3Y0J Final Press Release

Final Press Release from 3YØJ team.
With this Final Press Release the team want to express gratitude to all our sponsors that generously supported our Bouvetøya adventure. Without the upfront support this trip would simply not be possible.
We announce today that we have decided to refund $50,000 of the donations to the DX
One month before we departed Falkland Island, we informed the DX community we had financed our budget. We have continued to receive a great amount of financial support up until now. This way we can reduce the $25,000 operator fee, and at the same time we are able to refund the DX community.
We have decided to refund our Lead Sponsor NCDXF with $40,000. Initially NCDXF supported the team with their largest grant ever $100,000. It is with pleasure we can give back as much as 40% of the donation to them.
We will distribute the rest of the refund among our major club sponsors who all stepped up and donated generously to this DXpedition.
We will refund the following clubs and organizations with apprx. 10% of their donation GDXF $3,000, INDEXA $1,000, ARRL Colvin Award $500, NIDXA $500, FEDXP $500, TCDXA $500, SEDXC $500, LADX group $300, Clipperton $300, South Carolina $300,
Chiltern DX Club $300, IOTA $300, Delta DXA $300
Thank you,
73, 3YØJ

2022-2023 Mailing Costs

As the 2022 – 2023 financial tax year comes to an end, it is time to take a look at how our mailing facility has worked over the last year. Overall 15,185 items of mail were posted at a cost of £13,626.65. We post QSL cards, bureau parcels and magazines using the various products as shown in the table above. With 2,978 more items posted this year, with Solar Cycle 25 this last 6 months providing much increased propagation on HF and an increase in DXpedition activity along with less Covid restrictions on the travel industry.

DX’pedition QSL costs are very competitive as always and we welcome talking to DX teams about mailing your QSL cards in the future. The biggest challenge to Bureau shipments is the worldwide customs regulations where we are seeing many countries putting a customs tax on Bureau shipments.
Like last year the benefit of Brexit is that we no longer have to pay 20% tax on sending mail to EU countries a saving of £1k year on year.

With more DXpeditions over the next 12 months we remain positive for the future with only small increase in postage costs over the last 12 months.

VK9TOM Norfolk Island

Thomas (VK3FTOM) is currently active from Norfolk Island (IOTA OC-005) as VK9TOM. Listen out for him on HF and VHF and also as part of the VK9NT Team currently providing a Dxpedition Boot Camp on the Island.

Qsl via M0OXO

HQ2E Honduras

Uli, (DM5EE), is currently qrv in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as HQ2E from the Radio Club de Honduras station in San Pedro Sula. He is using an IC-7300, TH7 and a 2 element 40 meter Yagi.
Listen for him on 40-10 Meters. He probably won’t be on 160 or 80 meters due “to limited antennas and the city location”. For stations west of him it might be challenging as there is a mountain range about a half a mile away, which may impact “all westerly directions from 180 degrees to 360 degrees”.
QSL via M0OXO.

VY0ERC Nunavut, Canada

VY0ERC Nunavut, Canada
VE3KTB/VY0 Nunavut, Canada
Pierre VE3KTB will be back in Eureka on Ellesmere Island (NA-008) in Nunavut, Canada from the 15th of March to the 12th of April 2023.
He will be QRV from Eureka Amateur Radio Club as VY0ERC and VE3KTB/VY0 on HF bands as well as FM and linear satellites by SSB, Digital & CW.
QSL via M0OXO. Logs will be submitted at the end of activation.

V26EI Antigua

V26EI Antigua Island (IOTA NA-100)
11 members of the EI DX Group will be QRV from the 24th of March to the 2nd of April 2023 from Antigua Island, using the call V26EI. It is hoped to have the station built in time for the “CQ WW WPX SSB Contest”. The team will be running four IC-7300’s when fully setup and expect to operate all modes over the nine days. We hope to be QRV on 60m & 6m also subject to propagation.
FT8 Operating will use MSHV only!
Team members include;
Jeremy EI5GM – Team Leader, Thos EI2JD, Enda EI2II, Alain EI2KM, John EI4L, Dave EI4BZ, Jim EI4HH, Padraic EI5IX, Declan EI6FR, Declan EI9HQ, Dave EI9FBB

VK9NT VJ9N Norfolk Island 2023

VK9NT VJ9N Norfolk Island 2023 – DXpedition Bootcamp
A reminder that Chris VK3QB, Luke VK3HJ, Alan VK6CQ and Patrick VK2PN will be active from Norfolk Island as VK9NT (and VJ9N) between 17-31 March 2023. They will be joined by Guest operators Matt K0BBC and Tom VK3FTOM.
Read more here;

VK6/G0VJG Australia

VK6/G0VJG Australia
VK9CVG Cocos Keeling Islands
MM0UKI Rockall (IOTA EU-189)
A reminder that Nobby (G0VJG) will be Qrv as VK6/G0VJG between the 11th & 16th February 2023. He will be operating from The NCRG Northern Corridor Radio Group about 20km from Perth. He will be using a Kenwood TS-990 with a SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier and a Ultrabeam UB-04EL-640 antenna at about 100 feet.
Between the 17th and 23rd he will qrv as VK9CVG from the West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands (IOTA OC-003) where he will use a smaller set up of a Yaesu FT-857 and Juma (1000) PA into verticals (80 thro 10m) on the beach.
A huge shout our and thanks to the NCRG Radio Club, Perth, Australia for allowing Nobby the opportunity of using their station and operating from VK6.
Don’t forget that Nobby is a Team Member of MM0UKI, the team heading to Rockall in May 2023. Please check out their Website to keep abreast of plans for the activation of a very rare and dangerous IOTA alongside team mates Emil Bergmann (DL8JJ) and Cam Cameron.
Qsl via M0OXO OQRS.

V26EI Antigua

Members of the EIDX Group will be active as V26EI from Antigua Island, (IOTA NA-100), between the 24 March & the 2nd of April 2023.
This is a change from their previously announced Dxpedition to Montserrat. The team plan to run several stations across all bands from 160m through 10m on SSB, CW and Digital modes.
Qsl via M0OXO OQRS