WFF WORLD FLORA FAUNA http://wff.qrz.ru WORLD-WIDE PROGRAMME FOR NATIONAL PARKS AND NATURE RESERVES of International Tourist/DX Association “National Card”, and International Amateur Radio Travelers Club “Russian Robinson” (RRC) . Slogan of the Programme: “Lets Save the Green Planet Earth!” WFF is an International Award Programme (an International nature conservation action on supporting of protected areas), organized to attract attention of the world community to the problems of protected areas, to provide them with feasible practical support, to waken a feeling of pride in the minds of the Earth’s inhabitants for natural and cultural heritage, for visiting National Parks and Nature Reserves and making QSO contacts with them. The Programme was launched in 2008 under the auspices of International Tourist/DX Association “National Card” and RRC. For you to get a WFF Award you need to contact locations possessing an official status of National Parks or Nature Reserves listed in the WFF Programme. HOW CAN YOU LEARN FROM WHICH LOCATION A RADIO STATION WORKED? In the WFF Directory you have a list from WFF Database of National Parks and Nature Reserves throughout the world. Also, during a QSO each of the countries provides a symbol, for example: FF-01, FF-02, FF-03, which corresponds to certain National Park or Nature Reserve. Moreover, the Internet site http://wff.qrz.ru contains a database (which is currently being filled up) that has an indication from which location one or another station works. We welcome any help possible in WFF Database formation based on the past experience of work valid for the WFF Programme. SYSTEM OF OBTAINING THE WFF RATING. Every National Park of Nature Reserve listed for WFF is considered for rating only once irrespective of the operating mode or the band. HOW TO RECEIVE THE AWARD? The Basic Award of the WFF Programme is the WFF Award. The Application may be submitted both by the e-mail and by a hard copy. To get the Award one should submit original QSLs or copies for all the claimed QSOs or an abstract from the digital log of the expedition if it is announced to be an open origin in the WFF Programme. They can be verified with the Regional Award Manager of the WFF Programme or with the Authorized Representative of the WFF Programme who have the right to check the WFF Award Applications. SPECIAL FREQUENCIES. The recommended frequencies: basic: 14.244 (Forty Four ~ Flora Fauna) Mc. Other bands: SSB – 3.744, 7.044, 14.244, 18.144, 21.244, 24.944, 28.444 CW – 3.544, 7.024, 10.124, 14.044, 18.084, 21.044, 24.894, 28.044 These frequencies are not “exclusive” for WFF, but are only recommended to be used in conditions being equal for all the radio amateurs of the world. DAYS OF ACTIVITY. Annual days of activity are as follows: March 20 – Global Day for Protection of the Earth March 22 – Global Day for Protection of Water April 1 – International day for Protection of Birds July 1– First Anniversary of the WFF Programme Launching September 26 – Global Day of the Sea October 4 – Global Day for Protection of Animals WEEK OF ACTIVITY. From July 2 to July 8, 2008. IDENTITY OF WFF. While having a QSO with the WFF expedition you are welcome to transmit two figures - 44! which means “Forty Four ~ Flora Fauna” and is interpreted as the Slogan of the WFF Programme: «Lets save the Green Planet Earth!» ADDING OF A NEW NATURE RESERVE OR A NATIONAL PARK. The WFF List remains open. Addition of new numbers is possible after official establishing of new or unlisted National Parks and Nature Reserves that meet the Programme requirements. For this one is supposed to submit an application in writing to the WFF Committee stating the name of the National Park or Nature Reserve, date of its foundation, and if possible to attach a map showing its boundaries, and to provide other available data. REGIONAL WFF REPRESENTATIVES: Region/Country Person Responsible to Check QSL: Russia RU3GN, Victor Rochev the WFF Committee, RFF award mgr Russia RZ3EC, Eugeny Stchelkanovtsev the WFF Committee FOREIGN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES of the WFF: The Ukraine UR7UT, Serge the WFF Committee, UFFA award mgr New Zealand ZL3GX, Alan Chapman, the WFF Committee, National Parks award mgr THE WFF COORDINATORS: Russia RN1NU, Victor Russia UA3XAC, Valeriy CONTACT ADDRESS INFO: WFF Award manager: RW3GW, Valery Sushkov, P.O.B. 88, Moscow, 101000, Russia. