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ブーベ島
3Y0Z-2018 DXペディ

Bouvet Island (AN-002)

概 要

[3Y0Z DXペディは一旦中止に]

Updated: 2016/08/11 → 2018/02/17

Operations By Multi-National
20 Operators Team

メンバー:	EY8MM-Nodir, HA5AO-Pista, JR4OZR-Hal, K0IR-Ralph, K4UEE-Bob,
 計=20名	K9CT-Craig, LA6VM-Erling, LA9DL-Just, N4GRN-George, N6HC-Arnie, 
		N9TK-Jim, NM1Y-Jeff, PA5M-Michael, SM5AQD-Hawk, VE7KW-Keith, 
		W0GJ-Glenn, W6IZT-Gregg, W7IV-Paul, W8HC-Hal, WB9Z-Jerry 
バンド他:	BAND   CW       SSB      RTTY     FT8 
Band Plan	https://www.bouvetdx.org/band-plan-frequencies/
		160M   1.826.5  1.835  (下記は 60M を省略) 
		80M    3.523    3.785    3.580    3.570
		40M    7.023    7.082    7.045    7.071
		30M   10.108            10.142   10.133
		20M   14.023   14.185   14.080   14.067
		17M   18.079   18.130   18.099   18.095
		15M   21.023   21.285   21.080   21.067
		12M   24.894   24.955   24.912   24.912
		10M   28.023   28.485   28.080   28.067
		 6M   50.190   (EME)             50.316
		 2M  144.144   (EME) 
		状況や障害によっては送受信周波数を変更するかも知れない由。

 Web-Site:  	■https://www.Bouvetdx.org/
 Latest News:	arrow01r.gif 2Kb https://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates/
 ニュース:	http://www.bouvetdx.org/ja-news-and-updates/ (日本語)
 3Y0Z-Log:	https://secure.clublog.org/charts/?c=3Y0Z
 QSL Info:  	https://www.bouvetdx.org/qsl-information/
 QSL Mgr:   	Bob Schenck, N2OO, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA.

コール:   	3Y0Z = Bouvet Isl./ブーベ島 
コール:   	3G9A/MM = ブーベ島への航行中に運用 (3G は CEと同様にチリに割当て)
運用期間: 	2018/02/04?〜2018/02/18? 
		ブーベ島に到着した (2018/01/31)
		南アのケープタウンに帰港した (2018/02/17)
本船の航跡:	https://share.garmin.com/bouvet 
QTH:      	Bouvet Island,   54.25'S / 003.22'E 
JA1→3Y0Z:	方位= 224°(SP),   44°(LP)    距離= 16,080Km 
日の出/日没:	Date      Rise   Set 
		Feb-01    0411   1948 
		Feb-05    0420   1940 
		Feb-10    0430   1930 
		Feb-14    0439   1921 
		Feb-18    0447   1912 
通信可能バンド:	SP=15-160M (LP=15-40M)  (160M は厳しい) 

https://www.bouvetdx.org/the-island/ img/3y0z.gif 36KB


3Y0Z QRV: from 2018/02/04? to 2018/02/18?

