Here a few recent information about ham Radio from Antarctica. Good hunting!
Wolf’s Fang Runway (WAP MNB-12)
Oleg ZS1ANF is on his way to Wolf´s Fang Runway MNB-12 on the Antarctic inland ice and possibly will be active as ZS7ANT in this Antarctic summer season at beginning of Febr.. Probably he will be operating from Whichaway Camp WAP MNB-11 too.
Neumayer 3 Base (WAP (DEU-Ø8)
The German research icebreaker Polarstern DP0POL/mm did arrive at the shelf ice coast north of the Neumayer 3 base at Jan.18, 2021. Soon we can expect the hear DP0GVN and DP1POL from that location.
QSL for DP0POL/mm and DP0GVN via DL5EBE, QSL for DP1POL via DL1ZBO.
Halley 6(a) Base (WAP GBR-4Ø)
Seba, VP8/SQ1SGB is currently working as an electronician at Halley 6(a) Base on the Brunt Ice Shelf. He will try to operate mostly on 40m between 23,00 and 00,00 UTC in SSB or FT8. Check 7180-7195 SSB, 7073-7075 FT8. He will stay there until Feb.4, 2021 only. QSL via EB7DX. VP8DOI is busy on the field and it’s hard for him to be on air.
See also http://www.qrz.com/db/vp8/sq1sgb
Belgrano II Base (WAP ARG-Ø6)
The Belgrano II Base in Antarctica (LU1ZG and LU3HRS/Z) is still active in this antarctic summer season 2020/2021. The are QRV mainly on 20m FT8-FT4-JT65 when time permits. IOTA reference is AN-011 (Ross Island). QSL via LU4DXU or LU4AA or LOTW. QSL from LU4AA will be delivered only twice a year
Keep an eye on W.A.P Worldwide Antarctica Program http://www.waponline.it for any further info.
8J1RL Syowa base (WAP JAP-Ø3)
“JARE61”. Till february, Takumi Kondo (JG3PLH) and Taka (JA1AGS) are active on CW and FT8. From Feb. 2021 till Jan 2022, Hiro (JH7JCX) will be the only operator up there.
Polar Ship /MM
Several Polar ship are actually sailing the Antarctic even if no Ham radio operation have been planned from onboard. M/V Vasiliy Golovnin (VU ship) has reached Cape Town. After completing the cargo loads she well head to Antarctica
New DX North & South Pole Award
UA6GG did issue a completely new polar award: the North & South Pole Trophy.
More awards: https://www.dxtrophy.com/plaque
Further Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last moment news: Strong earthquake strikes near Antarctica, causes small tsunami
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Southern Ocean near Antarctica on Saturday, prompting a tsunami alert for areas which are virtually uninhabited, officials say. Small tsunami waves were reported but serious damage or injuries are not expected.
The earthquake happened at 8:37 p.m. Chilean time on Saturday and struck about 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Elephant, a mountainous and ice-covered island in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands.
The nearby Chilean base Eduardo Frei (WAP CHL-Ø5), has been put on evacuation alert due to tsunami risk.