Several people have pointed out that the French Team who activated Tromelin and Juan de Nova (led by Seb, F5UFX), reports that Glorioso is pretty much off limits – in a similar way that the US F&W entities are off limits. In fact, they said their application was rejected. They also were turned down for Crozet – (I already have that). I worked FT5WJ, Jean, a scientist visiting Crozet in March 2005.
I think the chances of working Bouvet and Glorioso before I kick the bucket are pretty good, but there’s no guarantee, and I am actually at a point where I no longer care.
I just worked 3C0W on 40M CW, so maybe I will start filling in my LOTW bingo sheet – but NOT bother with DXCC Challenge. Sure – I’ll take the LOTW credits, but won’t apply for any awards from now on. Filling in the lower bands at this bottom of the cycle will be fun – especially 80, 40 and 30, and lets see what the UrbanBeam can do to keep me in the chase . . .