NEWS UPDATE — Myanmar IOTA Dxpedition – further delay.
We have been in contact with the Myanmar government for 7 months. With the help of our in-country contacts, we have made much progress with our requests to visit the new XZ island groups. We already have agreement in principal for licences. Unfortunately, there is some instability in the country now and the military are busy with this. As a result we cannot yet get permission to visit the islands and so our Dxpedition is on hold. We will update the DX community when we eventually get clearance to visit these new IOTAs.
SM6CVX, G3KHZ, G4EDG, K5WQG, SM6CAS, SM6WYN
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 – We herewith have to inform the IOTA community that our Myanmar/XZ IOTA-DXpedition to some new IOTAs has to be delayed.
There were elections in Myanmar in November 2015 and we had to resubmit all our documentation. The new administration has now been selected but they need time to have new rules established.
All domestic logistics are in place through our local Myanmar contact. He is also in weekly contact with 3 different ministerial departments and has indicated to us that the first weeks of February 2017 seems to be a good time slot for our DXpedition.
We cannot push harder. We must be patient. But we have every hope of activating new Myanmar IOTAs. Therefore, our intention is to plan the DXpedition for February 2017 subject to the Myanmar authorities finally giving us permission.
We will give additional information as it comes.
Sorry for this delay which is outside our control.
Derek / G3KHZ, Hans / SM6CVX, Nils / SM6CAS, Ulrika / SM7WYN, Eddy / K5WQG and Steve / G4EDG