While activating for the WWFF/VKFF programs are my main focus and enjoyment, I do also hunt other activators as time and conditions allow for. This is the 4th award in this series of global WWFF awards, being for working 10, 44, 88 and 132 unique references. These contacts were made to all mainland VK areas, 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 8 as well as Japan, France and Germany. Being an F call I have limited DX opportunities as most of the DX work 20m and I do not have access to this band. But I do OK and take the opportunities as i get them.

My goals for the new year are to get the next award in this series, 176 and to go back through some of my less successful activations and get them to quota and earn the Activator 22 award and VKFF 30 activator and put in a big effort for the John Moyle Fields Day and the 2016 Mass Activation Weekend. The wife and I are already itching to go camping, and over the next few days we will start to plan out out first trip of the year. Bring on the WWFF, bring on the activations, bring on the DX and bring on the camping trips.

H 132 2015 VK4FFAB 250



World Wide Flora and Fauna and VKFF are the programs that i enjoy the most. from activating parks to chasing parks, it has become a big part of my radio time. From short afternoon trips to full weekend camp outs, I have enjoyed working towards these awards. At time of writing I had Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond awards for VKFF. But there are now 2 new ones to come, for working 75 and 100 entities. When i apply for and receive those i will post them up here also.


VK4FFAB Silver VKFF Hunter VK4FFAB Bronze VKFF Activator VK4FFAB Diamond VKFF Hunter


VK5 Parks Award

The VK5 Parks award is a scheme for hunters and activators to work from the many many conservation parks in South Australia. Its a really nice program with many awards, below are just a few of the ones i have received. Being in VK4 does make this a bit of a challenge, but one i am happy to undertake. This award scheme melds in well with the WWFF VKFF awards programs, as many of the conservation parks are now also part of both programs.


VK4FFAB Silver NP Uniques Hunter

VK4FFAB Bronze CP Uniques Hunter

VK4FFAB Gold VK5 Parks Hunter

VK4FFAB Silver VK5 Parks Hunter



The eAustralia award is issued for working call areas within Australia. These are numbered 0 to 9 and currently I have 8 confirmed on eQLS, being call areas 1 to 8. I have also worked 9 but have no eqsl to show for it. 0 is the hardest call area to work as it is Antarctica.



eDX Award

This was the first radio award i ever received. eDX is an award from eqsl.cc for qsling with different DXCC entities around the world. At last count, i was up to about 42 DXCC worked on eQSL. Next award is for 50. Not far to go.