Top VKFF Activator and Top VKFF Hunter

It is the start of a new year and the time to announce the Top VKFF Activator and the Top VKFF Hunter for 2016 for the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following…….

Rob VK4AAC – Top VKFF Activator (having activated 106 VKFF references).

Mick VK3PMG – Top VKFF Hunter (having worked 498 VKFF references).

I came in at number 6 as a Hunter and number 2 as an activator.

Certificates have been forwarded to both Rob and Mick.

My SOTA & Park activator stats for 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed operating portable during 2016.  I visited some fantastic locations, including Norfolk Island out in the Pacific.  I activated a total of 12 SOTA summits and undertook a total of 98 park activations.  All up I made a total of 6,588 QSOs whilst I was operating portable during 2016.  The highlight of the year was being able to undertake activations with my wife Marija VK5FMAZ, who obtained her Foundation licence in March 2016.

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A number of great events took place in 2016.  They included the 2016 VKFF Activation Weekend, the VKFF Team Challenge and the Freeze your Butt Off Contest.

I also operated portable during the RD Contest and the VK Shires Contest.

I was issued a number of awards during 2016.  Some of those are shown below.

Below is a summary of my SOTA & Park activations…..

Summits on the Air

  • 12 unique SOTA activations
  • Total of 638 QSOs.
  1. Mount Bryan South Australia VK5/ SE-001 (31/12/2016)
    • 76 QSOs
  2. Brown Hill Range South Australia VK5/ SE-004 (31/12/2016)
    • 56 QSO
  3. Point 756 Pyrenees Victoria VK3/ VS-018 (17/11/2016)
    • 33 contacts
  4. Blue Mountain Victoria VK3/ VS-015 (17/11/2016)
    • 22 contacts
  5. One Tree Hill Victoria VK3/ VS-036 (16/11/2016)
    • 74 contacts
  6. Mount Baranduda Victoria VK3/ VE-189 (14/11/2016)
    • 30 contacts
  7. Huon Hill Victoria VK3/ VE-237 (14/11/2016)
    • 32 contacts
  8. Black Bullock Hill South Australia VK5/ SE-016 (7/8/2016)
    • 65 contacts
  9. Mount Bates Norfolk Island VK9/ NO-001(23/5/2016)
    • 25 contacts
  10. Mount Arapiles Victoria VK3/ VW-022 (29/3/2016)
    • 50 contacts
  11. Mount Gawler South Australia VK6/ SE-013 (26/1/2016)
    • 82 contacts
  12. Mount Lofty South Australia VK5/ SE-005 (1/1/2016)
    • 93 contacts

