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    #51
    3Y0Z Bouvet Island News 0800 UTC January 29, 2018

    We had another night of rocking and rolling. A strong southwesterly wind produced high following seas resulting in the stern of the ship rising on the approaching wave or swell, the ship surfing down the front of the wave, and the bow plunging into the wave ahead of it. The change in motion produced a change in the migratory pattern of gear and furniture, but the chaotic end results were similar to our last rough ride. Entropy exists.

    Last evening we met with the helicopter pilots to be sure we understood each other. Safety first and then get everything ashore as quickly as possible with never more people than our infrastructure can support. We parted with the "one team" commitment.

    We continue to bounce around, but for the soaring sea birds around us, it is just another day.

    Onward.

    Ralph - K0IR
    3Y0Z Bouvet Island DX Pedition Meeting with helicopter pilots

    73 Al 4L5A

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      #52
      3Y0Z Update
      At 1605z, the 3Y0Z team are 370 nautical miles from Bouvet Island.
      73 Al 4L5A

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        #53
        3Y0Z Bouvet News 05.00Z
        They expect to arrive to the island in about 25 hours.
        They hope weather will allow them to land easily.
        They expect to have better internet access from Bouvet using directional antenna.
        73 Al 4L5A

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          #54
          3Y0Z Bouvet Island DX Pedition News January 30, 2018, 1130 UTC: Our current position is 54 degrees 27 minutes South; 1 degree 68 minutes West. The outside temperature is 4 degrees C with 10 knot northwest winds. The sea is gently rolling with scattered icebergs visible on radar. Visibility is approximately 1/4 mile in moderate fog. We are roughly 20 hours from Bouvet.

          Today, we will have our final team meeting and discuss safety, loading sequences, camp development and layout, infrastructure on island vs. the number of people on the island, emergency contingencies and team assignments.

          The local weather forecast for Bouvet is questionable for a landing to occur tomorrow. Hopefully, we can at least establish an anchorage, and be fully prepared to commence our operation at the first weather window.
          73 – Ralph – KØIR
          73 Al 4L5A

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            #55
            3Y0Z News 2200 UTC January 30, 2018

            We are less than 100 miles from Bouvet in moderate seas and visibility of about 100 meters. Scattered icebergs remain on radar.

            Today, we removed most of the contents of our sea containers, re-sorted and staged it, and then put it all back in the containers, again, before a light rain started.

            We hope to be anchored shortly after daybreak tomorrow, and will anxiously await a weather window that will allow us to start our landing operation. We are ready whenever Mother Nature gives us the green light.

            Ralph, K0IR
            73 Al 4L5A

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              #56
              3Y0Z News 31 January 2018 06.00 UTC
              As of 0600Z today the MV Betanzos was about 4 miles off shore from Bouvet Island. Remember once they arrive it will probably take a day or so for them to set up. of 0600Z today the MV Betanzos was about 4 miles off shore from Bouvet Island. Remember once they arrive it will probably take a day or so for them to set up.
              73 Al 4L5A

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                #57
                3Y0Z Bouvet DX Pedition News 31 January 2018 08.12 GMT
                Ship anchored. Wheather not good for helicopters. Raining.

                Bouvet Island first view


                3Y0Z Bouvet Island DX Pedition First View

                Bouvet Island. First View. Author - Nodir Tursun Zade EY8MM.
                73 Al 4L5A

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                  #58
                  3Y0Z News. January 31, 2018, 0830 UTC: Bouvet Island came into view at about 0600 UTC today. We dropped anchor at 0810 UTC in approximately 25 meters of water off the east side of the island between Kapp Meteor and Swarthamaren.

                  The temperature is 2 degrees Centigrade. Thirty five knot winds are blowing out of the northeast with a driving rain. Visibility and ceiling are estimated at 1 mile and 500 feet, respectively.

                  We are poised and ready when our weather window arrives. Our first strike team, selecting and securing a site, will be EY8MM, KØIR and Alejo Contreras (Chilean Antarctic explorer, guide and mountaineer).

                  Ralph, KØIR
                  3Y0Z Bouvet Island DX Pedition Arrive



                  With a dream that began 10 years ago and after 3 years of intense planning and preparation 3YØZ team leader Ralph Fedor, KØIR sights Bouvet Island at approximately 0600 UTC on January 31, 2018.

                  Hal, W8HC
                  73 Al 4L5A

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                    #59
                    3Y0Z Bouvet Island News 08.00 GMT
                    Weather is still bad and team cant land waiting for better wx.
                    73 Al 4L5A

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                      #60
                      Wind is still very strong
                      You can monitor it
                      https://www.windy.com/-54.422/3.357?...813,9,m:8saggK
                      73 Al 4L5A

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