最新情報

 ●Date: 2016/08/11→2018/02/17 ●Sub: 3Y0Z-2018 Bouvet島 DXペディ中止
-(2018年02月17日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- チームを乗せた船舶は、現地の 2月17日 朝ケープタウンに帰港しました。 チーム参加者は搭載した機材一式の処置などを話し合った後、それぞれの本国へ帰途につくでしょう。
 ●Date: 2018/02/12 ●Subject: 3Y0I-2019 Bouvet島  別のDXペディション
-(2018年02月12日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 別の 3Y0I チームがブーベ島 DXペディションを計画。 私の [DX-News] ページをご覧に!
 ●Date: 2016/08/11→2018/02/10 ●Sub: 3Y0Z-2018 Bouvet島 DXペディ中止
-(2018年02月10日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 2月03日付のチームの発表の通り、残念ながら今回の Bouvet島 DXペディは中止となりました。 Bouvet島 DXペディは、現地の夏場しかチャンスがないので(少なくとも)1年後までお預けです。 チーム及び関係者の多額の寄付金募集そしてその寄付金をどうするのかや、チーム参加者の費用負担 など大変と思いますが ..。 私も昔パイロットを担当した事があり、事情は異なりますが San Felix島 DXペディが中止になった 事を思い出します。その時は私が集めた寄付金は全額お返し致しました。 後年ドイツ人から ST0RY-Sudan-DXペディのパイロット依頼が来た時は一旦辞退した後、思い直して 引き受け成功裏に終った事もありました。 -(2018年02月05日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 今夕の [news-and-updates] によると、チリのプンタアレナス港に戻る事になった、と伝えられて いたが、諸般の事情勘案し、南アフリカのケープタウンに帰港する事にしたと発表。 -(2018年02月04日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 誠に残念な最新情報です。3Y0Z-2018 は一旦中止となり、改めて再計画される事に。 悪天候に加えて、チームを乗せた M/V Betanzos/ベタンソス号にエンジントラブルが発生し、出港 したチリのプンタアレナス港に戻る事になった。 ◆February 3, 2018, 2000 UTC: During the last 72 hours, we continued to experience the high winds, low clouds, fog and rough seas that have prevented helicopter operations since our arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in the weather forecast for the next four days. Then, last night, an issue developed in one of the ship’s engines. This morning, the captain of the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted the DXpedition. We are now on our long voyage back to Punta Arenas. As you might imagine, the team is deeply disappointed, but safe. There is already talk about rescheduling the DXpedition, Bob, K4UEE Ralph, K0IR Erling, LA6VM
 ●Date: 2016/08/11→ 2018/02/05 ●Subject: 3Y0Z-2018 Bouvet Island
-(2018年02月03日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/02/03 08:10jst現在、最新情報を見ても1日前と変わらずで、未だ上陸できていない様子。 悪天候が続いているかと。 -(2018年02月02日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 2月1日、13:00z の最新情報によるとブーベ島DXペディチームは、アンカーを下してから1日強経過 しているにも関わらず厳しい寒さの中、強風で海が荒れていて未だ上陸できずにいます。 -(2018年01月31日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- [news-and-updates] によるとチームは、ブーベ島に到着、1月31日 08:10z にアンカーを下した。 上陸後、基地局の設営に掛かる予定で、運用開始は 02月03〜04日? -(2018年01月30日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- 去る 1月19日 12:40zに、当初の予定より遅れて出港したチームは、もう直ぐブーベ島に到着する はずです。 上陸後、基地局の設営に掛かる予定。 運用開始日は 02月01〜02日? -(2018年01月20日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- いよいよブーベ島へ! 2018年1月19日 12:40zに、M/V Betanzos/ベタンソス号は、今日、幸福で興奮した 20人の 3YOZ チームはチリのプンタアレナス埠頭から非常に強い風、荒れた海へタグボートに引かれ出て 行った。今や、全速力でブーベ島に向かっている! 航行中に 3G9A/MM を運用。 On the Way to Bouvet! Jan 19, 2018: The M/V Betanzos pulled away from the Puntas Arenas pier today at 1240z, with 20 happy and excited 3Y0Z operators on board. Tug boats were summoned for help, due to very strong winds and rough seas that were holding the ship against the pier. Now, it’s full speed ahead to Bouvet! Listen for 3G9A/MM during their voyage. -(2018年01月19日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- チームは未だ出港していないので、運用時期が遅れる可能性が大。 -(2018年01月13日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- プレス・リリース#11 2018年1月13日:3Y0Zチームが Bouvetに航海する準備ができた! キングジョージ島の東の重い海氷と北は、キングジョージ諸島の間のナビゲーションをした結果、 増大したリスクでジョージ島とブーベが遅れる事でチームは、プンタ・アレナスからブーベ島へ 直行する。 ブーベへの私達の航海時間は、現在14日と見積られてる。QRV-QRT日程は、状況により変更される。 ブーベDXペディに最もよい可能なチャンスを提供するために必要である。チームはブーベ島への 航海中に 3G9A/MM を運用。 ★【3Y0Z】-Web-Site: ■https://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates/ All Dressed Up and a Place to Go The Bouvet Island DXpedition - 3Y0Z ★January 13, 2018: Press Release # 11 Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has made navigation between King George Island and Bouvet slow and of increased risk. We will, therefore, depart from Punta Arenas and sail directly to Bouvet. This has necessitated changes to preparations. That process is underway, and is moving as fast as possible. Our sailing time to Bouvet is now estimated at 14 days. We estimate that our sailing date and QRV date will move back 24 to 36 hours. Our QRT date will be extended, as necessary, to provide everyone with the best possible chance of working Bouvet. 