3Y0J Bouvet update

26 Jan 2023 at 10:00 UTC – 3Y0J

Team Member Adrian KO8SCA reported that Marama is now 780 nautical miles from Bouvet Island. If they maintain their current speed of 8 mph they will arrive at Bouvet in four days time.

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3Y0J Bouvet – Useful links

As the team approach Bouvet, you may wish to familiarize yourselves with a few links that will be important as the Dxpedition progresses;

 

3Y0J Bouvet Island 2023 ..They’re off!!

 
3Y0J Team Co-Leader Ken LA7GIA says, “Technically speaking we have departed Stanley as the ropes came off at 22:56 local time (01:56 UTC). We will stay anchored and then continue to Bouvet tomorrow. Wx forecast is 4 days with calm seas to South Georgia.”
73, Ken
 
Today was a busy day for the 3Y0J Team. The much awaited RAF flight came into RAF Mount Pleasant Base. All the missing bags and cases arrived and were accounted for. They were picked up and delivered to the boat by VP8 ham friends Sally and Chris along with their friend Kenny Laurie. They arrived at Marama with the precious cargo at 8:00pm. Sally is on a work assignment at Mount Pleasant Base and managed to work the ranks to get our gear. The team had a safety briefing with Captain Oliver and Peter. Earlier Oliver and Nina brought the team’s passports into town to the Customs Office and the team was cleared for departure. There was also some last minute shopping for some more supplies.
 
Now that the team has left Camber Dock, and will be departing Port Stanley Harbor for Bouvet Island in the morning, once again here is the link where you can follow the team by GPS.
 

VK9NT Norfolk Island (2023)

Bootcamp 2023

Hello budding Dxpeditioner’s Have you ever wondered what DX-peditioning is all about?
Would you like to dip your toe in the water without a full-on commitment?
Would you like to join a DX-pedition but are unsure of how to get on the invitation list?
Do you want to experience being on the business end of the pileup and build DXing skills?
A DX-pedition is a great way to improve your operating skills as well.
Well, the Norfolk Island DX-pedition Bootcamp might be for you.

Experienced DX-peditioners will be on Norfolk Island for 12-14 days in the second half of March 2023 (est 15-28 March – NOTE: dates subject to fine tuning) . The format of the event will be hands-on, with some presentations and a Bootcamp dinner (or two). Most importantly, you’ll get hands-on experience in a safe, friendly environment. Read more on the website here:

http://dxpeditionbootcamp.net/hello-world

VK9WX Willis Island

 

May be an image of oceanI  am pleased to announce that I have been appointed QSL Manager for Sands VK9WX, currently working on Willis Island for the Bureau of Meteorology.

 
Willis island is an external territory of Australia, located 450 kilometres (280 mi) East of Cairns, Queensland, beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. The Island is aligned NW to SE and is about 500 metres (1,600 ft) long by 150 metres (490 ft) wide, 7.7 hectares (19 acres) in area, rising to about 9 metres (30 ft) above sea level.
 
Sands logs will be uploaded to M0OXO OQRS where you can search the log and request QSL Cards you may require.
 
QSL Cards are on order from UX5UO QSL Print and will be available early in the New Year. M0OXO OQRS will be open in the coming days, I will post here again once the log is uploaded.