Communications Team Leader
Adam Brown, K2ARB

During December 2008 and January 2009 I returned to Antarctica to work as the communications speciallist at the Patriot Hills Base Camp in the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica (80 S / 81 W). From December 16 through approximately December 27, I operated as CE8/K2ARB from Punta Arenas, Chile. During the remainder of December and all of January, I was QRV from Patriot Hills on 40 and 20 meter CW, SSB, and P SK31 as KC4/K2ARB and VP8DKF. I also set up a station with a 20 meter IARU beacon and operated on 40 and 20 as CE9/K2ARB from the nearby Antonio Hunneus Base (Chile).

If you would like to read more about my experiences in Antarctica, please read my article on page 52 in the January 2009 issue of QST or feel free visit to visit my blog at

Please QSL to my home QTH or via the W2 bureau.

SWL cards welcome.

KC4/K2ARB - VP8DKF COMMS, Patriot Hills 2006-07 K2ARB/MM Radio Officer, US Merchant Marine, 4X/K2ARB