* ANTARCTIC NET : starts at 23.00 UTC random on Saturdays on 7078 KHz by LU4DXU.
* Also check 14.160 MHz, 14.188 MHz, 14.203 MHz, 14.243 MHz from 16:00 UTC onwards.
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Special callsign/QSL in honor of Russian Arctic explorer Ernst Krenkel
REPORT OF ACTIVITY
FROM BASES IN ANTARCTICA
The aim of this page is to provide the reader as much as possible updated info of any known activity from the 6th continent carried on by operators serving in the dozens of Antarctic research bases scattered in Antarctica and surrounding islands flying flags of different nationalities.
Mikhail, RW1AI, will be stationed for one year starting in April 2016 at Russian Novolazarevskaya(1) Base (Antarctica, Schirmacher Oasis,
Princess Astrid Coast, Queen Maud Land, IOTA AN-016, WAZ 38,
ITU 67, WAP RUS-09, and QRV as
RI1AND. The station was reported last time on 9 October 2017. QSL via his home callsign RW1AI direct, bureau.
(1)The base, active since 1961, is also endowed with an important airstrip (known as Novo Runway) 1200 m long located 15 Km south of the base itself, serving for logistics and commercial flights. Local time = UTC.
- KC4AAA, KC4AAC, KC4USV
If you have worked KC4AAA, KC4AAC, and KC4USV remember that these stations use LOTW since 2014.
KC4AAA from Amundsen-Scott base at South Pole, IOTA AN-016, WAP USA-36. The station is usually heard working SSB over the weekends. QSL goes via K1IED
Summary of Activity below for daily updates on activity.
- 8J1RL & 8J60JARE
Yath, JG2MLI is finally on the air from the local club station 8J1RL at the Japanese permanent Antarctic research station of Syowa (aka Showa), located on the small (just 2 km long) and rocky East Ongul Island, IOTA AN-015, facing the Queen Maud Land in Eastern Antarctica, WAZ 39, ITU 67, WAP JPN-03, JAFF-0033,WWL KC90TX, UTC +3.
Besides being QRV as 8J1RL, Yath is also on the air with the special callsign 8J60JARE to commemorate the 60 years of duty of the base which was established in 1957. Activity will last throughout January 2018.
QSL direct to JG2MLI or via JARL bureau.
Both callsigns are reported active in October 2017.
Signals from the Russian Bellinghausen research station(1) on King George Island, IOTA AN-010, WAZ 13, ITU 73, WAP RUS-01, AA U-04, WLOTA-0312, WWFF RFF-154, are again on the air thanks to Alexander, UA1OJL, who will be active as RI1ANO until March 2018. Reported almost daily on frequency in November 2017. QSL via RN1ON
(1)This facility, located on King George Island (IOTA AN-010) in the South Shetlands, is one of the first Russian research stations founded by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1968. It is a permanent base established in 1968, and it bears the name of the Russian explorer of the Antarctic Fabian von Ballinghausen.Local time is UTC-4.
Raj, VU3LBP, has showed up again from Indian research station at Bharati, Antarctica, Princess Elizabeth Land, IOTA AN-016, WAZ 39, ITU 71, WAP IND-04, WWL MC80AA, 69°24'28"S - 76°11'14"E. He will remain active till November 2017. QSL via I1HYW.
Summary of Activity below for daily updates on activity.
(1)Bharati is a permanent base operational since March 2012 managed by the Indian Antarctic Program. It is one of the 3 Indian research stations active in Antarctica. Local time is UTC+7.
David, ZS1BCE (also ZD9A) is reported QRV from Marion Island, IOTA AF-021, WAZ 38, ITU 57, WAP ZAF-10, ZSFF-0012, as ZS8Z on almost a daily basis. He is scheduled to stay on the island until mid-2018. QSL via ZS1LS
(1)Marion Island along with smaller Prince Edward Island are Nature Reserves, and are administered by the South African Environmental Management. Despite having a IOTA REF as
AF, these two islands are considered sub-antarctic islands as their position is halfway between South Africa and Antarctica. Local time is UTC+3.
Francois, F4HLT, has started operation on February 18 as FT3YL from the French scientific station Dumont d'Urville located on Petrel Island (Antarctica), Adelie Land, IOTA AN-017, WAZ 30, ITU 70, WAP FRA-01.
At the moment he's using a ground plane antenna, don't expect a big signal from him! His licence is valid from December 2016 to February, 2018. QSL via F6KPQ.
As announced on this page time ago Francois has had problems with his arial system. Now, after having moved his shack to another spot, he continues to have problem with the antenna. Read more »
Summary of Activity for daily updates on his activity.
N.B.The Dumont d’Urville Station in Adelie Land is served by the icebreaker
Astrolabe from its port of departure at Hobart in Tasmania. This polar-adapted supply vessel is 65m long...read more on Astrolabe.
thanks to Alex, RD1AV, Russian Vostok Station will be again on the air as RI1ANC, from icy Antarctica, IOTA AN-016, WAZ 29, ITU 70, RFF 168, WAP RU-13, WWL OB31KM. The station is reported often active in this month of October 2017. His activity is extended to mid-February 2018. QSL goes to RN1ON.
Vostok station was established in December 1957. It is a permanent base located at almost 3500 m above sea level in inland Princess Elizabeth Land, and sits atop a giant ice-covered lake first discovered in the 1970s. The base lies in a point which is considered the southern pole of cold and where the lowest temperature on earth (-89.2°C/-128° F) has been measured. Vostok base usually houses 25 scientists in the summer dropping to 13 in local winter season. Local time is UTC+6.
Summary of Activity
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|DATE D-M-Y||C A L L||Q T H - Base||MHz||UTC
|15/11/2017||CE8EIO||Tierra del Fuego||50.116||22:30|
|15/11/2017||CE8MGZ||Tierra del Fuego||7.127||00:45|
|11/11/2017||LU1XA||Tierra del Fuego||3.665||01:00|
|13/11/2017||LU1XI||Tierra del Fuego||3.519||01:15|
|14/11/2017||LU1XS||Tierra del Fuego||3.520||01:45|
|16/11/2017||LU2XP||Tierra del Fuego||21.074||18:00|
|12/11/2017||LU3XAP||Tierra del Fuego||7.070||00:00|
|16/11/2017||LU3XCC||Tierra del Fuego||14.078||22:30|
|14/11/2017||LU4XAP||Tierra del Fuego||28.335||22:30|
|14/11/2017||LU5XAI||Tierra del Fuego||28.074||22:15|
|11/11/2017||LU6XQB||Tierra del Fuego||14.075||21:15|
|14/11/2017||LU7XZ||Tierra del Fuego||28.343||22:15|
|15/11/2017||LU8XAF||Tierra del Fuego||28.074||20:15|
Weather at some South Pole Stations
Recorded on Friday November 17, 2017