Antarctic season is going to start. Shortly several Bases will open for the 2022-2023 campaign while the overwintered personnel are waiting new replacing Teams to come.
In addition to several stations already active, as for example VKØWN, VKØMQ, few VP8s from the Falklands some sporadic KC4 from McMurdo and South Pole stations, here below a short list of next Hams to join this year Antarctic campaign:
Wolf Fang Runway (WAP MNB-12) Oleg ZS7ANF has left yesterday for Antarctica. Activity till the end of December at WFR.
We got a message from Oleg today (oct.15):
I arrived to Punta Arenas (Chile) today. We hope to fly to South on the 18th to be at WFR by October the 20th, to be on air after November 1st when my FT991 and Steppir arrive. So, see you on air soon.
(Picture on the side show the Trophy issued to ZS7ANF by Oleg Latishev UA6GG chief of the Polar Trophy printing shop)
Halley VI-a Base (WAP GBR-4Ø) Sebastian Gleich VP8/SQ1SGB will be again on air around mid November
FT4YM will be again in Antarctica following the French Teams. No dates are available by now but Mehdi F5PFP have wrote that, during the period of staying, activity is foreseen from the following bases:
Base Dumont d’Urville (WAP FRA-Ø1)
Base Concordia (WAP MNB-Ø3)
Base Little Dome C (WAP MNB-15)
Robert Guillard Station at Cap Prud’homme (aka Base Cape Prud’homme). (WAP MNB-NEW)
Neumayer III Station (WAP DEU-Ø8) DP1POL and DPØGVN are both active already.
Last sept 4th, DPØPOL/MM has been worked on 20 mts SSB
Novolazarevskaya Base (WAP RUS-Ø9) Oleg Neruchev ZS1OIN (aka UA3HK) will sign RI1ANU, starting by the end of October
Alfred Faure Base-Crozet (WAP FRA-Ø2) A possible expedition to Crozet is expected on air by the end of December 2022/January 2023
Bouvet 3YØJ should start next Jan 2023. WAP is waiting to see from which site of the island the Camp will be set (probably a new WAP Reference)