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AO4HAG WAP-242  will join the 11th AAW
Eduardo EA4GKV wrote:
I am trying to find as many hours as possible to be in the air that week. I am on a Winter Survival course in the mountains of Sierra Nevada the 17-18 then I get  19-20 free ( those two days are fully dedicated for WAP) and then 21 to 23 I will have to living in an Igloo.
My plan is to be in the air all the week from my Jeep in the mountain (SOTA style) using my military stealth antenna and my HF rig in the car  those days, I have 3G so I have cluster too.....
The place is not too far away my home, and the Antarctic feel of living in an Igloo and doing radio can yield awesome pictures.
The Winter Survival course is a University of Granada Master in Survival in the Wild, sponsored by the University Area of Biology and the Special Operation Command of the Spanish ARMY.
73 Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta EA4GKV
Sniper Instructor
P.O.Box 2605, Mesquite, 89024 Nevada, USA
P.O.Box 281, Torrelodones, 28250, Madrid, Spain
HI Eduardo, sounds great.. we’ll be looking forward to work you! Have fun!


Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research is conducting his 55th Mission (2013-2014) in Antarctica.
Yath Yoshikawa, JG2MLI  is the operator of 8J1RL at SYOWA Station (WAP JAP-03), founded on January 1957 and managed by  JARE (Japanese Antarctica Research Expedition), Located at: 69° 00' 25"S 39° 35' 01"E, Grid Locator: KC90tx East Ongul Island, Lutzow-Holm Bay, Dronning Maud Land Antarctica.
QSL for 8J1RL goes via bureau to JARL, or direct to JG2MLI
Yath Yoshikawa, JG2MLI
Johoku 1-63-2, Nishi
Nagoya-city Aichi-pref. 451-0023, Japan


3Y, BOUVET (WAP NOR-02) 85 years ago Norway annexed Bouvet Island
Carl, N4AA, Editor of QRZ DX, mentioned on January 16th, that Johan, ZS1A, reported: "Today the SAS Agulhas  arrives at 3Y with a team of Norwegians on board. They are going to build a new base for scientists to stay for 2 months to do studies as early as December 2014." 
Some information can be found at this Web site:
Standby for more as it becomes available.

Let's get this new one shortly!
Picture description:  this is a picture of the building that will be the New Research Station at Bouvet Island. The station will be tested in Tromsø winter before being sent South. 
Here is (left) Jan-Gunnar Winther and Øystein Mikelborg from the Norwegian Polar Institute. 
Picture by: Terje Mortensen / VG

Thanks and Credit NPI


China to expand Antarctica research
China is preparing for a new period of polar exploration with its first fixed-wing aircraft and plans to build a new icebreaker for Antarctic Research, oceanic authorities said.
The aircraft will be suitable for long distance transport of goods and staff, exploration and emergency response. The purchase plan for the aircraft was approved last year. Research facilities to be served by the aircraft have been chosen, according to the State Oceanic Administration.
China also plans a new icebreaker. 
A feasibility study on the new vessel has been submitted for approval.

The current icebreaker, Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, continued its research in Antarctic after being trapped by heavy floes from December last year until Jan. 7.
is now looking into establishing a fourth Research base in Antarctica to expand the range of research and improve safety.

China launched its first Antarctic expedition in 1984 and has established three Research Stations on the Continent:  Great Wall WAP CHN-01 (see pic.1 above), Zhongshan WAP CHN-02 (see pic 2 in the middle) and Kunlun Station WAP CHN-NEW (see pic 3 here aside).


