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.
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.