Bouvet Island Support

bouvetThree proven and experienced DXpedition leaders and a large team of operators will activate the DXCC number #2 most wanted DXCC entity in late 2017 or early 2018. Ralph K0IR, Bob K4UEE, and Erling LA6VM have been working on this project since returning from Peter I (3Y0X) some 10 years ago. We are making this announcement now, so that other DXpedition teams that may be considering Bouvet as a DXpedition target can re-direct their time and effort elsewhere. In summary, we have an agreement with Nigel Jolly to provide transportation, a helicopter, pilot and mechanic. We submitted a preliminary plan to the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) some time ago and it has been accepted. A permit will be issued to land on Slakhallet (the huge glacier that covers the island). We have a team committed, and the finances are doable. As per our funding model, we commit to paying one-half the expenses involved, and we are asking the DX community to pay the other half of the expenses. This arrangement has never failed us or you, the DXer. Experience summary: Leaders have eleven “DXpedition of the Year” awards, they have activated a dozen “top-ten” DXCC entities and amassed huge QSO totals at their most recent DXpeditions, i.e., Desecheo 118.000 QSOs, HK0NA 195,000 QSOs, FT5ZM, 170,000 QSOs, K1N 140,000 QSOs.Their experience in the Antarctic and Southern Oceans region is unparalleled: Heard Island, South Sandwich, South Georgia, Peter I, South Orkneys, Amsterdam Island, as well as numerous other operations from ALL seven continents. This team and its leaders have have collectively given the given the DX community over 4,000,000 DXpedition QSO’s. 

Your DXpedition leaders,

Ralph K0IR


Erling LA6VM


Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018Sept. 23, 2016

The 20-member Bouvet Island DXpedition team is happy to report that our
longstanding landing permit (2007) has been updated and revised to conform
to current environmental protection regulations, planned landing and
helicopter operations, base camp set-up, dates of operation, and operating
plans. The updated document has received signatorial approval of the Norsk
Polar Institute. Our amateur radio license with the call sign 3Y0Z has also
been renewed and will be used during the Bouvet DXpedition 2018.
An international team of pilots has been selected to serve as an interface
between the DXpedition team and the DX audience worldwide. They are your
voice and will collect your feedback and information during the DXpedition
and relay it to the team on Bouvet. Those pilots are:
NV9L (Val) Chief Pilot
HK3W (Siso) South America Pilot
JA1WSX (Hiro) Asia-Oceania Pilot
K2SG (Tony) North America Pilot
ON9CFG (Bjorn) European Pilot
ZS2I (Johan) Africa Pilot
Foundations, DX clubs, corporate sponsors, and individuals have shown
enthusiastic support for the Bouvet Island DXpedition. This DXpedition
is an expensive project with team members bearing 50% of its total cost.
Your financial support is encouraged and welcomed to help us make this
happen. Please see our list of donors and sponsors and learn how you
can help on our website at:
73, For the TEAM,