Sunday, February 12, 2017

Antarctica Vostok Station KC4/N2TA

A nice thrill came today just at twilight (gray line) The Russian Amateur Radio station at Vostok call sign KC4/N2TA returned my call on a frequency of 5.357 Mhz. mode JT65. This is a rare contact for this 60 meter band. I was using a 46 Foot vertical antenna with 20 grown radials and power of 25 watts. It is difficult to even talk to Europe on this band so Antarctica is a great contact.
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Vostok Station (Russian: Ста́нция Восто́к, translit. Stántsiya Vostók, pronounced [ˈstant͡sɨjə vɐˈstok], literally "Station East") is a Russian (formerly Soviet) research station in inland Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica. Founded by the Soviet Union in 1957, the station lies at the southern Pole of Cold, with the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth of −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K).[1] Research includes ice core drilling and magnetometry. Vostok (Russian for "east") was named after Vostok, the lead ship of the First Russian Antarctic Expedition captained by Fabian von Bellingshausen (the second ship Mirny captained by Mikhail Lazarev
became the namesake for Mirny Station).

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