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*                    W.A.P. Worldwide Antarctic Program                    *
*            Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and Peri-Antarctic News              *
*                               SINCE 1979                                 *
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*                  Bases, Activities and Informations for                  *
*            Amateur Radio Stations and Antarctic Enthusiasts              *
*                     Bulletin nr.276 (05 January 2018)                    *
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*       WAP Antarctic Bulletin is a free of charge information sheet       *
*     edited by Max IK1GPG, Gianni I1HYW and Betty IK1QFM  @ WAP Staff     *
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*                          W.A.P. Special Edition                          *
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*              W.A.P. - W.A.D.A. (Worked Antarctic Directory Award)        *
*          Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and Peri-Antarctic Directory           *
*             (17th Edition - Release 1.31 - 07 January 2018)              *
*    List of more than 894 Bases, Camp, Hut, Refuge and Station used in    *
*                           Antarctica since 1945.                         *
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*           W.A.P. - W.A.C.A. (Worked Antarctic Callsigns Award)           *
*          Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and Peri-Antarctic Directory           *
*             (17th Edition - Release 1.31 - 07 January 2018)              *
*      List of more than 4,101 Callsigns used in Antarctica since 1945.    *
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*        Updated DataBase for Software WAP by IK6CAC #30 (January 2018)    *
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*                   Result of 38 years of Antarctic passion.               *
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* For this number we thank: All of WAP Chasers                             *
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* Antarctic Net: 23.00z random on Saturdays 7.078MHz by LU4DXU             *
* Also check 14.160, 14.188, 14.203, 14.243 MHz from 17:00z and ahead      *
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New WAP 2.0 website www.waponline.it is now online.
KK3Q, Floyd Larck, is joining the WAP administrator's Team with his
invaluable help.
Now, we are asking Hams, Readers, Students and Antactic chasers to sign in
by using the registration form at he Menu page of WAP website.
This simple operation (everyone can do it by clicking "REGISTER HERE" of
WAP website.
Antarctica ... a fascinating world ... enjoy it as much as we do!
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LU-X Various (ARG-23) - Tierra del Fuego Province (Tierra del Fuego Island)
Several stations are frequently on the bands from Ushuaia TdF. In this time,
with poor activity from Antarctica it's a fine oportunity to set up skeds.
Check 28.340-28.360 they are quite often on 10 mts.
Last stations in the Packet Cluster:
LU1XS, LU1XU, LU2XP, LU3XPZ, LU3XX, LU4XZ, LU5XP, LU6XQB, LU7XX, LU7XZ,
LU8XQL, LU8XW, LU9XT.
Hams from RC Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, are working to set a project with
the help of the Argentinean Navy! The goal is to set foot on the small
island- Les Eclaireurs and be active for a week end in the Austral summer
Information comes by Miguel Angel LU1XU of the Radio Club Ushuaia who is
working to the project.
So far Les Eclaireurs Island & Lighthouse has only been activated without
putting foot on this small Island.
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CE8-Various (CHL-13) - Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Province
CE8EIO & CE8RNK are qualifying for Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Province
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DP0GVN (DEU-08) - Neumayer III Station
Operators is active now.
* QSL --> DL5EBE
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
RH4HD 10136 DP0GVN 30/12/2017 22:38 FT8,
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VP8EME (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
iS ACtive all bands.
* QSL --> Mr. Kuzma Mario Zuvic Bulic, P.O. Box 68, Holdfast House,
          Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
DJ3GZ 3573 VP8EME 05/01/2018 02:46 TNX for New one on 80m, HNY 73
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VP8LP (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Bob is always very active all bands.
* QSL --> VP8LP (Bob McLeod, 75 Davis Street, P.O. Box 474, Stanley,
          FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands, British South Atlantic)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
ZL4TT 14191 VP8LP 05/01/2018 07:23 FT8 HNY Bob
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VP8NO (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Islan d)
Michael is always active.
* QSL --> VP8NO (Michael Harris, P.O.Box 226, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
KE7B 24915 VP8NO 31/12/2017 19:32 Strong into PNW
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VP8WOS (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Chris was active.
* QSL --> G3WOS
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
G5BCG 50193 VP8WOS 09/11/2017 11:35 cq eme 2nd -19
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8J1RL (JPN-03) Syowa Base
8J60JARE (JPN-03) Syowa Base
Yath JG2MLI is active now and will operate from the Japanese Syowa base till
the end of January 2018. look for him all bands
QSL via JG2MLI direct or via JARL Bureau
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
DM5RC 7076 8J1RL 03/01/2018 19:55 tnx QSO JT65 -16
JG2MLI 14005 8J60JARE 24/12/2017 15:17 CQ
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RI1ANR (MNB-05 ) - Novo Runway Airbase
Slava/RD3MX and Alex/UA1PAWA will be active again from Novo Airbase
( Blue Ice Runway ), from Novo Runway Airbase starting Nov. 2017.
