Where exactly are VP8PJ‘s planned to stay when at the South Orkneys DX-pedition?
Now we know it. The information is on https://sorkney.com/equipment/ :
We will be located on Signy Island in South Orkney Island Group. Our camp will be near the Waterpipe Hut near Waterpipe beach. The general terrain is a bluff near the ocean that is 10 to 20 M above the sea with over water path to EU.
So, Waterpipe Hut (WAP GBR-34) lies in the same site where VP8ORK did operate in 2011.
Waterpipe Hut is situated on a rocky outcrop at Waterpipe Beach, Borge Bay, Signy Island 60°42’00” South, 45°36’30” West.
It was installed in 1999/2000 as a refuge hut and visited regularly by BAS personnel from Signy Station. Food and fuel for any eventuality, are stored in the hut
The new Satellite Equipment for QO100 was installed at Neumayer III by a team of radio specialists, as reported on CQ-DL 2/2020, Volker, DL8JDX reports.
Dirk Steffens, a well known film maker from the German TV Station ZDF, is currently at Neumayer III (WAP DEU-Ø8) and set an Interview with the Director of the German Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Prof. Antje Boetius (see www.awi.de), who did update of the current research activities and the challenges about the climate change.
Volker, DL8JDX remind that DPØGVN and DP1POL are active, but other active stations during this Antarctic summer season are: VP8HAL, KC4USV, 8J1RL, ZS7ANF, LU1ZV. Due to the still challenging propagation conditions in the current minimum sun activity, they are quite difficult to reach …
TNX Volker, DL8JDX,
a WAP „Ambassador“