a series of continent awards. We are offering continent awards for
- Europe EUCFF,
- Oceania OCCFF,
- Africa AFCFF,
- Asia ASCFF and
- North America NACFF.
For this certificate you need to have confirmed contacts with WWFF activities in at least 7 different DX Entities per continent in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch). For the OCCFF awards also the VK areas are counting (only need at least 3 DXCC + 4 VK areas)) as point, for the NACFF award the USA states and Canadian provinces are counting too as DXCC (only need at least 3 DXCC + 4 states/provinces).
C. WWFF CONTINENTS (ACFF)
Work WWFF activators on all continents
For this certificate you need to have confirmed contacts with WWFF activities on all 7 continents in the WWFF global database (WWFF LogSearch). Note that Antarctica counts as a separate continent.
CAT 3 – SWL HUNTERS
A. WWFF REFERENCES
Log QSOs from different WWFF references
SWLs can also request a special SWL hunter certificate. This certificate can be requested from 44 logged WWFF contacts (upgrade just like the hunter certificate). Note that also for this certificate the WWFF database is leading. You need to provide both the activator and the hunter for each reference you claim (as well as date, time and reference).
THIS AWARD CAN ONLY BE REQUESTED DIRECTLY FROM OUR AWARD MANAGER (see below)
The certificate can be requested only via the WWFF LogSearch: http://logsearch.wwff.co
To apply for the award you must first register yourself as user. Note that you can only apply for an award for your own call-sign.
Once registered, type in your call-sign and hit the search button. You will be presented with the results of your activity as hunter and / or activator. If you qualify for an award you can click on the award application button “Apply for WWFF-H” (for the hunter award) or “Apply for WWFF-A” (for the activator award).
Note that we cannot accept other sources than the WWFF LogSearch (like QSLs, LoTW, eQSL) for award application.
Application process for SWLs
SWL hunter certificates can be requested directly from our award processor DL1JKK. Send your list in XLS format or XLSX-format to him