73, K4UEE-Bob, LA6VM-Erling, K0IR-Ralph ★Jan 9, 2018: The 3Y0Z team will be using a Garmin (formerly DeLorme) InReach SE satellite tracking device that will enable you to follow along with us and see our travel route on a near-real time map as we journey to the “Most Remote Place on Earth.” Hal, W8HC will activate an InReach SE when he leaves his WV QTH January 9th and will leave it “on” during the trip (while moving) until the team is on Bouvet Island. This device uses Iridium satellite technology and is set to send a "way point" along the route every 30 minutes. These points will show up on our Bouvet "MapShare" website, as we travel to Chile and eastward on our vessel, the Betanzos on the 10-12 day journey across the South Atlantic, and onto our ultimate destination - Bouvet Island. If all is working properly, and the device has good visibility with the satellites, our MapShare viewers will be able to see our current position, including GPS coordinates and speed. You will be able to enjoy the full resolution capabilities with Topo and Aerial view options provided and can toggle-in and toggle-out of the website's detailed Google map. In addition to the MapShare, we will be using the InReach device to send messages along the way to provide updates and important information. These messages will show up on the MapShare route as small blue rectangular boxes, which viewers can click to read. We will also have the option to post messages to our social media outlets - Facebook and Twitter. Please bookmark our Bouvet MapShare Website: https://share.garmin.com/bouvet Or, click on the globe icon at the left, above. We cordially invite you to "journey" with the 3Y0Z Team … follow along with us on this incredible DXpedition to Bouvet Island! ★Dec. 28, 2017: Here she is, the Betanzos, the ship on which we will begin our journey to Bouvet in just over two weeks. It’s been a busy year for this vessel. She's been pulled from the water, inspected, refurbished and remodeled stem to stern to prepare her for new life as an Antarctic support vessel, and for our expedition to Bouvet. During her previous life in commercial fishing, she was at sea for months at a time. Her captain of 8 years is still with her, and knows the Southern Ocean, the ice and his ship very well. Beneath that new coat of paint lies a rugged vessel manned by an able crew. We'll climb aboard on January 13, 2018 to begin our voyage to Bouvet. ★Dec. 20, 2017: When operating on a DXpedition, you like certain information at your fingertips: great circle bearings, population information, propagation data, sunrise and sunset times, important frequencies, and helpful tips. Phil, W9IXX, has compiled this data for us and placed it on a double-sided laminated sheet. Phil has done this for us in that past, and we once again thank him for his time and talents. Click on the Twitter icon at the top right of this page to see these sheets and lots of other information. ★Dec. 16, 2017: The Bouvet Island DXpedition team has been very busy. In the last week we've had Skype conference calls with the CEO of our transportation company and with the captain of our ship. We can report that everything we can control is under control. Our sea container is in Punta Arenas, and should be moving out of customs bond or may have already done so. We are gathering some additional last minute supplies to take as extra baggage, including ice screws, should we find ourselves camping on re-frozen melt areas on the glacier. We have finalized our shelter layouts, fuel calculations, maritime mobile antenna plans, and have assigned some duties relating to flight and cargo staging. The team members will all be taking a formal marine safety course before embarking. Neither our transportation company nor the ship’s captain expressed any worries or concerns over the recent siesmic activity near Bouvet. And yes, we are still struggling with he helicopter flying hours issue. See below. ★Nov. 22, 2017: Our sea container should