Saturday, 17 February 2018

Bouvet Expedition News

February 17, 2018, 1450 UTC:
Awesomeness is being greeted by a 37-foot ketch in Cape Town Harbor and its crew of ZS ham friends. 
We are grateful for their assistance in getting us into the dock and processed by the SA customs and immigration folks.

1530 UTC: We are now docked, and we have been processed by customs and immigration.

– Hal, W8HC

Sunday, 4 February 2018

News from 3y0z

February 3, 2018, 2000 UTC: During the last 72 hours, we continued to experience the high winds, low clouds, fog and rough seas that have prevented helicopter operations since our arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in the weather forecast for the next four days. Then, last night, an issue developed in one of the ship’s engines.

This morning, the captain of the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted the DXpedition. We are now on our long voyage back to Punta Arenas. As you might imagine, the team is deeply disappointed, but safe. There is already talk about rescheduling the DXpedition,

Bob, K4UEE
Ralph, KØIR
Erling, LA6VM