Thursday, February 23, 2017

LU1ZI South Shetland

Just off the Antarctic coast is South Shetland and I worked LU1ZI tonight at BASE ANTARTICA CARLINI.  Good signal.  

The band noise was -118 dBm and LU8ZI was -106 dBm making him easy pickings.  Fortunately he could also hear me.  My due south trans-equatorial luck is not always great from my QTH but I usually do OK into Antartica.

Here is a shot of the base

Beautiful in its stark isolation.  Were I in a place like that I would thank God for a ham radio station.  

73  W9OY