Question did arise when crossing the web (https://www.comnap.aq/Members/Shared%20Documents/COMNAP_Antarctic_Station_Catalogue.pdf) and finding out this paragraph:
In 1962, in 100 km southwest of the main buildings one more panel house was constructed for accommodation of geophysical equipment and the fourth magnetic pavilion near it. Already by the time of the 20th expedition, around 15 service and living constructions were located in the station territory.
Oleg Sakharov UA1PBA/ZS1ANF/RI1ANF was helpful to understand a bit more, so thanks to him, now the story is more clear.
First station named “Lazarev” was constructed on the ice shelf, no so far from the barrier, yes, around 100 km from the actual Novolazarevskaya, which means “New Lazarev”.
Lazarev moved to the open ocean together with ice shelf and it does not exist right now. This is to say the original buildings of the Lazarev Station were located 100 km away to the actual location and the name Novolazarevskaya was given after the construction of the actual Base in the new actual site and Lazarev was the name of the old 1962 Base.
UA1KAE/2 being reported from Lazarev Station in 1962 was probably the solo one to operate from there from that site.
Report from the 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition says that, from the place where the Old Base was unloaded, the road to a new station with a length of 100 km was found. During the construction of the first three main buildings (DES, office and residential building), the construction of magnetic pavilions was underway (in order to have time to conduct magnetic observations in parallel with the old station prior to its closure.
TNX Oleg Sakharov, UA1PBA/ZS1ANF/RI1ANF
Question: Does anyone of our readers have a scan copy of UA1KAE/2 QSL card of October 1962‘s activity with evidence of Lazarev Base, or any old pics of Lazarev Station?
If so, please send one to WAP trough I1HYW (varettos-at-tin.it), TNX