WWFF Activator Points Awards (Update)

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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…

Kazakh-Kyrgyz radio expedition WWFF (World Wide Flora and Fauna)

Good news for all WWFF hunters!

A joint Kazakh-Kyrgyz ham radio DX expedition will take place on June 24, 2021 to activate the national parks of Kyrgyzstan EXFF-0002 and EXFF-0004 under the program of World Wide Flora and Fauna https://wwff.co/ and Green Kyrgyzstan http://qrzex.com/green-kyrgyzstan/
Expedition dates: June 24 – July 2 2021.

Reference zone EXFF: https://wwff.co/directory/

  1. EXFF-0002 State natural reserve “Issyk-Kul” QTH locator: MN82
  2. EXFF-0004 State natural reserve “Karatal-Zhapyryk” QTH locator: MN71GO

Expedition members: UN6GAO Sergey, EX8AY Evgeny (John), UN5GAO Alena, Igor Sapozhnikov – photojournalist.
Bands: 40-20-15-10 m.
Mode: SSB, CW.
Call sign – EX44WFF

Radio and PA: Kenwood TS-2000 + ACOM 1010 + TS-570S + AL-811.
Ant: Inverted-V 40-10 m.

Route

News links:

http://qrzex.com/wwff-2021eng/

http://qrzex.com/wwff-2021/

https://qrz.kz/forum/topic/1744-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%85%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%BA%D1%8B%D1%80%D0%B3%D1%8B%D0%B7%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F-%D1%8D%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F-wwff-world-wide-flora-and-fauna-in-amateur-radio/?tab=comments#comment-28074

Get Your Park ON! Mosquito Madness

Get your Park ON! Mosquito Madness, will occur June 19-20, 2021 in celebration the advent of Summer. The event is open to all WWFF Activators and Hunters and is sponsored by the U.S. (KFF) affiliate of World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF).

The GYPO Mosquito Madness will be an International event inviting all Activators through the world to participate. Hunters everywhere are invited to search out and contact Activators everywhere, making this truly a worldwide, DX event.

Get Your Park ON! Mosquito Madness will start June 19 at 0000 UTC and run through June 20at 2359 UTC.

This event will include Get Your Park ON! Mosquito Madness Event Stations (GYPO SES). These stations will be active from KFF parks throughout the weekend operating with 1×1 callsigns, e.g., N5G. Hunters are encouraged to work as many of these Special Event Stations as possible, with special recognition given to those working five or more.

A complete list of the Special Event Stations will be provided at the start of GYPO Mosquito Madness. Their operating plans and schedules will be posted on their individual QRZ pages.

ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES: A special achievement certificate will be available for all Hunters working at least 10 different WWFF References and to Activators with successful activations (44 QSOs) from at least 2 different WWFF References. And as is normally permitted, multiple visits can be made to reach 44 QSOs for a successful activation. A special endorsement will be available for those working at least 5 Special Event Stations. Request a certificate by email to n9mm@arrl.net

GreenParty 2021

Hi

GreenParty is in its 10th edition. This year 5-6 June. The rules are at: http://wff-yo.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_3.html

I would like to remind you that this activity is open to all those involved in FF activities, both activators and hunters. In recent years, comments have been made that this activity belongs to Europeans. Unfortunately, it seems that it has not been understood that the regulation is made in such a way that any other continent can participate. There are no multipliers that favor one participant or another depending on the continent they are on. Everything is done so that everyone can be satisfied. I invite in this way those from Oceania, North and South America, Asia and Africa to try to be present.

Log Corrections

A reminder that the Log Corrections forum is to request corrections to logs!

Please DO NOT simply request that a log is deleted… please specify what needs correcting.

Once a log has been uploaded, lots of processing goes on behind the scenes (eg calculation of Top Operators, verifying Park-to-Parks, activations stats etc) and deleting a log can cause these to go wrong.

We can correct any mistakes (whether a typo in a callsign or reference, or logging mistakes) and can flag individual or multiple QSOs as invalid… mistakes happen, and we understand that.

