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9A1GHJ/p @ 9AFF-0044 (Special forest reserve Kontija)

2.5.2018.

Istria peninsula

Herbert, 9A8GHJ (aka OE7GHJ) i njegova xyl Eva, OE7EVI, iznenadili su nas aktivnošću iz jednog od sedam istarskih zaštićenih područja, Posebnog rezervata šumske vegetacije Kontija, 9AFF-0044.
Evo kratkog rezimea iz njihovog loga:

Number of QSO-s: 141
Max Activators: 3
First QSO: 2.5.2018. 9:29:00
Last QSO: 2.5.2018. 11:43:00
Total duration: 134 min

Log se nalazi na 9AFF serveru.

Kontija, šuma bijelog graba između Vrsara i Lima, zaštićena od 1964. godine sa statusom posebnog rezervata šumske vegetacije površine 65 hektara. Starosti je preko 140 godina, znanstveno vrlo zanimljiva i vrijedna, najbolje sačuvana površina ove zajednice u Istri. Od drveća redovno se nalazi hrast medunac, bijeli grab, crni jasen, maklen, cer, smrika i borovica. U sloju grmlja nalazi se rašeljka, trnula, drijen, kalina i ruj. Od niskog raslinja raširen je kukurijek, veprina, jesenska šašika i dubačac. U šumi su održavane biciklističke i pješačke staze.
O području brine Javna ustanova Natura Histrica.

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9A1WFF/p @ 9AFF-0011 (Nature park Lastovo islands)

“Lastovsko otočje” je zbog svoje mistične ljepote, naglašene krajobrazne vrijednosti, gustih šuma i plodnih polja obogaćenih lokvama, visokih obalnih strmaca, kopnenih i podvodnih špilja, te brojnih rijetkih morskih i kopnenih vrsta i staništa Hrvatski sabor 29. rujna 2006. godine proglasio parkom prirode, što ga čini jedanaestim i najmlađim Parkom prirode u Hrvatskoj.
Park prirode Lastovsko otočje, 9AFF-0011, obuhvaća 46 otoka, otočića, hridi i grebena (Lastovo, Prežba, Mrčara, Kopiše, Sušac, Bijelac, skupine Lastovnjaci i Vrhovnjaci te još neki manji u tom zahvatu) ukupne površine 53 km2 i 143 km2 morske površine. Omeđen je kamenim svjetlima (lanternama) Sušca, Tajana, Glavata i Struge. 

Nakon 4 sata vožnje trajektom iz Splita: Ulazak u Park prirode Lastovsko otočje

29.4.2018.
Naš odlazak na Lastovo proveden je u polutajnosti: dva člana RK HFF su se ubacila među 46 planinara čija je misija bila: tijekom tri dana obilaziti lastovska brda i doline, kružiti brodicom oko ovog prelijepog otoka te se iz Skrivene luke popeti do lanterne Struga. Čim sam saznao da tamo više nije službujuća obitelj Kvinta (Nada i Jure), odustao sam od posjeta, te čekao prvu pogodnu priliku za rad. 

Mada planinari za svoja konačišta ne ulažu puno truda te su zadovoljni s onim što im se ponudi, ovom prigodom smještaj u naselju Zaklopatica bio je prvoklasan. Hrana u konobi Santor zaslužuje svaku pohvalu. Vidjelo se da vlasnik Frano Škratulja i njegova supruga Valentina ulažu maksimum kako bi zadovoljili svoje goste. Što se nas tiče – u tome su uspjeli.

Kad je planinarska ekipa napustila malenu luku Zaklopatica, postavljena je inverted V antena i iz jednog od odlično opremljenih apartmana krenuo je pile up na 40m. Mada to ovako izgleda jednostavno, problem je bio više nego očit: svi su objekti s apartmanima izgrađeni terasasto, odmah prema moru, tako da je u ovom slučaju položaj radijske postaje bio u ravnini gornjeg dijela antenskog stupa. I pored toga, išlo je jako dobro mada su neki pojedinci (koji nisu otišli s ostalima) gunđali i postavljali 100 pitanja o čemu se to radi… Ne koristi! Neznanje nas ubi! Zanimljivo: to domaćima nije smetalo.
Evo uobičajene (s nekoliko pauza) statistike:

Number of QSO-s: 173
Max Activators: 3
First QSO: 29.4.2018. 8:23:00
Last QSO: 29.4.2018. 11:33:00
Total duration: 190 min

Na serveru (aka Sovi) je log s ove aktivacije.

