Wap Special Edition N° 21


Wap Special Edition N° 21
N. 21- 10 June 2006
In this Issue
- Editorial by Gianni Varetto I1HYW - Discovering Antarctica : Jinnah Station Pakistan
- Great Meeting at Bremenhaven Port DL5EBE and RU3HD/R1ANN
- Wap Bulletin : n. 202 by WAP Staff
by Gianni Varetto, I1HYW
2006 IN TARANTO...
When I’m invited to speak about Antarctica, I’m always
pleased as it’s a way to share my passion with other
Hams as, like me are trying to join DX and Culture. We
were all busy so far, but we couldn’t forget to let our
readers known about this DX Convention held in Southern
Italy last 22 & 23 April in the city of Taranto.
SRT DX Meeting has been a nice site to enjoy the
presence of Top International DXers and local ones , in a
frame of wonderful landscape as the Region of Puglia
is able to offer.
After welcoming the participants by the local Regional
President of
Italian Ham radio Association (ARI)
lecturers did introduce their specific subjects.
We did speak about several fields of DX, such as
operation and DX-peditions with a great presentation
from YT1AD Hrane Milosevic, who did show what kind
of efforts are involving the Teams to set up and run
important expeditions in different corners of the world.
Hrane is planning to go to Antarctica next year and this
sounds great! We jumped than to the South and I was
called to report about Antarctica and WAP, a binominal
that is capturing WW intrerest, as proudly hosted at
WAP web site.
I was pleased to show the assembly hall, the
WAP Awards managed by ARI Mondovì,
ARI Cassino and ARI Formia and the several
initiatives launched by WAP, such as the yearly
Antarctic Activity Week and the proposed
project of building a Church at the Italian
Mario Zucchelli Station in Antarctica. The top
of the day was the fascinating report, (first held
in Europe) on last Peter 1st DX-pedition 3YØX,
made by Hans Peter Blatter HB9BXE . Hans
has been superb with his detailed presentation
which really capture the attention of the over
100 Hams present in the hall.
It was a great Meeting, held in a splendid frame
of the Ionian Sea’s coast and the historical and
architectural city of Taranto. Local Newspaper
and TV have reported largely about the international event of which we have to compliment
Oreste D’Anzilio IZ8EDJ and Frank Giacoia
IZ7AUH, the soul and engine of the Strange Radio Team, but of course we cannot forget all
the friends and supporter of this group, those
who did work hard to make this event a great
Let’s not forget the Awarding of prize given by
the two top QSO’s maker during the 3rd AAW:
IK8WEJ Francesco, with IO8ANT (WAP-13)
winner into Italian category and UA6HPR Alan,
with his UE6ANT (WAP-24) winner into WW
Plaques were sponsored by Nuccio I0YKN
manager of WAP-ASEA Award for Italy and
by IZ8BRI Egidio, WAP web Master for WW
Congrats to the winners and let’s meet again next year 19-25 February for the 4th Antarctic Activity Week
Next year, the 4th SRT Meeting will be held in Rome. WAP & Antarctica will be joined with other several important branches of the international DX passion!
Hope to see you there in 2007!
Keep up the good work guys and let’s dreaming with Antarctica!
by Gianni Varetto, I1HYW
JINNah -antarctic research station- pakistan
One of the most important aspects on the Antarctic
Continent, is that Antarctica is a unique eco-system, endowed with rich mineral resources, 90% of the world’s
fresh water , rare species of flora and fauna, therefore
ideal conditions for scientific research.
Of course, for optimal and environment friendly utilization of such a complex ecosystem, the international community needs to have a shared vision of the continent.
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 was signed to achieve
two objectives:
Picture on the right show Muhamad Ali Jinnah
the founding father of Pakistan and
its first governor-general 1947-48
maintain Antarctica only for peaceful uses, coordinated scientific research and ensures the free exchange of information and scientists between Countries.
