April 17, 2024

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Bouvet Island

Via the ARRL: 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition Receives $100,000 from Northern California DX Foundation

The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has donated $100,000 to the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island, which is set for late 2022. The DXpedition will be carried out by Amateur Radio DXpeditions, a Norwegian non-profit organization created for the purpose of conducting DXpeditions. The NCDXF is now the DXpedition’s lead sponsor.

“We wish to recognize and thank the Northern California DX Foundation as the lead sponsor for our 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet,” the 3Y0J team said. “Without the support of the NCDXF, operations to the world’s rarest entities would be difficult.”

A dependency of Norway, Bouvet is a sub-Antarctic island in the South Atlantic. It is the second-most-wanted DXCC entity, behind North Korea.

The 3Y0J team said that with its overall budget of $650,000, this DXpedition to Bouvet will be the most expensive ever. “With the NCDXF donation we hope to succeed in the fundraising as our first payment milestone for the vessel contract is approaching,” the team said.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/3y0j-bouvet-island-dxpedition-receives-100-000-from-northern-california-dx-foundation