Born in 1979 from an original idea of I1HYW, followed, few years later by IK1GPG the “Antarctic Directory” has been poached (at the end of year 1999), by a group of snatchers, who did use it for purposes, which are well far away the original ones.
Few months later, thanks to the help of John Van Putten WD8MGQ, we did park what did remain in our hands, result of over 36 years of our work, on an American web site: http://www.islandchaser.com/
In the Year 2ØØØ, we start to think about an International Antarctic web site which could incorporate an Award Program as well. After a bit of worldwide brainstorming, we decided that W.A.P. (Worldwide Antarctic Program), could have fitted into our philosophy. At the beginning of 2ØØ1, we found it was time to move from USA and recovering our reborn job, into a new web site, free of any political or strange interactions.
Our main objective was to found, a solid Team of Antarctic enthusiasts.
We did it!
Thanks to the help of well known Dxers and Antarctic chasers such as DL5EBE, F5NOD, I2LPA, K4MZU, GM3ITN, LU3CQ and many others, the year 2001 did show the Dynamic DX Charterhouse web site (www.ddxc.net ) able to open a serious Antarctic World Wide Program.
IZ8BRI, Dr. Egidio Settimio, web master by profession, did study the structure of the new WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program ) web site, which has been developed and put it on line at www.ddxc.net/wap This is an example how a good Team can produce great job and notable results.
Developing step by steps each branches of Antarctic matters, at the middle of 2003 following our defined program, we did start to talk about WAP Antarctic Awards.
IK1GPG and I1HYW, with the help of several Contributors (listed in the contributor session of the Directory itself) did sew, since 2001, the borders and guide lines of a new Antarctic Directory, including for the first time the Sub Antarctic Territories, French Austral Territories and peri-Antarctic areas.
Thanks to the help of Alessandro Lastrucci IZ1HKE, Lucia Gimelli IZ1JJE and Maurizio Gentile IZ1GJK from July 2007 we have a new WEB site named as our Antarctic Program http://www.waponline.it.
On July 2017 with the help of few friends, we did change the old style aspect (based on Nuke PHP thecnology) to the best WordPress. TNX KK3Q Floyd and IK1QFM Betty for the great help.