Amateur Radio Roundtable host Tom Medlin, W5KUB, reports that he's planning to air three live video chats with the VK0EK HeardIsland DXpedition team during the group's planned three-week operation. VK0EK is scheduled to be on the air from March 20 to April 10, and the video chats are scheduled during W5KUB's live podcasts on March 22 and 29, and April 5. This is believed to be the first time a major DXpedition has been featured live on a ham radio broadcast/podcast.
|Map of the "Antarctic Convergence." Heard Island is at|
about 3 o'clock. The South Sandwich Islands are at
about 10 o'clock. (Illustrations from VK0EK.org website)
The Heard Island DXpedition is one of several recent or upcoming ham radio operations from remote southern islands. The May issue of CQ will feature the recently concluded VP8STI expedition to Southern Thule Island in the South Sandwich chain. For more information on the Heard Island operation, visit <www.VK0EK.org>.
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