Parks

  • 86 unique park activations
  • Total of 6,588 QSOs
  1. Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary VKFF-1766 (16/12/2016)
    • 56 contacts
  2. Monarto Woodlands Conservation Park VKFF-1763 and 5CP-276 (9/12/2016)
    • 73 contacts
  3. Ridley Conservation Park VKFF-0932 (27/11/2016)
    • 65 contacts
  4. Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832 (27/11/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  5. Marne Valley Conservation Park VKFF-0906 (27/11/2016)
    • 58 contacts
  6. Mowantjie Willauwar Conservation Park VKFF-0919 (26/11/2016)
    • 35 contacts
  7. Poonthie Ruwe Conservation Park VKFF-1082 (26/11/2016)
    • 94 contacts
  8. Ararat Hills Regional Park VKFF-0958 (16/11/2016)
    • 74 contacts
  9. Baranduda Regional Park VKFF-0959 (14/11/2016)
    • 30 contacts
  10. Wodonga Regional Park VKFF-0980 (14/11/2016)
    • 32 contacts
  11. Murray Valley National Park VKFF-1178 (13/11/2016)
    • 72 contacts
  12. Barmah National Park VKFF-0739 (13/11/2016)
    • 64 contacts
  13. Terrick Terrick National Park VKFF-0630 (12/11/2016)
    • 58 contacts
  14. Gunbower National Park VKFF-0740 (12/11/2016)
    • 68 contacts
  15. Kerang Regional Park VKFF-0970 (11/11/2016)
    • 36 contacts
  16. Leaghur State Park VKFF-0762 (11/11/2016)
    • 55 contacts
  17. Montacute Conservation Park VKFF-0910 and 5CP-139 (6/11/2016)
    • 79 contacts
  18. Kinchina Conservation Park VKFF-1764 (3/11/2016)
    • 61 contacts
  19. John Forrest National Park VKFF-0250 (22/10/2016)
    • 15 contacts
  20. Greenmount National Park VKFF-0218 (22/10/2016)
    • 14 contacts
  21. Lesmurdie Falls National Park VKFF-0284 (21/10/2016)
    • 8 contacts
  22. Monarto Woodlands Conservation Park VKFF-1763 and 5CP-276 (19/10/2016)
    • 60 contacts
  23. Monarto Conservation Park VKFF-0829 (16/10/2016)
    • 68 contacts
  24. Loch Luna Game Reserve VKFF-1723 (13/10/2016)
    • 10 contacts
  25. Peebinga Conservation Park VKFF-0830 and 5CP-173 (12/10/2016)
    • 28 contacts
  26. Mount Monster Conservation Park VKFF-0800 and 5CP-149 (11/10/2016)
    • 18 contacts
  27. Franklin Harbour Conservation Park VKFF-0807 and 5CP-071 (18/9/2016)
    • 47 contacts
  28. Middlecamp Hills Conservation Park VKFF-1059 and 5CP-184 (18/9/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  29. Yeldulknie Conservation Park VKFF-1127 and 5CP-020 (17/9/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  30. The Plug Range Conservation Park VKFF-1107 and 5CP-231 (17/9/2016)
    • 45 contacts
  31. Heggarton Conservation Park VKFF-1037 and 5CP-089 (17/9/2016)
    • 58 contacts
  32. Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0805 and 5CP-253 (16/9/2016)
    • 50 contacts
  33. Ironstone Hill Conservation Park VKFF-0895 and 5CP-095 (16/9/2016)
    • 55 contacts
  34. Munyaroo Conservation Park VKFF-0920 and 5CP-154 (16/9/2016)
    • 51 contacts
  35. Belair National Park VKFF-0022 and 5NP-001 (11/9/2016)
    • 103 contacts
  36. Baudin Conservation Park VKFF-1002 and 5CP-012 (24/8/2016)
    1. 61 contacts
  37. Lashmar Conservation Park VKFF-0902 and 5CP-113 (24/8/2016)
    • 49 contacts
  38. Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park VKFF-0926 and 5CP-174 (24/8/2016)
    • 45 contacts
  39. Lathami Conservation Park VKFF-0903 and 5CP-114 (23/8/2016)
    • 48 contacts
  40. Beyeria Conservation Park VKFF-1005 and 5CP-017 (23/8/2016)
    • 71 contacts
  41. Nepean Bay Conservation Park VKFF-1067 and 5CP-159 (23/8/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  42. Cygnet Estuary Conservation Park VKFF-1130 and 5CP-273 (23/8/2016)
    1. 53 contacts
  43. Parndana Conservation Park VKFF-0925 and 5CP-171 (22/8/2016)
    • 60 contacts
  44. Dudley Conservation Park VKFF-0809 and 5CP-058 (22/8/2016)
    • 47 contacts
  45. Simpson Conservation Park VKFF-1098 and 5CP-213 (22/8/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  46. Cape Willoughby Conservation Park VKFF-1014 and 5CP-033
  47. Totness Recreation Park VKFF-1754  (13/8/2016 & 14/8/2016)
    • 426 contacts
  48. Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve VKFF-1701 (7/8/2016)
    • 73 contacts
  49. Tolderol Game Reserve VKFF-1752 (5/8/2016)
    • 71 contacts
