On June 11, 2005, I met Nick Powell at a ham radio event in Colorado Springs. Turns out that Nick works for Raytheon Polar Services Company (RPSC), the contractor that supports logistics and facilities management at the various Antarctic stations. The following photographs are courtesy of  the National Science Foundation (NSF), Raytheon Polar Services Company (RPSC), and Nick Powell, amateur radio callsign NH6ON / KC4AAA.

US and Australian Antarctic bases
Close up of South Pole Station
Satellites in use at South Pole. Unlike the "good old days" today these folks have 11 hours of satellite illumination. Internet and direct dial telephone service.
South Pole Marisat GOES Terminal



Antarctic landmass elevations
The old main entrance at South Pole Station
South Pole Station antenna field.
South Pole Station
Nick Powell at the South Pole
Radio Buildings
Aerial view of McMurdo Station