DX-World just received info from a
Norwegian contact that the 3Y0I license has been renewed. A landing permit has
also been issued by the Norwegian Polar Institute.
No dates of activity are mentioned but the permit is good until February 2019.
However, DX-World contact suggests activity could be sometime this year. (see
new info below)
For info, this website has recently been updated.
Our trip, planned originally at the
end of 2017, was cancelled at the request of the organizers of the “3YØZ”
expedition. Due to their cancellation, we are now returning to the
implementation of our project and preparations for our trip as a matter of
Furthermore, from the above website:
The first ever Polish expedition to the subantarctic Bouvet Island by 3Z9DX,
SQ8X, SP3DOI, YU4DX and J69DS.
For the purpose of the expedition, a 24m-high seagoing yacht with PowerSail
sails and 2 engines of 250 HP was chartered. The unit is adapted to move in
extreme weather conditions. During the stay on the island, before the bad
weather, we will be protected by proper construction of expedition tents. The
whole trip is financed from the private resources of the participants.
Our expedition will start in South Africa, from where we will sail to Bouvet
Island. We will cover over 2,800 nautical miles in the far South Atlantic.
(It’s over 5200 km!)
After landing on Bouvet, we will install a camp and shortwave radio on the
glacier plateau (it covers 93% of the island’s surface. In good weather, we
will get to Olavtoppen – the highest peak of the island rising 760m above sea
Our expedition will take place during the subantarctic summer in the Southern
Hemisphere. A sea journey in stormy conditions will take about 12 days one way.
If the weather is favourable for us, we will spend about two weeks on the
island. With successful winds, the expedition plan will close in about a month
and a half.
Tom, LA4LN, the Norwegian Radio Relay
League (NRRL) HF Traffic Manager, informed OPDX the following in an
Dear DX friends,
There has been some confusion about
what amateur radio calls have
been licensed for use from the Bouvet
Island (2nd Most Wanted DXCC
Entity; IOTA AN-002) for the year to
The Norwegian Communications
Authority informs me that the following
licenses are valid as of 25 January
Granted to ON4WW, valid from 1 January 2017 to 30 April 2017.
Granted to LA6VM, valid from 1 December 2017 to 30 April
Granted to RA9USU, valid from 1 January 2018 to 28 February
Granted to 3Z9DX, valid from 13 January 2017 to 31 December
EDITOR'S NOTE: So far the 3Y0Z
operation is the only DXpedition scheduled
to hit the airwaves sometime in early