[amsat-bb] FM sats from Antartica for VK and ZL landers

Alan VE4YZ ve4yz at mts.net
Sat Sep 26 15:33:26 PDT 2009

Just noticed this on QRZ.COM from Bill K7MT who used to be a regular on the
FM sats a few years ago with his antenna on his helmet on the ski slopes in


Howdy from Bill K7MT Helena, Mt.

I will be deploying back to McMurdo Station Antarctica Nov 15, 2009 - Feb
20, 2010. I will be active from KC4USV Sundays 0000 GMT on SSB. I have
requests from Europe to come in early around 1800 GMT on Saturdays so they
can work Antarctica and I will be there. I am taking a rigblaster for PSK-31
on 14.070 and CW on 14.043 if time permits. I am also taking an Arrow II
antenna/Kenwood TH-7 to work the FM satellites to VK and ZL land. Finally,
if I get it operational, APRS VHF to HF with a Kam Plus. VK6CO will help me
HF 30 meters with their HF APRS parameters. You just might see me driving
out on the Ross Ice Sea as K7MT-7 in Ivan the Terra Bus. Pictures and
information on my home web page at:


Qsl is via K1IED Larry who has done a terrific job with the QSL cards from
Exel sprea sheet I will be sending to him weekly from McMurdo.

See ya on HF in about 45 days from McMurdo Station Antarctica.

Cheers Bill Erhardt K7MT 

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