Jinnah Antarctica Research Station, Pakistan
(70° 24’ South 25° 45’ East)
promote freedom of scientific investigation and Antarctica, one and half times the size of United States
of America, is the fifth largest continent of the World. A
international cooperation to that end.
frozen land with a sea of ice, has been getting increasBy exploring Antartica, we are today visiting the Queen ing attention from many nations during the last two decMaud land. On it’s coast also known as Reine Mary ades. Main reason being the prospects of commercial
Coast, we stop at 70° 24’ South 25° 45’ East, to find exploiting of its potential resources in two major areas:
Muhamad Ali Jinnah, a Pakistan Antarctic Research
Station named after the founding father of Pakistan.
The following report, is taken from a site encountered
when surfing the Antarctic mine of information about the
icy Continent, available on the web.
Let’s wish and dream Antarctica as a land of peace, study and research for the humanity sake!
We at WAP, really hope that the purposes “… prospects
of commercial exploiting of its potential resources…”
listed here below are and will not the main objective of
an Antarctic research Expedition as it will be really a
reductive goal.
One is the living resources that are tremen
dously large. Its annual yield potential of krill (Red Shrimp) is estimated to be in the order of 100 to 150 million tons which is equivalent to almost one and half times fish catch of the whole world.
The other attraction is Antarctica’s oil and gas potential which could be as big as that of Alaska. Its continental shelf appears to be holding very large oil and gas reserves, es
timated at 45 million barrels and 115 trillion cubic feet respectively.
In the light of above, Pakistan Government de
cided to dispatch first Pakistani Expedition to
dispatch first Pakistani Expedition to Antarctica The Jinnah Station was formally commissioned on Friday the 25th January, 1991 and the scientific observaon 12th December, 1990.
tions commenced. The Jinnah Station, consists of three
The major objectives of the Expedition are summarised laboratories in pre-fabricated huts, three pre-fabricated Igloos manufactured in Pakistan for accommodation
of 9 persons and four tents for miscellaneous needs. It
To undertake resource oriented multidisciplinary also includes a sophisticated unmanned weather station
from which weather data is now being received in Pakiresearch and survey in Biology, Chemistry, Geology,
stan via satellite.
Geophysics, Glaciology, Physics and Meteorology in
Marine and terrestrial areas of Antarctica.
To establish a research station at a suitable
location in Antarctica, and also to install an automatic
weather station from which data could be received in
Pakistan via satellite.
The first Scientific Expedition of Pakistan to Antarctica
was organised by National Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Science and Technology, which
left Karachi Port on December 12, 1990 on board a
Swedish M/V Columbialand Ship chartered by the
Government of Pakistan. The Expedition Team landed
at Antarctica on January 15, 1991 along Princess
Rangnhild Coast and established “Jinnah Antarctica
Research Station” named after the Founder of Pakistan.
The station was commissioned on Friday the 25th January, 1991. It is located at 70°24’ South and 25° 45’
A modest flag hoisting ceremony was held immediately
after which the Expedition members offered zohar
prayers and expressed their gratitude to Allah for
making this achievement possible. Commander of the
Expedition Commodore Wasim Ahmed and the Chief
Scientist: Dr. M.M. Rabbani were responsible to undertake this important expedition to Antarctica.
The team comprised scientists and personnel from National Institute of Oceanography, Pakistan Navy and
the Pakistan Army.
The science group included a meteorologist of the
Department of Meteorological Services, one Electronic
Officer of the Geological Survey of Pakistan and one
Chemist of H.E.J. Institute of Chemistry, University of
Also, a producer of Pakistan Television accompanied
the Expedition. The Expedition arrived Off Antarctica
coast on New years day. Thereafter, it spent fifteen
days in carrying out reconnaissance of nearly 1000
miles of Antarctic coast for selection of a suitable Site
to establish Pakistan Jinnah Antarctic Research Station. The station site was selected after physical inspection of a number of prospective sites.
The Pakistan scientific Expedition was equipped in
terms of men, means and material to undertake research in the following disciplines:
Ecology of polar seas and their potential of
living resources.
Ice sheet dynamics.
Monitoring of weather conditions.
Detection of trace matter in Ice, Air and Sea and its environmental effect.
Geological and Geophysical mapping of the area around Jinnah Station.
