Our friend Volker Strecke DL8JDX is an Antarctic veteran who spend several years in the Icy Continent.
After a 19 hours flight, Volker did land at Ushuaia (WAP ARG-23), then he moved to Punta Arenas-Chile, where he had a chance to meet Luis CE8EIO (picture aside show DL8JDX meeting with Luis CE8EIO in Punta Arenas in Front of the Magellan Memorial).
Volker did ask Luis to be on air for EU and indeed CE8EIO has been on 28508 all afternoon of Saturday Jan. 21 making some hundred QSOs with EU, giving many a chance to log WAP CHL-13 (TNX DL8JDX & CE8EIO).
Actually, Volker is embarked on a cruise ship as a lecturer and Tour Guide (no possibility for Radio… ) at an Antarctica expedition. The trip is including Argentina, Chile, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula and will last till Feb. 18th, 2023.
The cruise is going to South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula were visiting King George Isl., Half-Moon-Island, Port Locktoy, Melchior Island and Petermann Island.
Yesterday, jan 21st, the Polar ship passed near Half Moon Island where the Argentine Summer Station Teniente Camara (WAP ARG-16) is located (see the pic aside sent by Volker)
Volker said: “After 29 years from my last return from the Antarctic in 1994 I am really happy to be back here again. In my second home …”
WAP is proud and happy to follow the trip, pity that it is not possible to do radio activity from there, but we thanks Volker DL8JDX anyway to share his new experience with us!