An unscientific “poll” was conducted at KY6R this morning, and apparently, 3Y0I will happen in 2018.
I’m guessing that if it does, we will hear soon that gear has been shipped – or will be shipping soon. Since its wise to give a month or two to ship such gear to Cape Town (where VK0EK shipped its gear) – shipping in August would mean they could activate in October, November or December this year.
I’ve worked ZS on 40M almost year round – even with SSN = Zero. This summer 40M has been lousy – and I wonder if we are already at the bottom of this cycle – it sure smells like it.
In any case, VOACAP Online does predict half way decent odds that I can work them this year – if they go. I’ll bet if we don’t hear anything in August news wise from this team that 2018 will be very unlikely. I know they are trying to obtain the last $95K in funding – so that will be a big indicator – if they land a set of grants that get them closer – then I would be more confident that this will actually happen.
I do wish them luck – this is one tough nut to crack.