2023 Bouvet Island – 3y0j DXpedition

2023 Bouvet Island  – 3Y0J Dxpedition. What a feat to even be able to land on this forsaken island to activate Bouvet Island in the Antarctic for us radio amateurs to be able to work the station they were able to set up.

Bouvet Island is an island and dependency of Norway, and declared an uninhabited protected nature reserve. It is a subantarctic volcanic island, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, making it the world’s most remote island.

Radio Contact with Pitcairn Island

I was very fortunate tonight to be able to make a High Frequency radio contact with with Meralda Warren, who is also a ham radio operator, callsign VP6MW, on Pitcairn Island. I have been listening to her on the 28 Mhz band for a few nights, her having contact with another friend of hers. I was hoping to get to talk to her.
I was finally able to make the radio contact with her tonight, and had a great, awesome chat with her. (Distance: 5300 miles).
Pitcairn Island is an isolated volcanic island in the south-central Pacific Ocean, southeast of Tahiti. It is the only inhabited island of the British overseas territory of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, which is commonly referred to as the Pitcairn Islands or as Pitcairn. The main island, with an area of about 2 square miles (5 square km), is a rugged half-crater rising to some 1,100 feet (340 metres) and girded by precipitous coastal cliffs.
Thank you so much, Meralda, for taking time to chat with me, and I hope to talk to you again soon on the air.
Below is a short video “Life on Pitcairn Island”, where Meralda is painting using traditional materials.

HD8M – Galapagos Islands active from March 1 – March 11 2023

Galapagos Island will be activated March 1 – March 11 2023.

Team: WB2REM – Jim, KE2D – Robert and K4LT – John

They will operate 160-6M on SSB, CW and FT8 (Fox Hound)/FT4. QSL via WB2REM. HD8M will also be participating in the ARRL International DX Contest SSB (March 5-6, 2023).

See HD8M website for more details.