FFMA TRACKER by m4N9Vg

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									                FFMA GRID TRACKER                  by NZ3M
             STATION INFO                          FFMA TOTAL
     NAME                                    CONFIRMED         0
     CALL                                     WORKED           0
     GRID                                     NOT WKD         488

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CFM      0      CFM      0     CFM    0      CFM      0      CFM     0     CFM    0      CFM    0      CFM    0      CFM   0       CFM    0
WKD      0      WKD      0     WKD    0      WKD      0      WKD     0     WKD    0      WKD    0      WKD    0      WKD   0       WKD    0
NW      12      NW      27     NW     5      NW      90      NW     90     NW    27      NW    100     NW    80      NW    20      NW    37
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79     NW         70   NW      79    NW      02     NW       00    NW      06    NW      00    NW      00    NW      02    NW      00    NW
86     NW         71   NW      88    NW      03     NW       01    NW      07    NW      01    NW      01    NW      03    NW      01    NW
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WKD               86   NW                    19     NW       16    NW      79    NW      15    NW      16    NW      25    NW      30    NW
CFM               87   NW                    22     NW       17    NW      84    NW      16    NW      17    NW      26    NW      31    NW
                  88   NW                    23     NW       18    NW      86    NW      17    NW      18    NW      27    NW      32    NW
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                  98   NW                    33     NW       28    NW      99    NW      26    NW      28    NW                    46    NW
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                                             70     NW       66    NW                    60    NW      65    NW
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                                             72     NW       68    NW                    62    NW      67    NW
                                             73     NW       70    NW                    63    NW      70    NW
                                             74     NW       71    NW                    64    NW      71    NW
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                                             76     NW       73    NW                    66    NW      73    NW
                                             77     NW       74    NW                    67    NW      74    NW
                                             78     NW       75    NW                    68    NW      75    NW
                                             79     NW       76    NW                    69    NW      76    NW
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                                             84     NW       82    NW                    74    NW      84    NW
                                             85     NW       83    NW                    75    NW      85    NW
                                             86     NW       84    NW                    76    NW      86    NW
                                             87     NW       85    NW                    77    NW      90    NW
                                             88     NW       86    NW                    78    NW      91    NW
                                             89     NW       87    NW                    79    NW      92    NW
                                             90     NW       88    NW                    80    NW
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       FFMA GRID TRACKER MAP                                                  by NZ3M                                                                             Station                     0

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What is FFMA?
 The Fred Fish Memorial Award was created in honor of Fred Fish, W5FF (SK), who
is the only amateur to have worked and confirmed all 488 Maidenhead grid squares
in the 48 contiguous United States on 6 Meters. The award will be given to any
amateur who can duplicate W5FF's accomplishment.

This award also encourages operation on the VHF bands from rare grid squares
(known as Grid DXpedtitions) to help activate all 488 grids. For a list of which grids
are considered rare, please follow the link to the Most Wanted Grids Survey on this
page.

The rules of FFMA closely follow the VUCC rules. Please read the rules carefully.


FFMA Rules
1. Overview. The Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA) is awarded for confirming contact with all 488
Maidenhead grid squares in the 48 contiguous United States on the 6 meter (50 MHz) band. Grid
locators are designated by a combination of two letters and two numbers. More information on grid
locators can be found in January 1983 QST, pp 49-51 (reprint available upon request. Send a 9 × 12-
inch SASE with 3 units of postage). The ARRL World Grid Locator Atlas and the ARRL Grid Locator
for North America are available from the ARRL Publication Sales Department. 1. (a) The FFMA award
is available to all amateurs worldwide; however, ARRL membership is required for hams in the US, its
possessions and Puerto Rico.

2. Dates. Only those contacts dated January 1, 1983 or later are creditable for FFMA purposes.

3. Endorsements. The FFMA does not offer any endorsements based on specific modes, nor does it
offer any recognition of progress towards the end goal. An Amateur does not qualify for the FFMA until
all 488 required grids are confirmed.

4. General Rules

 (a) No contacts through active repeaters or satellites are permitted.

 (b) Contacts with aeronautical mobiles (in the air) do NOT count.

