Activity Post-Lockdown

The Covid rules across the UK provide a confusing mish-mash of restrictions:

  • On Wednesday 2nd December, the current English national-lockdown comes to an end, being replaced by a three-Tier system, which will last until (at least February).
  • In Wales, new restrictions (which have not yet been finalised) will come into force from Friday, 4 December.
  • Scots now find themselves in Level 4 restrictions, which will remain in place for three weeks.
  • Northern Ireland has entered a new circuit breaker, which will cover the two-week period from November 27 until December 11

Team GxFF have considered the available information and have decided that decisions whether to perform an activity should be left to the judgement of the activator, with due consideration to the rules in force at their home and at the target reference, and in particular with regards any travel restrictions in place.

Team GxFF reiterate that this is not an encouragement to undertake any activity, and accept no liability for any consequences of any decision by an activator to perform an activation.

We will, of course, keep monitoring any changes in the Rules…

Regional Identifiers in Logs

All GxFF operators, especially those who are operating outside of their “home” nation, are reminded to include the correct callsign data in their logs:

  • STATION_CALL = The Callsign Used
  • OPERATOR = Their Home Callsign

For example:

  1. M0YMA operates as MW0YMA/P while activating a Welsh (GWFF) reference:
      STATION_CALL = MW0YMA/P
      OPERATOR = M0YMA (Homecall with no regional modifier)


  2. M0YMA operates as MM0YMA/P while activating a Scottish (GMFF) reference:
      STATION_CALL = MM0YMA/P
      OPERATOR = M0YMA (Homecall with no regional modifier)


  3. M0YMA operates the GxFF Club call as GX4FF/P while activating an English (GFF) reference:
      STATION_CALL = GX4FF/P
      OPERATOR = M0YMA (homecall with no regional modifier)


  4. GI0AZA operates as G0AZA/P while activating an English (GFF) reference:
      STATION_CALL = G0AZA/P
      OPERATOR = GI0AZA (HomeCall with usual GI regional modifier)


Thanks

GFF Directory Update – April 2017

New References

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Eleven new references (GFF-0383 to GFF-0393 inclusive) have been added to the GFF Directory…

  • eight of these are in Norfolk, requested by Andy G7SQW
  • three are in the Northern Pennines, requested by Carl 2E0HPI

Several of these have either already been activated, or imminent activations have been announced.

GFF – Norfolk

As part of a planned update to the entire GxFF Directory, and linked to the assessment of the new entries (see above), all entries within the County of Norfolk now have Region and Worked All Britain square information provided.

The Region information uses the NUTS1 regions (EE representing Eastern England) and the County or Unitary Authority – so for Norfolk, all entries are tagged as EE-No.

In turn, all other references will be updated in a similar manner.

Alice Holt Royal Forest

After much deliberation, it has been decided to assign a reference (GFF-0354) to Alice Holt Royal Forest.

This area of Royal Forest is an Ancient Woodland, owned and managed by the Forestry Commission – of sufficient importance that the original boundary of the South Downs National Park (GFF-0018) was revised to include it!

Previous WWFF activity from the forest, of reference GFF-0018, will be reallocated to GFF-0354.

Note: this article was originally posted to M0YMA.UK

Announcement: GxFF Reference Numbering

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All activators please note, that with immediate effect, all GxFF reference numbers are now four-digit, with the addition of a leading zero. This is bring GxFF into line with the many programs that have already adopted the four-digit convention.

So, for example, GFF-328 becomes GFF-0328.

Would all activators (and chasers claiming Park-To-Park award credit) please adopt the four-digit number

Note: this article was originally posted to M0YMA.UK