Bouvet Island from the West Coast

From Orinda, its “130 at 130” – 130 degrees south east at 0130z For several years – yes years – if you’ve followed my blog, you’d know that I am a ZS propagation junky. I know every minute and hour of every season when the West Coast can work ZS – in the evening short path and the morning long path. The only difference…

Attention Bouvet Shoppers!

Just in time for your Holiday Shopping Pleasure – a soundtrack to sooth your savage DXer soul: https://youtu.be/FlNcnStU614 And to prevent scurvy, saddle up to yer Double IPA and take heed: https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/contact/

Rebel DXer’s Will Activate Bouvet

Rebel DXers – Like Cast Out’s and Cutaways by The Decemberists – this DX Scrappy Team will bring home the bacon! Many in the DX Community are waking up to the fact that Bouvet just might be activated by this scrappy DXpedition Team. And why not – its being led by the 18th Most Traveled Man in the World. Sure – there are never any…

3Y0I – Bouvet: My Plan A, B and C

Ameritron AL-80B – my Plan A I read a little ditty on Bernie’s Daily DX today about how Tack, JE1CKA is getting ready for 3Y0I. So am I – my Plan A is 1000 watts and my IC-7300. Thanks so much Elliot, N6PF for the loan of the amplifier. I will use my DXE 40P 40M phased array for my first ATNO QSO. My SteppIR…

Fall Like Weather Pattern in SF Bay Area

Yesterday we had a gorgeous Maxfield Parrish like sunset – “pinky – blue” sky. This is because the Jet Stream seems to have behaved a little bit more like our Winter pattern – there is a dip from the Gulf of Alaska combined with the clouds and cool temperature – and the fact that the daylight hours are noticeably shorter now – and it…

Back To School – and, Will 3Y0I Happen?

Autumn is my favorite time of year – and yesterday I saw the first orange and red leaves on my neighbors pepper tree. Interestingly enough, while some of the Sierras are down in the 40’s – and a very few in the 30’s – Orinda might also get down in the high 40’s tonight (very early morning). As I expected, this Summer was the…

Bottom of Cycle 24 . . . and 3Y0I News

Well, interestingly enough (irony?) the cycle dropped into “sustained Zero” territory pretty much just after 3Y0Z met their demise. On another note – I emailed Dom regarding 3Y0I – and asked him if he had shipped his gear to Cape Town, and he said “Yes, a while ago”. Fingers crossed – but all this year – and especially after 3Y0Z, I realize working Bouvet…

Will 3Y0I Happen This Fall?

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…

3Y0I: Will it Happen?

Magic 8 – Ball says YES!

Visalia IDXC and Hamvention Announcements

It will be interesting to see if there are any new announcements – product wise or DX-pedition wise during this years Visalia IDXC or Hamvention. I expect some new product announcements, but am guessing there won’t be anything really exciting regarding DXpeditions. Speaking of DXpeditions, DXPedition of the Year, where 3Y0Z no doubt would have won could very well be won by a non-mega…