WAP – Ø72

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Antarctic Activity Week

AAW 2012 activity2479 qso’s – Thanks!

Qso’s for 2012 event now on LOTW (28/02/2012)

Thanks for all your support….

next operation…..


TBA in The ??? Antarctic Activity Week (AAW)

Thinking on how to improve  the Worldwide interest around Antarctic Continent and its related matters, WAP (World Antarctic Programme) was born.

What to do to achieve better results? The idea to launch an Antarctica Week Activity began to be celebrated every year on TM8ANTthe last week of February, and in any case the week should incorporate  the 22nd of February, where the Argentines are celebrating the  ‘Dia de la Antartida Argentina’ (Argentine’s Antarctica Day).

This invitation IS open to all Radio Amateurs around the world, to the Clubs and Organizations who would like to join us, and share with us this initiative.

Lets me try to explain further….We are looking for Special Prefixes promoting Antarctica such as for example GB0ANT, IR8ANT, IR2ANT, TM…ANT, DL…ANT, UA2004ANT, ZX…ANT,  KK…ANT, VK….ANT, VX…ANT  and so on. In other words, a kind of Special  Prefix from each Country with the suffix ANT.

Stations from Antarctica can join us and working as many Hams as possible.  Club stations of the Antarctic Institutes, as well as Antarctic Organizations (such as LU2CN Servicio Auxiliar de la Armada who care the

Antarctic matters in Argentina, or IY0A in Italy, or any eventual other of such stations), can join the Antarctica Activity Week. Again our intention is to draw your attention on The Antarctic Continent, to understand what the Nations are doing to protect this corner of the world still non contaminated, to share a message of peace among the World.

Antarctic Activity Week coming soon…….

The 10th AAW is set to arrive pretty soon with dates scheduled for the event between 18th February to 26th February 2013. UE6ANTThe event this Years is set to be as good if not better than previous Years with many more stations advising the team of their intended participation. WAP (World Antarctic Programme) is the main body that coordinates all activity as well as being the focus of attention as regards the Awards program.

The only UK station to participate is ‘GBØANT’ in ‘WAP-Ø72’ and this station will next be qrv during the 2012 Antarctic Activity Week on SSB, CW and Digital Modes.

More information on the initiative can be found on the WAP website at .

**All Qsl requests received, direct, bureau and email have all been completed and none outstanding as of 20/02/2012.

Email me for further information and please, join in the event and apply for the Qsl on line.

(Tnx Max IK1GPG & Gianni I1HYW for info and extract)

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.