Communications at the South Pole are staffed 24 hours/day, and almost all they do in the summer is coordinate flights from McMurdo.
Sweitzer uses the ham radio shack at the Pole, station KC4AAA.
This is the voice communications control center, which is limited to Antarctica (computer communications to the rest of the world are elsewhere). Reportedly, shortwave transmissions here sound like "you're talking underwater" and they probably "take some getting used to."
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