  50. Totness Recreation Park VKFF-1754 (3/8/2016)
    • 77 contacts
  51. Kyeema Conservation Park VKFF-0826 and 5CP-107 (29/7/2016)
    • 46 contacts
  52. Cudlee Creek Conservation Park VKFF-1023 and 5CP-050 (23/7/2016)
    • 47 contacts
  53. Mowantjie WIllauwar Conservation Park VKFF-0919 and 5CP-152 (16/7/2016)
    • 90 contacts
  54. Coorong National Park VKFF-0115 and 5NP-005 (16/7/2016)
    • 25 contacts
  55. Ettrick Conservation Park VKFF-1029 and 5CP-267 (26/6/2016)
    • 101 contacts
  56. Grass Tree Conservation Park VKFF-0885 and 5CP-080 (13/6/2016)
    • 57 contacts
  57. Talapar Conservation Park VKFF-1103 and 5CP-222 (13/6/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  58. Fairview Conservation Park VKFF-0879 and 5CP-065 (13/6/2016)
    • 62 contacts
  59. Carpenter Rocks Conservation Park VKFF-1108 and 5CP-038 (11/6/2016)
    • 102 contacts
  60. Telford Scrub Conservation Park VKFF-0805 and 5CP-226 (11/6/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  61. Dingley Dell Conservation Park VKFF-1025 and 5CP-056 (11/6/2016)
    • 56 contacts
  62. Aberdour Conservation Park VKFF-0994 and 5CP-001 (10/6/2016)
    • 28 contacts
  63. Christmas Rocks Conservation Park VKFF-1020 and 5CP-266 (10/6/2016)
    • 52 contacts
  64. Kelvin Powrie Conservation Park VKFF-0899 and 5CP-103 (10/6/2016)
    • 34 contacts
  65. Norfolk Island VKFF-0392
    • 216 contacts
  66. Norfolk Island VKFF-0392 (27/5/2016)
    • 59 contacts
  67. Norfolk Island VKFF-0392 (26/5/2016)
    • 107 contacts
  68. Norfolk Island VKFF-0392 (24/5/2016)
    • 120 contacts
  69. Norfolk Island VKFF-0392 (23/5/2016)
    • 25 contacts & 56 contacts
  70. Lane Cove National Park VKFF-0281 (21/5/2016)
    • 23 contacts
  71. Wiljani Conservation Park VKFF-1159 and 5CP-274 (30/4/2016)
    • 101 contacts
  72. Ferries McDonald Conservation Park VKFF-0881 and 5CP-067 (25/4/2016)
    • 120 contacts
  73. Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park VKFF-0827 and 5CP-123 (17/4/2016)
    • 57 contacts
  74. Cooltong Conservation Park VKFF-0823 and 5CP-046 (17/4/2016)
    • 59 contacts
  75. Pooginook Conservation Park VKFF-0929 and 5CP-186 (16/4/2016)
    • 81 contacts
  76. Pike River Conservation Park VKFF-0831 and 5CP-180 (15/4/2016)
    • 25 contacts
  77. Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park VKFF-0781 and 5CP-104 (10/4/2016)
    • 54 contacts
  78. Myponga Conservation Park VKFF-0921 and 5CP-157 (4/4/2016)
    • 57 contacts
  79. Eric Bonython Conservation Park VKFF-0877 and 5CP-062 (3/4/2016)
    • 100 contacts
  80. Waitpinga Conservation Park VKFF-0940 and 5CP-243 (3/4/2016)
    • 113 contacts
  81. Deep Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0780 and 5CP-054 (2/4/2016)
    • 45 contacts
  82. Talisker Conservation Park VKFF-0790 and 5CP-223 (2/4/2016)
    • 121 contacts
  83. Deep Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0780 and 5CP-054 (1/4/2016)
    • 113 contacts
  84. Yulti Conservation Park VKFF-1128 and 5CP-261 (1/4/2016)
    • 53 contacts
  85. Wolseley Common Conservation Park VKFF-1125 and 5CP-258 (30/3/2016)
    • 59 contacts
  86. Mount Arapiles/Tooan State Park VKFF-0765 (29/3/2016)
    • 50 contacts
  87. Kelvin Powrie Conservation Park VKFF-0899 and 5CP-103 (29/3/2016)
    • 31 contacts
  88. Scott Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0788 and 5CP-207 (25/3/2016)
    • 102 contacts
  89. Monarto Conservation Park VKFF-0828 (19/3/2016)
    • 229 contacts
  90. Mark Oliphant Conservation Park VKFF-0782 and 5CP-127 (11/3/2016)
    • 86 contacts
  91. Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park VKFF-0897 and 5CP-097 (26/2/2016)
    • 48 contacts
  92. Black Hill Conservation Park VKFF-0776 and 5CP-022 (19/2/2016)
    • 73 contacts
  93. Charleston Conservation Park VKFF-0777 and 5CP-041 (12/2/2016)
    • 72 contacts
  94. Marne Valley Conservation Park VKFF-0906 and 5CP-128 (31/1/2016)
    • 68 contacts
  95. The Knoll VKFF-0937 and 5CP-229 (26/1/2016)
    • 60 contacts
  96. Ettrick Conservation Park VKFF-1029 (15/1/2016)
    • 89 contacts
  97. Mount Billy Conservation Park VKFF-0912 (8/1/2016)
    • 80 contacts
  98. Cleland Conservation Park VKFF-0778 and 5CP-042 (1/1/2016)
    • 93 contacts