‘Hams’ talk na­ture

Zululand Eyethu - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

FOUR am­a­teur ra­dio en­thu­si­asts gath­ered in the Dlinza For­est on Sun­day to par­tic­i­pate in the World Wide Flora and Fauna ( WWFF) event.

The Flora and Fauna move­ment within the ham ra­dio com­mu­nity was ini­ti­ated in 2008 by the Rus­sian Robin­son Club ( RRC).

In 2012 the pro­gramme was re­launched as the WWFF - World­Wide Flora and Fauna. The pro­gramme aims to draw at­ten­tion to the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing na­ture.

In this spirit the am­a­teur ra­dio op­er­a­tors set up and op­er­ate their ra­dio sta­tions from des­ig­nated na­ture parks and pro­tected na­ture ar­eas, thus gen­er­at­ing at­ten­tion for these ar­eas while pro­vid­ing the ham ra­dio com­mu­nity with an in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­ity.

Larry Bent­ley

Jo and War­ren Sny­ders with Ger­ald Scrooby watch Willy Ax­ford en­gage with another op­er­a­tor as part of the World­Wide Flora and Fauna event

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