Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tune in today - for Christmas at the bottom of the world

Mc Murdo Station, Antarctica (

Tune in Christmas at the bottom of the world... the following is from Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF/KC4, currently in Antarctica:

Each year, the residents of McMurdo Station, Antarctica celebrate Christmas by singing Christmas Carols to the remote, Antarctic field camps on the HF radio. This year, we are asking ham radio operators around the world to listen in and e-mail short wave listeners, telling us how far away the carols are heard. Listen on 7995 kHz USB on 24 December 2014 2300z (December 25 1200 New Zealand Time) and e-mail reports to

For a Christmas in Antarctica SWL QSL card, please send an SASE to my Blacksburg address (see Special cards will be made for this event.

Please share this information with as many hams as possible. It would be really interesting to know how far we are heard. I believe we will be running about 1000 W for this.
Merry Christmas!
Nathaniel, KC4/W2NAF

(Larry Van Horn N5FPW)