KC4/WA2DKJ – AGO 4 Ice Camp

    Andy KC4/WA2DKJ has been reported active (tnx K4MZU) from AGO 4 Ice Camp which is situated 550 miles away from Amundsen-Scott station.

    AGO stands for Automatic Geophysics Observatory. There are 5 stations scattered around the continent. They are autonomous, powered by solar and wind energy, with battery backups. They transmit data back to the US via satellite phone. Among other things, they measure magnetism, ionospheric phenomena, and they image the sky in the winter.

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