A special station RL60ANT is dedicated to the signing of the Antarctic Treaty by France in 1961.

Antarctic Treaty entered into force on June 23rd, 1961, covering demilitarization of the Antarctic region, its use for exclusively peaceful purposes and transformation into a zone free of nuclear weapons.

Initially, the Treaty was signed by 12 countries: Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Great Britain, New Zealand, Norway, USSR (Russia), USA, France, Chile, South Africa, Japan.

In honour of the 60th anniversary of the event, from October 1st to December 31st, 2021 Russian Robinson club together with SRR, Hamlog and other interested organizations plans to conduct a special activity usingh 12 different callsigns, by the number of countries that originally signed the Antarctic Treaty:

  • R60ANT – Russia
  • RA60ANT – South Africa
  • RB60ANT – Belgium
  • RC60ANT – Chile
  • RG60ANT – Argentina
  • RJ60ANT – Japan
  • RK60ANT – United Kingdom
  • RL60ANT – France
  • RN60ANT – Norway
  • RT60ANT – Australia
  • RU60ANT – USA
  • RZ60ANT – New Zealand

Plus a special callsign from Antarctica RI60ANT.

(More details are provided here http://www.waponline.it/wap-is-going-to-launch-the-60-years-of-the-antarctic-treaty-systems-celebration/)

Russian Robinson Club together with SRR and HAMLOG.Online will issue a special award and plaque.

Award “60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty”

To receive the award it is enough to make 1 QSO / SWL with each of 12 stations using special callsigns in a period from October 1st to December 31st, 2021.

Missed special callsigns can be replaced by callsigns of ordinary radio amateurs from appropriate country. For example, missed RA60ANT QSO can be replaced by any 3 QSOs with South Africa. RI60ANT counts for any missed special callsign.

To receive an alectronic award, which is issued automaticaly trough HAMLOG.online.

To receive a plaque, you need to make 2 QSO / SWL with each of 12 stations using special callsigns in a period from October 1st to December 31st, 2021. Duplicate QSOs are valid on different bands and different modes.

Plaques size 200x250mm, fee 41 EUR or 46 USD.

Payment via PayPal  VershkovKN@gmail.com

The fee includes shipping by AIR MAIL (tracking number provided).

Applications and questions should be sent to RW3DD:  VershkovKN@gmail.com

More details  https://hamlog.online//club/rrc/209

QSL info: All QSL Rx60ANT via RZ3EC (OQRS (better)/direct/bureau)