Top 44 Activator (QSOs) certificate

Each year the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program issues certificates to activators who have made it into the Top 44, with respect to the number of QSOs made during activations.

In 2017 I came in at position number 27 with a total of 7,037 QSOs from 102 different references.  That works out to around 69 contacts per activation.

I am a long long way from the top.  The Top Activator (QSOs) was SP5UUD in Poland with an amazing 61,105 QSOs from 505 activations.  That equates to around 121 QSOs per activation.

Other VK’s to get into the Top 100 were Bill VK4FW with 3,387 QSOs during 15 activations.  That equates to a very impressive 226 QSOs per activation.  Gerard VK2JNG made 3,127 QSOs from 99 activations (about 31 QSOs per activation).  Gerard VK2IO made 3,002 QSOs during 57 activations (about 53 QSOs per activation).

Thankyou to everyone who called me during my 2017 activations and thankyou to the Awards Manager, YO3JW for the certificate.

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2017 VKFF Photographic Competition

I have finalised the results for the 2017 VKFF Photographic Competition.

There were a total of 31 entries. Thankyou to everyone who submitted photos (VK3FLCS, VK3GGG, VK3PF, VK3ZPF, VK4HNS, VK4JAZ, VK4SMA, VK4SOE, VK5FMAZ, VK5PAS, VK7JON).

A total of 17 amateurs took the time to cast their vote/s. It is a shame that more did not take part.

1st place – SHARED by Neil VK4HNS & Paul VK5PAS (will share a $50.00 voucher from Jaycar and also receive a winners certificate)


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2nd place – SHARED by Grant VK4JAZ, Marija VK5FMAZ & Paul VK5PAS (will each receive a certificate).


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3rd place – SHARED by Jonathan VK7JON, Peter VK3ZPF, Peter VK3PF, & Paul VK5PAS (will each receive a certificate).


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More info, including photos, etc, can be found on the WWFF Australia website at…..

Again, thanks to everyone who took part.

And a BIG THANKS to JAYCAR, who again sponsored the event.

Keith Roget Activator certificate

In the past couple of days I received in the mail my latest certificate for the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA), which is the VK3 National Parks Award.  It is issued for having activated a total of 25 different Victorian National Parks.

Many thanks to Tony VK3XV the KRMNPA Awards Manager, and thanks to everyone who has called me during those activations.

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Top VKFF Activator certificate

Each year the VKFF program issues certificates to the Top VKFF Hunter and the Top VKFF Activator.

This year the Top VKFF Hunter with a total of 548 different VKFF references during 2017 was Peter VK3PF.  An amazing effort.  Coming in at 2nd place was Gerard VK2IO with 547 different VKFF references, just 1 behind Peter.

The Top VKFF Activator turned out to be myself with 102 different VKFF references activated during 2017.  This was very closely followed by Gerard VK2JNG with 99 different VKFF references activated.  Gerard has certainly taken to park activating.

VK5PAS Top Activator 2017

More info on the Top Operators can be found on the wwff website at…..

And also the WWFF Australia website at……

Thankyou to everyone who took part in the VKFF program during 2017.

Top 44 WWFF Activator certificate

This morning I received via email the Top 44 Activator certificate below.


The Top 44 certificate is issued each year for the Top 44 activators in the world, and is based on activations where 44 QSOs are achieved.

I came 13th in the world with 90 activations.

The top activator in the world was SP5UUD with 505 activations. Now that is an achievement.

Congratulations also to Gerard VK2IO who came 32nd (with 49 activations), Rob VK4AAC who came 37th (with 43 activations), and Gerard VK2JNG (with 42 activations).

Not bad getting 4 x VK’s in the Top 44.

Thanks to YO3JW, the award Manager.

SPFF Hunter 40

Today I received my latest award in the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program.  It is a National Award, issued by the Poland Flora & Fauna program (SPFF).  It is issued for having worked 40 different Polish (SPFF) references.

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The SPFF award certificates are obtained through WWFF Logsearch and by clicking on ‘National Awards’ on your Summary Statistics page.  The scroll down to SPFF.

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They are issued for having worked levels of 20 different SPFF reference areas.  The basic diploma is issued for ‘communication with 20 different SPFF areas‘.  The next level is SPFF-H-40, then SPFF-H-60, SPFF-H-80, etc.

The threshold was previously much lower with the SPFF awards, but at some stage (I believe around April 2016), the theshold was lifted.

Many thanks to the SPFF team for the award certificate.

More information on the SPFF certificates (diplomas) can be found on the SPFF website at…..