Located on the tiny island of Galindez in the Antarctic Circle, the Vernadsky Station (WAP UKR-Ø1) is the direct successor to the British Faraday Base, which was first established as a meteorological observatory in 1947.
Today, the Vernadsky station is operated by a rotating staff of a dozen winterers. For about ten months at a time, each winterer endures extreme isolation (there isn’t a town within 1,000 nautical miles!) and sub-zero temperatures, all in the name of scientific progress. When they aren’t busy preparing for expeditions into the Antarctic wilderness, the base’s personnel work year-round to maintain the station and conduct research on everything from penguin populations to the atmospheric effects of ultraviolet radiation.
EM25VER (WAP-312) Special event callsign has been issued to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Antarctic station “Akademic Vernadsky” in Antarctica.
A special Award will be issue upon request . To get the free electronic award “25 years of the Ukrainian Antarctic station “Akademic Vernadsky” only one QSO is needed with EM25VER.
Request has to be sent by e-mail to Pavlo UT1KY