NEWS UPDATEWebsite (under construction) now available. Team: WA2DAN, N2IEN, K5DHY, K5YY, K4UEE, WW2DX, AA4NC, N8AA, N2TU.

Permission for a Dxpedition has been authorized for Fall of 2020.

Some time ago, we had scheduled fall of 2019 for Sable. Due to circumstances we had to reschedule to 2020. Hopefully this will be better for propagation. The permit process took over a year of emailing, phone calls, and furnishing documents. Sable at this point is no longer easily “permitted” for Ham Radio DXpeditions, as the policies have changed with the change in administration. In fact our permit finally was graciously authorized as a “one time special use permit”. We believe that it is very probable that permits in the future may be essentially “nil” for a very long time. Among other policies, visitors to the island are not permitted overnight stays. Thankfully, we have been authorized to stay there for 7 – 8 days ($300 per person per day). We are grateful and excited and look forward to meeting the challenge of a sizeable operation as if it were the last one for a very long time.

This news update is provided at the request of Murray, WA4DAN-Sable and St. Paul Team Leader.


  1. September 2019, why not September 2018? Can the environmentalists tell us why it has to be 2019 and not 2018? Half the world over they decide who is ‘granted’ what, when and under which circumstances.
    As to under which conditions operations are to take place fair enough.

    Timing as in this case is totally dependant on a few desk workers who have a tendency to think they’re half gods. “There were times that permission seemed nothing more than a dream.”. Again, WHAT makes it that it’ll have to be September next year and not for instance July or October? Birds nesting, tortoises whatever.

    Another example, as to KH1 antenna’s not higher than 40 feet. It’s ridiculous. So 30 feet is OK but 50 feet high is not. Must be some really clumsy half blind birds out there.

    I agree that nature is to be protected, but do you honestly think that any decent expedition team is going to leave their DX destination totally ruined behind? Do you honestly think they’ll be leaving oil drums for their generators behind, half the camping site soaked in petroleum? Same for hardware, food, plastics and stuff.

  2. Fantastic! Great so see the plans for Sable. Aaron on SSB is my only QSO with CY0 so far.
    LA7DFA @319 cfm CW.


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