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WFF Committee: P.O.B. 88, Moscow, 101000, Russia e-mail: email@example.com One-stop shop WFF: Directories of WFF: You can place your Order to Internet Site http://wff.qrz.ru T-shirts with WFF Logo: Place your Order to the Site above Flag with WFF Logo: Place your Order to the Site above To Order a Special WFF QSL: Place your Order to the Site above To Pay for the Award and Prize: Place your Order to the Site above Donations: Place your Order to the Site above Management of the WFF Programme: Director and Originator of the WFF Programme: RW3GW, Valery Sushkov Deputy Director of the WFF Programme: UA9OBA, Yuri Zaruba Administrator of the WFF Programme: RZ3EM, Andrew Novikov WFF Programme Development Manager: RZ3EM, Andrew Novikov Analyst and Secretary of the WFF Programme: RZ3EC, Eugeny Stchelkanovtsev Chairman of the WFF Committee: UA1QV, Mikhail Members of the WFF Committee RU3GN, Victor Rochev UR7UT, Serge ZL3GX, Alan Chapman RU3SD, Vasily RD3MA, Artem Abramov RULES FOR THE WFF PROGRAMME. The following awards are currently issued for QSOs with the world’s National Parks and Nature Reserves: 1. WFF - Basic Award for 100 QSOs with different FF, Located on the Three continents; 2. WFF 200 - for 200 QSOs with different FF; 3. WFF 300 - for 300 QSOs with different FF; 4 . WFF AFRICA - fo 50 QSOs with different FFs of Africa; 5. WFF ANTARCTICA - for 50 QSOs with different FFs of Antarctica; 6. WFF ARCTICA - for 50 QSOs with different FFs of the Arctic (to the North from 66 degrees northern latitude); 7. WFF ASIA - for 50 QSOs with different FFs of Asia; 8. WFF EUROPE - for 50 QSOs with different FFs in Europe; 9. WFF NORTH AMERICA - for 50 QSOs with different FFs in North America; 10. WFF SOUTH AMERICA - for 50 QSOs with different FFs in South America; 11. WFF OCEANIA - for 50 QSOs with different FFs in Oceania. Special WFF GLOBUS prizes are awarded for numbers of QSOs exceeding 500-2000/,etc. FFs of the world. 1. WFF DIRECTORY. 1.1. The Directory is split into 8 regions: Africa, Antarctica, the Arctic, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania. The only condition for listing is an official state status of a protected area for both National Park and Nature Reserve. 1.2. Stations permanently working from the DXCC territories which are National Parks or Nature Reserves (such as HC8, for example) do not need to apply to participate in the WFF Project. An announcement in any Amateur Radio publication is sufficient, but a sent free-form report is welcome for formation of the WFF Database of the past radio expeditions and for possible entry into an illustrated book of the WFF Programme. 1.3. Stations working from the Antarctica territory and representing different countries as scientific seasonal or permanent bases are considered as different National Parks or Nature Reserves. 2. CHECK NUMBER. 2.1. The check number of a National Park or a Nature Reserve complies with numbering accepted by the WFF Database and is a prefix of a country in which a National Park or a Nature Reserve is located and a sequential number. 3. OFFICIAL LIST (DATABASE) OF WFF. 3.1. Amateurs working from National Park or Nature Reserve territories willing to participate in the WFF Programme need to present to the WFF Committee the information about their activity, period of work, the original copy of QSL, other materials, licensing documents, photo or video report, free-form article and others, a copy of a mass media announcement, etc., for admission to the WFF Programme event and for posting into the WFF Database. It is desirable that QSL should contain the check number. The indication of the check number is mandatory for the expeditions. 4. TO MEET THE AWARD REQUIREMENTS 4.1. The Applicant must have a license to operate an amateur radio station or to be a SWL operator. 4.2. QSOs with the National Parks and Nature Reserves are valid from the establishment date thereof. 4.3. QSOs are valid if they were made with radio stations listed or to be listed into the WFF Database. 