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3Y0Z (NOR-02) - Norwegian Research Station Bouvetoya
The plan is to sail for Bouvet Island on January 13, 2018. Depending on the
winds and sea conditions, it will be a 10 to 12-day sail to Bouvet.
The earliest arrival date will be January 23. Time to get ashore is weather
dependent. As soon as the wind, sea conditions and visibility allow,the Team
will begin helicopter flights to the island. Their Amateur radio license,
also originally issued in 2007 with the call sign of 3Y0Z, has been renewed
and will be used during the DXpedition.
See https://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates/
A permit will be issued to land on Slakhallet, the huge glacier that covers
the island at 54° 25' 15? South, 03° 23' 35? East . Slakhallet is a slope
(elevation of 327 meters) within Cape Lollo and Cape Meteor and also close
to Posadovsky Glacier. Bouvet lies at 54° 25' South and 03° 22' East.
It's the product of a volcanic eruption that last occurred in 4,000 B.C.
Bouvet is 97% ice covered, and with surrounding rocks and small islands, has
an area of 19 square miles, with 18.4 miles of coastline. Its location, ice,
rock cliffs, high seas, harsh climate and surrounding pack ice and icebergs
isolate it from human presence. Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier first
saw the island in 1739. The island was not seen again until 1808. There was
a disputed landing by Benjamin Morrell. But,the first documented landing was
by the Norvegia expedition in 1927, which named the island Bouvetoya, and
claimed it for Norway. Sometime between 1955 and 1958, a landslide occurred,
creating a rock-strewn, ice-free area on the northwest coast. The area was
named Nyroysa (WAP NOR-02), and subsequently became a Norwegian scientific
and research site, which was decimated by an earthquake in 2006.
A new research facility was erected in 2014.
Bouvet became a Nature Reserve in 1971. Several weather stations have been
placed on the island, and a number of Norwegian expeditions have visited the
island in the last 50 years.
Look for the team as they will operate/MM Chilean vessel M/V Betanzos, a
brand new Entry for WAP WACA.
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RI1ANA (RUS-08) - Molodezhnaya Station
Nikolai, RW6ACM is active now and untill February 2018.
* QSL --> RN1ON (Alexei V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box 599, 163000 Arkhangelsk,
          Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
RU1QD 7073 RI1ANA 29/12/2017 19:45 tnx QSO 73 !!!
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RI1ANL (RUS-09) - Novolazarevskaya Station
Nikolay Zinin RW6ACM will be active from Novolazarevskaya Station,
Antarctica as RI1ANL, March 2018 - March 2019.
He will operate on HF Bands CW, SSB, Digital Modes. Novolazarevskaya
Station is located at the extreme southeastern tip of the Schirmacher
Oasis approximately in 80 km from the Lazarev Sea coast. An ice shelf
with a slightly undulating surface resting against an ice cap extends
north of the Station in the vicinity of Leningradsky Bay. From the
south, there is a continental ice sheet slope. The station was opened
on January 18, 1961.
First constructions included service space, a living house, a mess-room
and a power station,as well as glaciological,magnetic and actinometric
pavilions and auxiliary space.There is a runway (1200m x 60m dimensions
and the landing course of 114°) in the station area for ski- and
wheeled aircraft located in 15 km south of the station on the ice sheet
surface at the 500 m elevation above sea level. Even if R1ANL has been
active in the past, RI1ANL is a brand new call for WAP Chasers. However,
it's necessary to know little bit more about R1ANL just to avoid confusion.
Check QRZ.com and/or check WAP website to be updated.
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RI1ANO (RUS-01) Bellingshausen Station
Alex Ushakov, UA1OJL is actually operating as RI1ANO. He will be there till
march 2018 from the Russian Bellingshausen Station and he's supposed to be
back home by April 2018. Alex UA1OJL became active last 5 April 2017 and
will remain till March 2018. The log is already updated on Clublog and will
be regularly updated several times a month by RN1ON, after receiving
information from Bellinghausen Stations.
* QSL --> RN1ON (Alexei V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box 599, 163000 Arkhangelsk,
                 Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
N6ED 7074 RI1ANO 31/12/2017 01:25 ft8 LP
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RI50ANO (RUS-01) - Bellingshausen Station
Alex RD1AV is active now.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bellingshausen Base (22-Febr.1968-
22 Febr. 2018), Alex will operate a new special call RI50ANO starting from
January 1st 2018 to 31 March 2018. QRV all bands CW, SSB & Digi.
For this event, a special Award is going to be planned.