now be between the ports of San Antonio, Chile and its destination, Punta Arenas, Chile. The logistics have at times been confounding, but we are actually ahead of schedule with our shipping. We have our license and callsign for our maritime mobile operation on the way to Bouvet. One of the problems with shipboard operation is static charge build up on antennas from the winds and precipitation. This is a particular problem with antennas that are not at DC ground. Having a transceiver exposed to this hazard can be disastrous for the radio. We are aware of the issue, and are instituting ways of dealing with this threat. Our band plan is now posted on this website. The most recent propagation predictions continue to support the patterns shown in the videos on our propagation page. ★October 21, 2017: Our transportation company, DAP, has confirmed that our January 13th flight from Punta Areans, Chile to King George Island will be aboad this aircraft, a BA-146. We are counting the days. ★Oct. 10, 2017: OUR SEA CONTAINER IS PACKED!! After weeks of inventorying, packing, padding and weighing supplies and equipment, we have sealed our container and loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah. The contaner will go by sea to Manzanillo, Mexico; by rail to Balboa, Panama; then by sea to San Antonio, Chile; Copihue, Chile; and finally Punta Arenas, Chile. The contents will be taken aboard our ship in Punta Arenas, and meet our team at King George Island in the South Shetlands on January 13, 2018. ★Sept. 30, 2017: Our sea container is 95%+ inventoried, packed and documented for customs. Two items are scheduled to go into it by midweek, and then the container is off to Chile, where we will meet it in January. Gregg, W6IZT and George, N4GRN did an enormous amount of work to accomplish this, and are shown here. ★Sept. 7 - 10, 2017: 18 of our 20 team members from 6 nations assembled in Atlanta, GA for planning meetings, safety briefings, equipment packing, inventorying, container packing and getting to know each other. It was a very successful weekend for us. A highlight was testing our 2 meter EME setup. It worked! We completed a QSO with our pilot, PA2CHR. ★Sept. 6, 2017: Meet Bryant, KG5HVO our 13-year old Youth Pilot, who found amateur radio through the Boy Scouts. He’s an avid DXer, a 35 WPM CW contester, a CWops member and was a member of the 2017 Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure to Costa Rica. He’s on fire to fulfill his role in the Bouvet Island DXpedition, and we are excited to have him on our Off Island Team. Welcome Bryant! ★Aug. 27, 2017: Our team would like to publicly recognize and thank Stan, K5GO (and his grandson, Lawrence) for all of their help designing and building our DXpedition Yagi antennas. We used his antennas on Amsterdam, FT5ZM, and found them to be an incredible asset for us and for you the DXer on the other end. Thank you, Stan! ★Aug. 25, 2017: We are proud to show you our Bouvet Island DXpedition 160 meter vertical antenna. The antenna was designed by EY8MM and DX Engineering, and fabricated by the DX Engineering staff. It is a 90-foot beauty, consisting of 70 feet of aluminum tower section and a 20-foot stinger on top. It is top loaded, tuned with two base coils, and raised with a 40-foot falling derrick. The VSWR at 1.825 MHz is 1:1.0, rising to 1:1.7 at 1880. We have the radials pre-cut, spooled up and ready to install. When we couple this transmit antenna with our directional receive antennas, you should be able to hear us, and we should be able to hear you. SEE YOU ON 160 FROM BOUVET! ★Aug. 23, 2017: None of us are immune from family medical and health issues. Unfortunately, Neil - VA7DX, faces this issue and had to withdraw from our DXpedition team. We will miss his skills and wit. Keith - VE7KW, will be taking Neil’s place. Keith brings DXpedition, contesting, and foul weather experience to our group and is a retired electrical engineer. We welcome Keith to our team. ★Aug. 18, 2017: Ten more Flex stations arrived at K9CT’s QTH, each packed in its own Pelican case and including a power supply, a 6500 or 6700 Flex radio, a