Russia to spend $30mln on Antarctic polar stations in 2014
is set to allocate over $30 million to boost its five polar bases, including the Vostok Research Station, and fund exploration in the region in 2014, the Natural Resources and Environment. “In 2014, financing of the existing activities to the amount of one billion rubles will be implemented,” stated Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergey Donskoy
as he visited the country’s Vostok (East) Station. These activities include the maintenance of the five year-round Antarctic stations and five of the seasonal field bases, alongside two reinforced ice class vessels and aircraft leasing.
Russia maintains five permanent polar stations in
Antarctica. In 2010 the government adopted a ten-year plan dubbed “Russian Antarctic Strategy 2020”.
The plan focuses on effective functioning of the Russian Antarctic Expedition – Russia’s main entity in the region – and ensures sustainable development of its infrastructure.
Speaking at the Vostok station,
declared that Russia is “keeping the position of a leader” in the Antarctic scientific research. “Scientific research in the Antarctic is the main tool for ensuring Russia's geopolitical interests on the continent,” he said.
It was Russia’s Vostok base which in 2012 successfully drilled into the sub-glacial Lake Vostok just under the research station. Russian scientists have so far managed to go down through nearly 3,700 meters of ice, outpacing rival missions; currently, the depth of the drilling stands at 3,647 meters. Lake Vostok was discovered by Russian specialists, supported by their British counterparts, back in 1996. With a surface area reaching 15,000 square kilometers and a depth exceeding 1,200 meters, Lake Vostok is one of the biggest among 370 sub-glacial lakes in Antarctica.
Its exploration remains one of the biggest goals for Russian and Western researches, hoping to prove the existence of any kind of life in a unique sub-glacial reservoir formed 20 million years ago.


Soyuz Base WAP (RUS-NEW): An abandoned Russian station in Antarctica
Soyuz Station
is an abandoned Russian station located at 70° 34’ 52"S, 68° 47’ 08"E on the exposed low rock ridge of Jetty Peninsula, Prince Charles Mountains, Mac Robertson Land. The station is on the eastern shore of the freshwater Beaver Lake, in the south western corner of the Amery Ice Shelf. 
Soyuz Station
consists of a series of 12 light wooden huts in a line along the ridge, side by side; one large kitchen and mess and a communications shack many hundreds of meters away from the other buildings. The reason of this choice is fire: if every other building was to burn down, then at least the Russians could still communicate with the outside world.It comprises some twelve plywood huts in a line along the ridge.
Russia's Soyuz field camp was established in 1982, 422 km southwest of the Australian Davis Base.
An abstract of the Australian Antarctic Treaty and Environmental Protocol inspections: January 2010 and January 2011, reports:  Parties should maintain and regularly assess temporarily unoccupied facilities, particularly where facilities are unoccupied for long periods and where bulk fuel storage is involved, to ensure that environmental harm is not occurring.  In this respect, the Russian Federation may wish to consider  by assigning a high priority to assessing and reducing the risk of environmental harm from materials including wastes and deteriorating structures observed at
Soyuz Station
See also:
http://www.ats.aq/e/ats_governance_listinspections.htm  and:

Even if we are sure that, in the years of activity at this Base, there should have been HF Radio communication from there and the rest of the world,  we have never seen any QSL cards for a contact made with Soyuz Station that cul enable WAP
to issue a reference to it. 
Perhaps some Russian Old Timers could have some!

The Station now is still abandoned, but let's hope it could  be one of the sites included into the new Russian plan of investments in Antarctica.


HD9A Expedicion PANGEA in Antarctica
A South American site, reports that a Group of Multinational trekkers from Chile, Perù and Ecuador,  under the aegis of  Instituto Antártico Ecuatoriano (INAE) did travel from  Lima Perù and across Chile till Punta Arenas where they did arrive last Jan. 30. They have been active yesterday (Febr.7 as HD9A/CE8 on 7060.
The Group should move shortly to reach  Pedro Vicente Maldonado Base (WAP ECU-01) in Antarctica where they have to set radio equipments  and HF beacon. Activity as CE9 & HD9A is expected till February 19th when the Multinational Team  will return back to Punta Arenas.

Info received from: http://lojaenlaantartida.blogspot.it/ 

Stay tuned... DX is right behind the corner!


