• Bouvet Island Activation Planned

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Wed Jun 8 14:37:30 2016

    Three proven and experienced DXpedition leaders and a large team of operators have announced plans to activate Bouvet Island (Bouvetoya), the number 2 most-wanted DXCC entity in late 2017 or early 2018. Ralph Fedor, K0IR, Bob Allphin, K4UEE and Erling Wiig, LA6VM, have been working on this project since returning from Peter I (3Y0X) some 10 years ago.

    "We are making this announcement now, so that other DXpedition teams that may be considering Bouvet as a DXpedition target can redirect their time and effort elsewhere," the trio said in a news release.

    The team has an agreement with R/V Braveheart skipper Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ, to provide transportation, a helicopter, pilot, and mechanic. The group's preliminary plan, submitted to the Norwegian Polar Institute, has been accepted, and a permit will be issued to land on Slakhallet - a huge glacier that covers the volcanic island.

    A dependency of Norway, Bouvet is a subantarctic island in the South Atlantic.

    Among them, the Bouvet DXpedition leaders hold 11 DXpedition of the Year awards, have activated a dozen Top 10 DXCC entities, and amassed huge contact totals during their most recent DXpeditions, such as Desecheo (118,000), HK0NA (195,000), FT5ZM (170,000), and K1N (140,000). A website is under development. - Thanks to The Daily DX[1]

    [1] http://www.dailydx.com

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