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…

December 2018 Bouvet Conditions

Sliding down the sunspot cycle As I had expected, 3Y0Z had the last chance at some “decent” higher band propagation. We are now already at the bottom of the sunspot cycle as far as I am concerned. However, the low bands are getting better – so those with great antennas on 160 – 30M will be the big winners when Bouvet and Glorioso are…

VK0EK, 3Y0Z and 3Y0I . . .

Its hard to believe that its been 2 years since the team started their long journey to Heard Island. We almost had to cancel the project right before Visalia 2015, but a miracle happened during Visalia – as we were fund raising at a table for the full three days. Bouvet is “in play” and even more than I expected – from http://www.arrl.org/news/3y0i-bouvet-dxpedition-invites-3y0z-team-to-join-forces “The…

3Y0I: Propagation Predictions With VOACAP Online

Even though conditions at the end of 2018 will be down from where they are now – 20M should still be good. I’m glad I will have the UrbanBeam up on the US Towers ALM-31 at that time. 17 and 15M still could show some life. 40 and 30M will be good. Jari and his team have added several new features on the VOACAP…

3Y0I: The Next Best Hope for a Bouvet Activation

The “ham spirit” shown by the 3Y0I Team, plus their professional web site and upcoming live blog convinced me to donate $200. While I know my generous donation to 3Y0Z is lost, I am hoping something good can come out of all of this. https://bouvetoya.org/?lang=en The best way I can thank 3Y0I for keeping the Bouvet Candle burning – and very graciously inviting the…