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Antarctica DX Satellite Trip Coming up!

Hi Folks,
Tomorrow I will be returning to Antarctica to begin 
a two month expedition in the mountains of Queen Maud Land.
I will be assisting Polar Explorer Alain Hubert, in his 
wall climb of Holtanna, a 5000ft peak. 

Location ~72S 8E. 

Similar to the last years trip I shall be taking an Amateur Satellite 
Radio Station, in order to transmit text and images from Antarctica 
back to our website here in San Francisco. Messages will be 
distributed through a mailing list and images will be posted on the 
WebSite. I shall try to send a travel report and a new image each day. 

In addition, I will be taking with me two APRS enabled weather
stations. These have been built by myself and 3 students of
Professor Twiggs at Stanford University. The weather stations will 
transmit data via SUNSAT to an antarctic ground station or igate.
The weather data should show up on www.findu.com 

I'd like to thank Johann ZR1CBC, for all the assistance he has 
provided me with SUNSAT in the testing of our stations over the 
last three months. Several others I'd like to thank are, Scott Anderson 
for aprs GS work, Steve Bible, for EasyTrak, Rob Wittner for APRS-CE
and Al Lowe for antennas.
Once again Roy, W0SL have generously offered to provide 
assistance in downloading files and Ed, KE6IZN for handling the

I will also try contacts on UO-14 if anyone is in the footprint??

For those not active on the Pacsats they can subscribe to my 
mailing list by following the instructions on this page 

Please check out my website at http://www.thistle.org to find out 
more about the trip in the next few weeks. 

hope to hear from you on the birds
Ronald Ross

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