Its hard to believe its already been 2 years since the VK0EK Team ended their epic journey in Perth, Australia. I’ve been thinking about fund raising and how much work we put into it, and the “hype machine” I created – where we kept the “buzz” in everyone’s ear. We easily made budget, and I am especially proud of that – because I believe when all is said and done – making budget is an important part of the DXpedition. These things are only getting more expensive . . .
Heard Island is down at #31 on the Most Wanted List, and I expect it will stay out of the Top 10 for at least another 8 years. It usually takes between 10 – 15 years to climb back up after a mega DX-pedition nets as many QSO’s as VK0EK did.
I’ve moved on big time since then – I’ve made all of my DXCC Goals and VK0EK was my “swan song” as far as co-organizing a DXpedition. It was the only time I was in that role – and it still gives me a great feeling when I remember all of the hard work of the team and how we ended up with great press coverage and DXpedition of the Year.