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  1. #11
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    N7LV calls from North Pole....Alaska that is. Heard him the other day on RTTY.
    Thanks & 73,
    W6ONV Stephen
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    I heard KC4AAA last week. And the big-signal callers in the pile.

    But I worked VK0BP, Bob, at Davis Station last night on 20m., with 100W and an inverted V at 18 ft

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    I have a QSL from KC4USN, Geographical South Pole, Antarctica, dated December 12, 1959, made out to KN7KBN. This was the 17th QSO I ever made. 15 meter CW, 21.153 Mcs., if the inscription on the crystal was correct (7051 tripled to a pair of 807s).

    This card was hand delivered by the guy who was actually down on the ice, and who lived in Las Vegas NV. He was a Navy RM2 at the time, and when he came home on leave after wintering over he brought the card directly to me. It's a keeper.

    http://www.southpolestation.com/postcard/qsl.html This is what the card looks like - the very first one, with the penguin wearing the "cans".
    Last edited by K7KBN; 12-27-2008 at 11:43 PM.
    Semper ubi sub ubi. 73
    K7KBN CWO4 USNR Ret.

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    Thanks for the web site link, I enjoyed looking at the QSL cards from years gone by.

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    Thanks for posting those, Pat. It's really an interesting collection, and some significant history.
    Vic, KB7GL
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    Still a chance to catch OH9SCL in Santa Claus Land, right up in the arctic circle.
    Pete M3KXZ
    GQRP 11767, SKCC 10219.

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    I would love to visit the South Pole and see the KC4AAA station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4kww View Post
    I just had a qso with KC4AAA The AMUNDSEN-SCOTT SOUTH POLE STATION, on 14.243 and I did it with a 100 watts and a Carolina Windom. No amp used here and oh what a feeling. This made my Christmas really feel like Christmas.

    For a long time, I couldn't get through the pileups and I finally did it.

    Merry Christmas to all at the AMUNDSEN-SCOTT SOUTH POLE STATION.
    Congratulations, you certainly have more "persistence" than I do. Working a DX SSB station today with 100 watts and a dipole type antenna is a big achievement, given the big gun 1 kW+ beam competition!

    73,

    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4kww View Post
    I would love to visit the South Pole and see the KC4AAA station.
    See your Navy recruiter. He can fix you right up!
    Semper ubi sub ubi. 73
    K7KBN CWO4 USNR Ret.

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    The closest stations to the north pole would be the Canadian listening post at ALERT (NUNAVUT). The next closest would be at Thule Air Base in Greenland. OX3MC operates in Greenland regularly. By the way I was a contractor at Thule Air Base for 4 years and have traveled to Alert! My OX call was OX3UR.

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