On a topic tangential to SOTA, whatever happened to WFF?
Some years ago, many SOTA participants also participated in the WFF award programme, at least to the extent that their logs were submitted to the master database. At that time the UK representative for WFF was Charles M0OXO, probably best described as well-meaning but out of his depth. Some time ago he withdrew from active participation as the UK conatct point, although his website still carries significant WFF-related content.
Similarly, in those days there was a way of finding one’s notional WFF score on the database (similar to SOTA) for those interested enough. It seems that there was a falling-out within the WFF MT, and, since then the whole thing seems moribund.
To fill the resultant void, many countries took over the reins for themselves, and both expanded and promoted participation within their borders. Thus, to the outsider watching on Cluster, it seems that WFF is a live and well, whereas in truth it is a set of similar, but unrelated, awards from various countries.
So, to the thrust of this question. Can anybody tell me if there is any suggestion of a revival of the UK-based scheme? If so, who is the contact point, and how are logs submitted if appropriate? Additionally, is there any prospect of the united WFF database returning in the future? The website has been saying “Coming soon” for a considerable time now!
Whilst I was never a major participant in WFF, it was always a handy way to drum up QSOs, especially on the HF bands, by announcing the GFF number. Whilst it still works, it seems rather unfair if the callers are denied their score due to UK logs not reaching the master database.
Thanks in advance for any information.
73 de Les, G3VQO