Leaders of the aborted 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island last February are offering partial refunds of donations made to help cover trip expenses. The expedition was cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions. The ARRL Letter reports that, after covering all expenses incurred, the group is offering to refund 48% of all contributions. However, they'd rather donors "pay it forward" to help fund future DXpeditions.
Donors have five options:
1) Get a refund check;
2) Donate your refund to the 3Y0Z team to help members recover some of their personal expenses;
3) Donate the refund to the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) or
4) the International DX Association (INDEXA) to help fund future DXpeditions; or
5) the default option, if no instructions are received, a four-way split between the 3Y0Z team, the NCDXF, INDEXA and GDXF, the German DX Foundation.
Donors should contact team co-leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, with instructions.