|NASA image of Bouvet Island, via CIA World Factbook|
According to the ARRL Letter, the group says it has already reached an agreement for transportation with RV Braveheart owner Nigel Jolly, who recently became a licensed ham in the U.S. and received the vanity call of K6NRJ. The group's preliminary plan has been accepted by the Norwegian Polar Institute (Bouvet is a dependency of Norway). The announcement is being made now, the group said, "so that other DXpedition teams that may be considering Bouvet … can redirect their time and effort elsewhere." The island was last activated in 2008.