With the successful launching of the Expedition, Pakistan has joined the elite group of the nations who run
their own Antarctic Research Programme. (Contributed
by: Ministry of Science & Technology, Islamabad)
To mark the landing of Pakistan Scientific Expedition to
Antarctica, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a commemorative postage stamp of Rs.7/- denomination on October 28, 1991.
Later on, I went on the web site of PAKISTAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY and found a description certainly more updated, which has made me
As a matter of fact, over here it is reported that, Pakistan’s interest in Antarctica is purely scientific.
Pakistan is maintaining two summer research stations
and one weather observatory in the vicinity of SOR
Rondane Mountain Range. Pakistan is also planning to
build a full fledged permanent base at Antarctica. It
will enable us to start operations in Antarctica throughout Antarctic winter and summer.
Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan is responsible to run the Antarctic research programme in Antarctica. A Polar Research Cell has been
established within National Institute of Oceanography
to co-ordinate all Antarctic related activities. A number
of national organisations are involved in Antarctic activities and are active participants of Pakistan Antarctic
Hope to hear some Pakistan’s operators on Ham bands
soon from Antarctica, to open and enjoy the fraternity
of people on the icy Continent to the new comers.
Antarctica has been the focus of attraction for the
world because of its global significance for influencing
global weather, its unique position at the south pole, its
potential for huge non-living and living resources, and
its pristine environment to be used as natural laboratory for scientific research.
Pakistan’s interest in Antarctica is purely scientific. Pakistan is keenly interested in Antarctic research and its
research activities that is in confirmaty with the SCAR
programme. Pakistan has acquired the associate membership of the SCAR and is pursuing and active Antarctic Research programme and successful accomplishment
on a part of Pakistan Antarctic Research programme.
Pakistan has gained experience, capability and basic
logistics by launching of two expeditions. The achievements have strengthened Pakistan capabilities for
conducting research in the harsh Antarctic environment
useful environmental and Oceanographic data has
been collected from the Antarctic region.
To undertake multidisciplinary research an
survey in Antarctic region particularly in the field of geology and geophysics. Environmental research and oceanography.
To participate in the international scientific
programmes in the Antarctic region.
To provide relevant technical information to the Government of Pakistan on Antarctic affairs at National and International level.
The main objectives of Pakistan Antarctic programme
The photos and the captions hereby shown are partially coming from the following web sites, which we thanks immensely for having allowed us to learn another little chapter of the Antarctic fascinating world:
Dominik DL5EBE met Vlady R1ANN/RU3HD ,
at Bremenhaven Port of Germany
By email through pactor winlink I was informed by Vlady,
R1ANN/mm (RU3HD), about his arrival to our domestic port of Bremerhaven in Germany on Wednesday,
26th of April. The arrival of the ship was confirmed
by a phone call by one of the helicopter pilots on
Wednesday evening. Because this was Vlady’s first visit
to Germany he wanted to meet as many DL friends
as possible, but due to the arrival during the week
no other operator was able to come for QRL reasons.
I was happy to finally welcome Vlady on Friday, 28
of April. I met a very friendly and humourfull person
on board, it was like a meeting of good old friends
because we had so many QSOs together. Vlady
proudly presented his full R1ANN and R1ANN/
mm logs - really fascinating! He has definitely done
a great job, especially with respect to the WAP.
outstanding job in Antarctica and testing pactor mode 3 under
extreme conditions. He
was really happy about this great present.
Those who wish to stay in touch with Vlady after his
wintering expedition may send him an email via
“[email protected]” . Vlady will arrive to St. Petersburg on the 3rd of May. A last sked with R1ANN/
mm wasset up for Mat 02nd at 1530, 1600 and 1630
UTC on 10115 kHz. From now on, all QSL requests
for R1ANN and R1ANN/mm should be sent only via
I still remember our first contact when he needed support
asking me for a SCS PTC IIex pactor controller because
the commercial system of Novo Base was down again.
SCS company immediately sent me a modem which I
forwarded to Novolazarevskaya Aerodrome via German polar scientists. It took a while, but Vlady who is
a professional electronics engineer finally managed to
connect the modem with his FT1000MP which was really tricky.
