An unusual Antarctica spot on Nov. 27, 2011

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An unusual Antarctica spot on Nov. 27, 2011

Hello there everyone.

I was just wondering if any of you out there could refer me to a web site where I could look up any info about amateur radio stations in Antarctica?

The reason I am asking is because I seemed to have picked up a spot on WSPR from that area on Sunday November 27th 2011. It was on the WSPR 30 meter monitoring frequency at 23:20 GMT on Nov 27th. The call sign of the station was E0ZCY and appeared to be situated somewhere in Antarctica according to the WSPR propagation map. The SNR received by me was -23db.

When I did a search in the WSPR database for E0ZCY for a 2 week period in terms of that call sign's activities on all bands, it appears that I was the only station to have picked up E0ZCY's transmission. Somehow, I find this extremely unlikely.

A call sign search on QRZ.COM yielded nothing. I'm simply trying to confirm if the E0ZCY call sign is real or not. Of course many things could explain what happened. Someone may have entered the wrong grid square in the setup portion of WSPR software or maybe a special call-sign was issued to an Antarctic DXpedition. Not sure what is going on here and just trying to get to some answers.

John M.
VE3INH