Bouvet Island: hopes for 2016!

From what is reported by DxWorld in these days the Norwegian Polar Institute has given the opportunity to an amateur radio operator to be able to be part of the Norwegian Antarctic mission to Bouvet Island in 2016 for a period of three months, from mid-January to mid-April.

These are the exact words:

“It’s a go for a one man DXpedition for 3 months, time frame half January 2016 through half April 2016 to Bouvet Island.”

Bouvet Island (IOTA AN-002) is located between South Africa and Antarctica, and is more remote from civilisation in all directions than anywhere else in the world. In every DXCC Most Wanted list is among the top three positions, activities from this place can be counted on one hand: December 2007 –  Petrus, ZS6GCM, ad 3Y0E; December 2000 – Chuck, N4BQW, as 3Y0C; the only large dxpedition was 3Y5X – December 1989.

Since this year is again operational the research station completely renovated after the fury of the sea had destroyed the earlier in recent years, prompting fears of a total abandonment by the Norwegian Institute of Polar Research.


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