The only reason an entire log should need deleting (as opposed to correcting) is if it should never have been uploaded in the first place…

But this should also act as a reminder to Activators to check their logs before submission, and for Log Uploaders to check and validate logs before uploading.

Logsearch update v0.0.14

The latest update (v0.0.14) has just been released…

This update includes (as always) the addition of a number of new awards and award steps, and addresses a number of small issues, , plus a bit of tidying up.
In particular, updating the plugin licence terms, to reflect it is released as a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence (open source).

Note: some of these have been pre-released…

Issues Addressed

This update revises the following new awards and/or award levels:

  • Issue #00020 – Add new levels LZFF-A-55 and LZFF-H-90
  • Issue #00040 – Add new levels WWFF-P-44 and WWFF-P-88
  • Issue #00051 – Add new level P2P-A-1344
  • Issue #00078 – Add new levels GxFF-A-88 and GxFF-H-88

Linked to these, some fixes to Award GCRs and Award operation:

  • Issue #00022 – Resolve server error log warnings
  • Issue #00040 – Resolve error is no qualifying activations; fix tabulation in GCR
  • Issue #00080 – Add placeholder for forthcoming GxFF Autumn Activity award
  • Issue #00082 – Various GCR issues

This update also addresses the following other issues:

  • Issue #00018 – List Latest Logs by program
  • Issue #00031 – Resolve NAN with Last page
  • Issue #00057 – Display station and operator callsigns on Activity page
  • Issue #00072 – Add AF-086 and all SM IOTAs
  • Issue #00074 – Fix direct links into Directory
  • Issue #00076 – Top Operators (YLFF) / Reference Reports (ESFF)
  • Issue #00079 – Lengthen directory Name and Notes fields

Open Issues can be found in the Issue Tracker.

Future Plans

Further work is ongoing…

Personal Note

Development of Logsearch has to fit around family and work commitments! Unfortunately, my job means I’m on the road a lot!

Feedback

Any problems, or new feature requests, via the Help Desk Forum please.

Cyprus 5B4 3/5 Ref area Awards program

Hi all after over a year of Lock down we are finally now able to got and do some Activating, Our local Reference is 5BFF-0002 Akamas National Park KM64DV., Work 3 or 5 areas and I as awards Manager will send an E certificate for achievement. Hopefully other Operators will activate reference points closer to them. we will be out at least weekly every Tuesday from about 06.30 UTC until 09.00. where we break for liquid refreshments..look forward to getting you in our Logs….Regards stay safe

73 /44 Noz 5B4AIX

Note from M0YMA: 5BFF awards are available via Logsearch 🙂

Moneron Is., RFF-0193

DXpedition to Moneron Island, reference RFF-0193 will take place from 15 to 31 July 2021.

It is planned to operate with RI0FM callsign on all bands in CW, SSB and FT8.
The recent and most detailed information about the expedition, plans, dates, team, equipment — on the expedition website RI0FM.

QSO with the RI0FM expedition — a unique opportunity to get into account the rarest RFF reference, as well as the Russian Federation entity and the Federal District for Sanctuary Russia Award Program.

Moneron is a picturesque hardly accessible island up to 3.8 x 7 km in size in the Tartar Strait, 50 km to west of the southern tip of the Sakhalin Island.

Moneron Island completely, together with the adjacent islands, rocks, reefs and stones, is part of Russian first marine natural park, the SPNA Moneron Island Natural Park, which is the only Russian horn-billed puffin (lat. Cerorhinca monocerata) nesting site. There are colonies of other birds on the adjacent islands and rocks, and there are sea lions and seals rookeries in some parts of the coast. Forests cover only about 20% of the island’s territory, the rest of the territory is covered with “grape” meadows, where the height of grasses entwined with wild grape vines, reaches 2.5 meters.

There is no permanent population on the island.

More detailed about Moneron Is. (in Russian but there are lot of pics):
Moneron Is. (LiveJournal)
Moneron Is. (wikipedia)

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