4.4. Each of the National Parks or Nature Reserves is considered for the WFF Programme only once irrespective of the operating mode or the band. If the applicant desires he/she may indicate the operating mode or the band. The awards have continuous numbering. There are not special numberings for specific operating modes or bands. Не Cross-mode or cross-band QSOs, and QSOs via satellite are not taken into consideration. 4.5. All the QSOs must be made by the Applicant from the same DXCC territory with the use of call-signs issued by the Electro-communication Authorities to the Applicant personally. 4.6. QSOs made on any SW bans are valid. 4.7. If the National Park or Nature Reserve territory includes a water area, and call- sign had extension “/mm”, it must be indicated on the QSL card and stated by this radio station for the WFF Database. 5. QSL-cards. 5.1. For the amateur radio activity starting from July 1, 2008, the QSL-card should have an indication of the National Park or Nature Reserve Name. The WFF check number is desirable. 5.2. For the amateur radio activity starting from July 1, 2008, it is sufficient if the QSL card indicates precise coordinates, QTH or the name of a settlement which would enable to identify the location within a National Park or a Nature Reserve. 6. COMPILATION OF APPLICATION. 6.1. For convenience of compilation of application in its digital form you can download the form from the Internet Site http://wff.qrz.ru . If the application is to be submitted in writing use the form given in the Directory Appendix. Please, write the name of the National Park or Nature Reserve as they are written on the QSL-card or in the WFF Database. 6.2. For you not to waste your time and money and to make the work of the WFF Award Manager easier, prior to compiling of an application consult with the WFF Database of radio stations. 6.3. Please, put the call sign in the Application the way it is written on the QSL- card. 6.4. You can put into the Application the extra information than required for getting an Award. In future on having entered this information into the Database it will be considered for your getting of the following Awards. 6.5. When applying for Awards you need to show in the Application all the claimed and valid QSOs, and attach only new QSL-cards (it is also possible to attach scanned QSLs). 7. REGISTERING OF THE RESULTS. 7.1. List of achievements in the WFF Programme is kept on the basis of the applications of the participants. 7.2. You can renew you results anytime without sending an application for an Award. The renew application is compiled the way you normally do for getting of Award and you also attach QSL-cards (or scanned images of QSL) or you give a reference to the digital log. 7.3. These claimed QSOs you can use in future for getting a new Award without repeated presentation of the QSL –cards or their scanned images. 7.4. To receive a confirmation that your application is accepted you need to pay the post office cost for mailing a hard copy of confirmation, or you can get a free e-mail confirmation if you e-mail address is available with the WFF Committee. 8. HONOUR ROLL & TOP HONOUR ROLL. 8.1. Holders of WFF 100 Award may be put on the HONOUR ROLL. 8.2. Holders of prize WFF GLOBUS may be put on the TOP HONOUR ROLL. 8.3. HONOUR ROLL & TOP HONOUR ROLL is published annually on the WFF, RRC site and in amateur radio editions. 8.4. Rolls are kept separately for individual amateur, radio clubs and SWL. 9. GETTING THE AWARDS BY PROMOTERS. 9.1. Radio amateurs who worked from the territories of National Parks and Nature Reserves since July 1, 2008, may get the WFF Basic Award on submission to the WFF Committee of their application, payment of the award fee, QSLs, any video or photo information, licensing and other documents confirming their activity. 9.2. To get the award of a continent one should participate in the activities held from the territories of not less than 3 National Parks or Nature Reserves of the said continent. 9.3. To get the WFF GLOBUS Award one should participate in the activities of 10 expeditions to the territories of National Parks and Nature Reserves located in not less than 3 continents. 9.4. There is a special separate numbering of the awards for the Promoters in which the number is followed by the Letter A. 9.5. There is a separate table for the Promoters in which the visits to the National Parks and Nature Reserves are registered. 10. REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTIVITY RATING. 10.1. Radio amateur who was active in the territory of a National Park or a Nature Reserve and is willing to participate in the WFF Programme must during the 3 following months present the following information of his/her activity: a free-form application, the call sign, date of operation, the call signs of the expedition participants, sample of the QSL-card, other materials: an article, photo/video materials, adds, a reference providing confirmation of activity in the territory of a National Park or a Nature Reserve, etc. 10.2. For a quicker submission of the application one can use the e-mail and scanned images of QSLs. 10.3. On the completion of the activity and till the receipt of the materials from the WFF expedition the application shall be referred to the “provisionally taken into account” category. 10.4. If the materials were not received during the period of 4 months the WFF expedition is to be transferred to the “pending” category. 10.5.Radio stations listed in Clauses 10.3 and 10.4 will not be taken into consideration until the issue of a special decision. 11. MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF PROJECT. 11.1. The WFF Committee is a Subsidiary of the International Tourist/DX Association “National Card”. Chairman of the WFF Committee and the Committee Members are to be approved by the Management of the WFF Programme. 11.2. Actions of the WFF Committee are being published in the WFF and RRC site and in the Amateur Radio Media. 11.3. The WFF Committee invites Organizations and Private Individuals to sponsor the WFF Programme. 11.4. The WFF Committee considers the received applications from expeditions on putting them to the list and makes the decisions. The WFF Committee decision is a final one. 12. FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES. 12.1. The WFF Committee appoints Representatives in other countries. The WFF Representatives are appointed from active assistants (volunteers) in the WFF Programme and are approved by the WFF Committee. 12.2. The WFF Committee welcomes establishment of such award programme for National Parks and Nature Reserves within foreign countries, which will undoubtedly entail popularization and development of their WFF Programme. 13. BONUSES TO THE EXPEDITION ORGANIZERS. 13.1. Prior to arranging the expedition, please, do not forget to inform other radio amateurs via radio amateur printed and Internet media. Or else, inform the WFF Committee. We shall place the information of your activity ourselves. 13.2. Any radio ham who took part in the activity of a WFF expedition may include this activity into his/her application. To do this it is necessary that his/her call sign is printed on QSL-card submitted together with the application, or his/her participation is confirmed by the expedition in-charge. 13.3. On having arranged an expedition included by the WFF Committee in the «most wanted» list and on having made more than 1000 QSOs the partial or full participation of the WFF Committee in creating of a 2-sided multicolor special WFF QSL- card is possible. 13.4. Issues on financial or technical support can be considered separately for each of the expeditions on having studied applications, working conditions, budgets and other information by the WFF Committee. 13.5. The WFF Committee welcomes support provided to the Protected Areas in a form of a real practical financial or any other type of assistance to the National Parks or Nature Reserves. The WFF Committee may on special occasions issue Special Awards or Prizes to successful WFF expeditions. 13.6. The WFF Committee arranges and runs ratings and annual On-line interviews for the title of “The Best WFF Expedition of the Year” split by the continents and “The Best World WFF Expedition of the Year” starting with the year 2008. 14. COST OF THE WFF PROGRAMME SERVICES. AWARDS AND PRIZES. 14.1. Cost of each Award is 10 EUR. 14.2. Cost of an Award with parallel applying for several awards – 8 EUR. (on the site via different forms of e-money). 14.3. Cost of WFF GLOBUS Prize – ? EUR including shipment 14.4. Cost for Russian radio amateurs: - each Award – 100 RUB. - WFF GLOBUS PRIZE– ? RUB. 14.5. Cost for CIS radio amateurs: - each Award 5 ЕUR. - WFF GLOBUS PRIZE – 50 ЕUR.