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3Y0Z / BOUVET Island Dxpedition

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by BJ radionut, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Oct 23, 2017
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    Wow, that is a tiny rock. I hope the top of it is flat so the whole thing doesn't go avalanching off the side. Best of luck!


  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

    Jul 9, 2009
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    Bouvet went south... pity.
  3. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

    May 9, 2008
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    February 3, 2018, 2000 UTC: During the last 72 hours, we continued to experience the high winds, low clouds, fog and rough seas that have prevented helicopter operations since our arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in the weather forecast for the next four days. Then, last night, an issue developed in one of the ship’s engines.

    This morning, the captain of the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted the DXpedition. We are now on our long voyage back to Punta Arenas. As you might imagine, the team is deeply disappointed, but safe. There is already talk about rescheduling the DXpedition,

    Bob, K4UEE
    Ralph, KØIR
    Erling, LA6VM

    WHAT A SHAME!!!...Damn the luck!
  4. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
    Staff Member

    Apr 6, 2005
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    Let me be the first to say OH GOOD! Now maybe I will have some REAL antennas up when they try it again. LOL Seriously though it is a shame.
  5. Hurricane145

    Hurricane145 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2011
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    Yes, tis a shame!
    I intend to retire in the next few months so if they do reschedule it I will have all the time I need to try and work them.
    I would just as soon have tried this time around though. Oh well...That's DXing.
  6. Blackcat630

    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

    Apr 2, 2013
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    Bummer! ! Definitely time for QTH improvements before the next attempt.

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