Maestro, a RadioSport headset, and necessary wires and cables. We will have a total of 14 stations, all of which will be teamed with its computer and tested on our network. When complete, the stations will be shipped to Atlanta for packaging in our shipping container. Two stations will be set up at our Atlanta team meeting during Sept.7 to Sept.10. ★August 4, 2017: August 4, 2017 was a really big day for us. We learned that the Northern California DX Foundation directors voted to contribute $100,000 to our DXpedition. This represents the largest DXpedition contribution ever made by the NCDXF. We as a team will do all that we can to be worthy of that degree of trust and that level of support. ★Aug. 4, 2017: How much radial wire does a DXpedition need? 3Y0Z needs quite a bit. We have a single vertical for 160, two verticals for 80, a single vertical for 60, a 4-square and a single vertical for 40, and a vertical for 30 meters. Jim, N9TK, has been busy pre-cutting radial wire for all these antennas and placing the cut sections on spools. The spooled up wire you see in the photo to the left totals over 24,000 ft. We’ll spread these radials over the ice on Bouvet with the hopes of being loud and easy for you to work. Thanks for all your effort, Jim. ★July 29, 2017: We regret losing our team member, Andy, UA3AB. We have traveled with Andy previously, and regret he cannot join us this time. Andy cannot be away from home for an extended period of time and be unable to return home in the event of an emergency. Our friend, Hawk, SM5AQD will be joining our team. Hawk’s personality, experience and work ethic will blend beautifully with our team. ★July 26, 2017: We are happy to have the support of the DX’ers of Turkey. They have published a very nice website about Bouvet and our DXpedition. Click the image at the left to visit the site. Our thanks to the hams of Turkey. See you in our log! ★July 22, 2017: More DX clubs and organizations are “Stepping It Up,” increasing their support of the Bouvet Island DXpedition with second contributions. Additional contribu- tions have come from INDEXA, The German DX Foundation, The Southeast DX Club, The Greater Milwaukee DX Association, The Eastern Iowa DX Association, The Northern Illinois DX Association and most recently The Twin City DX Association. We sincerely appreciate this support, and would love to see your club or organization added to this growing list. ★July 8, 2017: We regret that Steve, VE7CT has had to cancel his plans to join us on Bouvet. Steve has traveled with us multiple times, and we will miss him. Steve has recommended his good friend Paul, W7IV to take his place. Paul brings years of maritime experience, a love of contesting and the zeal of a relatively new DXpeditioner to our Bouvet DXpedition. We welcome him to the team. ★May 5, 2017: We are extremely pleased to announce new transportation arrangements. We have arranged these with consultation from Nigel Jolly. A Chilean vessel equipped with heavier-duty helicopters will take us from Punta Arenas, Chile to Bouvet Island, as scheduled. Read Press Release #5, accessed from the lower right sidebar, for the full story. ★May 1, 2017: We have added a propagation page to our website. It displays a series of videos showing propagation predictions during our anticipated stay on Bouvet Island - January & February of 2018. Find the page in our header menu, and click on one of the videos to display time, frequency and strength of signals anticipated at your QTH. he predictions are based on the average sunspot numbers predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for January of 2018. ★March 27, 2017: Franz, DJ9ZB will be unable to join us in the Bouvet DXpedition. We enjoyed working with Franz on Malpelo, and regret loosing him. Many of you know Pista, HA5AO who will now be joining our team. Pista is well know for his previous DXpeditions, innovative talents, humanitarian projects, problem solving abilities and operating skills. It is a pleasure to have him with us on the Bouvet Island DXpedition. ★March 9, 2017: K9CT, K9NU, N9TK, W0GJ, and WB9Z met at K9CT’s QTH to assemble, erect and