Adam Campbell ZL4ASC says he will operate for 13 months at Scott Base (WAP NZL-Ø1) signing ZL5A. His schedule is to be at Scott Base on Ross Island, over the 2018-2019 Antarctic season. More info to follow.
Adam said: Please note I will be working on critical communications equipment and can only operate as an amateur in my spare time.
Adam has a website at: https://www.adamcampbell.co.nz/
In a recent mail, Adam wrote: Hi Gianni, I am hoping to contact a large number of stations whilst on the ice, yourself included.
I am very busy collecting equipment and training for my deployment, and once I have left NZ I will be able to focus more on my ham radio stuff. Thanks for your interest and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Just to remind the readers that New Zealand holds 3 WAP reference numbers in Antarctica for as many bases as listed on the WAP Directory:
WAP NZL-Ø1 Scott Base
WAP NZL-Ø2 Swan base
WAP NZL-Ø3 Worldpack Base (Greenpeace Station), plus about 21 New sites (WAP NZL-NEW) Field camps, Huts, Stations and Refuges.
On Ross Island, there is another brand New one (picture below): The Arrival Heights Laboratory (WAP NZL-NEW) which houses equipment for atmospheric experiments, low frequency radar and aurora studies for universities and other research groups.
Let’s hope Adam might have a chance to go up there and give the Antarctic hunters the chance to log this “New one” … let’s keep our finger crossed, let’s hope!!!