While the international Team of the Summer Campaign 2019-2020 at Concordia Station sends Merry Christmas & Season’s greetings, Marco (IK5SQX/DK5SQX) has just informed that he will try today Sunday Dec. 22, to be on air from this rare spot in Antarctica: Concordia Station a French-Italian multinational Base in Antarctica (WAP MNB-Ø3).
He will use IAØ/DK5SQX callsign and will be on 20 mts (indicatively 14.285 +/-) starting 12:00 GMT, to test condition.
In a message, Marco said to have has just work HSØZMY; he also said to have heard many stations mostly from Asia, but they didn’t copy him. He will try again at 17,00 UTC on 14285. The problem is that he has to walk 20 minutes from where he lives to the Radio room plus 10 min to dress and undress (outside temp. is -40°C.)
Marco (pic to the right) sends few pics of the Radio room and equipments as well as the antenna, all managed by a touch screen as trasnsmitter and antenna are in a remote site.
We wish to thank immensely the Base Leader to allow Marco working on HF bands, sure that this few hours of TX-RX could also be a kind of tech test to perform, in a remote site of Antarctica
Wishing all the Hams Antarctic chasers good luck , hope you can shortly put IAØ/DK5SQX in the log.
QRX for following sked
TNX Marco IAØ/DK5SQX