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nfip

Cold 'n Rusty
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Guess it's as good a time as any to kick this off.
So this fella got a gig "Down South" for the summer.
http://www.antarctica.gov.au/living-and-working

My default is NH Japow. 100%.

4 weeks out from my Hobart arrival.
2 weeks pre-departure training....

A few folk on these pages I've met , crossed paths ( unknowingly) over the years.
Few others I sense will appreciate my personal journey.
Many others feel like we know each other after my time here in the black hole. ;)
Top of my head I'll tag you as I go.
In no particular order simply for starters.
@LMB @chicski @Fozzie Bear @Untele-whippet @skifree and lately @Airguitar
Will be phlat / rolling terrain going I sense.
No big expectations btw

As far as my BC kit it goes like this. .
Think I've got it covered .

https://www.voile.com/voile-v6-skis.html
https://ca-store.genuineguidegear.com/products/ion-12
https://ca-store.genuineguidegear.com/products/g3-ion-ski-crampons
https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com.au/glidelite-mix-kicker-skins-bd163711-cfg.html
http://www.kochalpin.at/en/brands/contour/hybrid/hybrid-mix/

and a good camera.
plus the mandatory Go Pro.
SSD cards.
Spotify library down loaded / saved. !
external hard drives.....

some calm abiding meditation

and prepare self for the scent of Penguin shit.

Steady as she goes skipper.
Deep breathe....
Peace.
 
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CarveMan

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Guess it's as good a time as any to kick this off.
So this fella got a gig "Down South" for the summer.
http://www.antarctica.gov.au/living-and-working

My default is Japow. 100%.

4 weeks out from my Hobart arrival.
2 weeks pre-departure training....

A few folk on these pages I've met , crossed paths ( unknowingly) over the years.
Few others I sense will appreciate my personal journey.
Many others feel like we know each other after my time here in the black hole. ;)
Top of my head I'll tag you as I go.
In no particular order simply for starters.
@LMB @chicski @Fozzie Bear @Untele-whippet @skifree and lately @Airguitar
Will be phlat / rolling terrain going I sense.
As far as my BC kit goes like this. No big expectations btw.
Think I've got it covered .

https://www.voile.com/voile-v6-skis.html
https://ca-store.genuineguidegear.com/products/ion-12
https://ca-store.genuineguidegear.com/products/g3-ion-ski-crampons
https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com.au/glidelite-mix-kicker-skins-bd163711-cfg.html
http://www.kochalpin.at/en/brands/contour/hybrid/hybrid-mix/

and a good camera.
plus the mandatory Go Pro.
SSD cards.
Spotify library down loaded / saved. !
external hard drives.....

some calm abiding meditation

and prepare self for the scent of Penguin shit.

Steady as she goes skipper.
Deep breathe....
Peace.
Amaze

Just FYI the Spotify thing might not work, it needs to ‘phone home’ relatively regularly to ensure you’re paid up and therefore eligible to have the music saved. I’d check that before you rely on it.
 
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Untele-whippet

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You forgot
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nfip

Cold 'n Rusty
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Keep a search on the binding to see what breaks & what parts you need to take.

And enough epoxy and heli coils to do a complete remount if req.
hmm had the rig for couple years now.
simple bc dinking across the dam.
plus a couple good work out in bounds.
all good so far.
?
 
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skifree

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hmm had the rig for couple years now.
simple bc dinking across the dam.
plus a couple good work out in bounds.
all good so far.
?
Can’t hurt to look into what other folks have broken.

You aint got no amazon delivery.
 
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nfip

Cold 'n Rusty
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Amaze

Just FYI the Spotify thing might not work, it needs to ‘phone home’ relatively regularly to ensure you’re paid up and therefore eligible to have the music saved. I’d check that before you rely on it.
there is a work around to save it to my olde ipod I believe.
tho not so simple.
may have to hand it off to the kids.
also have to contact Telstra about their global roaming capacity.
 

piolet

Better make it three
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Awesome @nfip !

Maint gig? You're a builder, right?

Looking forward to the pics and stories. A chick I know had spent a few seasons and reckons everyone bonks their brains out down there LOL

pack accordingly LOL
 
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nfip

Cold 'n Rusty
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Awesome @nfip !

Maint gig? You're a builder, right?

Looking forward to the pics and stories. A chick I know had spent a few seasons and reckons everyone bonks their brains out down there LOL

pack accordingly LOL
geez.
hope my wife is not following this thread incognito ,
her biggest fear .
it's real
edit ..no it's just not me
 

nfip

Cold 'n Rusty
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Awesome @nfip !

Maint gig? You're a builder, right?

Looking forward to the pics and stories. A chick I know had spent a few seasons and reckons everyone bonks their brains out down there LOL

pack accordingly LOL
Yep. Builder.
back ward step ish from my contractor world of last 20 plus years.
sweet with that tho.
so looking forward to just going to work.
knowing that I will actual get paid.
regularly.
 

