Press Release 2019-1 Bouvet DXpedition (3Y0Z) January 7, 2019 Subject: Options/Instructions for REFUNDS of Unused DXpedition Funds Let me take this opportunity to thank you again for your financial support. The DXpedition team members are all extremely disappointed that we were not able to complete our mission. We were offshore Bouvet for three days and encountered extreme weather conditions. While fighting hurricane force winds, one of our vessel’s engines was over-stressed and a critical coupling failed. The ship’s Captain had no choice but to abort the DX- pedition for safety reasons. It was the correct decision, but a huge disappointment after almost three years of planning. We now have returned our sea container to the US, paid our final bills, and sold equipment to raise funds. After all this, I am happy to report we have a balance in our accounts. I am able to offer you a 48% refund of your original contribution to 3Y0Z. All supporters of our DXpedition are offered the same percentage regardless of whether they are a DX Foun- dation, DX Club, Individual DXer or DXpedition team member. This is the only fair way to do this! Many of you have contacted me and indicated that you DO NOT want any refund. So, I want to give everyone several options: Option 1: I want the refund. Please use my PayPal email address. (No checks or wire transfers please). I respectfully ask that you do not take a refund IF your contribution was $30 USD or less. Option 2: I do not want the refund; please donate my refund to the 3Y0Z team. Each member of the DXpedition team has invested consider- able money, time and effort to try to make this DXpedition a success. Option 3: I do not want the refund; please donate it to the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) in my name. This will help fund future DXpeditions worldwide. Option 4: I do not want the refund; please donate it to the International DX Foundation (INDEXA) in my name. This will help fund future DXpeditions worldwide. DEFAULT OPTION…..If you do not respond, we will divide your refund pro-rata (proportional) between the 3Y0Z team, NCDXF, INDEXA and German DX Foundation (GDXF). (These are our largest financial supporters.) Our DEADLINE for requesting Option 1-4 is March 15, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to contact me. If I do not hear from you by the deadline, I will assume the DEFAULT OPTION. The contact email address is email@example.com Again, we very much appreciate your support for this project. The final outcome of this ambitious project is not as we planned or hoped for, but the DXpedition team is home and is safe. We are thankful for that! Vy 73, Bob-K4UEE 3Y0Z Co-leader and Chief Financial Officer
LIBYA, 5A. Elham, 5A0YL has been QRV on 20 meters using SSB at
various times. QSL via OQRS.
BARBADOS, 8P. Willy, KB8YRX will be QRV as 8P9CA from January 15 to
February 4. Activity will be focused on 20 meters and FT8. QSL to
GHANA, 9G. Ruettger, DL8MEZ is QRV as 9G5RV until January 26 while
on a training mission for medical personnel. He plans to show up
daily on Med-Net and Intermar on 20 meters. QSL via operator's
SIERRA LEONE, 9L. A large group of operators are QRV as 9LY1JM from
Banana Island, IOTA AF-037, until January 21. Activity is on 160 to
10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8 with four stations
active. QSL via F5GSJ.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Special event station DM775FLD is
QRV during all of 2019 to celebrate the founding of the town of
Friedland 775 years ago. QSL via bureau.
GUADELOUPE, FG. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD will be QRV as FG/F6ITD from La
Desirade Island, IOTA NA-102, from January 14 to March 13. Activity
will be on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.
He will also be active as TO7D in various contests. QSL direct to
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8. Gerhard, OE3GEA will be QRV as HC8GET from
Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristobal Island from January 13 to 25.
Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home call.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI. Holger, DK1FY is QRV as HI5/DK1FY/p until
January 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL
to home call.
PANAMA, HP. A group of operators will be QRV as H33J from Volcan,
Chiriqui Province, from January 13 to 31. Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8, with a focus on the low
bands and FT8. QSL via JA1HGY.
JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N8SSF is QRV until February 11
during the 70th Sapporo Snow Festival on Ishikari Island, IOTA
AS-078. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via bureau.
SEYCHELLES, S7. Mike, OE6MBG is QRV as S79AA from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, until February 2. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters, and 6
meters as conditions permit, using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.
TUVALU, T2. Antoine, 3D2AG is QRV as T2AR from Funafuti until
January 31. Activity is on the HF bands, including 160 meters. QSL
to home call. In addition, Apinelu, T2AT is QRV on the HF bands
using FT8. QSL via N7SMI.
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4. Bernie, W3UR and Becky, N3OSH are QRV as
V47UR from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts Island, IOTA NA-104, until January
20. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.
This includes being an entry in the North American CW QSO Party.
QSL via LoTW.
INDIA, VU. Members of the West Bengal Radio club are QRV with
special event call AU2HAM from Ganga Sagar Mela Island, IOTA AS-153,
until January 17. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via VU2NRO.
CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Pete, K8PGJ will be QRV as ZF2PG from Grand
Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from January 12 to 20. Activity will be
holiday style on the HF bands using SSB. This includes being an
entry in the upcoming North American SSB QSO Party. QSL direct to