THE WACKY WINGDINGERS

DEDICATED TO THE AMATEUR RADIO FRATERNITY WHERE A MILLIWATT OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND GOOD FELLOWSHIP RETURNS A KILOWATT OF SATISFACTION

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WWD NETS MEET EACH MONDAY

The Wacky Wing Ding (WWD) Net meets each Monday at 7:30PM on 28.390 MHz. (plus or minus 5 KHz.) on 10 meter voice.

At 8PM, the VHF/UHF WWD net starts on the W4IZ 146.7/444.4 MHz Repeater System.

The WWD traces its beginning back to Spring 1957 when what is now the North Florida Amateur Radio Society was organized as the Wacky Wing Ding Society at a backyard cookout on Chaseville Road.

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WWD BASIC CERTIFICATE

The NOFARS Wacky Wing Ding Society certificate is available to those Amateur Radio operators who contact seven (7) certificate holders.

The certificate is FREE for NOFARS members and costs $1 for non-members.

Certificates will be presented at a NOFARS meeting. If mailing of certificate is desired, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope or $1 extra.

No specific application form is required. List the 7 WWD certificate holders that were contacted by call sign, operators first name and WWD number.

Send certificate applications to Billy Williams, N4UF; P.O. Box 9673; Jacksonville, FL 32208.

Members who wish to pick up their certificate at a NOFARS meeting may make application by e-mail to n4uf@nofars.org

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OUT-OF-AREA CERTIFICATE HOLDERS ARE ISSUED ##101 TO 999

RECENT CERTIFICATES ISSUED

891…..N2NZJ

892…..W6ASP

893…..KG4KVZ

LOCAL WWD CERTIFICATE HOLDERS HAVE ##1-100 AND 1000 & ABOVE

RECENT CERTIFICATES ISSUED

1376…..KG4ZKD

1377…..KC5SPR

1378…..KF4IBU

1379…..W9AAZ

1380…..KC4OUA

1381…..KI4CXZ

THE CURRENT NUMBERING SERIES BEGAN IN 1975. FROM 1957 UNTIL THE LATE 60s AROUND 40 CERTIFICATES WERE ISSUED, SOME WITH CONFLICTING NUMBERS. THE WWD PROGRAM WAS DORMANT FROM THE LATE 60s UNTIL 1975.

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THE WWD HONOR ROLL LISTS THOSE WHO HAVE CONTACTED 100 OR MORE OTHER WWD CERTIFICATE HOLDERS.

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WWD HONOR ROLL

Gaylord Mangold, WH2AAT–410

Cathy Connell, N4WYA——–275

Frank Connell, N4XED———275

Joyce Morris, N4GSE———-175

*Pete Nissen, W4PTT———-153

Frank Dodd, N4GBJ———–150

Lewis Jolly, W4LTJ———–100

Lank Strunk, KF4ET———–100

*Charlie Wells, WD4JDR——100

* denotes a deceased operator

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ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES

WWD endorsements are issued for contact with 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200 different WWD certificate holders and in additional increments of 25.

When applying for endorsements, please send a cumulative log listing all contacts. Give the call, first name and certificate number for each beginning with your first WWD contact.

Endorsements will be presented at a NOFARS meeting. If mailing of endorsement sticker(s) is desired, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE).

There is no charge for NOFARS members except for return postage. Send endorsement applications to Billy Williams, N4UF; P.O. Box 9673; Jacksonville, FL 32208.

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WWD NET CONTROL ENDORSEMENT STICKER

A new endorsement sticker is available to those who have served as Net Control Station on the WWD nets during at least ten sessions. These will be presented at the March 11th NOFARS meeting at Ed White High School. There is no charge for this sticker. So far, these operators have been certified to receive the sticker: WB4YTJ, N4WYA, N4XED, WH2AAT, KG4FET. Others are requested to send an e-mail to n4uf@nofars.org or a note by postal mail to P.O. Box 9673; Jacksonville, FL 32208. Those not attending the March meeting can receive their endorsement by enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Net controls on both the ten meter and VHF/UHF nets are eligible for this endorsement.