I have been making slow progress in increasing my tallies of unique Parks worked/hunted and activated in the World Wide Flora and Fauna Awards. In the local Award scheme, the steps come in 25 unique Park/Reference increments once you get past the named steps and start working up the Honour Roll levels.
VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1350 references hunted/worked
The biggest contributor for me for the latest certificate / step was a trip made recently by Peter VK3TKK into East Gippsland. Peter dropped in for a coffee and chat on his way east and we discussed his plans and some options. Most of the time during his several days of activating, he was weak on 40 m, but Peter usually also activated on 80 m – where I was able to work him every time. I worked Peter in 22 references on his trip, of which 10 were the first time I had hunted the reference. Several were the first time the reference had been activated.
Of course, there were others who also contributed to my Hunter tally, so a big thank you to all the Activators that I have worked.
VKFF Activator Honour Roll 175 references activated
This is one where I am more in control: I am the activator and need to ensure that I make at least 10 contacts from each reference activated for the activation to count for the VKFF award scheme. I have activated from a few more references, but some of them (especially those activated several years ago when I was unaware of WWFF and was working towards the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award) have less than 10 contacts made. I must get around to visiting some of those Parks again…..
A big thank you to all the chasers/hunters who have called me when I have been out activating.
As always, special thanks to VKFF National Coordinator Paul VK5PAS and to all the other team members who enable all of this activity and provide the system which records the contacts.