LASTOVO ISLANDS  THE YOUNGEST CROATIAN NATUREPARK

Preserving the biodiversity of the Mediterranean.
On September 12, 2006 the Croatian Parliament adopted the declaration of the Lastovo Islands as a nature park and committed the Republic of Croatia, all Croatian citizens and all visitors, to taking special care of this region.

Croatian nature parks family thus got a new member – the Lastovo Islands with their 195.83 km2 covering archipelago.

If you have ever been to Lastovo, you surely know why it is a Nature Park. If you have not, then you should know that it is a nature park because of you – so you can, this summer or maybe some future summers, springs, winters or autumns, come to Lastovo and enjoy the pure, untouched nature.

How did it happen?
The protection of Lastovo was planned in strategic documents of the Republic of Croatia in 1999. Not long after, this intention was supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Actually, the WWF declared Lastovo a priority for the preservation of the Mediterranean biodiversity in 2003.

And then, the local community woke up, and the Ministry, and numerous scientists, numerous volunteers, enthusiasts… and at the end, the Croatian Parliament passed the Act declaring Lastovo Islands a Nature Park.

Now, it is your turn; come to Lastovo and enjoy this pure untouched beauty. Beauty of nature, as it always was.

And yes, support this idea by sharing the information.

Because protecting the nature is our responsibility!


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9AFF aktivnosti članova RK HFF u Istri

Ovdje ćemo ukratko, uz malu fotogaleriju, navesti WWFF aktivnosti koje su članovi Radiokluba HFF proveli uoči i tijekom trajanja 60. natjecanja mladih tehničara u Poreču. Sudjelovali su: xyl Eva (OE7EVI), Franjo (9A2MF), Herbert (9A8GHJ), OM Sepp, Ivica (9A2HW) i Emir (9A6AA). Ne treba zaboraviti ni xyl Anicu (9A7SSY), koja nas je dočekivala s punim stolom… Hvala Franji i Anici na gostoprimstvu!

3.4.2018.:
9A1WFF/p ….. 9AFF-0057 (Posebni ornitološki rezervat Mali Bok – Koromačna) … 157 QSO

9.4.2018:
9A1WFF/p ….. 9AFF-0056 (Posebni ornitološki rezervat Fojiška-Podpredoščica) … 130 QSO

10.4.2018:
9A2HW/p ….. 9AFF-0030 (Posebni morski rezervat Limski kanal) … 148 QSO
9A8GHJ/p …. 9AFF-0030 (Posebni morski rezervat Limski kanal) … 118 QSO

11.04.2018:
9A2HW/p ….. 9AFF-0045 (Posebni palentološki rezervat Datule-Barbariga) … 174 QSO
9A8GHJ/p …. 9AFF-0045 (Posebni palentološki rezervat Datule-Barbariga) … 110 QSO


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9A8GHJ/p @ 9AFF-0046 (Special ornithological reserve Palud-Palu)

On March 27, 2018, you could find member of Croatian Flora Fauna Radio Club,  Herbert, 9A8GHJ/p (aka OE7GHJ) on the air from Special ornithological reserve Palud-Palu, 9AFF-0046. Palud-Palu is a natural depression near the sea, which due to water flows from the surrounding hills, plateaus and from the source from the north side, turned into the swamp. At the beginning of the last century, a 200 m long canal was dug up to the sea to increase the salinity of water in the swamps, thus preventing the development of larvae of mosquitoes who were malaria transmitters.

