Every year, in the month of February, a special event called ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK is set up. This year, the 16th AAW will be held from February 16th to 24th.
All WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program) special stations has been issued a WAP reference number to be given during the QSO. Hams from all over the world are invited to join the unique worldwide event launched by radio amateurs to rise awareness and sensitize the world on the problems of both environment and peace, study and research.
To celebrate this event, as already done last year as well, Paolo IK3GER has set a fully free diploma for OM/SWL, available at Paolo’s web site https://www.ik3ger.it starting Febr.1st 2019.
Our appreciation to Paolo IK3GER for is great initiative!
The purpose of the Antarctic Activity Week (A.A.W.) launched by WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program) www.waponline.it , is to improve the Worldwide interest around Antarctic Continent and its related matters, with the aim of stay close to the researchers and personnel who are spending their time away from home and families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets.
Antarctic Activity Week, is celebrated every year on last week of February, in concomitance with the 22nd of February, when Argentina celebrates the Argentine’s Antarctica Day (Dia De La Antartida Argentina).
Again our intention is to draw your attention to the Antarctic Continent, to understand what the Nations are doing to protect this still non contaminated corner of the planet, to share a message of peace among the World. This year the AAW is at the 16th edition.
Once again, WAP wish to remind WW Hams to join the event; apply for your special call sign, get your own WAP reference at be on air!