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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.278 (10 May 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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*                WEB Page: http://www.waponline.it/                        *
*            Others Antarctic WEB Pages with our WAP Bulletin              *
*                http://f5nod.chez-alice.fr/antarctica.html                *
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*                         Antarctica Mailing List                          *
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*                          W.A.P. Special Edition                          *
*                22 issues are available at WAP web site !!                * 
* We are waiting volounteers to continue the Monthly Issues pubblication   *
* Those interested to do this work for free, PSE contact IK1GPG or I1HYW   *
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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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*                Next release will be available in June 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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AT10BP, 8T2BH, VU3BPZ/P, VU3LBP/P,VU3BPZ/MM Antarctica operation by Bhagwati
Prasad from 2010-2017 and Rajesh Dabral 2017-2018 Indian Antarctic Campaigns
Gianni I1HYW still has logs and QSLs for those who may not have applied for
that contacts. QSL direct only.
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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, LU1XZ, 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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VK0AI (AUS-08) - Macquarie Island Station (ANARE)
Norbet Trupp VK5MQ, is currently operating from Macquarie Island as VK0AI.
He uses an Icom IC-7300 with vertical and has been already reported active
on 20, 30, 40 & 80 mts bands in FT8 Mode. QRZ.com says that Norbert who will
stay at Macquarie Island Antarctic Research Base until March 2019.
He has Internet access, and is an avid user of both FT8 & eQSL.cc.
Read more at: http://maritimeradio.org/other-stations/macquarie-island/
* QSL --> VK5MQ
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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
Matthias, DH5CW, is doing a pretty good job from DP0GVN. Currently he puts a
lot of CW QSOs in the log. He will be at Neumayer III Station till the end
of February 2019.
* QSL --> DL5EBE
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
VE9VIC 10110 DP0GVN 06/05/2018 00:27 weak
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Call still Unknown (DEU-11) - Heinz Kohnen Station
Felix DL5XL will be probably on for next Antarctic season (2018-2019).
He hopes to spend some time in Antarctica again, probably at Kohnen Station.
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VP8EME (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Kuzma Mario is active now FT8 Mode
* QSL --> Mr. Kuzma Mario Zuvic Bulic, P.O. Box 68, Holdfast House, Stanley
          FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
TF3DT 1840 VP8EME 02/05/2018 01:15 Cq FT8 Tks QSO
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VP8IMD (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Kuzma Mario has also been active from the Falklands using this callsign.
* QSL --> Mr. Kuzma Mario Zuvic Bulic, P.O. Box 68, Holdfast House, Stanley
          FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
RW9WT 3574 VP8IMD 21/04/2018 01:06 Freq corr
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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:
IT9CAR 14188 VP8LP 08/05/2018 19:26 FT8 +3
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VP8NO (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Michael is always active.
* QSL --> VP8NO (Michael Harris, P.O. Box 226, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
IT9DDS 24915 VP8NO 30/04/2018 16:47 FT8 Tnx
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VP8RAF/100 (GBR-25) - Mount Pleasant Airport (East Falkland Island)
On last April Club Station at Mount Pleasant Airportwas active for about 15
days.
* QSL --> G8FC
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
EA2AOO 18125 VP8RAF/100 01/04/2018 18:17
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VP8VPC (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Bob was active in April 2018.
* QSL --> VP8LP (Bob McLeod, 75 Davis Street, P.O. Box 474, Stanley,
          FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands, British South Atlantic)
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8J1RL (JPN-03) - Syowa Base
Yath JG2MLI is active now.
* QSL --> JG2MLI
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
JA4DWG 14059 8J1RL 01/05/2018 08:53 CQ
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RI1ANL (RUS-09) - Novolazarevskaya Station (née Lazarev)
Nikolai RW6ACM is active now.
* QSL --> RN1ON (Alexei V. Kuz'menko, P.O. Box 599, 163000 Arkhangelsk,
                 Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
SP7SQM 10107 RI1ANL 05/05/2018 22:24
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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:
N4LIB 14074 KC4AAA 05/05/2018 19:08 FT8 South Pole
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German research and supply vessel R/V Polarstern
Dr. Walter Jörg Hofmann DJ0HO/MM has been confirmed as being located on the
German icebreaker and research vessel RV Polarstern!and actually sailing
the Antarctic waters. DJ0HO does not have a qrz.com account.
Jörg, DJ0HO, is an electronics engineer on board the German icebreaker
"Polarstern" actually sailing the Antarctic waters.
Jörg uses a Red Pitaya STEMLab 125-14 with an active receiving antenna to
monitor up to eight WSPR frequencies simultaneously and regularly uploads
reception results to wsprnet.org through the vessel's satellite link.
DJ0HO will be on board until the ship returns to its home port of
Bremerhaven, Germany, in June 2018.
Read more at: http://pa7mdj.blogspot.it/search/label/RV%20Polarstern.
More information about the ship can be found here:
https://www.awi.de/en/expedition/ships/polarstern.html
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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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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.
4agina p
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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