The 3YØI Bouvet Island Expedition has officially begun. The MV Atlantic Tuna, with the Team aboard, departed for Bouvet Island on March 19, 2019, at approx. 6:00 UTC.
If everything goes well, they should reach Bouvet in 7 days (around March 26). Landing on the island will be strictly dependent on weather conditions upon arrival. [more here]
The 3YØI Bouvet Island Expedition has officially begun. The MV Atlantic Tuna, with the Team aboard, departed on March 19, 2019, at approx. 6:00 UTC. More: https://bouvetoya.org/the-3yoi-dxpedition-has-begun/
Posted by 3YØI Bouvetoya.org on Monday, 18 March 2019
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[Pictures credit Boland Amateur Radio Club, Cape Town].
MARCH 14 – An important decision to our DXpedition plans has been taken today, which will reflect in extending the initial 3YØI plans. We decided to take more provisions than initially planned. So did we regarding the fuel. More than 90,000 diesel liters has been fueled up (approx. 1 liter = U$1 = $90.000 we paid from our private money). That’s all because if weather permits, we plan to stay up to 3-4 weeks at the island itself (excluding sailing and landing time), giving much more chances for ATNOs all over the world. We are loading every list gear to the vessel. We have already installed and launched our maritime station from Cape Town’s shipyard. We’ll be signing as E51DOM/mm on way to and from the island on HF bands. As these preparations are bringing to a close, we will announce our departure and estimated on-air dates very soon. [source]
MARCH 10, 2019 — Info below (initially published on November 24, 2018) has in essence not changed. Just a reminder to look for E51DOM/MM once the team get underway. Vessel finder here. Dedicated DX-World 3Y0I updates will occur here.
NOVEMBER 24, 2018 — With the the 3Y0I Bouvet Island team now assembled and carrying out final preparations for their upcoming DXpedition, look for them to sign E51DOM/MM once leaving Cape Town, South Africa. They will also provide a live tracking link to view their progress. QRX for more once the team depart.