How to activate a WWFF reference

The participating national Fauna Flora programs use roughly the same rules. For countries without national program the WWFF committee has drafted a set of standard rules. However, the national rules have priority over these rules – so always check the national rules before you activate a WWFF reference.

The national rules can be found on the web pages of the national programs.

The WWFF general rules, which count in each DXCC entity not covered by one of the national programs, can be found here :

WWFF Global Rules PDF

In essence it all boils down to:

  • you and all the equipment you use need to be within the bounderay of the (PFF) Protected Flora@Fauna area.
  • you can only work from one reference at a time – so if you are in a (PFF) Protected Flora@Fauna that is a subregion of a larger (PFF) Protected Flora@Fauna you can only use the reference of the subregion
  • The WWFF rules further specify the following (some national programs use these rules, some don’t and the numbers differ – so always check local rules):
    you must make a minimum number of QSOs (WWFF: 44) for your activity to count towards an activator award.

Post your upcoming activity on the World Wide Flora and Fauna AGENDA.

It helps to use the frequencies that are known as the Flora and Fauna frequencies:

  • Phone: 3.744, 7.144, 14.244, 18.144, 21.244, 24.944, 28.444
  • CW: 3.544, 7.024, 10.124, 14.044, 18.084, 21.044, 24.894, 28.044

When CQ-ing it is of course important to mention the WWFF reference… when people pick up your signal you are likely to be spotted on a cluster. That really helps getting attention to your activity. Also CQ’ing as “CQ CQ 44 de CALL” might help !

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