Despite the generally poor band conditions, hunting for other activators has been largely fruitful. The key is to keep an eye on the Alerts at least at the start and end of the day, plus watching and listening to ParksnPeaks – be sure to set the audio notifications to on.
The first of the new Awards in the last week was the next level in the VKFF Hunter scheme:
VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1100
The Hunter Awards can sometimes be a little frustrating, as the entire WWFF Award scheme works on the Activators submitting their logs. I usually check the LogSearch tally about once a week. The qualification for the Award came through on 5 June 2018.
Thanks Paul for the excellent certificate. Thanks to all the Activators out there, with special thanks to those who try 80 m as well as the usual 40, 20 etc. At the current stage of the solar cycle, you can be surprised at what you can work on 80 m even in the middle of the day! Yes the band can be noisy at times, but you can work stations that are too close to the Activator to be heard on 40 m as they are in the skip zone.
WWFF Activator 88
As active participants in the WWFF scheme would be aware, a Park only counts for the international level Awards if you have a total of 44 or more contacts. I was in Melbourne overnight on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and had some shopping visits to do before I headed for home. The last stop was in Lilydale and I decided to head to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve to activate again, having previously activated the reserve in November 2017 but only making 15 contacts. Another 37 contacts on the Wednesday afternoon took me over the magic 44, thus qualifying Park number 88. Thanks to all the Hunters!