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.

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…

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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 — …

A Press Release shared by Kraig D. Pritts, KA2LHO, the national WWFF coordinator from the United States, informs about a new amateur radio event. It says that during this on-air event will be presented as many North American natural parks and other protected natural areas of Mexico, Canada and the United States as possible.
Information about the planned activations and other news will be published in the Facebook group Get Your Park ON! All operators are encouraged to join this Facebook group.

Kraig himself will be active as an Activator and a Hunter during “Get Your Park ON!” and he hopes that all of us will have wonderful participation from around the world. He adds:
“While this year we are focused on North America WWFF parks, we hope to expand the participation to other countries and regions in future events of this type--perhaps including the entire WWFF global family”.

Original Press Release text is below.

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.

We have almost completed verification of all references in the RFF Directory and now all existing references have published there. Nevertheless, we still have to clarify the reasons for deleting in the past of 27 quite normal references to the still active SPNAs. Perhaps, some of them we will be able to restore.

Besides that, we have added 48 new references: RFF-0522...RFF-0569 to the RFF Directory.