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[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 -- FT3YL, Dumont D’Urville. QRN (S9+) François has moved station. Less comfort (5°C in new shack). Be patient, he will be back soon on the air. FEBRUARY 18 -- François FT3YL is now...
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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 2018

John, VK3YP has announced planning has commenced for a Dxpedition to Macquarie Island (#9 on Club Log most wanted DXCC) in early 2018 with a total of 5 VK operators. More details to follow...

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...

VP8DPK – South Georgia

Charles, W7AUM is currently on an expedition cruise (National Geographic Explorer) until November 29, 2016. He has with him an Elecraft KX3 transceiver and KXPA100 amplifier. Operating intermittently as W7AUM/C6A/MM from the ship's bridge with 100...

8J1RL & 8J6ØJARE – Antarctica

Yath, JG2MLI will be active from the SYOWA research station, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica as 8J1RL starting January 1, 2017 to January 20, 2018. In addition, to mark the 60th anniversary of Japanese Antarctic Research...

2015 Russian Arctic Coast Expedition by UA4WHX

NEWS UPDATE - First batch of QSLs are now being received, mainly in Russia so far. Below is a sneak preview of what you can expect. Click "more" to refresh your memory of this most...

DP1POL & DP0GVN – Neumayer Station III, Antarctica

Felix, DL5XL (N5BC), will once again operate from Antarctica using his callsign DP1POL. QTH is the German research base "Neumayer III" in Grid Locator IB59UH, IOTA AN-016, WWFF DLFF-022. Activity will be from November 2016...

VP8DPJ – Adelaide Island, AN-001

Alan, MW0YCC is the Communications Manager on Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, AN-001, British Antarctic Territory. Operating as VP8DPJ (or VP8ROT) as time permits. Possibly QRV from other Antarctic locations until April 2018. QSL via eQSL.

A tour of KC4USV, McMurdo Station, Antarctica

A tour of the McMurdo Station amateur radio station, KC4USV by Nathaniel, W2NAF.

RI1ANO – South Shetlands

Alex, UA1OJL will be active from Bellinghausen station, King George Island, South Shetlands (AN-010) as RI1ANO from April 2017 to March 2018. QRV spare time on all bands CW, SSB & Digi. QSL via...