DELARANEWS

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Several of my most memorable contacts back in the 80’s were with amateur stations in Antarctica. I was able to reach Admunson-Scott KC4AAA, and McMurdo KC4USV on a couple occasions. On one such occasion I listened as someone stateside who was a veteran of Antarctica talked ‘war stories’ with the station. Back in the earliest days of exploration there, with all the funding and manpower supplied by governments, it turns out two teenage ham operators in New Jersey were the lifeblood of those early survivors. -N8BHL
So the folks with the TX5N, Austral Islands, DXpedition will be going QRT any moment. They appear to have worked their tails off the last week or two (at least on CW from the spots I've seen). (They were hoping for 60,000 to 80,000 QSOs across all modes.) I initially hoped just to get them on any one band, period (CW). The pile ups were huge. I did that, and then wanted more.:) Perseverance in the pile ups over time paid off with two final bands today. (My wife is out of town or she would have heard me clapping my hands in the basement like a little kid .:)) Hopefully others can see you don't have to have massive antennas and can still make QSOs and have a blast. -Mark AA5TA https://tx5n.net/

DELARANews

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Several of my most memorable contacts back in the 80’s were with amateur stations in Antarctica. I was able to reach Admunson-Scott KC4AAA, and McMurdo KC4USV on a couple occasions. On one such occasion I listened as someone stateside who was a veteran of Antarctica talked ‘war stories’ with the station. Back in the earliest days of exploration there, with all the funding and manpower supplied by governments, it turns out two teenage ham operators in New Jersey were the lifeblood of those early survivors. -N8BHL

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