Located at 68° 07’53” South, 67°10’16” West, “Refuge 17 de Agosto” is an Antarctic refuge located in the north east of the Millerand Island in the Marguerite Bay, on Fallières Coast.
It is operated by the Argentine Army and was inaugurated on August 17, 1957.
It depends on San Martín Base (WAP ARG-Ø8), which is five kilometers away on Barry Island. The refuge consists of a red hut, used by the personnel employed in the missions carried out in the area, and has a capacity to accommodate four people, enough food for two weeks, fuel, gas and first aid kit
Even of this facility is listed on WAP-WADA Directory, the Argentinean “Refuge 17 de Agosto” has never been activated by Hams, so it remains a WAP brand “New One”.
While hoping next time the guys going there can bring a RTX & antenna and put this Refuge up “On the Air”, enjoy the 5′ video here below