Herbert was active with support of his xyl Eva, 9A/OE7EVI, and friend Sepp. Here is extract from 9AFF database:

Number of QSO-s: 111
Max Activators: 2
First QSO: 27.3.2018. 11:47:00
Last QSO: 27.3.2018. 13:59:00
Total duration: 132 min

More about Palud-Palu: http://web.hamradio.hr/9aff/9AFF-046_Palud_palu/palud.htm


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9A8GHJ/p @ 9AFF-0043 (Special forest reserve Motovunska šuma)

Today, 21st February, members of Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna, xyl Evi, OE7EVI and Herbert, 9A8GHJ (aka OE7GHJ) spent two hours of cold winter’s day in Motovunska šuma, Special forest protected area. That were the first their activity in 2018. They operated on SSB on 40 m.

Number of QSO-s: 130
Max Activators: 2
First QSO: 21.2.2018. 12:59:00
Last QSO: 21.2.2018. 15:00:00
Total duration: 121 min

After activity, Evi and Herbert have visited Franjo, 9A2MF. That was good oportunity for Franjo to give a 9AFF Annual plaque to Evi, as “the best foreign winner in 2017”.

Sample log:
<STATION_CALLSIGN:6>9A8GHJ <CALL:5>DK3RV <QSO_DATE:8>20180221 <TIME_ON:4>1458 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0043 <SIG:4>WWFF <SIG_INFO:9>DLFF-0110 <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:6>9A8GHJ <CALL:5>DK0NL <QSO_DATE:8>20180221 <TIME_ON:4>1459 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0043 <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:6>9A8GHJ <CALL:6>EA5AJX <QSO_DATE:8>20180221 <TIME_ON:4>1459 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0043 <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:6>9A8GHJ <CALL:11>ON/PD0RWL/M <QSO_DATE:8>20180221 <TIME_ON:4>1500 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0043 <EOR>


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9A1WFF/p @ 9AFF-0057 (Special ornithological reserve Mali bok – Koromačna)

Polako se puni baza podataka s 9AFF logovima i u ovoj godini. U prilog tome je i aktivnost Radiokluba HFF, 9A1WFF/p, s područja Posebnog ornitološkog rezervata Mali bok – Koromačna, 9AFF-0057, koji se nalazi na otoku Cresu (IOTA EU-136, CI-012).

Sunčano ali prohladno vrijeme s promjenjivom naoblakom, ali bez kiše, pomoglo je da dana 13.1.2018., rad prođe u redu. Mada je do sada iz ovog zaštićenog područja održano 3.746 radioveza, zanimanje je bilo izuzetno. Prema donjim podacima tijekom ugodna 4,5 sata, u log je zapisano 258 radioveza, na 40 i 20 m, SSB. Nisu izostale ni DX postaje: W1OW (Bill iz Massachusettsa, USA), N4II (Edd iz Floride, USA) i VE2CAQ (Chris iz Québeca, Canada). Rađeno je sa 100W (TS-480), inverted V antenom. Napajanje: Honda EU10 (1000W). 

9A1WFF/p
Number of QSO-s: 258
Max Activators: 5
First QSO: 13.1.2018. 9:07:00
Last QSO: 13.1.2018. 13:42:00
Total duration: 275 min

Posebni ornitološki rezervat Mali bok – Koromačna (aka “Pod Okladi” zauzima obalni pojas otoka Cresa (cca 6km) izmedu uvala Mali bok (44°52,5’N 14°27’E) i Koromačna (44°47,4’N 14°28,4’E).

