last night it happened. We were able to pick up the first (CW) signals from Felix on the Georg-von-Neumayer station operating as DP0GVN in Antarctica. After some preparations we observed a really ufb signal from IB59. A short video can be found in my Tweet:
A neat little pile-up in CW followed after we completed the first QSO.
A little while later we wittnessed the first contacts in SSB. This time Charly DK3ZL currently operating as V55QO in Namibia was the lucky one to have the first QSO. Felix then returned around 2200z for some more SSB operation. This time he was facing a really large pile-up and after ~ 1 hour he had like 100 QSOs in the log. During the operation you could see the big smile in his face while listening to his answers in split-operation.
Felix is expected to stay in Antarctica for another few weeks. So hopefully more OMs and YLs will be lucky to catch him on SAT.
vy73 de Florian DF2ET