NEWS UPDATE — A DXpedition to Bouvet is not to be taken lightly. Bouvet is a serious and dangerous place; demanding attention to safety, serious planning, physical and mental endurance, time to allow for storms and rough seas, and a team with the right balance of size, experience, talent, emotional stability, and sense of purpose. We feel we have met these criteria, but when we arrive at Bouvet we also need to attend to our obligations to you, our financial supporters and DX audience. How we meet those obligations and expectations will define us as a team.
It is our belief that, given the rarity of this entity, we must pull out all the stops. We must utilize maximum legal power, the best antennas, world class transceivers, propagation studies, the best location on the island, a safe vessel and crew, highly qualified helicopter pilots, and the complimentary resources of our team. We will need near real time information flowing to us through our extensive pilot system so that we can maximize our primary purpose — providing QSO’s.
We have a conscience. We will not do this just for the sake of doing it and end up using a compromised location, less than 24/7 coverage of all open bands, limited power, inefficient antennas, and insufficient time at the island. We want to do this right and give everyone the best possible chance of making the QSO’s they desire, be they on 160, the WARC bands, SSB, CW, RTTY, or 6 and 2 meter EME.
Rest assured that we will do our very best for you! No shortcuts or compromises! Please consider making a donation to this DXpedition.
The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team