WWFF Activator Points Awards (Update)


Further to the recent announcement, the WWFF Committee are pleased to confirm the launch of a new award for Activators… the WWFF Activator Points Award.

As previously announced, this will launch on 2020-01-01 00:00:01utc – only QSOs made on or after this time shall be valid for the new award (but, obviously are valid for the other WWFF awards.

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • One point for each 44 QSOs from a reference (up to a maximum of 10 points, for 440 QSOs or above) per calendar year.
  • Five points for each DX Entity where a reference has been sucessfully activated from, per calendar year.

Certificates will be issued for 11, 22, 44 and 88 points… higher levels will be determined in due course. Thanks to Francois ON5SWA for taking on the role of Award Manger.

Logsearch is already configured to report the points running total… applications will be enabled shortly…

10th Anniversary Activity Weekend

In November 2012, the World Wide Flora and Fauna in amateur radio program was born, when a number of dedicated portable radio operators decided to establish WWFF from the remains of WFF.

A website was created and most importantly at that phase, Andrew M0MYA shared his expertise to build a very intuitive WWFF LogSearch database.

Rules were written, awards were created, and a number of leading activators joined to develop and grow the WWFF program.

Starting with a core group of mainly European countries more and more countries across the world joined the program. Currently we have 59 countries that run there own national program within WWFF. National coordinators supported by log, directory and award managers run their programs based on WWFF rules.

Our database contains more than 31,000 references in 144 countries across the world and until now more than 17 million QSOs!

As WWFF was established in November 2012, therefore we celebrate its 10th birthday with a big activity party – note: this is NOT a contest!

The WWFF 10th Anniversary Activity Weekend

On Saturday the 19th and Sunday 20th of November, WWFF Team would like to invite all WWFF Activators and Hunters to participate in the WWFF 10th Anniversary Activity Weekend.

  1. The party will start at 00:01 UTC on November 19th and finish at 23:59 UTC on November 20th.
  2. We hope many WWFF Activators will be on the air from many WWFF areas. We also hope many WWFF Hunters will work them.
  3. We recommend all Activators to use the WWFF Agenda and the WWFF Facebook Group to inform the WWFF Hunter community of their plans.
  4. After the activity weekend the Activators have to send in their logs to the log manager responsible for the areas they activated, as usual. The deadline for sending in logs to count towards this special event is November 27th.

Participation Awards

On December 4th WWFF will publish awards for Activators and Hunters.

Activator Participation Award

For activating WWFF references during the WWFF 10th Anniversary Activity Weekend:

  • Activator – at least 100 QSOs made from valid WWFF reference(s)

Hunter Awards

For hunting WWFF references during the WWFF 10th anniversary activity weekend:

  • Diamond – 60 WWFF references hunted
  • Gold – 50 WWFF references hunted
  • Silver – 25 WWFF references hunted
  • Bronze – 10 WWFF references hunted
  • Green – 5 WWFF references hunted


Make nature your shack… 44!

8th Serbian Flora & Fauna Open Day in memoriam of Goran Savić YT2A

On September 26, 2022, it will be 10 years since Goran Savic YT2A left us. Goran was real, a sincere lover of the Flora and Fauna program, a pioneer of these activities in Serbia and our first big activator.
The YUFF team chose the date of his tragic death for the Day of Serbian Flora and Fauna, thereby expressing respect for everything he has done for our movement and the YUFF program.
We invite you on Sunday 18.09.2022. from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC to take part in

YT2A Memorial 2022 – rules

YUFF Serbian Flora and Fauna

44 de Marko YT2T

#400 S5FF registered references

S5FF proudly announces that we have reached # 400 S5FF registered references in less than one year till the S5FF program starts in Slovenia & WWFF.

From the start of the S5FF in November 2021, we have managed to activate 122 different S5FF areas and done more than 23.000 contacts with hunters, P&P etc… we successfully managed to run S5FF awards program too which for now runs in 5 different levels (and 2 different types of awards… we work on new S5FF references & awards, also we are working on building an active WEB page with interactive maps of S5FF areas and useful Infos for hunters and activators, meanwhile also intensely working on presentations of S5FF program among ham operators on fairs and clubs etc..etc…

Also, encourage other outdoor ham radio activities SOTA, WCA Castles, POTA and Lighthouses…. to start combining their activities and make activations more “rich” and attractive for the hunters of any kind…. (respecting the activation requirements & rules of each activity !!!)

