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KC4AAA Amundsen Scott South Pole Station

2014-08-07 22:24:54
KC4AAA,Amundsen Scott South Pole Station,Antarctica,News,Information

W5FJG will be active from Amundsen Scott South Pole Station Antarctica until November 2014 as KC4AAA.
He is active most sundays 00-03 UTC on 14243 or 7243 kHz.
QSL via K1EID.
Information from manager
The e-mail address above is for the QSL Manager I CAN NO LONGER TAKE IRC'S---- IGNOR ANY LOGBOOK FILES. THEY GOT HERE IN ERROR

I HAVE LOGS FROM 1988 UNTIL THE PRESENT. IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR A CARD BETWEEN LATE FEB 2002 AND NOV 2009 CHECK WITH THE QSL MANAGER BY E-MAIL FIRST BECAUSE A LOT OF LOGS ARE MISSING.
PRESENT QSL CARD

Amundsen Scott is US research station at the Geographic South Pole.
Its named in Honors of Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott.
Station is constructed in 1956-1957 and relocated and rebuild in 1975.
During summer population of the station is over 200 people.
Amateur radio call- KC4AAA, KC4USN.
WAC Award- South America, Australia, Oceania, Africa.
DXCC award- Antarctica.
WAZ award- count any one of zones- 12, 13, 29.30.32,38,39.
QTH locator- JA00aa.
 

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station is not a tourist avenue. It is a located at the southernmost end of the Earth, at Geographic South Pole. Amundsen Scott South Pole is a scientific research station, present in Antarctica’s highest plateau. The US government had built it initially in the month of November 1956. Originally, it was a section of IGY or International Geophysical Year.  Prior to the foundation of Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, there was no human inhabitation or presence in South Pole. Whatever research centers were present, had their locations either near or on the seacoast.

The land of day

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, as the name suggests, is present at the South Pole. Here in South Pole, the sun is up continuously for 6 months straight and down for another 6 months. So, the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station has to experience 6-month long day and another 6-month long night. During the 1st 6 months, the sun rises that on the equinox of September and then sets on equinox of March.

During the 6 months of continuous night, the region experiences an extreme bout of cold weather. The temperature is below 100 degree Fahrenheit. There is nothing but darkness, with blizzards and forceful winds. The atmosphere is dark and dry. It is during this time, when making astronomical observations from the station becomes easy and effective.

People occupying the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station include researchers and scientists. Their number varies as per the season. The summer operational season has at least 200 occupants and during the winters, there are only 50 or less occupants at the station.

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station Antarctica KC4AAA

Original Station

Construction of the original station, which is known as, the Old Pole was done between 1956 and 1957, but 18 US navy members. Part of the station was constructed underground because of the harsh weather conditions. This was done as a mode of protection for the occupants from severe weather. The station experienced complete abandonment in 1975. It was buried deep, with only the roof visible.

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station Antarctica Map KC4AAA
 

Supporting Science

Amundsen Scott South Pole Station includes Martin A Pomerantz Observatory, designed for astrophysics, Atmospheric Research Observatory and computer systems for the purpose communication and research. The station is renowned for collecting a continuous and longest set of meteorological data that from the vast interior of the Antarctic and its ice plateau.

Amundset Scott South Pole Station KC4AAA DX News
You can reach Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, when visiting the South Pole. The station is not a tourist destination, but Antarctica is. Numerous cruise ships start for this place from the month of November till the month of March. You will have to shell out thousands of dollars for your voyage to this extreme part of the world!

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KC4AAA, Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, News, Information

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Name: Anonymous    19.01.14
Callsign: kb0wez   
w0w!!! Just made contact with kc4aaa ( joe) on 14.243!! been waiting 15 years for that one.... jan. 18 at 10:25 pm central,,,so pumped- tnx Joe 73!! From kb0wez
 
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Name: Joseph Musachia    25.01.14
Callsign: W5FJG/KC4AAA   
KC4AAA active most Saturdays around 14.243 from 0001 to 0200/0300UTC. We have just finished the installation of a 17M Monobander pointed to North America. We will start using 17M beginning the weekend of Jan 25, 2014. We have also just regained the ability to operate CW from the station and we are now working on getting some of the digital modes in operation as well. 73 Joe W5FJG/KC4AAA
 
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Name: Joseph Musachia    25.01.14
Callsign: W5FJG/KC4AAA   
Your most welcome. By the way we just got our 17M mono bander up in the air and will start using 17M beginning the weekend of Jan 25. We also just got back our ability to operate CW so let me know if you need an a-1 contact too. We are still looking into why we can't use any of the digital modes, but we hope to have some resolution in the next few weeks. Maybe get some PS-31 or RTTY contacts soon. 73 DE W5FJG/KC4AAA
 

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