Seafm

Too far from the snow
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This sounds like the ultimate tick on the bucket list. You know the rules around this place of course, pics or it didn't happen;) I presume there is some sort of digital communication to the rest of the world from there.
 
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nfip

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This sounds like the ultimate tick on the bucket list. You know the rules around this place of course, pics or it didn't happen;) I presume there is some sort of digital communication to the rest of the world from there.
best mates son
one of our own extended fam.
commented it's ticking off some thing on your bucket list you didn't even know was on your bucket list.
 

nfip

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This sounds like the ultimate tick on the bucket list. You know the rules around this place of course, pics or it didn't happen;) I presume there is some sort of digital communication to the rest of the world from there.
yeah .
will have basic internet.
and further social media connectivity.
bandwidth speed will be not what we achieve here.
 

GS

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Fantastic gig, well done on giving it a go.

I may have missed it, which station are you off to?

Nothing prepares you for the delightful aroma of penguin shit
 

Fozzie Bear

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@nfip maybe a chin wag with @Red_switch ..... IIRC he has spent a bit of time down there with the Un Zed mob.

Re music..... biggest iPod you can get.... and do you have room for a guitar (acoustic obviously)? An excellent opportunity to serenade thousands adoring of chicks (even if they do smell of fish tained poo)..... would fully expect you to be shredding by the time you get back.
 
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nfip

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@nfip maybe a chin wag with @Red_switch ..... IIRC he has spent a bit of time down there with the Un Zed mob.

Re music..... biggest iPod you can get.... and do you have room for a guitar (acoustic obviously)? An excellent opportunity to serenade thousands adoring of chicks (even if they do smell of fish tained poo)..... would fully expect you to be shredding by the time you get back.

yes definately taking the ipod and the trusted Bose speaker
but doesn't have any of my new music on it .
Getting in touch with Spotify to see what the deal is , as per CM's advice ^^
yeah there's a few guitars down there as I understand so will leave mine at home.
trying to keep the stuff I take down there to a minimum.
 

Spence

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I don’t know you nfip but I see we have similar music tastes. So I keep an eye out for your musical recommendations and other posts. It sounds like an awesome adventure and something I would dream of doing (I don’t suppose they have much need of an A/V technician in Antartica). All power to you buddy.
I also look forward to hearing about your adventures if you are able to post. Be well and travel safe.
Peace, Zen and Karma.
 

nfip

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I don’t know you nfip but I see we have similar music tastes. So I keep an eye out for your musical recommendations and other posts. It sounds like an awesome adventure and something I would dream of doing (I don’t suppose they have much need of an A/V technician in Antartica). All power to you buddy.
I also look forward to hearing about your adventures if you are able to post. Be well and travel safe.
Peace, Zen and Karma.
Cheers Spence.
Saw this is open .
https://jobs.antarctica.gov.au/jobs...ipWh1sDHHlRPnfqPDQ-I9Y0EpDY0kAlxc9ym2eCZFePKo
Other jobs notified here.
https://jobs.antarctica.gov.au/jobs-in-antarctica/
 
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shauno

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Amaze

Just FYI the Spotify thing might not work, it needs to ‘phone home’ relatively regularly to ensure you’re paid up and therefore eligible to have the music saved. I’d check that before you rely on it.

I work in the middle of nowhere offshore and spotify still works as long as you have access to the internet just log the phone (or laptop spotify) onto wireless and its fine you dont need to have a cell phone network. Need to log on every 29 days or so.
 

nfip

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I work in the middle of nowhere offshore and spotify still works as long as you have access to the internet just log the phone (or laptop spotify) onto wireless and its fine you dont need to have a cell phone network. Need to log on every 29 days or so.
yes great advice. thx
so just log in with laptop and the phone will be " authorised " as such. ?
 
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shauno

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yes great advice. thx
so just log in with laptop and the phone will be " authorised " as such. ?

Phone needs to log on to wireless as well as you need to select offline mode from the app while its actually online. Can do that before your trip down although pretty sure you will have wireless internet on the Ship via the big dome VSAT terminal. Should have good internet down at the base as well.
 
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nfip

Cold 'n Rusty
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Phone needs to log on to wireless as well as you need to select offline mode from the app while its actually online. Can do that before your trip down although pretty sure you will have wireless internet on the Ship via the big dome VSAT terminal. Should have good internet down at the base as well.
yeah as I can read there 's decent conectivity.
no streaming tho.
and not same speed as we could expect here at home but reliable enough for the basic contact.
 

nfip

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Fozzie Bear

A Local
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Jun 2, 2014
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SO one week out.
Starting to get real...still a few boxes to tick on the home front but accepting now I'm not going to have EVERYTHING done.

Work being done on the airstrip down South for the first of the summer crew and returning WInter expeditioners.
http://www.antarctica.gov.au/living...casey/2019/this-week-at-casey-11-october-2019

Interesting read here also.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10...shelf-iceberg-in-antarctica-captured/11370748

Very jealous ...... in the best possible way :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
 
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