“Certificado Antartico Argentino”
The “Certificado Antartico Argentino” (Argentine Antarctic Award) is issued to OMs & SWLs that make evidence of contacts with stations located on the Argentine Antarctic Bases (LU-Z).
W.A.A.B. AWARD: Worked Argentine Antarctic Bases:
1.- The Radio Club Rio de la Plata, issues, starting from April 1st. 2008, to Radio Amateurs and SWLs the
W.A.A.B. ( Worked Argentine Antarctic Bases ).
2.- To get the Award, the applicants must show to have worked and confirmed by QSL cards, at least of
3 different Argentine Antarctic Bases.
3.- Of Ham stations and Antarctic Bases operating from the Antarctic Continent must credit point
number 2 to get the Award.
4.- Contacts could be made complied to the rules of Radio Amateur’s Service by any of their transmission
mode and frequencies bands, therefore on bands from 2 to 160 meters and on SSB, CW, RTTY &
5.- Contacts made from November 09, 2001 onwards, are available.
6.- The list of the actives Argentine Antarctic Bases is:
LU1ZA S.Orkney – LU1ZR Petrel – LU1ZB Melchior – LU1ZC Deception – LU1ZS Camara –
LU1ZG Belgrano II – LU1ZD San Martin – LU2ZD Primavera – LU1ZV Esperanza – LU1ZI Jubany
LU4ZS Marambio – LU1ZAB Matienzo.
7.- Any new Argentine Antarctic Base on the air, will be add to the list and available to get the Award.
8.- W.A.A.B. Award is available from OM and SWL following by e-mail request to the Award Manager
Horacio Ledo, LU4DXU – email@example.com or P.O.Box # 22.- Martinez ( 1640 ) Buenos Aires
It is necessary to send:
- Application Form dated and signed, where the applicant certify that the rules and regulations of
this Country has been followed, and a detailed list of the contacts made and confirmed in alphabetical number’s order as: Callsign, Date of QSO and GMT time.
- A Copy of QSL cards of the contacts submitted.
Note: It could be possible that occasionally some QSL cards will be required for check or in case
- The Award fee is: A3 u$s 17,00.- (Euro 13.00.-) or A4 u$s 13.00.- (Euro 9.00.-) include shipping via certificate post mail inside a tube for safety protection. Payment can be send via Western Union to: Horacio Enrique Ledo – DNI 11.451.210 or by certificate envelope to the box # in point # 8.
9.- The Technical Award Manager is Horacio Ledo LU4DXU, he will also take care of eventual questions
and contacts with the chasers. firstname.lastname@example.org
10.- W.A.A.B. Award consists in a full colour personalized parchment paper A3 size 297×420 millimeters.
11.- The list of Awards issued will be published regularly on the web site www.lu5da.org.ar
12.- The W.A.A.B. is conceived and controlled by rules in order to get a modern and simple certificate, by
the lowest possible bonds and bureaucracy.
BASE “GENERAL BELGRANO II” AWARD
This Award is issued for contact specifically the Army Base General Belgrano 2 (WAP ARG-Ø6) in the occasion of DIA de la ANTARTIDA ARGENTINA*
* (Day of Argentinian Antarctica, falls each year on February 22nd)