I1SR – South Shetland Islands (postponed)

    • January 5, 2011.

    The planned school expedition on the traces of the first Italian Base “Giacomo Bove” (WAP ITA-Ø2) in Antarctica, with participation of students and teachers, has been postponed for about 1 year due to logistical problems.

    • September 6, 2010.

    Yes, the callsign is correct and South Shetland! The following info was displayed today in the Worldwide Antarctic Program website.

    To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Italian Explorer Renato Cepparo, a group of Italian students led by Prof. Geol Julius Fabbri from the city of Trieste will leave December 2010 for a “Didactic Project” in the South Shetland Islands following 1976 trip of Renato Cepparo at the first italian Giacomo Bove Camp (WAP ITA-02) set by Cepparo’s Expedition at Italia Valley, Ezcurra inlet, Admiralty Bay on King George island (62° 10′ S, 58° 30′ W).

    The plan is to activate the old call I1SR (same as 1976 Cepparo’s Expedition) and placing a commemorative plaque on the same place where Cepparo set the Giacomo Bove Camp and doing some ecological studies, connected to the didactic program of the students.

    A website is to be constructed shortly. Gianni I1HYW will also provide more details soon.

    DX World.net