Ensuring Park to Park contacts are recorded

In the past couple of weeks I have received a few emails querying why Park to Park (P2P) contacts are not showing up on WWFF Logsearch for the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program.

The answer is simple.  Some activators are not recording their Park to Park contacts in their log.

This post is a follow up to a previous post on P2P contacts which can be found at…..

https://vk5pas.org/2016/02/12/the-wwff-park-to-park-award/

Please note, that P2P contacts need to be recorded in your activator log, which in turn must be uploaded to WWFF Log Search.  Log Search looks for a match between the two P2P activator logs, with the following information:

  • the two dates
  • the two bands
  • the two modes

To see your Park to Park stats, conduct a search on your callsign in WWFF Logsearch.  This will bring up your Summary Statistics.  You will be able to view your Unique Park to Park combinations confirmed, and also your Total Park to Park QSOs.

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If we first look at ‘Unique References Confirmed’, you will also see 2 figures, e.g. 112/158.  The second figure indicates the number of unique P2P contacts.  The first figure indicates the number of those P2P contacts which have been confirmed in Log Search.

The same principle applied for your Total P2P stats.  The second figure indicates your total P2P contacts, while the first figure indicates the number of park to park contacts that have been confirmed in Log Search.

In my case (as per the screen shot below), I have a total of 158 Unique Park to Park combinations, but only 112 of those are confirmed.  I have a total of 186 Park to Park contacts, but only 129 are confirmed.

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When completing the CSV template, please ensure that you complete the ‘hunterRef’ column (see below).  Remember to use the correct format, e.g. VKFF-0029.  Many people are leaving out the hyphen in the reference.

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If you are using Fast Log Entry (FLE) version 2.6, please ensure that you are accurately recording Park to Park contacts by using the keyword of WWFF and then recording the appropriate VKFF reference number.

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Once you convert the information over to the data field, the Park to Park contact should show up in the column titled ‘His WWFF Ref.

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4 thoughts on “Ensuring Park to Park contacts are recorded

  1. Hi Chris,

    I have received a number of emails from activators complaining that their Park to Park contacts were not showing. So I thought it was timely to remind activators to accurately record their Park to Park contacts. Sadly, I’m still not receiving logs at all from some activators.

    Cheers,

    Paul,
    VK5PAS.

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