At the end and thanks to amateur radio he could get
the pactor system running and come up with an alternaBest 73s,
tive communication system. Since then he has sent and
Dominik DL5EBE - DP1ICE
received several hundred of emails which were really
essential for life on Novolazarevskaya Base. The more
I was happy, that SCS company in the meantime had
decided to sponsor the modem to Vlady in recognition
for his outstanding job in Antarctica and testing pactor mode 3 under extreme conditions. The more I was
happy, that SCS company in the meantime had decided
to sponsor the modem to Vlady in recognition for his
Thanks to Dominik DL5EBE, who …as usual, has been very kind to share his
luck to meet the Antarctic operators with us.Keep up the good work Dominik,
we appreciate what you’re doing for Antarctica!
Stay with us folks, Antarctic Passion can be lived at WAP!
(ARG-23) - Tierra del Fuego Province (Tierra del Fuego Island)
Different resident stations are active.
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
W4NTI14030.0 LU1XS
2227 10 Apr 2006
HB9AFI 21200.0 LU3XP
1647 16 Apr 2006
DK4WF 10119.5 LU8XW
Usuhaia club, QSL via WD9EWK 2129 05 May 2006
F8DGY 18072.9 LU6XQ
1903 13 Apr 2006
(AUS-03) - Davis Station (ANARE)
Graham is active and until December 2006.
* E-mail: [email protected]
* QSL --> VK3BER (Er Russell, 2 Callander Street, Oakleigh, VIC 3166, Australia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
VK3SE 14255.0 VK0AG
0514 02 May 2006
(AUS-03) - Davis Station (ANARE)
Paul, VK2JLX is active and until December 2006.
* QSL --> VK2JLX (Paul Dudley, 121 Henderson Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782 Australia)
* WEB pages: http://vk0jlx.bmarc.org/
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
EA5RN 14185.0 VK0JLX
0749 29 Apr 2006
[email protected] 14200.0 VK0JLX
0631 05 May 2006
JA2FTL 7005.5 VK0JLX
Paul gud sig nw cq
1444 08 May 2006
(CHL-13) - Magallanes Province
Luis is active now.
* QSL --> CE8EIO (Luis Fierro Andrade, P.O.Box 1512, Punta Arenas, Chile)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
IN3QCI 7076.5 CE8EIO
2322 29 Apr 2006
(GBR-12) - Station “R” Rothera
Mike VP8DJB is active now and for the next eighteen months(until March 2007)
* E-mail: [email protected]
* QSL --> F5PFP (Escoffier Mehdi, 23 rue du Colombier, F-38540 Heyrieux, France)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
F5PFP 14290.0 VP8DJB
2107 16 Apr 2006
(GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Neil is active now.
* QSL --> VP8AWU (Neil Rowloands, P.O.Box 520, Stanley, Falkland Islands, British South Atlantic)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
LU7DR 14190.0 VP8AWU
only direct
2002 08 Apr 2006
3790.0 VP8AWU
0007 16 Apr 2006
(GBR-25) - Mount Pleasant Airport (East Falkland Island)
Richard is active now.
* QSL --> G7KMZ (Richard Paul, 1 Celestine Rd, Yate, S.Gloucs, BS37 5DZ, England, U.K.)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
LW6DC 14070.0 VP8DIZ
1436 09 Apr 2006
ON4IA 14194.9 VP8DIZ
1920 12 Apr 2006
F4ENK 14070.0 VP8DIZ
2015 07 May 2006
(GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Robert is active now.
* QSL --> VP8LP (Robert McLeod, P.O.Box 474, 75 Davis Street, Stanley, Falkland Islands, British South Atlantic)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
JA8BMK 7044.1 VP8LP
2134 09 Apr 2006
7053.0 VP8LP
cq 59+
0125 26 Apr 2006
(GBR-25) - Walker Creek (East Falkland Island)
Charles is active now.
* QSL --> VP8ML (Charles A. McKenzie, P.O.Box 121, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, British South Atlantic)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
W4UWC 18155.0 VP8ML
Charlie with fb sig
1302 08 May 2006
(GBR-25) - Stanley (East Falkland Island)
Michael is active now.
