VHF operation in Antarctica | Southgate Amateur Radio News

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VHF operation in Antarctica

Radio amateur Cathy Collness M0RTW is taking up the post of Radio Communications Officer at the Rothera Research Station. In her blog she describes the VHF communications system at the base

Read Cathy’s post at



In 2013 Cathy took the Foundation and Advanced amateur radio training courses run by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS).

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How about something different than your usual QSO?  How about a VHF amateur radio contact from the Rothera Research Station in Antarctica? That hope will come alive when Cathy Collness (M0RTW) assumes the position of  Radio Communications Officer at the remote outpost. You can read Cathy’s post after the introduction to this article.  This should be an excellent opportunity to work VHF from the “bottom of the World.”

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Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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