Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Bouvet DXpedition Garners Grants

The Norwegian group organizing the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island scheduled for next year has received grants from multiple amateur radio organizations in support of its efforts. The ARRL has donated $5000 to Amateur Radio DXpeditions, the trip's sponsor, according to the ARRL Letter. This follows grants of $15,000 from INDEXA, 10,000 Euros from the German DX Foundation, and $100,000 from the Northern California DX Foundation. The DX column in the November issue of CQ contains a comprehensive report on planning for the adventure by expedition co-leader Ken Opskar, LA7GIA.

Meanwhile, the Intrepid DX Group, which originally planned this expedition but had to cancel it when "Braveheart" captain Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ, put the vessel up for sale, reports that the boat now has a new owner who has promised to continue to make it available for amateur radio DXpeditions from its future base in Ushuaia, Argentina.