The RM Araon is the 360ft long ice breaker that will take us from Christchurch to Jang Bogo station.  It will be our home for 10 to 12 days, depending on when we actually leave and the sea conditions.  Terry knows nothing about ships and is not a water person, so this portion of the… Read More

On a trip like this, where we literally can not afford to “miss the boat”, we have to show up a couple of days early to work the inevitable contingency plan.  And this was no different, there was a foul up getting our stuff out of customs.  But it is one of those “Hurry Up… Read More

The journey to Jang Bogo station starts with a very long day of flying to Christchurch, New Zealand.  With layovers in Los Angles and Auckland.  It’s summer time here ‘down under’ with very long daylight hours already. On the Air New Zealand Airlines, one very notable this is their preflight safety video.  Normally a boring… Read More

Our mission is to install a world class ionosphere research radar at the new Korean base called Jang Bogo Station.  This is sponsored by the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI).  This radar needs a large wire antenna, four towers each, 120ft tall and spaced on a 250 ft square.  There is a mile of wire… Read More