Update received 16th Dec. at 15:00 GMT. Marco is in Antarctica now, but he still stands at Casey Base (WAP AUS-Ø2). The Basler plane that should have taken him to Concordia, couldn’t fly due to adverse weather conditions and strong wind in the area.
In the meantime, while waiting for better weather to fly, Marco (who sent us some pics of Casey) will ask permission to operate the Radio equipment at the Base; he said: -I noticed inverted Vee antennas in a kind of remote Camp little far away the Base- .
Trying IK5SQX/VKØ should be a great opportunity … he will try to do his best and for sure the Hamradio world will be grateful to the Base expedition leader if Marco will be allowed to use the equipment and be on air even for a short time.
More info to follow.
TNX IK5SQX actually at the Australian Casey Base, Antarctica
IAØ/IK5SQX-IAØ/DK5SQX Concordia Station WAP MNB-Ø3
Marco is in Antarctica now. He sent a picture showing the plane flying on the Icy Continent (See picture received from him). Marco did land at the Australian Casey Base; at the moment he should be already at Concordia Station. Marco promised to let the chasers know when he can operate (he expects to have some spare time to operate). He’s in Antarctica to install a LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) system but
VP8HAL Halley VI Base WAP GBR-37
In spite of the sked frequency suggested by himself (14305 & 7170) Seba did show up on 14240 and 7182 and has been worked in EU and USA as well. Yesterday Seba indicated he will be working out in the field for the next 5 or so days away from Halley VI (TNX K4MZU).
ZS7ANT Whichaway Camp WAP MNB-11
Oleg has been reported operating on 30 & 40 meters bands. No ways to reach him so far in order to set skeds; see what we can do shortly.
DP1POL Neumayer III Base WAP DEU-Ø8
Felix DL5XL should be on the air at any time
KC4USV McMurdo Station WAP USA-22
Chris Cianflone W2RTO, is signing KC4USV at McMurdo Station, mostly operating FT8 on 14.075 MHz. He heads home on February 21. QSL via K7MT
KC4AAC Palmer Station WAP USA-23
Operator sporadically active , but no more reports since last November
8J1RL Syowa base WAP JAP-Ø3
Operator in active on Digi modes only. QSL via Bureau or direct to JG2MLI
ZL5A Scott base WAP NZL-Ø1
ZL4ASC Adam Campbell was last reported working FT8 on sept-2019. No more info since then.