Brave Radio Friends

M0YMA becomes a Brave Radio Friend

M0YMA becomes a
Brave Radio Friend

I have recently been introduced to the Brave Radio Friends group…

This group’s stated aims are:

Our common interest lies in DXing, hunting for awards and showing activity on the radio.

So, of course, I have joined…

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WWFF Park-To-Park Award

WWFF Park To Park Award

WWFF Park To Park Award

One of the benefits of being the Logsearch author is that you get to be the first recipient of a new award!

For some time, there has been discussion regarding a Park-To-Park award, for confirmed contacts between two WWFF activators. After much discussion, consideration of rules and then the challenge of writing the appropriate code, the award is now a reality.

Initially, the award will be offered for 10 unique P2P contacts.

Thanks to Danny ON4VT for taking on teh role of Award Manager.

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Activity Report – January 2016

Summary

I seem to have missed out the last twenty months activity reports… so to start the new year in the right manner, here’s Januarys:

I’ve managed to get out several times this month… I was active as work and family allowed.

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WWFF Directory – British Overseas Territories

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Thames Basin Heaths SPA – Restructuring

Background

When the World Flora Fauna program was first established, the Directory appears to have put together with limited knowledge of the UK’s designated areas.

Originally, reference GFF-121 was defined as Castle Bottom – which is assumed to have meant the small area designated as a National Nature Reserve.

Previously, as adding new references was nigh on impossible, the GFF Committee extended and clarified the scope of GFF-121 to include all 13 separate Sites of Special Scientific Importance (SSSIs) within the wider Thames Basin Heaths SPA.

Subsequently, after representation from potential activators, some standalone parts of the SPA were granted their own GFF/WWFF references:

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Happy New Year 2016 – New WAB Books

To kick-off the new year, and has now become traditional, I’m now the owner of two new Worked All Britain book numbers – 21400 and 21401

Good WABing to all… here’s to a successful year’s activity, especially with the new awards.

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Activity Report – 2016-01-04 @ GFF-296

Chobham Common NNR

Background

Chobham Common NNR

Chobham Common NNR
WWFF GFF-296, WAB SU96

A new year dawns… this gave an opportunity to visit the nearby Chobham Common NNR (GFF-296, WAB SU96) – despite its proximity to my home, I’d never activated this one, although Andy G7SQW had done previously.

It also provided the chance to get some contacts in the log as part of the Worked All Britain Christmas Party award, and to start off the new year’s activity.

Atmospheric conditions were far from ideal… the temperatures was around 5°C with incessant drizzle from the overcast sky.
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Happy New Year for 2016 – New WAB Books

To kick-off the new year, and as has now become traditional, I’m now the owner of two new Worked All Britain book numbers – 21400 and 21401

Good WABing to all… here’s to a successful year’s activity.

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2016 – My Amateur Radio Goals

As the New Year roles in, it is appropriate to look forward, and set some Goals to aim for, and some further Aspirations (the “nice to do”).

Worked All Britain

  • As An Activator
    • Goals
      1. My main activation Goal for the year is (once again) to complete the Activated SU Decade on 40m… this would be my Sapphire level!
      2. For the Coastal Award, achieve the Gold Award (60 points – currently on 43 points)
    •  Aspirations
      1. Aim to activate 300 small squares
      2. Aim to activate 50 new small squares, with a longer term target of achieving the WABEMA Platinum Award (750 squares – currently on 610)
      3. Aim to activate 2 new large squares (currently 18 activated) with a longer term target of achieving the Class III Large Squares Award for Activating!
      4. Aim towards eventually achieving the Coastal Diamond Trophy (100 points – currently on 43 points)
  • As A Hunter
    • Goals
      1. Complete the Decade on 40m… this would be my Platinum level.
      2. For the Coastal Award, achieve the Gold Award (200 points – currently on 113 points)
    • Aspirations
      1. For the Cornish Award, achieve the 400 points required to gain the Trophy
      2. For the Coastal Award, achieve the 350 points required to gain the Trophy (currently on 113 points)
      3. For the Squares Award, achieve the Sapphire Award (1,800 squares – currently on 1,519)
      4. Listen out for stations operating from Alderney (WA), Foula (HT), (HW), (HX) and Fair Isle (HZ) to complete the Large Squares Premier Award.

World Wide Flora And Fauna

Note: following the uploading of three late logs (for GFF-0281, GFF-0284 and GFF-0319) and restructuring of the Thames Basin Heath SPA references, the Year End figures are adjusted:

M0YMA WWFF Statistics at 31-Dec-2015
Total
All Refs
Quorum
44+ QSOs
Quorum
200+ QSOs
Original Count 62 56 23
Adjustments for late logs +1 +2 +1
Adjustments for reference splits +3 +2 +0
Adjusted Count 66 60 24
  • As An Activator
    • Goals
      1. Activate 10 “New Ones” complying with the various quorum rules
      2. Achieve quorum on three of the six activated references that are currently below quorum
      3. Achieve WWFF-A-66 (currently 60/66)
      4. Achieve the 200 QSO quorum of six further references (currently 24) to achieve YOFF-A-30 (Expert Class 1C2)
    •  Aspirations
      1. Achieve WWFF-A-77 (currently 60/66)
      2. Achieve YOFF-A-40 (currently 24)
  • As A Hunter… take things as they come!
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Latest WAB Book – 21344

Earlier in the year, I subscribed to take up every WAB book ending in 44.

Therefore, with effect from 8th December, I am now the owner of new WAB Book 21344.

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