Guafo Island, CHILE Posted by Hector CE3FZL
, should be active from Isla Guafo WLH, CE-020, from Febr. 23 through Febr.28
(Only Direct) E-mail for CE7LL is:

Guafo Island Light House
Guafo Island 42°40'36"S, 73°59'36"W is located southwest of Chiloé Island at the entrance of the Gulf of Corcovado and northwest of Chonos Archipelago, in the southern part of  Chile. There are a lot of ships in the gulf, so the island is a significant hazard to navigation. It is located within the "roaring forties", where storms sweep in from the Pacific relentlessly pushing boats against the rocky coast.
Even if the island is quite to the South, it belongs to Chiloe Province  in the Region of Los Lagos and does not count for
WAP Awards. Guafo island however, counts for the French Antarctic Challenge.

Antarctic Research Stations that didn’t survive
In addition to Pole of Inaccessibility (pic aside) , six other stations have been closed by either the USSR or Russia. For five of these stations, closures came as a result of funding cutbacks in advance of the collapse of the Soviet Union; they remain in place awaiting new funding to reopen them. Five of the six stations, Druzhnaya, 1987-95 (WAP RUS-04), Komsomolskaya, 1957-62  (WAP RUS-05),  Leningradskaya, 1971-91 (WAP RUS-06),   Russkaya, 1980-90 (WAP RUS-12) and Soyuz, 1982-87  (WAP RUS-NEW),  had relatively short lifespan. Only Molodezhnaya, 1962-90 (WAP RUS-08) the largest and most used of the stations, made it longer than two decades.  While Russia has stated its intention over the past seven years to reopen Leningradskaya, Molodyozhnaya, and Russkaya, no direct actions have been taken. The 2012 deployment of the polar research ship Akademik Tryoshnikov is an indication that these reactivation plans, although delayed, are still on the table.
Source: basementgeographer.com/antarctic-research-stations-that-didnt-survive-part-i/
Some of the Old Timers have most of these stations listed on the Log; the only one missed so far is Soyuz Station. WAP is looking for a QSL from this one!

Les Eclaireurs  island LH (WAP ARG-23)
will be active from  Faro Les Eclaireurs  while LT5X is the callsign for Baliza Escarpados

Yesterday afternoon members of RC Ushuaia did visit  the place to find out a most suitable place to set  the stations. They will operate on next 22nd and 23rd February,  activating  Les Eclaireurs Light House  and  the
other one close by:  Escarpados Light House  54° 49' S68° 11' W. (pic to the Right)
They are preparing  "artillery"  to make the best operation possible. Hopefully the weather and propagation will accompanying the expedition. 
There is much enthusiasm among the Team ...
QSL direct to: 
Radio Club Ushuaia,
Casilla de correo 58
9410 Ushuaia,  Tierra del Fuego,  Argentina 

WAP wish them good  luck!


Google goes to the Antarctic
Posted by Bhagwati VU3BPZ
Researchers trek through icy conditions to add stunning new pictures of one of the world's most remotes areas to Street View.
Major update adds huge areas of the
to Google Street View Backpack trekker camera used by researchers as they trekked through the snow and ice Campaigners warn privacy is being sacrificed in race between Google and Apple Trekking through the Antarctic ice and snow is already a tough job - but Google has persuaded researchers to go the extra mile and do it wearing their special street View backpack. The search giant has revealed a major update to its Antarctic images, adding a range of hard to reach places. It persuaded researchers at the Polar Geospatial Center to carry the trekker, a 42 pound backpack with 15 lenses.
It’s very exciting because there’s so much more potential for it being useful to scientists, said
Cole Kelleher,
a cartographer and support coordinator at PGC, which is headquartered at the University of Minnesota.


