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3Y0I Bouvet Update

3Y0I squad chose transportation ship to Bouvet.

The team members will make ship inspection and shipments of most the equipment to Cape Town within 2 weeks.

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More info soon.

Bouvet 2018 by The Rebel DX GroupBasic ship info :
Ice class cargo,
LOA 49.6m,
Beam 8.5m,
Draft 4m,
GRT 335T,
NRT 90T,
Speed 12kts+

“It’s not how many helicopters you have, nor is it the size of your ship – it’s the size of the Rebel hearts”

Rebel DXers To Hoist The Sails!

The Rebel DXers to Hoist the Sails!

Members of the Polish Rebel DX Group launch an extended transoceanic project called “Travel Cheap to Top DXCCs” in early May 2018.  They plan to activate interesting and difficult-to-reach rare DXCC entities in the coming years – both on the Northern and Southern hemisphere.

The “Travel Cheap to Top DXCCs” project is a private and independent venture open to radio amateurs from all over the world – both individual participants and larger groups willing to charter our services exclusively.  We administer private advanced boats allowed to sail on every waters.  All paper works done like landing/entrance permissions, radio licenses are included in a package.  Participants may also count on our advisory in finding cheaper flights.

At the very beginning, we invite all interested hams to join our second expedition to Kanton Island (T31) in May this year.  A team of up to 10 operators will leave for Kanton from Samoa Island.  There are still 5 seats left.  Afterwards, another group will leave for Tokelau and Swains Island.  But that’s just a beginning – later this year we will regroup and head for South Africa for another epic adventure!

Join the Bouvet Island Expedition 2018

There were seats initially reserved for members of the 3Y0Z expedition.  To our surprise we’ve received absolutely no response to our courtesy and invitation.  Since then… are you ready for an adventure of your lifetime?  We offer an unique opportunity to join an international, interdisciplinary team of expeditioneers – scientists, TV crew and ham radio operators who will set foot at Bouvet Island yet in 2018.  Since the expedition demands certain skills and preparations, our offer is addressed only to experienced ham radio travelers.  We require full time availability, resistance to harsh, polar stormy sea conditions and being fully aware of decision-making to join the expedition.  We will accept only serious applicants submitting their CV and a letter of application via email sent to dom@rebeldxgroup.com.

We invite all interested hams to join our extraordinary project.

The Rebel DX Group Team

3Y0I Offer Rejected

In ARRL News yesterday, it appears the 3Y0Z Team rejected our 3Y0I offer to combine efforts in activating the most remote island in the world – Bouvet.

ARRL News Article Here:  3Y0I Bouvet DXpedition Invites 3Y0Z Team to Join Forces

“The 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition team this week publicly invited the members of the ill-fated 3Y0Z team to join forces as part of “rebooted preparations” for the venture, but 3Y0Z team co-leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, told ARRL that his group has other plans.”

And for us, the Rebel DX Group – that reply is just fine.  We originally planned to “go it alone” so there is no gain, nor is there any loss in their reply.  Nothing has changed as far as we are concerned.

At the request of the 3Y0Z Team last year, we cancelled our Bouvet 2017 plans, even took down this Website so not to confuse anybody with concurrent DXpeditions.  We stepped aside as we were asked.  But something we never did (for selfish reasons) was to quit on the idea of Bouvet altogether, because at that time we felt there was no better than a 20% chance 3Y0Z and their plan would succeed.  Our thoughts then were the same as now, “bigger is not always better”.

So back with our original plans – forward the Rebels go!  The RebelDXGroup.com Website is back.  The Bouvetoya.org Website is up, and our plans for Rebel Oceana DXpeditions this Summer are underway, same for Bouvet!

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Bouvet Island DXpedition

Bouvet by The Rebel DX GroupBouvetøya (Norwegian) – a Rebel DX Group DXpedition to the most remote island of the world.

Our expedition will start in South Africa, from where we will sail to the Bouvet Island. We will cover over 2,800 nautical miles in the far South Atlantic.  It’s over … 5200 km!  After landing on Bouvet Island, we will install a camp and shortwave radio on the glacier plateau (it covers 93% of the island’s surface.  In good weather, we will get Olavtoppen – the highest peak of the island rising 760m above sea level”.

More at: https://www.bouvetoya.org

More information coming soon!