test the 3Y0Z antenna masts manufactured for us by DX Engineering. The rugged construction and falling derrick system will allow for quick deployment and mechanical stability in the hostile weather of Bouvet Island. ★February 12, 2017: We regret that Jorge, HK1R will not be able to join us on the Bouvet DXpedition. Jorge was with many of us on the Malpelo DXpedition and the Amsterdam Island DXpedition. We will miss him greatly on the upcoming Bouvet trip. Hopefully, Jorge will be able to join us on another adventure in the future. We look forward to that, and thank him for his help thus far. Harumi Kukita “Hal,” JR4OZR will be taking Jorge’s place on the team. Hal has past DXpedition experience and is a well known and competitive contest operator. We welcome him to our team. ★January 11, 2017: Five of the 3Y0Z operators (K0IR, N9TK, W8HC, W0GJ & WB9Z) and Chief Pilot, NV9L met with Tim Duffy, K3LR and 11 members of his DX Engineering staff. The chief topic of discussion was development of masts and antenna support hardware able to withstand the winds and weather of Bouvet. The HF antennas and EME arrays need to be at a height where they can be effective, and yet able to withstand the harsh conditions of Bouvet. Working drawings were developed, and the engineers at DX Engineering are now developing prototypes for testing. The group also considered how products developed for Bouvet might also serve unique needs of other radio amateurs. ★[DX] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1346 * January 8, 2018 3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS (Posted December 28th). "All Dressed Up and a Place to Go -- Here she is, the Betanzos (see URL below), the ship on which we will begin our journey to Bouvet in just over two weeks. It's been a busy year for this vessel. She's been pulled from the water, inspected, refurbished and remodeled stem to stern to prepare her for new life as an Antarctic support vessel, and for our expedition to Bouvet. During her previous life in commercial fishing, she was at sea for months at a time. Her captain of 8 years is still with her, and knows the Southern Ocean, the ice and his ship very well. Beneath that new coat of paint lies a rugged vessel manned by an able crew. We'll climb aboard on January 13, 2018 to begin our voyage to Bouvet. http://www.bouvetdx.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Betanzos-New-2.jpg -(2017年12月07日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- ★3Y0Z News Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018 ★December 7, 2016: The Bouvet Island DXpedition Team is happy to report the following: After extensive examination, we have found a suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island and have identified what appears to be the best operating location in the area. Our proposed site is at 540 24☆ 23☆ South and 30 24☆ 39☆ East at approximately 600 ft. ASL. This is on the Slakhallet Glacier on the northeast quadrant of Bouvet. It is relatively flat with areas of maximum slope not exceeding 8 degrees. This is well below slope levels that are prone to avalanches. We have less information on the presence of crevasses, but do not detect any on the highest resolution images that we have. Of course, an on-site inspection upon our initial helicopter landing will determine our actual operating location. We have researched and selected our Antarctic shelters. These four shelters will house our stations, our sleeping quarters, and our eating and meeting facility (the MEG tent). These were selected to survive the high winds, precipitation, and temperatures expected on Bouvet. We will heat our operating shelter and the MEG tent. Our sleeping shelters will not be heated for safety reasons. The ten HF beams that served us so well on Amsterdam Island (FT5ZM) will accompany us to Bouvet. We intend to deploy them on a line along 2400 to 600. This will keep the antennas from beaming into each other when aimed at Europe, Japan, and North America. Our verticals for 160, 80, 60, 40, and 30 meters will be placed to minimize interaction. Images of our antenna plans, shelter layouts, and