For 2021 :
PD2BA – 20m.SSB with Paul – VK0PD – Casey station – Antarctica I also have received a email from Paul today (5-6-2021):
- Hi Ben, It was great to make the contact. First time to the Netherlands for me so it was exciting. I have a qsl manager in Spain, it is best is to get in touch with him. I don’t have the facilities here to print qsl cards,nor do we have any way to mail anything for another 6 months from my current QTH. His call is EB7DX and name is David. Hope to work you again sometime. Best 73, Paul VK0PD
Paul, VK2PAD is currently stationed at Casey Station, Antarctica where he works as an instrument electrician and trades supervisor. He mentions he runs an IC-7300 and/or IC-705 with a 300W linear amplifier. Antennas are 3 x 10m telescoping fiberglass poles. He has made some contacts on 20m so far and will construct further wire antennas later. Paul also says that unfortunately there’s a 1Kw ionosonde transmitter about 200m away from his shack.