The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) was entered into force in 1961. So this year it’s the 60th Anniversary.
WAP (www.waponline.it) wish to promote the participation of the Ham Radio world to mark the celebration.
The idea is that at least all the 12 original signatory countries (or even more) would initiate an activation with one or more SES ( as for example EA6ØANT, CE60ANT, PYxANT, YV6ØITS, LU6ØANT, KC6ØATS, etc.) for a limited timeframe in autumn this year 2021, similar to what we do for the Antarctic Activity Week»
The event will be open worldwide to the Hams who would like to join. Proposed run is October 1st, through December 31st 2021, but this lapse is not mandatory. Participants with special callsign will get a related WAP-Reference number.
A free ATS 6Ø online Award will be issued to mark the participation. An invite to draw one or more specific Awards for this particular event, is still open to Clubs, printers or individuals.
So far, Hams from the following Countries: Germany, Bulgaria, Chile, UK, Italy have the special callsigns in the “Application Process”, waiting for confirmation. Hams from other Countries are also planning their participation and gradually they will let us know
Chile , thanks to Ricardo Velazquez CE3HDI, President Radio Club Aeronautico – Chile – CE3RAC has requested CE6ØANT, GMØGAV has requested GB6ØANT. Currently Germany has 2 Special Calls waiting for confirmation.
OE3DMA Alex Wagner have just received from the authorities his OE6ØANT and his operating period will be July 1st to dec.31st 2021. WAP special reference to OE6ØANT has been issued as WAP-315. Congrats Alex, great shot!
WAP asks those interested to participate in the event with a SES , to send a mail to:
Volker DL8JDX (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to
Gianni I1HYW (email@example.com) in order to pre-register the eventual participation and issuing the WAP Reference number, related to the Special Callsign.
Information and updates will coming in due course, Join the event, join the 60th Anniversary of ATS!
While looking forward to having a successful event, WAP wish everyone to enjoy Antarctica as much as we do