North Pole explorer Christopher Pala uses a ham two way radio

Christopher Pala's NorthPole Expedition, Ham Radio Operation is impossible because of a Magnetic Storm.

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The Oddest Place on Earth: Rediscovering the NorthPole.  Ham Radio communication becomes impossible because of a magnetic storm high in the atmosphere.  Here Chris tries to communicate day after day with the ham radio but the magnetic storm persist.
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On the NorthPole, two way radio communication is essential, here Christopher Pala, Arctic Explorer, uses a ham radio to contact base camp

Trying to contact base camp with a two way radio or ham radio


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I tried every night to make contact with the base, but an  invisible  magnetic storm made it impossible.

This ham radio couldn't get past the radio wave propagation problems found on the northpole, but Chris tried daily, anyway.


Christopher Pala, Rediscovering the North Pole: The Oddest Place on Earth

The Oddest Place on Earth: Rediscovring the North Pole

Book Description
When Christopher Pala first landed at the North Pole, he fell so much in love with it that he took his girlfriend to ride the polar treadmill  on what he mischievously called the First Expedition to Nowhere. For a week, the couple skied every day to the pole, pitched their tent and drifted away from it as they slept. 

Between his five trips to the pole, Pala used his journalistic skills to peel away the layers of myth surrounding its discovery and capture  the untold story of the first men who indisputably stood there. 

 Pala is the first to chronicle the transformation of one of the most remote places on earth into a new Mecca for adventure travelers. Flying   in every April on Russian jets, he joined risk-lovers to parachute over it, balloon across it, attain it on skis and scuba-dive under it. 

But as he discovers, man's presence at the pole is still ephemeral and there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the escape from ordinary  constraints of time and space provided by this breathtakingly gorgeous place that is not a place.   Excerpts of the book have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Blue Adventure, Polar Record and other publications. 

About the Author
Christopher Pala is a free-lance journalist based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His work with United Press International and Agence  France-Presse took him to the Caribbean, West Africa, Russia and Central Asia, but no place captured his heart and mind more than the  North Pole. 


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