HD9A Cancelled
Looks like the announced operation to the Ecuadorean Base Maldonado
, will not take place. The President of Chilean Radioclub Provincial Llanquihue, has just  confirmed the participation of CE7LL’s partners and friends in activating Cochamó Light House  41º 29' 45''  S72º 18' 39''  W (picture aside).
Members of the Antarctic DX-pedition Team HD9A lead by
Fernando HC3FL, who are in the way to return back  to their countries,  will share this event at the headquarters of CE7LL
from 22 through 28 Febr. unless other possible changes.
TNX Rodrigo Torres Rossel,  CE7MCK President Radio Club Provincial Llanquihue
Héctor Frias Jofré CE3FZL,
Head  of DX and Contests Commission FEDERACHI
This activation will not count for WAP, while it will count for the French Antarctic Challenge (Llanquihue Province) and for Light Houses Awards


Argentina Antarctica Day - February 22
Posted by
Marambio Foundation
110 years of uninterrupted presence of Argentina in Antarctica.  C
oming on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, the Day of Antarctica Argentina will mark 110 years of uninterrupted presence of  Argentina in Antarctica, of which the first forty, were the only permanent occupation.
TNX Marambio Foundation

WAP is celebrating its Antarctic Activity Week that, by chance, falls in the 3rd week of February as well as the 22nd and,  even if WAP purpose of this Celebration is quite different, it remains the fact that Antarctica, according to out feeling, has to remain a  land of Study and Peace indipendently to who is on it!
Check the list of SES who will join the 11th AAW and do yourself  the best to  spread this message: We wish Antarctica to remain land of Study and Peace... better if sometimes Ham radio operators will allow us to make some good DX too !


Concordia-Dome C Station WAP MNB-03
Paride Legovini IZ3SUS
is  a Physicist, working as Electronic technician for science, among the 10th winter over Team at French-Italian Station Concordia-Dome C (WAP MNB-03).
The Team is composed by 13 people (six French, five Italian, one Russian and one Greek).
Paride,  signing IA/IZ3SUS
has already showed up last night and worked few US at 02:00 UTC on 14333. Yesterday Febr. 14th we did set up a brief sked with him, just to test propagation and the efficiency of his set up.
The Test we made at 17:30 UTC on 14333  was good; he was 44  and gave us 57,  so looks like conditions allow EU to work the
Antarctic Plateau
. Like I said that was just a brief Test from 17:30 through 17:45 UTC as that time, falls in the middle of the night down there and he cannot make too much noise.
Now we are in touch and next days we can get more options and best arrangement.
will check 10 mts from his side in a most convenient time for him as for sure we don’t want to interfere with his sleeping time nor with his duty at the Base.
Don’t forget th
at Paride is overwintering at Concordia-Dome C
, so we have a year in front of us to get organized. …he is anxious to fill the log. QSL manager has not been decided yet, we will inform the chasers as soon as a decision is taken.
His chosen QRG is 14333, so stay tuned up there.

From March until the reopening of the Italian Base Mario Zucchelli,
Concordia-Dome C (pic aside)
 stays completely isolated and the only contact with the outside world remains the telecommunications system.


Molodezhnaya Base (WAP-RUS-08)
Molodezhnaya station, WAP RUS-08
located on the southern shore of Alasheyev Bay with coordinates of 67°40’ S and 45°50’ E and a height above sea level of 42 m. has been  opened in February 1962.
The settlement is located in a small coastal oasis Thala Hills in 0.5-0.6 km from the shore. The station area presents a hillocky locality with rocky ridges separated by snow-covered depressions and lakes. The Cosmonauts Sea in the station area is ice covered much of the year. There are many icebergs. The landfast ice width by the end of winter reaches almost 100 km. The rise to the ice Antarctic dome begins in 1.5-2.0 km from the shore. An outlet Kheis glacier is located in 15 km eastward from the station and the outlet Campbell glacier at the same distance southwestward.

Last callsign active from Molodezhnaya was RI1ANA two years ago, but many different operators and callsign has been active from this site which will be probably revitalized according to the new Russian plans in Antarctica.

