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WACKY WING DING CERTIFICATE

The NOFARS Wacky Wing Ding Society certificate is offered to Amateur Radio operators who contact seven (7) certificate holders.   The certificate is free for NOFARS members and $1 for non-members.   See options below for receiving your certificate.

List the 7 WWD certificate holders contacted by callsign and the WWD certificate number of each contact.   Send to Billy Williams, N4UF; P.O.Box 9673; Jacksonville Fl 32208.   NOFARS members may send a listing in the body of an e-mail to n4uf@nofars.net, no attachments.

Certificates and endorsements are distributed at NOFARS meetings and by postal mail.   To get your WWD certificate at a NOFARS meeting, advise the certificate manager that you will be attending several days in advance.

RECEIVING WWD CERTIFICATES BY MAIL

If attending a NOFARS meeting is not convenient, your certificate can be mailed to you. For mailing, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your application. The envelope must be business-sized, #10 with one unit of postage attached. This requires your certificate to be folded.

To receive your certificate unfolded, please include a 9" x 12" large envelope with $3 postage. USPS now charges a hefty extra fee for oversized envelopes. You can fold the large return envelope to fit inside a smaller envelope when submitting application.

WWD endorsements are issued for contacting 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200 different WWD certificate holders and in additional increments of 25.   The first seven contacts may be used toward the 25 contact endorsement sticker.   Endorsements are free for NOFARS members.   The cost for those who are not members of NOFARS is $1 per sticker.   When applying for endorsements, please send a cumulative log listing all contacts.   Include callsign and certificate number for each beginning with your first WWD contact.   For mailing endorsements, a standard stamped return envelope will suffice.

WACKY WING DING RULE CLARIFICATIONS

** To be valid, contacts must be made using radio transmission on Amateur Radio frequencies for at least part of the communications path between two or more operators.

** Contacts using repeaters are allowable and may occur on any legal mode of operation.

** WWD contacts using telephone circuits are not valid unless RF transmissions on Amateur Radio frequencies are part of the communications path between operators.

** WWD contacts using internet-based systems such as Echolink, D-Star, etc. are valid only if RF transmissions on Amateur Radio frequencies are part of the communications path between operators.

** An in-person meeting does not constitute a valid contact. Of course, operators can make a valid WWD contact at close range using HTs.

** Operators checked into a WWD net are considered to be in contact with all other participants during the same net session. Net participants do not need to directly contact each other if both operators are checked in to that net session.


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WACKY WING DING WEEKLY NETS

These nets meet each Monday:

***7pm Eastern Time on 28.390 MHz. USB (10 Meters)

***8pm Eastern Time on W4IZ/R 146.7 MHz. FM

All are welcome.   A WWD certificate ## is not required to participate.

The first WWD certificates were issued in 1957.   Weekly WWD nets began in January 1975.   See WWD Rewind   for more history of the WWD.


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