Tuesday, February 28, 2017
DX Arctic/Antarctic

DX Arctic/Antarctic

[On Hold] Bouvet Island DXpedition 2017

NEWS UPDATE - Many will know that a planned expedition to Bouvet by 3Z9DX and others has, for the moment, been put on hold. While DX-World initially broke the news (below) about "strong rumours"...

3Y0I – Bouvet Island

The callsign 3Y0I has recently been added to the QRZ.com database. It has been granted to Dom, 3Z9DX who informs he also has landing permission. More here Earlier this week an update regarding 3Y0G was...

FT3YL – Adelie Land, Antarctica

NEWS UPDATE -- François FT3YL is now active from Dumont d'Urville French Antartic Base in Terre Adélie on 10-15 and 20 meters. He is using a GPA30 antenna located on the roof of his...
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Video – VP8SGI DXpedition

VP8SGI DXpedition video by the Intrepid DX Team. The VP8STI video can found here. Over 137,000 QSOs combined were made from both DXpeditions.

3Y0G not happening anytime soon.

Marc, ON4WW says: The 3Y0G callsign was assigned to me two years ago by the Norwegian Communications Agency. I have no intentions to activate Bouvet this season, contrary to what some sources indicate.

Macquarie Island research station closing in 2017

Not so good news for future DXpeditions (or those still needing VK0/M). Macquarie is currently #9 most wanted DXCC on Club Log. Australia's Antarctic Division (AAD) has confirmed the permanent research station on Macquarie Island...

[QRT] VP8SGI & VP8STI – South Sandwich and South Georgia

The Chief Pilot, EA5RM, reports that after the storm comes the calm and VP8SGI was able to go back to Husvik Bay and collect all their gear last Sunday afternoon. The full  VP8SGI log...

OA0MP – Machu Picchu Antarctic Base

NEWS UPDATE - dates of activity, January 9 to March 31, 2017. More info to follow, but the callsign OA0MP will soon be on air from the Machu Picchu Antarctic Base, South Shetland Islands, AN-010....
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Macquarie research station to remain open.

Just over a week after it was announced that the VK0/M research station was to close in 2017, a decision by the Australian Federal Government has reversed the closure. After three days of outcry from...

LU1ZI – South Shetland Isl.

NEWS UPDATE - Following last years' activity from Carlini Base, South Shetland Islands, this year look for Juan LU4CJM to be active as LU1ZI or LU4CJM/Z until end of February 2017. QRV only during...

RI1AND – Novolazarevskaya base, Antarctica

Mike, RW1AI will be working at the Novolazarevskaya base, Antarctica starting April 2016 for one year. Activity as RI1AND during spare time on all bands CW/SSB/Digi. QSL via RW1AI. FIRST FOR DX NEWS - DX-WORLD.NET

8T2BH – Bharati Station, Antarctica

NEWS UPDATE - Raj, VU3LBP will soon replace Bhagwati Prasad VU3BPZ/8T2BH as Communications Officer during the upcoming 36th ISEA expedition to Bharati Station, Larsemann Hills, Antarctica. This will be his QTH for the next...