For sure, Russia will not give up this station!


11th Antarctic Activity Week 2014
Today Febr.17th,  the 11th AAW
has officially begun.  
7 days with over 30 SES scattered throughout  the Continents to improve  worldwide interest around
.  Hams operating from several National Antarctic Bases in the Icy Continent will also be a good opportunity to those who are collecting DX and Antarctic Awards.
WAP is for nearly 40 years in the front line to share the  Antarctic Adventure  with Hams & Chasers; this year then the 11th AAW is dedicated in memory of Luigi Michaud
and to those, like him,  perished in Antarctica while in scientific missions, to those who like him,  have left their soul in the white peace of Antarctica.

AAW is the unique event WW where Hams celebrate  


11th AAW… huge pileup on all the Stations active today!
Enthusiastic comments on the 1st day of the Antarctic Activity WeekAlways huge pileup on all the SES active on all bands. A surprise was to be called by KØANT (WAP-198 TNX Jimwhile working US pile on 10 mts, repots
IR1ANT (WAP-02).
Pavlo EM11KY (WAP-248) reports to have worked with his previous call UT1KY/WAP (WAP-162) in tandem with R1NA/WAP (WAP-64) and made 100 QSOs in few minutes.  In addition,  Pavlo UT1KY says  to have already sent  173 Terra Australis Incognita Awardseven to RI1ANC (Vostok) and to VK7LT (Tasmania) and many  electronic application are received daily WW; Russia,  Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Czech,  Italy, Belgium and so one;  great success though!
The game continue for the entire week… enjoy it!

Vechernyaya Field Base (RUS-NEW)
Located at the foot of  Vechernyaya Mountain, Gora Vechernyaya was a Russian Antarctic field Station  at Enderby Land, 12 Km South-South East of Molodezhnaya Station (WAP RUS-08). Vechernyaya Field Base infrastructure,  was built in 1979. It was designed to accommodate year-round technical staff for IL-76 aircraft landing strip. Originally, Vechernyaya field base residential and production premises consisted of 13 individual and semi-detached buildings.
For 10 years, until the end of IL-76 flights from the Soviet Union,
Vechernyaya field base operated year-round independently. Since 2006 the field base has been accommodated by 2-6 Belarusian Antarctic Expedition staff scientists in summers. Nowadays, Mount Vechernyaya field base residential and production premises compose of 7 individual and semi-detached buildings; the rest facilities were dismantled by the Russian Antarctic Expedition with participation of Belarusian specialists during the period 2006-2009.
The Base has been handed over to Belarus Jan. 1st 2012. This site was not listed on WAP Directory, so it will be add on next WAP-WADA release (July 2014)

To see the location of both Molodezhnaya and Gora Vechernyaya field Station click on the red button aside

Concordia-  Dome C  Station, WAP MNB-Ø3
Posted by Paride Legovini IA/IZ3SUS
We must thank Paride for working hard to be on air at least for one day on the 11th Antarctic Activity Week!
Paride will be on 14333 tomorrow Friday Febr. 21st from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC and he will work spilt up 5 (14338 +/-);
he had already tested the split operation and quickly understood how it works. Due to the limited time (he will operate only 1 hour) it is recommended  to listen listen listen and don’t only call call call!
If things will running OK,
will be on 20 mts every Fridays  and that time (17:00-18:00UTC) for Europe and he will find other windows for Asia, Pacific, North & South America. -I will be here for 1 more year, so don’t panic there will be chance for everybody- is the message from him.
QSL manager for
IA/IZ3SUS  is Gianni 1HYW. QSL only direct (QRZ.com),
no bureau.

Concordia-Dome C
is a very rare Multinational Base, a settlement lost on the Antarctic Plateau (GMT + 8 hours);  we must be very grateful to Paride  who cuts hours of his sleeping time to give everyone a  chance to work this rare spot on the Icy Continent.


