Activation of Mawson in Antarctica

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Leaving soon on board the ice breaker Aurora Australis for the Australian Antarctic Territory station at Mawson is Craig Hayhow VK6JJJ, who will become VK0JJJ.
He lands on February the 10th, planning to soon after install the 6m beacon VK0RTM and test the propagation on that band.
The main HF rig is a FlexRadio Flex-5000A coupled to an amplifier and feeding a terminated sloping triangle antenna.
On 6m it will be at 400 watts from Mawson thanks to a power amplifier from Steve Gregory VK3ZAZ, who is also the QSL manager, and radiated by a 5-element yagi.
The amateur satellites on 2m and 70cm are to be accessed using a crossed duo-bander.
During the next 12 months Craig VK0JJJ is in Antarctica to work and amateur radio is his leisure time activity.
Jim Linton VK3PC

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