NEWS UPDATE provided by Gianni, I1HYW:
Nice pileup last night in 7189 where Sebastian SQ1SGB tested the new antenna just installed at Halley VI Base (WAP GBR-40). VP8/SQ1SGB came in with a fairly good stable signal, from S-5 to S-7. Seba sent a couple of photos of his multiband antenna well placed between two pylons in the ice. Check 40 meters from 22:00 GMT onwards. According to Seba, yesterday at 23.00 utc the band was open to the US, Russia, North, Central and South America with a lot of pileup. QSL via EB7DX.
DECEMBER 13 – A Formal Complaint to the Falklands Islands Communications Regulator regarding VP8/SQ1SGB’s amateur radio operation in Antarctica has been made. Read here for the info.
OCTOBER 11, 2021 – Seba, SQ1SGB will again be active from Halley VI(a) Base, Antarctica as VP8/SQ1SGB starting November 18, 2021 and staying until January 31, 2022. During his stay, building of a rhobmic antenna (primarily for aircraft comms on 40m) is planned. This was also allow Seba to transmit on that band when time permits. Check 7190. QSL via EB7DX.