  (c) Stations who claim to operate from more than one grid locator simultaneously (i.e., from the
boundary between two grid locators or from the intersection of four grid locators) must be physically
present in all locators to give multiple locator credit with a single contact. These stations should be
prepared to validate their claim. For a mobile station, this means parking the vehicle exactly on the line
or corner. For a portable station, this means that the total area occupied by the station's physical
setup, including operating position(s), power source(s), and antenna(s), must occupy some portion of
each of the two/four grid squares simultaneously. Operators of boundary/corner stations should be
prepared to provide evidence of meeting the simultaneous occupation test if called upon to do so. Two
photographs -- one showing the placement of the GPS receiver in the station setup, and a close-up
legibly showing the GPS reading -- are typically needed as evidence of compliance. Video footage
showing an overview of the operating site and then, uncut and in real time, zooming in on the GPS
display coordinates is even better.

  (d) Grid boundary lines and grid corners must be established using a GPS receiver whose map
datum is set to WGS84, the global default for current GPS receivers. The GPS receiver should be set
to use WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) if so equipped, since this improves the error figure to
as little as 5 feet. In no case may the GPS receiver show an error figure in excess of 20 feet. Any
modern GPS receiver equipped with WAAS will easily meet this requirement, as will most older units
each of the two/four grid squares simultaneously. Operators of boundary/corner stations should be
prepared to provide evidence of meeting the simultaneous occupation test if called upon to do so. Two
photographs -- one showing the placement of the GPS receiver in the station setup, and a close-up
legibly showing the GPS reading -- are typically needed as evidence of compliance. Video footage
showing an overview of the operating site and then, uncut and in real time, zooming in on the GPS
display coordinates is even better.

  (d) Grid boundary lines and grid corners must be established using a GPS receiver whose map
datum is set to WGS84, the global default for current GPS receivers. The GPS receiver should be set
to use WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) if so equipped, since this improves the error figure to
as little as 5 feet. In no case may the GPS receiver show an error figure in excess of 20 feet. Any
modern GPS receiver equipped with WAAS will easily meet this requirement, as will most older units
without WAAS.

5. Applicant's Operating Location. All contacts applied to an applicant’s FFMA award must be made by
the applicant from locations no more than 200km apart.

6. Application Procedure (please follow carefully):

  (a) Confirmations (QSLs) and application forms) must be submitted to an approved VHF Awards
Manager for certification. ARRL Special Services Clubs appoint VHF Awards Managers whose names
are on file at HQ. If you do not know of an awards manager in your area, HQ will give you the name of
the closest manager. (Also located on the Web at: http:\\www.arrl.org/awards/vucc.) Foreign VUCC
applications should be checked by the Awards Manager for their IARU Member Society in their
respective country. Do not send cards to HQ, unless asked to do so.

  (b) For the convenience of the Awards Manager in checking cards, applicants may indicate in pencil
(pencil ONLY) the grid locator on the address side of the cards that DO NOT clearly indicate the grid
locator. The applicant affirms that he/she has accurately determined the proper location from the
address information given on the card by signing the affirmation statement on the application.

  (c) Cards must be sorted:

    (1) Alphabetically by field

    (2) Numerically from 00 to 99 within that field

  (d) Where it is necessary to mail cards for certification, sufficient postage for proper return of all
cards and paperwork, in addition to appropriate fees as noted in #8, must be included along with a
separate self-addressed mailing label. ARRL accepts no responsibility for cards handled by mail to
and from VHF Awards Managers and will not honor any claims.

  (e) A numbered plaque will be awarded to each person who qualifies for the FFMA.

7. Fees. Beginning March 1, 2008, all FFMA applicants will be charged an initiation fee of $10.00.

8. Disqualification.

  (a) Altered/forged confirmations or fraudulent applications submitted may result in disqualification of
the applicant from FFMA and VUCC participation by action of the ARRL Awards Committee.

  (b) The applicant affirms he/she has abided by all the rules of membership in the FFMA program
and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.

9. Rules Decisions. Decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee regarding interpretation of the rules
here printed or later amended shall be final.

10. Operating Ethics. Fair play and good sportsmanship in operating are required of all FFMA
members.
and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.

9. Rules Decisions. Decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee regarding interpretation of the rules
here printed or later amended shall be final.

10. Operating Ethics. Fair play and good sportsmanship in operating are required of all FFMA
members.

								
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