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May 9, 2002 at 10:04 pm #82willKeymaster
Well i thought i would do a posting, i am a friend of Mike and Lorries. I work in the Fire Department at McMurdo and i am also a Ham Radio operator like Mike. Last season was my first on the ice and i loved it, i got an offer to return to the Fire Dept in August so mike i will see you at 1st flight WINFLY, Have no fear i will get you some fresh Coffee at the Starbucks in Christchurch. I am a native of the Allentown, PA area where i work in Emergency Management for the County of Lehigh when i am not on the ice. On the ice i enjoy playing ham radio and doing my radio show on our Armed Forces Radio Station “Ice Radio 104.5” playing the greatest classic rock from the 60’s to the 80’s and the occasional on air live contest and talk show, i am Antarctica’s only “Shock Jock” pushing the FCC rules to the limit… Antarctica is a magical place, and for those of you who want to go, go for it, for those of you who think were insane for going there… we are! And for those of you who say why would you want to leave your nice warm home i say why not?[/font:vdnvldx9]
Chris “ICEMAN” Post[/font:vdnvldx9]
Allentown, PA & McMurdo Station Antarctica[/font:vdnvldx9]
United States Antarctic Program
McMurdo Station Antarctica
Lehigh County Emergency Management
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May 10, 2002 at 7:08 pm #1465thepooles98Keymaster
Chris , just so you don’t forget the beauty. This is a composite of 3 photo’s I took from Ob hill on the last sunset. It was cloudy so no sun. Next photo hopefully will be auroras…mike
May 13, 2002 at 11:07 am #1466lizsfcaMember
Cool post. It’s really great to get a sense of the people who are going out to Antarctica. I love reading about it–I applied for this season, but I’m probably considered “wrongly qualified” when it comes to being useful out on the ice. Ah, well. That’s why it’s fun to live vicariously through this bulletin board. Hope you don’t mind that I googled you and found very cool photos (and some slightly alarming descriptions about the flight over) 😉 What an incredible experience. Hope you have a great season.
P.S. Mike…that photo is AWESOME.
(A different) LizMay 13, 2002 at 9:14 pm #1467willKeymaster
Thanks Liz, what job did you apply for? why do you think you wouldn’t be qualified, last season we had a pharmacist working as a janitor just because she wanted to be there !! Where did u see the pics from, i have some on my radio clubs web page at [/font:55mz3g9g]
Yeah you got a sense of the people that are going there, we are all nuts, first season… ok you can chalk that up to temporary insanity, second season you know we have serious issues… third season and so on…. they must have deported us because why would anyone want to go back..!![/font:55mz3g9g]
May 14, 2002 at 10:37 am #1468lizsfcaMember
Those were the pics, indeed! That picture in the transport is wild…are those paper bags everyone’s holding in front of them? Lunch? or…well, nevermind. Heh. The Shackleton pictures seem so sad to me…
With the radio, I think I read a post somewhere that mentioned Armed Forces radio somehow broadcasting a segment from Antarctica. Do I have that right?
As for me, well, I applied for Retail Materialsperson, Materialsperson, Coordinator Retail/Recreation Operations, Work Order Scheduler, and Administrative Assistant. Unfortunately, I missed the Denver job fair so I could only apply to 5 jobs over the net, which is really pretty much a crapshoot. But I’ll be in Denver in July, and I’m going to see if there’s anyone at Raytheon I can talk to. My job experience is mostly in Web stuff, front-end. So, it doesn’t fit quite right with the needs of most of these jobs. Even the janitor job requires “previous institutional cleaning experience,” LOL! Of course, if a pharmacist did it last year, perhaps there’s hope. Honestly, I’d just to go for the experience. Don’t really care what the job is.
Just reading Mike’s descriptions on the other board, there, makes me envious 🙂
BTW, would you give us all an example of a typical “call” for the Fire Dept out there? I’m curious.
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