shelter interiors are on our website. The Japanese support team has reorganized and will be led by Hiro, JA4DND. Joe, JJ3PRT, will be our new pilot for Japan. JA4BUA, Kuwa, will be in charge of web and IT duties, and JK1KSB, Oku, will do our public relations. In addition, we've added a VK-ZL-Oceania pilot, VK6VZ. Our on-line store has opened! You can now shop at Caf(c) Press for 3Y0Z souvenirs --- mugs, hats, cups, T-shirts, etc. You can purchase fun and usable products and at the same time support the 3Y0Z team. Our Facebook page, 3Y0Z-Bouvet Island DXpedition, now has over 1500 followers. Stop by for photos, articles, updates, and meeting fellow DXers. Fundraising is an on-going process for us. This is a demanding and expensive project; possibly the most expensive DXpedition ever. We ask for your financial support. Please click on our Donate buttons on our website and help us make this happen. The Bouvet Island DXpedition-2018 Team wishes you and your families a wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with DX! ★3Y0Z 3Y0Z News 11 August 2016 We are pleased to announce that our website is now active. Now, you can see more about our plans to activate the #2 DXCC "most wanted" entity. You will also meet the operating TEAM. You will recognize most, if not all the call signs as these operators have given out millions of DXpedition QSOs over the years. We plan to be QRV on Bouvet on all available bands using the common modes with the very best antennas, radios, and amplifiers. The duration of our visit to "the most remote island on Earth" may be as long as three weeks, weather permitting of course. As with our many previous DXpeditions, we expect to make tens of thousands of QSOs. That is our #1 goal, consistent with the safety of the operating team. Now that the website is up, we are officially beginning our fund-raising program. As with our other DXpeditions, the operating team is committed to provide one half (50%) of the DX- pedition costs. We are asking DX foundations, DX clubs, individual DXers and equipment vendors to provide the remainder. We believe this arrangement is fair and equitable. As always, you have the option of using PayPal, a credit card or a personal/club check. We appreciate you becoming our partner in very expensive under taking. 73, For the TEAM, Ralph-K0IR, Bob-K4UEE -(2017年02月12日)--------------------------------------------------------------------- ★3Y0Z February 12, 2017: We regret that Jorge, HK1R will not be able to join us on the Bouvet DXpedition. Jorge was with many of us on the Malpelo DXpedition and the Amsterdam Island DXpedition. We will miss him greatly on the upcoming Bouvet trip. Hopefully, Jorge will be able to join us on another adventure in the future. We look forward to that, and thank him for his help thus far. Harumi Kukita "Hal," JR4OZR will be taking Jorge’s place on the team. Hal has past DXpedition experience and is a well known and competitive contest operator. We welcome him to our team. ★Bouvet Island has hosted several previous DXpeditions, https://www.bouvetdx.org/the-island/ より * 2018/01/09 Including: (過去のブーベ島 DXペディ) 1) LH4C by W4BPD in 1962 - No documented landing. 2) 3Y3CC and 3Y1VC by LA3CC and LA1VC in 1977. 3) 3Y5DQ and 3Y1VC 1978-79 by LA5DQ and LA1VC. 4) 3Y5X by LA2GV, LA1EE, JF1IST, F2CW, and HB9AHL in 1989. 5) 3Y2GV by LA2GV in 1997. 6) 3Y0C by N4BQW in 2000. 7) 3Y0E by ZS6GCM in 2008. ★3Y0Z On January 11, 2017, five of the 3Y0Z operators (K0IR, N9TK, W8HC, W0GJ & WB9Z) and Chief Pilot, NV9L met with Tim Duffy, K3LR and 11 members of his DX Engineering staff. The chief topic of discussion was development of masts and antenna support hardware able to withstand the winds and weather of Bouvet. The HF antennas and EME arrays need to be at a height where they can be effective, and yet able to withstand the harsh conditions of Bouvet. Working drawings were developed, and the engineers at DX Engineering are now developing prototypes for testing. The group also considered how products developed for Bouvet might also serve unique needs of other radio amateurs.


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