AAW from a 2700mts bivouac- A Radio experience to simulate Antarctica
Posted by Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, EA4GKV-  AO4HAG WAP-242
Here are three pictures from today near Veleta Peak in Sierra Nevada at around 2700m altitude, from camera direct to i-pad. Difficult conditions today. I got burnt with battery near my mouth when I got acid in the hands and then touched my mouth...  I only had a little water and too cold up in the Igloo bivouac zone. 
I had to go down to the military Refuge Oñate
at 2550mts to get lots of water  to clean and wash the face.
The only good think... I got wi-fi to connect to www.

My jaw still feels burning BUT I think it is OK. I will send you more pictures tomorrow in the afternoon hopefully. 
I don't know If I will have battery for tomorrow as it is leaking acid.
TNX Eduardo AO4HAG

Wow, Eduardo... mitic you!


KØANT (WAP-198) operating near the new Penguin exhibit  at Kansas City Zoo
Posted by James Vano KBØMZF/KØANT
Someone had put spot on DXWatch; I am surprised it worked. Great to have pileup on my first AAW contacts  this year. 
I had a bad problem with my antenna. I think I may also have gotten water in the coax. I took the antenna down for repairs after work tonight. Then we will get back into action.
This  Saturday Febr.22nd,
may be operating from the Kansas City Zoo, at or  near the new Penguin exhibit. That should be fun... if we don't freeze...!
TNX Jim,  great… have fun!

... and let's not forget that today, Saturday 22nd February is the
"Dia de la Antartida Argentina"
and marks the 110th Anniversary  of the Argentinean presence in Antarctica.
110 years ago it was really the Antarctic Epic; Argentina recalls this date with celebrations in the schools,  and the wole country pays tribute and honour to the pioneers  of the Antarctic conquest. 


Antarctic Activity Week
Today, Febr.23rd  is last day activity  of the 11th AAW. A good chance to collect few more SES.
We are grateful to
Jim KBØMZF for having sent  pictures of  KØANT (WAP-198) operating for a few hours today at the Kansas City Zoo. (
They have a new Penguin exhibit at the Zoo!).


Thanks also to all the operators that have really done a great job during the whole week; thanks for helping Antarctica ...Thanks guys you're simply fantastic!


Antarctic Activity Week;  game is over
We are grateful to everyone who have joined this 11th Edition; Antarctica is part of our world and we have a duty to keep it as it was given us by the nature, as Lord has given it to us, so thank you very much.
Last comment came from
Max IZ5BTC who did operate with his special callsign II5ANT (WAP-025). Max wrote: I thank the OMs that did work me; my health condition is not the best due to an accident that does not allowed me to be diligently on the air as I wanted to be.
Greeting  and 73' Max IZ5BTC
We have also given a great tribute to Luigi Michaud and to those, like him,  perished in Antarctica while in scientific missions, to those who like him,  who have left their soul in the white peace of Antarctica; the 11th AAW has been also dedicated in memory of them.
Well, next schedule will be the 3rd week of February 2015,  for the 12th Antarctic Activity Week… keep warm we’ll be on again!


Belarus to open his Research Station in Antarctica
Russia will hand over its Antarctic station Gora Vechernyaya”  to Belarus.
Already, on 26 December 2011,  the polar researchers resettled from the Russian Antarctic station “Molodezhnaya” to the field station “Gora Vechernyaya”. There, they began deploying the life support systems and installing the equipment to carry out scientific programs. Specialists are set to undertake geological, geophysical, biological research, as well as engineering and logistics activities. Actually the Belarus Research Station
located at the foot of  “Vechernyaya Mountain” it’s the previous  Russian Vechernyaya field Base; 67°39’27” S, 46°09’30” E,  Enderby Land, Tala Hills, in the coastal area of the Alasheeva Gulf, Cosmonauts’ Sea.
But Belarus,  plans to build its New polar station in Antarctica by 2018. The first module will be delivered to the construction site in November-December 2014. It is proposed that construction of the first phase of the station facilities take place in 2014-2018. The construction features of the station are based on the modular principle, which will minimize construction costs, and speed up and simplify construction. It is planned that the station starts as a seasonal facility and subsequently transfer to a wintering (year-round) work variant. Limited staff numbers, efficient power, heat, water supply, sewerage and waste management systems will allow minimal impact on the environment. Three alternative sites were considered for the Belarusian Antarctic Station
possible placement and all three are quite close each other and always in the same area.
More info at:

