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*                      Bulletin nr.284 (20 June 2019)                      *
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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              *
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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                          *
*             http://groups.yahoo.com/group/antarctica_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           *
*             (18th Edition - Release 1.33 - 16 January 2019)              *
*    List of more than 918 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           *
*             (18th Edition - Release 1.33 - 16 January 2019)              *
*      List of more than 4,138 Callsigns used in Antarctica since 1945.    *
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*       Updated DataBase for Software WAP by IK6CAC #32 (January 2019)     *
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*                Next release will be available in July 2019.              *
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*                   Result of 40 years of Antarctic passion.               *
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*                      Are available from our WEB site:                    *
*                      http://www.waponline.it/                            *
*                      http://www.dcia.it/sezione/                         *
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* Information, reports, suggestions and/or comments could be sent to:      *
* E-mail: [email protected]                                             *
* E-mail: [email protected]                                                  *
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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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WARNING:
We notice that several Hams WW are trying to "login" on the WAP wsebsite at
www-waponline.it
Just to remind that there's no need to login as all the features on the site
are free! Free to surf the site and free to visit anything and downloas what
you need but PLEASE DO NOT force to login using admin or other way .... it's
absolutely NOT NECESSARY, we kindly recommend to avoid it!
Thanks for your understanding.
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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.
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HAPPY "MID WINTER" TO THE RESEARCHERS AND PERSONNELL ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN
THE 2019 ANTARCTIC CAMPAIGN.
The Midwinter's Day celebration in Antarctica, is a tradition which began in
the days of Captain Scott.The event (Friday 21 June) marks the shortest, and
darkest, day of the year.
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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:
HB9OCR 14074.0 LU1XU FT8 Ushuaia 27/05/2019 20:41:00
KG7V 7074.0 LU2XZ FT8 24/05/2019 04:02:00
LU4EFC 7074.0 LU2XP FT8 QSO 12/05/2019 11:14:00
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VK0HZ (AUS-03) - Davis Station (ANARE)
Matthew Gledhill, VK5HZ is active NOW.
* QSL --> VK5HZ
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
ZL2IFB 10136.0 VK0HZ FT8 Antarctica 11/06/2019 04:02:00
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CE8-Various (CHL-13) - Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Province
CE8EIO & CE8RNK are qualifying for Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Province
CE8/DL2OE was active from Karukinka Park, Locator FD55pu since 07/04/2019.
Last stations in the Packet Cluster:
EA7BZO 7074.0 CE8EIO Gracias Luis FT8 - 73 20/06/2019 23:42:00
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VP8ADR (GBR-25) - North Arm (East Falkland Island)
Bob Short is active now. He is working on HF Bands.
* QSL --> QRZ.COM
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
LU1QAH 7074.0 VP8ADR FT8 17/06/2019 20:27:00
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VP8HDM (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Bob is active all bands from Historical Dockyard Museum.
* 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:
K7BV 1840.0 VP8HDM Odd +992 17/06/2019 01:40:00
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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:
G3PXT 14080.0 VP8LP GB19SL FT4 21/06/2019 11:47:00
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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:
ER2OZZ 18100.0 VP8NO FT8 TNX QSO! 17/06/2019 19:26:00
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ZL5A (NZL-01) - Scott Base (NZARP)
Adam Campbell ZL4ASC says he will operate for 13 months at Scott Base. His
schedule is to be at Scott Base on Ross Island, over the 2018-2019 Antarctic
season. More info to follow. Just on FT8 mode. No CW and SSB.
* QSL --> ZL4ASC
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Shaclketon Field Camp WAP USA-NEW
US Shackleton Field Camp 85°05'24" South, 175°19'48" West, will enter the
WAP-WADA Directory as a new one.
Shackleton Field Camp 459 Nautical Miles from McMurdo Station (WAP USA-22)
is a Summer camp opened in 2015. It's one of the seven field camps managed
by USAP in Antarctica where field sites have resident staff.
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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 Software - FT8 Mode and 60 mts band add on
To manage the Antarctic W.A.P. Awards and its subsequent updates, the best
solution is to use the WAP Software, set by IK6CAC.
Now a days, many Antarctic Stations are QRV using FT8 & 60 mts band.
IK6CAC's WAP management software updated at version 2.7 is online at W.A.P.
website with the opportunity to add contacts made in FT8 and 60 mts band.
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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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