❤ Love to be on the radio & outdoor!!

Stay safe!

73 44 11

de S55G Mitja/Mike

S5FF Coordinator/Manager

Huge wildfires in SLovenia and in Italy also on both sides of border line …Firefighters strugling to combat wildfires….alrleady for few days now…

Huge wildfire in progress on W side of Sovenia on border with Italy .Afeected is a large part of SLovenian and Italian Carst area arround 600ha – also afected Flora & Fauna references IFF-0354 Doberdo.Pietrarossa and S5FF-0043 , S5FF-0089 Lokvica.Over 600+ firefigthers battlig the on diifferent locations the huge and agressive flames of wildfires..on both sides of borderline, also 4 helicopters (Slo army,police and italian civil protection ) and 3 canadairs were engaged (2 Italian and 2 Croatian ) in last 3days….aircrafts are still in full action in area….the battle with fire is still on… in area blows gale wind from ENE (media) 10-17km/h and high temparatures over 36°C ..beside non passable terrain thick woods and vegetation,rocks…also a many of detonations and explosions of varity ammunition relicts and non expolded from WW1 in vast sorrounding area (here was a main battle line Isonzo front) make the work hard and dangerous – are issue for the firefighters also on Italian side in town Jamiano few houses were afedted and cut by fire………Firefighters,civil protection and volountaris keep battling the flames…. Good luck o my firefighting brothers from my unit (first on place) and other firefigters fro allover Slovenia and Italy come to assis and help to control the wildfire…

keep on brothers….

Good luck my heart and my toughts are with you….

73 Mike 9A/S55G/p

S5FF Coordinator

(on hollyday EU-170 island of Iž Coratia)

Putorana! One of hardest and rarest RFF-0077

This coming weekend, an amateur radio expedition is expected to one of the most inaccessible and rarely visited places, the Putorana Plateau, Lost World, the land of waterfalls and 25,000 lakes, located to east of Norilsk city in the Russian Arctic in the northwest of the Central Siberian Plateau.

Putorana Plateau. Lost World. Photo: Andrei Podkorytov, participant of the Russian Geographical Society photo contest.

Putorana, Putoramo, Petaromi, Kutaramo and even Paiturama — the most unexplored mountain range in Russia has almost more names than the number of locals. This grandiose lost world seems to have collected all the incredible records.

Here is the geographical center of Russia and Russia’s Pole of Inaccessibility — the most remote from transport routes and hardest to reach point of our country. Winter here lasts eight months of the year, the temperature – as out plane’s board – minus 55 degrees, and there is no frost-free period at all. And in very short but juicy summer thousands of waterfalls thaw, including Talnikovy, the highest in Eurasia. Because of the hardest accessibility of these places to explore, geographers still do not agree on the exact height of the waterfall. According to various estimates, it ranges from 480 to 700 meters).

Read more about Putorana…

Team camp will be located on the south shore of Lama Lake, one of the largest and deepest lakes in Russia, ~140 km to east of Norilsk

QRV is planned on 20, 15 and 10 m bands only, CW, SSB and FT8, expedition call sign R0BI/p. Estimated QRV time is 17 UTC 15 July – 07 UTC 17 July.
Equipment: Expert Electronics SunSDR2 DX transceiver, PA Acom-1010, Robinson RR-33 beam antenna (bands 20, 15 and 10 m)

QSO with the expedition is valid for RFF-0077 — «Putoransky» State nature reserve. QSL via RW3RN

Oransky Canyon. Photo: Konstantin Serafimovich, participant of the Russian Geographical Society photo contest

More about Putorana (in Russian)

More photos of the Putorana Plateau

Discussion of the expedition on the Russian amateur radio forum QRZ.RU (in Russian)

Originally posted at Russian Flora and Fauna website

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