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Kohjinsha Partners, 3Y0I Bouvet DXpedition

Kohjinsha Amateur RadioWe’re pleased to announce our new partnership.

The Japanese company Kohjinsha becomes a supporter and sponsor of our antennas we take down to Bouvet Island and many more our expeditions in the future.

The company known is of its compact and robust setups and that’s what we exactly need at the island.

Read more about their competitive constructions and other ham radio equipment:  http://www.kojinsha.jp/en_index.html

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.

We are still looking for missing budget.  Consider supporting our plans: 

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”

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!