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*                   Bulletin nr.289 (24 February 2021)                     *
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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/                       *
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*            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           *
*             (20th Edition - Release 1.37 - 11 January 2021)              *
*    List of more than 942 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           *
*             (20th Edition - Release 1.37 - 11 January 2021)              *
*      List of more than 4.223 Callsigns used in Antarctica since 1945.    *
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*       Updated DataBase for Software WAP by IK6CAC #36 (January 2021)     *
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*                Next release will be available in July 2021               *
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*                   Result of 42 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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WAP DDR-01 (from Oct 5, 1987, till Oct. 5, 1990) remains issued for Y88ANT
and Y90ANT.
The applicants who have submitted Y83ANT as DDR-01, will be automatically
credited DDR-02 to it, and they eventually have to submit one of the two
calls Y88ANT or Y90ANT for DDR-01.
waponline.it/y83ant-gdr-base-laboratory-near-novolazarevskaya-new-wap-ddr-o2
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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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ANTARCTIC ACTIVITY WEEK
The 18th AAW; is on air now and will last till February 28th February 2021.
This year 20 stations Worldwide are joining with their special call and its
related WAP reference.
AAW's aim is to promote Antarctica, the fascinating world of the Icy
Continent and preserve the environment down there. The purpose of this
annual 8-day event is to recognize and bring attention to the scientific
communities and the work they do in the Antarctica.
Apply your special callsign,get the WAP number and join the Antarctic
family at WAP.
A free Award is available by working at least 5 different WAP SES.
Rules and info at WAP website.
Check http://www.waponline.it/antarctic-activity-week/aaw-2021/
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FIN DE SEMANA DE LOS FAROS AMERICANOS
The 13th edition of "FIN DE SEMANA DE LOS FAROS AMERICANOS" aired last Febr.
19-21-2021.
Several interesting stations was on air. Propagation did not help too much
but some of them are valid for WAP-WACA and WAP-LH.
LT5X/XP Cabo Domingo LH WAP ARG-LH-009 (Tierra del Fuego Island)
* QSL --> LU9XW
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LU1ZG (ARG-06) - General Manuel Belgrano II Base (Army)
Armando is the new radio officer of Belgrano 2 Antarctic station and is
interested by ham radio activities.
He plans be active soon in SSB as LU1ZG, first radio contacts have been made
with LU4DXU his QSL manager.
* QSL --> LU4DXU
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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 joining expeditions
and anniversaries. 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:
14074.0 LU1XU 14-Feb-2021 0158Z FT8 XE2JX
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CE8-Various (CHL-13) - Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Province
Several stations are frequently on the bands.
Last stations in the Packet Cluster:
1840.0 CE8EIO 23-Feb-2021 0929Z FT8 W2OR
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VP8AWU (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Operator is active now.
* QSL --> QRZ.COM
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
7153.0 VP8AWU 23-Feb-2021 0251 LU4DTL
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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:
28074.0 VP8LP 22-Feb-2021 1804Z FT8 +13 K1HTV
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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:
24915.0 VP8NO 21-Feb-2021 1722Z FT8 PU3YKW
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VP8ON (GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Donald W. Betts is active
* QSL --> VP8ON (Donald W. Betts, P.O. BOX 809, Stanley, Falkland Islands)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
10136.0 VP8ON 21-Feb-2021 0306Z FT8 ZL2IFB
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VP8DOI (GBR-40) - Halley VIa Base
Will M0ZXA could be active in tandem with SQ1SGB till the end of February.
* QSL --> M0ZXA
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DP0GVN and DP0POL (DEU-08) Neumayer III Station
Both callsigns are active till the end of February/beginning March.
* QSL for DP0GVN --> DL5EBE
* QSL for DP0POL --> DL1ZBO
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8J1RL (JPN-03) - Syowa Base
Two Operators are active.
* QSL --> JG2MLI direct or via JARL Bureau
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
7003.0 8J1RL 18-Feb-2021 1705Z UA9WRT
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DT8 (KOR-01) - King Sejong Base
Lee DS4MNJ is actually in Antarctica,after a short stay at Jang Bogo Station
(KOR-02) he is now at King Sejong Base for a long stay (March 2022). He will
be active SSB & FT8.
* QSL --> DS5TOS
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ZS7ANF (MNB-12) - Wolfs Fang Runway (aka Wolf's Fang Runway)
Oleg is active now.
* QSL --> RK1PWA
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
10115.0 ZS7ANF 22-Feb-2021 2103Z F4CXO
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ZS7ANF (MNB-11) - Whichaway Oasis Camp
Oleg is expected to be active from here at any time
* QSL --> RK1PWA
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RI01ANT (RUS-11) - Progress Station
Operator is active now. He works mostly FT8.
* QSL --> RX6A
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
10136.0 RI01ANT 19-Feb-2021 1934Z OK7PK
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KC4AAA (USA-36) - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (New rebuilt Base)
Operator is active now.
* QSL -->
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
14243.0 KC4AAA 23-Feb-2021 1404Z K1AAC
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POLAR DX GROUP on Facebook
We remind the readers that a dedicated page has been created by Mehdi F5PFP
to be a point of information and DX info for Arctic & Antarctica.
WAP invites the chasers to join in.
Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/1961114967367742/
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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.
WAP Software- FT8 Mode and 60 mts band are 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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