February 2024 marks the 21st edition of the Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) launched by WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program). The 2024 edition will last from Febr. 18 till Feb.25.
Invitation, is addressed to all Radio Amateurs (OMs & SWLs) around the world, to the Clubs and Organizations as well as other important groups, Radio Clubs and individual operators who would like to join and share with us, this initiative.
Hams can use Special Prefixes recalling Antarctica as for example II6ANT, IR8ANT, IR2ANT, TM…ANT, DL…ANT, UA…South Pole, ZX…ANT, KK…ANT, VK….AAW, VX…WAP and so on. No rules have been made but all the special Prefix will be given a related WAP-reference number which can be used to achieve the WAP Awards.
Nobody will have to give progressive numbers, nothing at all, just working and log, as DX stile. In other words, any kind of Special Prefixes recalling Antarctica someway can join the event.
As known, the main purpose of the A.A.W. is to increase worldwide interest around Antarctic Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying close to the researchers and personnel who are spending their time away from home and families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets. Additional purpose is to share what Nations and Organizations are doing to protect this still non contaminated corner of the world, to share a message of peace WW.
Again our intention is to draw the attention to the Antarctic Continent; AAW is the unique event WW where Hams wish to celebrate and improve Worldwide interest around it.
To any new Special Callsign joining the AAW will be given a related WAP Reference number, while the stations that have participated in previous years, can use the WAP reference already assigned.
Check the AAW page, http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2024/ to get informed … Join the event and enjoy it!
All stations will qualify for WAP awards: http://www.waponline.it/wap-awards/. Just surf the WAP website to get all the information eventually needed.