RI150ANO will fall in the middle of the 2018's WAP Antarctic activity week,
so look for this one too (WAP RUS-09)
* QSL --> RN1ON (Alexei V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box 599, 163000 Arkhangelsk,
                 Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
YT1T 14074 RI50ANO 04/01/2018 00:40
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RI1ANC (RUS-13) - Vostok Station
Alex RD1AV is active daily.
* QSL --> RN1ON (Alexei V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box 599, 163000 Arkhangelsk,
                 Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
EA3JL 14074 RI1ANC 05/01/2018 12:14 CQ SIMPLEX TNX QSO
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KC4USV (USA-22) - McMurdo Station
Operators are reported active sporadically.
* QSL --> K1IED
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
VO1FOG 14252 KC4USV 10/12/2017 01:09 Worked
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KC4AAA (USA-36) - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (New rebuilt Base)
Operators are reported active sporadically.
* QSL --> K1IED (Larry F. Skilton, 72 Brook Street, South Windsor,
                 CT 06074, U.S.A.).
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
K3TVC 14247 KC4AAA 17/12/2017 02:18 tnx 4 the contact
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ZS8Z (ZAF-10) - Marion Island Station
ZS1BCE David Hartzenberg is actually active as ZS8Z and till May 2018.
QSL: All matters relating to ZS8Z can be sent to the manager ZS1LS, Allan.
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
VK3SX 28525 ZS8Z 09/12/2017 10:35 Tnx tu David73
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VI70HI WAP-288
Lee Moyle VK3GK and other Ham fellows are operating VI70HI, a Special
Callsign issued to Commemorate the first ANARE Expedition to Heard Island
in December 1947. VI7ěHI is active daily from mainland Australiaon all HF
bands 160m-10m, SSB, CW, RTTY and digital modes until Feburary 28th 2018.
VI70HI will join the 15th Antarctic Activity Week 17-25.Febr.2018.
A special commemorative QSL card will be available after completion of the
activation through Charles Wilmott M0OXO who is the official QSL manager.
https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php OQRS will be available & also LOTW.
Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 4NG,
England, United Kingdom
To VI70HI a brand New WAP Reference issued is WAP-288 and it can be used for
WAP Awards.
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Antarctic Lighthouses valid for WAP Program
A new Section 3: Antarctic & Sub-Antarctic Lighthouses has been add to the
well known WAP WADA & WACA programs.
The list of Antarctic&Sub-Antarctic Lighthouses has been officially released
http://www.waponline.it/Portals/0/%20Lighthouse%20list%20file/
wap_directory_2017-LH.pdf
We will be more that grateful for any suggestion,additions & corrections and
if during your QSLs check you will find some lighthouses not yet listed keep
that ones on the side, they will be useful!
Any information, scan QSLs to help us to fill our Dbase will be appreciated.
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WAP-WADA Directory
Several "New Entry" has been add to the WAP-WADA Directory. New release
will be available at the end of July and will include:
* New references issued
* Section 3 Antarctic Lighthouse list and WAP-xxx-LH Reference
* New bases add
* New refuges add
Follow the news at WAP website
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POLAR SHIP / MM sailing Antarctic waters
When it is not possible to determinate the exact position of a ship,
such as Polar Boats,Icebreackers and any kind of /MM sailing Antarctic
or Sub-Antarctic waters, WAP staff did agree that,when position is not
marked on the QSL at the moment of contacts, or in lack of details
confirming the exact position of the ship, dates between October and
March could be OK for a provisional judgement. In any case information
on this matter are normally posted on WAP site.
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WAP QSL Gallery
several new batches of QSL have been recently uploaded. You can check the
new entries on the WAP Gallery available at the new look WAP website.
WAP Antarctic QSL Gallery is the largest one WW with nearly 2900 QSLs from
1945 till today. Pay a visit and enjoy the Antarctic history trough the Ham
Radio QSL cards.
QSL Gallery wait your vist at WAP web site or directly at:
http://fotoalbum.waponline.it/ or directly at WAP website by entering the
Antarctic QSL Gallery's page
Thanks very much to all those Hams who are sending scan copies of their
cards, or scan copies of old cards from their friends, to help WAP Antarctic
QSL Gallery to continue to be the largest one Worldwide.
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K4MZU Antarcic QSL Gallery & web site at: http://www.k4mzu.net
K6EID Antarctic QSL Gallery & web site at: http://www.k6eid.com
http://www.qsl.net/k6eid/DXCC-Antarctica.htm
RRC Antarctic QSL Gallery: http://www.rdxc.org/RRC/QSL/list_e.asp?ID=1
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Don't forget to check daily information on Antarctic News at WAP website at:
www.waponline.it to be always informed about Antarctica life.
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73s de John I1HYW, Max IK1GPG and Betty IK1QFM
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