Friday, March 23, 2012

Brazil Bans Hams from PY0S

The St. Peter and St. Paul archipelago in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is now off-limits to amateur radio DXpeditions. The islands currently sit at #16 on DX Magazine's "most wanted" list. According to a report on Southgate Amateur Radio News, the government of Brazil, which owns the islands, issued the new restrictions in an announcement on the website of the country's Secretariat of the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources (SERCIM). At press time, Brazil's national amateur radio association, as well as several Brazilian DX groups, were working with federal lawmakers to try to overturn the ruling.