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Martin Butera


I am a ham radio since 1992, he traveled throughout South America and America center with my radio to communicate with other ham radio. My dream is to reach Antarctica. I want to take a trip to the Antarctic Sector to carry out a "Dxpedition" A Dxpedition is the international name of a business carried on by amateurs, it is basically an expedition to what is considered an exotic location for global operators, perhaps because remoteness, access restrictions or simply because there are very few active radio amateurs there. DX is a wire short for "remote" or "distant", which is used until today.

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Martin's motivation

At present there are only brief opportunities where the Antarctic Sector called "DX" operated by civilian or military in charge of communications bases, but these calls do not always have good results because they often use bands of so-called short distance, arriving communicating with the country and some neighboring countries only, leaving out the vast global amateur radio community. This is simply because many traders bases are only meant to bring internal communications between the bases and everything related to institutional links, this means they are not always prepared in this mode called "DX", which intervenes, dynamics Contacts, develop brevity and clarity, either with handling different languages ​​to call into bands of "international" called, where good use of our NATO phonetic alphabet (ICAO ICAO) is fundamental, especially quickly given the huge number of correspondents who could answer the call "DX" from the Argentine Antarctic Sector.This application also carries a concern for scientific purposes with the idea to study and analyze the different phenomena of propagation of radio waves in the Southern Sector, Ham radio and am ready to travel

“I travel throughout South and Central America, certainly the places that most struck me were the islands Bolivia Lake Titicaca .”

Martin's favorite polar animal

King Penguin – King Penguins make multiple dives usually to a depth of over 100 metres, with depths of over 300 metres having been observed.


1st prize

A 30-day cruise ticket for Oceanwide Expeditions most spectacular expedition in Antarctica: Spectacular Ross Sea (with helicopters)!

15 Feb - 17 Mar, 2017
30 nights
m/v Ortelius
Crossing the Date Line

About Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions is one of the pioneers in ship-based exploratory voyages in the Arctic and Antarctica. We operate our cruises with small ice-strengthened vessels, ideal for exploration in these remote regions. While cruising in the Polar regions we are sure that you will become increasingly fascinated by these unique wildernesses, places of drama, wildlife, history and true emotion.