For 17 years now, without interruption, Hams from Italy and few others coming from neighboring European Countries have joined a Multi Program Meeting in Northen Italy at the foot of the Alps.
This strange 2020 with lots of problems connected to the Covid 19 did not stopped the enthusiasm of the organizers so that the 19th DCI Meeting (Italian Castles) among the 11th IFFA (Flora and Fauna) and 17th Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) was held last 18-21 September in the nice frame of “Hotel Restaurant Commercio” Roccaforte Mondovì, at the foot of the Alps in another historical site in the province of Cuneo.
Perfect organization well managed by the group of ARI-Mondovì (Italian Amateur Radio Association) with several speakers who debated some of the most interesting topics of DXing and the spasmodic search for the “New One”.
Antarctica and WAP have been carried on by Max IK1GPG and Betty IKQFM who shown the results obtained in terms of rankings and diplomas awarded to Ham radio fans of Antarctica from all over the world.
Since 40 years WAP continue to achieve success, thanks to a large group of Hams and Chasers, Students and Antarctic followers. This make us very happy and motivates us to continue despite our commitments and our work. WAP Awards, Antarctic bulletins, Directories, regular information posted on WAP website, are just some of the goals to which we are proud also because everything has been put online for free. Our passion to the Icy Continent makes us forget the fatigue and we are always comforted by the satisfaction of knowing that there are many of us in the world with the same passion. Thanks to the hundreds radio amateurs and friends who have collaborated and continue to collaborate with us, providing news and information.
(Pictures above show the authority in front of the 2010’s banner of the Meeting and the intervention by the Mayor of the city.).
Thanks to IK1QFM Betty, IK1GPG Max, KK3Q Floyd and last but not least I1HYW Gianni
Thanks everyone WW for keeping the Antarctic passion always alive.
Enjoy Antarctica as much as we do!