* QSL --> VP8NO (Michael Harris, P.O.Box 226, Stanley, Falkland Island, British South Atlantic)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
28514.6 VP8NO
1507 15 Apr 2006
(KOR-01) - King Sejong Station
Sang Hoon Lee DS4NMJ is active now and until 30 December 2006.
* QSL --> HL2FDW (Il-Lae Kim, 816-2001 Hanshin Apt.973-3, Youngtong-Dong, Paldal-Gu Suwon City KyungkiDo 442-812, Korea)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
UA3QDX 14002.1 DT8A
South Shetland isl,Cq
1859 08 Apr 2006
18070.0 DT8A
VP8/Sh www.dt8a.com
1930 23 Apr 2006
F6BUM 24892.0 DT8A
1435 05 May 2006
(RUS-01) - Bellingshausen Station
Alex UA1PAW and Oleg UA1PBA are active now and until April 2006.
* QSL --> RK1PWA (Nick Shapkin, P.O.Box 73, 164744 Amderma, Arkhangelskaja, Russia).
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
VE2TKH 7009.2 R1ANF
Tnx Q 73 fm Mass W1
0221 17 Apr 2006
14160.9 R1ANF
1757 22 Apr 2006
14158.0 R1ANF
1955 05 May 2006
(USA-21) - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Nick is active now.
* QSL --> K1IED (Larry F.Skilton, 72 Brook Street, South Windsor, CT-06074, U.S.A.).
* http://mitglied.lycos.de/mapu2001/nsf.html
* E-mail: [email protected] 10
R.R.S. James Clark Ross Polar Ship
Mike, GM0HCQ, who has operated from Antarctica since 1990 and works as a ship’s Radio Officer onboard
the BAS vessels, has informed of his forth-coming trip to the Antarctica onboard the British Antarctic Survey
vessel RRS James Clark Ross.
* E-mail: http://www.gm0hcq.com
* QSL --> GM0HCQ (Mike Gloistein, 27 Stormont Way, Scone, Perthshire PH2 6SP Scotland)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
OK1AD 18087.1 VP8CMH/MM QTH:53S,38W,viaGM0HCQ
1809 08 Apr 2006
F8EUK 21015.0 VP8CMH/MM
1532 12 Apr 2006
Icebreaker “Akademik Fedorov
Vlad, RU3HD (R1ANN, RU3HD/ANT) was QRV from board of the Russian Icebreaker.
* QSL --> RZ3DJ (Dmitry Ttsyplakov, P.O.BOX 5/3, Pushkino 5, 141205, Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
7010.0 R1ANN/MM cq
1856 08 Apr 2006
DK4WF 10106.1 R1ANN/MM cfm.., QSL via RZ3DJ
2347 15 Apr 2006
RA1AY 7009.6 R1ANN/MM cq
0443 22 Apr 2006
DL5EBE 10115.0 R1ANN/MM Vlady just QRT - last QSO 1634 02 May 2006
Icebreaker “Akademik Fedorov
Vlad, RU3HD (R1ANN, RU3HD/ANT) was QRV from board of the Russian Icebreaker.
* QSL --> RZ3DJ (Dmitry Ttsyplakov, P.O.BOX 5/3, Pushkino 5, 141205, Russia)
Last spots in the Packet Cluster:
UA4CC 18077.0 RU3HD/MM simplex
1656 13 Apr 2006
DH3WO 14188.0 RU3HD/MM Icebreaker Akademic Federov 1829 14 Apr 2006
F5UTE 7010.0 RU3HD/MM Vlad,Antartic icebreaker 1612 01 May 2006
DJ4EY 10115.0 RU3HD/MM DL5EBE sked try here!!
1509 02 May 2006
UKRAINIA AKADEMIK VERNADSKY BASE, 10th Anniversary’s Celebration
(03-12 February 2006)
--------------------------------50° Anniversary of UA1KAE - Mirny Station
(22 April 2006)
--------------------------------Others new:
WAP-73 K4A

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