How to activate?
FAQ on flora and fauna activations -
Which parks are part of the VEFF program?
There is a list of national parks, with reference numbers, in the VEFF program. You can find
the list by using the VEFF References link in the index. The same list appears in the files
section of the VEFF Forum and also on the VEFF Facebook page.
ATTENTION ACTIVATORS: prior to activating a VEFF area, please let your VEFF
National Co-ordinator know of your plans. Also, announce your activation(s) in the
WWFF AGENDA on the main WWFF website. The WWFF AGENDA is a
great tool for spreading the news of your activity. Thank you for your cooperation.
National Co-ordinator for VEFF - Canada
How do I activate a park?
To activate a park you and all your equipment need to be within the perimeters of the park.
This includes the antenna.
Furthermore your activity should follow these simple rules (both VEFF and WWFF rules), that
aim to prevent hit and run activities:
How do people know I am in a VEFF location?
- you must make 44 QSO's for your activity to count towards an activator award (activity
is always valid for chasers, regardless of the number of QSO's - so always send
us your log!).
- you can only work from one reference at a time - so if you are in a park that is a
subregion of a larger park you can only use the reference of the subregion.
- you cannot activate another park within 5 hours after the beginning of your previous
activity and you cannot activate more than 2 parks on one day (assuming you use one
- In case you as an activator want to acquire a Flora and Fauna award (VEFF), you must
also stick to the rule that your activity should last at least 2 hours.
- If you know beforehand that you are going to activate a park at a certain date and time
please announce your activations in the WWFF AGENDA.
- It helps to use the frequencies that are known as the Flora and Fauna frequencies:
Phone: 3.744, 7.144, 14.244, 18.144, 21.244, 24.944, 28.444 MHz
CW: 3.544, 7.024, 10.124, 14.044, 18.084, 21.044, 24.894, 28.044 MHz
- When CQ-ing it is ofcourse important to mention the park reference.
- When people pick up your signal you are likely to be spotted on a cluster. That really
helps getting attention to your activity.
How do I confirm an activity?
You should send your log in ADIF format to the VEFF coordinator (email). Make sure you add
photographic proof of your activity using pictures of a GPS device (car navigation for example),
park signs and your set-up. We will add your log to our database for the VEFF awards and we
will upload the log to the logsearch page of the Official WWFF website.