After flying India-Cape Town (South Africa)-Antarctica, Bhagwati (VU3BPZ) left Novo Runway and did reach the Indian Maitri Station at Schirmacher Oasis, Quenn Maud Land, Antarctica on last Nov. 21st 2015.
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22nd November 2016
Hello Antarctic friends & friends of Antarctica,
I will be leaving my last 12 months house, Bharati Research Station (WAP IND-Ø4, ) the first week of December 2016.
Nowadays propagation condition some time are favorable particularly on 17/15/20m only; not opening window in 10m band after polar night. We have limited power and a simple dipole (we are QRP) I cannot do any better, but I devote all my free time in monitoring the bands , when I hear some good signal, it has been hectic for me! I have not made too many QSO due to less solar cycle comparing the 11th solar cycle from this new location. Most of the time here, geomagnetic activities did show high aurora so that it seems this area gets different ionization and QSA should be better while sun being up from horizon but, not always the theory meets the practice! For this reasons, I hope the DXers and Antarctic chasers will understand that Antarctica is really a different place to study HF propagation and with only 100W and a dipole the life is hard compare to rotary beams and Kilowatts!
I know that Antarctica is a real DX and I hope the coming new generation of youngest peoples will take more interest in HF radio communication, HF Signal strengths data logging for short-path and long-path towards ionosphere window analysis. Additionally, monitoring readability and strength of receiving radio signals from various stations of several areas of the globe and reporting them for optimizing transmission, deriving from Grey line & propagation window condition, with respect to Indian Research Station “Bharati” for different time zones and using the information to establish communication in HAM radio bands.
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