Antonio Huneeus Gana Summer Base was a semi-permanent Chilean Antarctic Camp, located in the Chilen Antarctic Territory, in charge of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH).
The Base is located at 80°18’ South, 81°20’ West, just 1 km from the Patriot Hills Camp (WAP MNB-Ø2) of the private company Adventure Network International at 80°18’07” South, 81°20’39” West,
The station takes his name from Don Antonio Huneeus Gana (1870-1951), Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs , the first to think about Chile’s scientific interest in the Antarctic regions. On July 1906, Don Antonio Huneeus Gana asks the Minister of the Navy to prepare an expedition to Elephant Islands, New Orkney New Shetland and the Antarctic Continent”. in order to verify a reconnaissance of lands and seas and to carry out scientific research, especially magnetic, according to the communication.
On January 2009 , Adam Brown K2ARB was operating from Antonio Huneeus Gana Base as CE9/K2ARB qualifying the issue the reference WAP CHL-15 on WAP-WADA Directory.
WAP doesn’t have evidence of any other Hamrdio operation from Antonio Huneeus Gana Base before Adam Brown K2ARB, so CE9/K2ARB remains the unique one so far toh ave operated from that rare Chilean Base, unless we will find some other old one!