Bjeloglavi sup (Gyps fulvus) jedna je od četiri vrste strvinara koji žive u Europi, ali jedini koji još obitava u Hrvatskoj. Preostale tri vrste: sup starješina (Aegypius monachus), kostoberina (Gypaetus barbatus) i crkavica (Neophron percnopterus) nestale su iz naših krajeva u posljednjih nekoliko desetljeća. Otočna populacija koja obitava na Kvarnerskim otocima, jedinstvena je stoga što ovdje supovi gnijezda svijaju na okomitim liticama tik nad morem – ponekad samo 10 metara iznad morske površine. Ujedno su Kvarnerski otoci posljednje obitavalište te vrste u Hrvatskoj, a ovdje obitava najsjevernija europska prirodna populacija bjeloglavih supova. Litice na kojima obitavaju supovi su i krajobrazno neobično zanimljive, pa iako i to privlači turiste nautičare, oni predstavljaju izrazitu prijetnju supovima jer približavanje plovila, glisiranje, ronioci i zadržavanje pod gnijezdima plaši supove – mladi padaju u more i utapaju se. Trovanje je sljedeći veliki neriješeni problem. Tako je samo tijekom 2002. godine uginulo više od 20 mladih supova, uz realnu pretpostavku da se radi o trovanjima. Oporavak populacije je spori proces jer jedan par uspješno izvede mladoga tek svake druge godine, a mladom supu do spolne zrelosti treba 5-6 godina. U tom razdoblju “odrastanja” mortalitet mladih koji lutaju na velikim udaljenostima penje se i do 90%!

Extract of the 9A1WFF/p log (FLE logger):
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>DL1EKO <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0907 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>ON7RN <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0908 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>DD0VU <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0908 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>SP5KD <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0908 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>F4HHL <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0909 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>YU1KN <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0909 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>IZ1JKH <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0910 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>EA7YT <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0910 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>OM7OM <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0911 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>ON4ON <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0911 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>IK7MXB <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0911 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>DG2RON <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0912 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>DL8NDG <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0912 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>DH2PL <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0913 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>IT9DVZ <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0913 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>IU7GTP <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0913 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:5>HA6BA <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0914 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
<STATION_CALLSIGN:8>9A1WFF/P <CALL:6>DL4BBH <QSO_DATE:8>20180113 <TIME_ON:4>0915 <BAND:3>40m <MODE:3>SSB <RST_SENT:2>59 <RST_RCVD:2>59 <MY_SIG:4>WWFF <MY_SIG_INFO:9>9AFF-0057 <OPERATOR:5>9A6AA <EOR>
...


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Croatian Flora Fauna On The Air – 2017

Introduction
In promoting Project Croatian Flora Fauna through ham radio participation by activators & hunters, the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna has, in collaboration with Croatian Water Authority Hrvatske vode, established a CROATIAN FLORA and FAUNA On The Air© program. All Plaques and Awards are free-of-charge and delivered to winners as post-paid by Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna. Following the intentions of WWFF, we will follow suggestion of participants and send most of awards by e-mail as a *pdf.
An Annual 9AFF Award (Program) will be issued to the most successful FF activators and hunters during one calendar year, in their two respective categories.
Special merits shall be credited to activation of, or contact with so-called water area, a spot predominantly attributed as ‘waters’, duly highlighted on the 9AFF list.

9AFF program in 2017 through stats 
chasers
Based on criteria “at least 5 points”, our robot (tnx to 9A2SC) shows next information:
150 domestic chasers
20 Croatian radio club stations as chasers
2425 foreign chasers

“The least 5 points criteria” means that chasers made contact with at least 2 different references (protected areas). If someone made QSO with only one reference, this could happen by chance. We do not care about him. :).
Conclusion: all of 2595 (150+20+2425) chasers can apply for Annual Flora Fauna Award. All of them can do it here.

Lists of the best 9AFF chasers in 2017 are available here.
Shortly:
– IZ8XJJ (1st place, foreign chasers)
– 9A4FM (1st place, domestic chasers)
– 9A1KDE (1st place, club stations)

activators

Thanks to all domestic and foreign activators, there were 174 activities from 73 unique areas (references) and – 29.123 QSO’s!

– The best domestic activators are: 9A2SC and 9A3GSV (same points).
– Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna, 9A1WFF is on the first place as Club station.
– The best foreign activator is xyl Evi, 9A/OE7EVI.

Note: An important element in the calculation of activators points is the number of QSOs which activator made from some reference.

(Thanks to Google who helped me translate text above 🙂 )


See you in 2018!

9AFF team