Log of Bill's updates:

01/21/2013: First light!

01/08/2013: 'Getting cargo in to Antarctica has been extremely problematic this year. The runway at McMurdo has degraded pretty badly because of warm weather so they are flying only C-17s this year, and often even they are canceled. The upshot is that we don't have the transmitters here yet. Everything else is here but we wait. The antenna is done, which was fun at -20 F.'

01/02/2013: 'Things are going well. We have towers up and the antennas almost completely assembled. Antennas should go on towers tomorrow. Our electronics haven't arrived yet.'

Information about South Pole Station:

Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station is an American scientific research station located at the Geographic South Pole, the southernmost place on the Earth.

The Amundsen-Scott station was originally constructed in 1956 as a contribution towards the International Geophysical Year of 1957.

The station has been rebuilt several times.

The station stands at an elevation of 2,835 meters on an ice sheet that is about 2,850 meters thick.

The ice sheet carries the station about 10 m per year.

The population of the station peaks during the austral summer (October - February) at 200; the wintering-over population is about 50.

The station uses New Zealand time (UTC+12, UTC+13 during daylight saving time) since all flights to McMurdo station depart from Christchurch and therefore all official travel from the pole goes through New Zealand.

For more information about the station, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amundsen%E2%80%93Scott_South_Pole_Station(external link)

The construction of the SuperDARN radar at Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is supported by the National Science Foundation under the Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences program.