Belarus  Vechernyaya Station will be add to WAP Directory on its next release (July 2014) and it will be

Watch a short video here:


Korean Ship M/V Kwang Ja Ho, stranded in Antarctic waters
The South Korean flagging fishing ship M/V Kwang Ja Ho
,  struck the ocean floor about 1,500 feet (450 meters) from shore, Monday morning in the sector of Chile Bay with 90 passengers aboard while cruising through Antarctic waters.
The maritime Antarctic Chilean governor  commander 
Javier Vasquez , said it was decided to activate the alert of Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR ) emergency system.  The maritime authority said that captain of Puerto de Soberanía, Lieutenant Commander Rolando Torres Cárdenas
, made an inspection on board a stricken ship;  90 crew are in good health,  and currently there is no risk of a fuel spill.
For its part, the Navy later decided to re-inspection for the presence of hydrocarbons.
The 93-meter (305-foot) trawler was coming from a Peruvian port and carried 817 tons of krill. Officials say the damage to the ship is in an area that holds a tank for drinking water. Chile's Navy has contacted the ship's owners so they can start figuring out how to salvage the vessel. 

Ship Data:
CCAMLR Vessel ID: 75742
Callsign: DTBP9
Built in Year: 1986
Registration Number: 0508001-6261104
IMO Number: 8505977
Built at Location: Japan
Flag: Republic of Korea,
Crew Count: 96
Beam: 15.60m
GRT: 3314.00t
Length: 93.50m
Engine Power: 3601.00kW
Carrying Capacity: 1000.00t
VMS Details:  The vessel is fitted with a type (Argos MAR-GE V2 Transmitter system) approved Automatic Location Communicator (ALC) under the Fisheries (Satellite Vessel Monitoring) Regulation 1993.  The satellite monitoring device is located in a sealed unit and protected with a mechanism to indicate if the unit has been accessed or tampered with.  The mounting location for the dome has been located to meet the regulations for implementation of tamper-proof and is located on the top bridge in accordance with the installation and user manual (MAR GE-V2). ARGOS MAR-GE V2 ID NO.: 73981


Antarctica … a name to make business!
Guaraná Antarctica is the most popular guarana-flavored soft drink in Brazil, created in 1921 by Companhia Antarctica Paulista, now part of Anheuser-Busch InBev launched as Guaraná Antarctica Champagne. The drink is also available in Portugal (competing with Guaraná Brasil brand), Spain, Honduras, and the United States. The drink is produced only in three countries - Portugal, Brazil, and Japan. Not to forget though the over mentioned Champagne Guaranà Antarctica.
Recently, also the well known Fiat automotive (Now FCA) has launched a 4WD car called
Panda Antarctica which for sure will be a great success!

 …penguins , ice and lots more! Enjoy it as much as we do!


RI59ANT  Bellingshausen Base (WAP RUS-01)
Posted by Alan Jubb  5B4AHJ
Information just received from UA1AKE:
RI59ANT South Shetland Islands (VP8/SSH) will begin somewhere in March, with a license valid till 26.Nov.2014. Prefix means 59th Russian Antarctic Expedition and will be use at Bellingshausen Base
Operator  Alexander Sinyakov RX0QM (ex RK6AUV), will succeed to Oleg Neruchev RI1ANU (ZS1OIN , UA3HK) on the Base around March 10th.



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