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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.
At Maitri Station (WAP IND-Ø3), HF rig is not actually in operations, nobody is interested on Ham Radio now in the era of  WiFi! 
After two days waiting  fedder flight to Bharati/Progress Runway, again postponed due to  bad WX at Syowa location, Bhagwati (VU3BPZ) finally reached Bharati Station, Larseman Hills (WAP IND-Ø4) on  Nov. 23rd. 
He will be operating  as 8T2BH (callsign isuued from Dec.1st 2015 through Dec.31st 2016) from Bharati Research Station (Locator MC80co  WAP IND-Ø4)  very  soon. It is not yet  known when he will get time to set the antenna up,  but Bhagwati will be there till Dec.2016
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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.
Looking forward to my counterpart Rajesh Dabral “RAJ” VU3LBP . He will operating HAM radio full year 2017 I hope Rajesh Dabral "RAJ" VU3BPZ will be follow my work and do better than the me in 2017. Raj was
within my 2nd Antarctic expedition in 2005 at Maitri Base,  3098 km from here .
I thanks first to my parental Organization and also and give credit to NCAOR (Indian National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research) for the opportunity given to his expedition members . I also thanks my QSO ham friends who I did work in the bottom of the earth and also thanks my QSL Manger I1HYW and WAP  who are following me in  Antarctica since 1979!
Best 73
Bhagwati Prasad Semwal (8T2BH/VU3BPZ) (Ex-20,24,29th, Maitri & 31th, Bharati, WOT)
QTH: Bharati Station (69°S, 076°E), Grid MC81AA
35th ISEA (2015-2016) Larsemann Hills, Antarctica

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