Arrived in Dumont d’Urville

Received a mail from François FT3YL. French vessel Astrolabe could not arrive to Dumont d’Urville. They had to stop at 120 km before french base due to ice field. They had to go to Dumont d’Urville base by helicopter.

They were able to bring with them only few personnal effects. So, all radio equipments is still on board Astrolabe. François hopes to have it with the next trips of the french vessel.

So, he won’t be QRV before 2 or 3 months.

He is well, but he has many many many works to do.

73 de F5PHW Phil



François F4HLT is currently in Hobart (Australia)

His departure might be later due to ice filed near Terre Adélie. May be wednesday.

Below, « L’Astrolabe »,  the french ship to go to Terre Adélie.