The Antarctic Treaty System is the whole complex of arrangements made for the purpose of regulating relations among states in the Antarctic. At its heart is the Antarctic Treaty itself. The original Parties to the Treaty were the 12 nations active in the Antarctic during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58.
As you know the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) was entered into force in 1961. So this year it’s the 60th Anniversary.
See https://www.ats.aq/e/antarctictreaty.html and https://www.ats.aq/devAS/Parties?lang=e
WAP shares DL8JDX’s idea to promote the participation of the Ham Radio world to mark the celebration.
DL8JDX Volker wrote: «I would like to organize one (or even more than one) special event calls in Germany. The idea is that at least all the 12 original signatory countries (or even more) would initiate an activation with one or more SES for a limited timeframe maybe in autumn this year 2021, similar to the AAW»
The event will be open worldwide, to the Hams who would like to join. Proposed time is June 1st 2021, through December 31st 2021.
Even special ATS 6Ø online Awards would be a good attraction to the HAM community (invite to create the Award is open to clubs, printers or individuals). Of course, participants with special callsign will get a related WAP-Reference number.
Let’s launch the 60th ATS event:
WAP asks to those interested in the event, to send a mail to:
Volker DL8JDX (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to
Gianni I1HYW (email@example.com) or to
Max IK1GPG (firstname.lastname@example.org) to pre-register the eventual participation.
If the number of participants will be such as to guarantee a certain level of adhesion and give the right emphasis to the initiative, then it will be possible to launch the 60th ATS event
While looking forward to having a successful event, WAP wish everyone to enjoy Antarctica as much as we do. More details and update, will come later-