UPD.26.III.2020 A week ago Thomas informed that their trip to Barneo is postponed for at least one year. Due to the global pandemic of the coronavirus, the Russian scientific drift ice camp will not take place this year.
Sorry for bad news. Hope for next, 2021 season…

On April 14–17, during their trip to the North Pole, Martina DF3TS and Thomas DC8TM will be active on air from the “Barneo” drifting ice camp as RA/DF3TS/p and RA/DC8TM/p.

RFF Rating. ThumbnailPrizes and remembrance certificates were mailed to all winners of the RFF Rating 2019 Top-10 activators and Top-44 hunters, thereby the line under the 2019 results is finally drawn.

Welcome to the year 2020. The new RFF 2020 Rating charts have already been published, anyone interested — stay tuned.

On 18–25.VII.2019 new references RFF-0916…0965 were added to the Directories on the WWFF and our web site for SPNA in 14 Entities of Russian Federation, mainly at the request of prospective local activators:

On 20–23.V.2019 new references RFF-0754…0915 were added to the Directories on the WWFF and our web site for 14 Entities of the Russian Federation (RF Entity), having each only 2 valid RFF-reference earlier:

  • Adygeya, Republic (R6Y) — 5 references;
  • Altayskiy Krai (R9Y) — 24 references;
  • Belgorodskaya oblast (R3Z) — 12 references;
  • Ingushetiya, Republic (R6Q) — alas, no new references were added;
  • Kabardino-Balkariya, Republic (R6X) — 8 references;
  • Komi, Republic (R9X) — 11 references;
  • Magadanskaya oblast (R0I) — 8 references;
  • Mariy El, Republic (R4S) — 5 references;
  • Mordovia, Republic (R4U) — alas, no new references were added;
  • Nizhegorodskaya oblast (R3T) — 17 references;
  • Novgorodskaya oblast (R1T) — 14 references;
  • Permskiy Krai (R9F) — 11 references;
  • Tyva, Republic (R0Y) — 12 references;
  • Chuvashia, Republic (R4Y) — 3 references;

…as well as, in addition to the plan,, in Stavropolskiy Krai (R6H), Bryanskaya (R3Y) and Moscow (R3D) oblasts.

From now on necessary proof, confirming that the activator was located on the corresponding SPNA in the corresponding period are GPS tracks of the activator’s arrival to the site and departure from the site in format of GPX or KML (KMZ) files recorded by activator’s navigation device (automotive or touring GPS-navigator, smartphone).

Various photos are still welcome and can be as additional proofs.

Continuing the message from December 07

On 29.XII.2018 new RFF-references were added to the Directories on the WWFF and our website for remaining 8 Entities of the Russian Federation (RF Entity), having each only 1 valid RFF-reference  earlier::

  • Novosibirskaya oblast  — 23 references;
  • Penzenskaya oblast  — 15 references;
  • Tambovskaya oblast  — 4 references;
  • Tomskaya oblast — 15 references;
  • Tulskaya oblast — 9 references;
  • Khakassia Republic — 7 references;
  • Chechnya Republic — 7 references;
  • Orlovskaya oblast — sorry, no new references were added.


  • Bryanskaya oblast — …

RFF Rating. ThumbnailThe results of the radio amateurs activity under the RFF (Russian Flora and Fauna) program in 2018 have been summed up.

27 individual operators went outdoors 81 times during the year in order to activate 45 RFF-references, and conducted a total of 21’144 QSOs with 10’750 correspondents.

Also 3 teams conducted 23’229 QSO from three RFF-references:

RI0B from RFF-0015 — 21’324 QSO;
RK9LWZ from RFF-0372 — 1’564 QSO;
RY3Y from RFF-0262 — 341 QSO.

Thus, 27 individual operators and 3 teams have activated…

Read more…

New RFF references are added to our RFF Directory:

  • St. Petersburg City — 4 references;
  • Stavropolskiy Krai — 19 references;
  • Yevreyskaya autonomous oblast — 8 references;
  • Ivanovskaya oblast — 12 references;
  • Kaliningradskaya oblast — 5 references;
  • Kirovskaya oblast — 3 references;
  • Kurganskaya oblast — 15 references;
  • Kurskaya oblast — 4 references.

The current task-minimum for the growing of the RFF Directory is to have at least 5 valid RFF references in each of 85 Entities of the Russian Federation (RF Entity). Those, who considered the Rules of the “Sanctuary Russia” award might have noticed — there are catastrophically few, 3 or less, valid RFF references in more than half of the RF Entities, and two RF Entities have even none RFF reference.