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3Y0Z Bouvet Island

3Y0Z. International Team will be active from Bouvet Island, IOTA AN - 002, in 2018 as 3Y0Z.
Planned dates 20 January - 28 February 2018 (will be determined by vessel shedule).
They will operate on 160 - 10m.
Team - DJ9ZB, EY8MM, HK1R, K0IR, K4UEE, K9CT, LA6VM, N4GRN, N6HC, N9TK, NM1Y, PA5M, UA3AB, VA7DX, VE7CT, W0GJ, W6IZT, W8HC, WB9Z.
QSL manager for 3Y0Z DX Pedition N2OO.
Off Island Team:
Propogation - Stu K6TU.
Logos and Graphics - Dani YB2TJV.
Server-Logging Software - Dean N7XG.

3Y0Z Bouvet Information for Radio Amateurs.

DXCC Country - Bouvet Island.
WAZ Zone - CQ 38.
ITU Zone - 67.
QTH Locator - JD15.


3Y0Z News Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018


December 7, 2016

The Bouvet Island DXpedition Team is happy to report the following:

After extensive examination, we have found a suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island and have identified what appears to be the best operating location in the area. Our proposed site is at 540 24’ 23” South and 30 24’ 39” East at approximately 600 ft. ASL. This is on the Slakhallet Glacier on the northeast quadrant of Bouvet. It is relatively flat with areas of maximum slope not exceeding 8 degrees. This is well below slope levels that are prone to avalanches. We have less information on the presence of crevasses, but do not detect any on the highest resolution images that we have. Of course, an on-site inspection upon our initial helicopter landing will determine our actual operating location.

We have researched and selected our Antarctic shelters. These four shelters will house our stations, our sleeping quarters, and our eating and meeting facility (the MEG tent). These were selected to survive the high winds, precipitation, and temperatures expected on Bouvet. We will heat our operating shelter and the MEG tent. Our sleeping shelters will not be heated for safety reasons.

The ten HF beams that served us so well on Amsterdam Island (FT5ZM) will accompany us to Bouvet. We intend to deploy them on a line along 2400 to 600. This will keep the antennas from beaming into each other when aimed at Europe, Japan, and North America. Our verticals for 160, 80, 60, 40, and 30 meters will be placed to minimize interaction. Images of our antenna plans, shelter layouts, and shelter interiors are on our website.

The Japanese support team has reorganized and will be led by Hiro, JA4DND. Joe, JJ3PRT, will be our new pilot for Japan. JA4BUA, Kuwa, will be in charge of web and IT duties, and JK1KSB, Oku, will do our public relations. In addition, we’ve added a VK-ZL-Oceania pilot, VK6VZ.

Our on-line store has opened! You can now shop at Café Press for 3Y0Z souvenirs --- mugs, hats, cups, T-shirts, etc. You can purchase fun and usable products and at the same time…support the 3Y0Z team.

Our Facebook page, 3Y0Z-Bouvet Island DXpedition, now has over 1500 followers. Stop by for photos, articles, updates, and meeting fellow DXers.

Fundraising is an on-going process for us. This is a demanding and expensive project;
possibly the most expensive DXpedition ever. We ask for your financial support. Please click on our “Donate” buttons on our website and help us make this happen.

The Bouvet Island DXpedition-2018 Team wishes you and your families a wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with DX!

3Y0Z News 11 August 2016

We are pleased to announce that our website is now active. Now, you can see more about our plans to activate the #2 DXCC "most wanted" entity. You will also meet the operating TEAM. You will recognize most, if not all the call signs as these operators have given out millions of DXpedition QSOs over the years.

We plan to be QRV on Bouvet on all available bands using the common modes with the very best antennas, radios, and amplifiers. The duration of our visit to "the most remote island on Earth" may be as long as three weeks, weather permitting of course. As with our many previous DXpeditions, we expect to make tens of thousands of QSOs. That is our #1 goal, consistent with the safety of the operating team.

Now that the website is up, we are officially beginning our fund-raising program. As with our other DXpeditions, the operating team is committed to provide one half (50%) of the DXpedition costs. We are asking DX foundations, DX clubs, individual DXers and equipment vendors to provide the remainder. We believe this arrangement is fair and equitable. As always, you have the option of using PayPal, a credit card or a personal/club check.

We appreciate you becoming our partner in very expensive under taking.

73, For the TEAM,

Ralph-K0IR
Bob-K4UEE

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Dale
  • Callsign: K8TS
  • 2016-12-07 11:45:34
This a tremendous undertaking, and I am sure that may of us are looking for the activation. But we must remember that your safety to this remote and delesolt place is more than that of a qsl card. Thank you for your efforts and I am sure you will do well!
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Fabio
  • Callsign: IW0BLW
  • 2016-08-10 10:26:15
Good news !!

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