Nick RK1PWA has just informed Maxi, DL-SWL, that Oleg Sakharov RI1ANX has made a total of 922 QSOs while working on 5 different Antarctic locations which are now shown of QRZ.com as shown on the table below:
|Date of activity||Name of the Site||Grid Location||Number of QSOs||WAP reference|
|24 through 27 Dec. 2018||FD-83||KAØ6hq||12||WAP MNB-Ø9|
|1 through 7 Jan.2019||Traverse stop point||JB61kz||77||WAP Ref. pending|
|16 & 17 Jan.2019||Novolazarevskaya St.||JB59vg||94||WAP RUS-Ø9|
|27 Jan 2019, and from 10 through 22 Feb. 2019||Wolf's Fang Runway||JB48jm||730||WAP MNB-12|
|30 Jan. 2019||Whichaway Camp||JB59tg||9||WAP MNB-11|
QSLs of RI1ANX will be printed in April-May and can be requested through RK1PWA or ZS1ANF.
Pictures and additional information will be available as soon as Oleg will be back to South Africa.
Now, it will be necessary to define if the “Traverse stop point” was a base Camp or what, but we have to wait the information from Oleg; and in this case a new WAP reference will be given to this one, while Whichaway Camp and Wolf’s Fang Runway will be WAP MNB-11 and WAP MNB-12 respectively, See below:
Whichaway Camp – WAP MNB-11
At 85° 51”South, 11° 37′ 01”East within the Schirmacher Oasis, Whichaway Camp is located within the wider study area comprise the Indian Maitri Research station (WAP IND-Ø3), and Russian Novolazarevskaya Research station (WAP RUS-Ø9) from where Oleg RI1ANX did also operate on last 16 & 17 Jan.2019.
Whichaway Camp is on Shirmacher Oasis in Queen Maud Land, located between the edge of the Antarctic Ice Shelf, and the Novolazarevskaya Nivlisen (Nivi) Ice Shelf. Behind the camp is a frozen lake, then a giant ice fall, and then glaciers and ice as far as one could see, with Nunatak in the distance. Arrival at Whichaway Camp is impressive and fascinating , a luxury hotel site in Antarctica; three centralized pods held the kitchen, lounge, and dining room and … more.
Following the operation of Oleg Sakharov RI1ANX of 30 jan. 2019 a New WAP reference WAP MNB-11 has been issued.
Wolf’s Fang Runway – WAP MNB-12
Wolfs Fang Runway (aka Wolf’s Fang Runway), 71°31’ South, 08°48’ East, is a private runway established by White Desert Ltd, a luxury travel company, at Antarctica to provide access for tourist to the company’s Whichaway Camp (WAP MNB-11) by transiting to Novo Runway. It is a re-establishment of a previous blue ice “Novo runway” that was also known as Blue One Runway, WAP MNB-Ø6 ( which is located at 70° 49’ 31”South, 11° 31’ 41” Eas).
Following the operation of Oleg Sakharov RI1ANX of 27 jan. and 10 through 22 Febr. 2019 a New WAP reference WAP MNB-12 has been issued.
TNX Maxi DL-SWL, Nick RK1PWA & Oleg RI1ANX/ZS1ANF