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    3Y0Z - Bouvet - DX Pedition - EME

    Newsflash: Bouvet Dxpedition EME progress 3Y0Z

    In the short time available, on September 9 and 10 the 3Y0Z- team tested the main and back-up 2m EME set-ups and checked all items of the 6m gear.
    The two stacked 2MXP22A M2 antennas were build up on a parking lot in Atlanta.
    Preparing all antennas and rigs took some time, they had to prepare all parts and assemble the tubes and wires together to make it as easy as possible to build up the station in the ‘Bouvet-climate’ next January… After quiet some hours everything worked out fine and they received the first EME signals on 2m and worked PA2CHR with very good signals both way’s ( -17 and -19 dB ).
    Never before a big ‘HF-Dxpedition’ spent so many time and effort to run EME on VHF.
    We (EME-ers) have to keep in mind that less than 1 % (!!) of the total amount of expected QSO’s will be made via EME ….. while 5% of the total cost are spend on the VHF adventure.
    Working Bouvet Island, 3Y0Z, will be a great challenge on EME, thanks to the team !

    Vy 73’s, Chris, PA2CHR (2mtr. EME pilot 3Y0Z – 2018)
    73 Al 4L5A

    Dear fellow moon bouncers,
    · 50 Days to go before we set sail to Bouvet.
    · 50 Day and nights to get your set-up ready to work this ATNO
    · 50 and 144MHz equipment is on its way down South as we speak
    · 50km² of adventure waiting for us
    · 50% of the total cost of USD740,000 paid by the operators
    Would you like to help us funding the remaining 50%?
    Your donations are more than welcome!
    Please visit our website at and support the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island Dxpedition 2018.
    CU all via the moon!!
    73e Michael
    3Y0Z EME focal point
    73 Al 4L5A



      Hello to all,

      I QSP the latest info:

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      The Bouvet Island DXpedition – 3YØZ
      Press Release # 12
      January 16, 2018

      Preparation for our departure continues, albeit at a somewhat slower pace than we had hoped. However, the vessel is now fully fueled, and all our DXpedition gear,

      food and medical and survival gear is aboard. And, you have likely read that team members completed their cold water survival, CPR and fire-fighting training.

      Two team leaders and our merchant marine captain team member (W7IV) have been aboard the vessel. They observed the crew and contractors working hard to complete their projects.

      We are awaiting final clearance to sail, which will be issued by the Chilean Navy – the regulatory authority for maritime safety.

      We remain confident in our success, and are anxiously waiting to get underway. Whatever delay we encounter will not impact our results on the island.

      K4UEE – Bob
      LA6VM — Erling
      KØIR – Ralph

      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++

      This means, if they arrive on Jan. 31 at Bouvet; they might be QRV via EME about 2 days later.

      Total stay on Bouvet is planned for 14 to 16 days.

      More info on:

      On the main page of the website is a link to follow the vessel as soon as they have left.

      GL and 73’s,

      Chris, PA2CHR
      73 Al 4L5A