The 2016 VK0EK Heard Island DXpedition
Wow – its been 4 years since the VK0EK Team were on their way to Cape Town to get the gear and ship fumigated and ready to make the long 11 day voyage to “almost” the South Pole – and way out there in the south of the Indian Ocean.
I spent 3 years working with Bob, KK6EK planning and strategizing, assembling the team and raising money – and it started after TX5K came back from Clipperton, which I also worked on. VK0EK won DXpedition of the Year – and that is the last time (actually the only time) I went to Dayton Hamvention – in 2017 – the first year in Xenia.
I wish the VP8PJ Team all the best – on their way to South Orkney Islands (Signy) – several are from the VK0EK Team. If the team gets bored and starts begging for callers – I might try them on 40 or 20M CW QRP – but I have totally lost interest in DXCC and its funny that VK0EK and all that intense work now seems like another lifetime from my past.