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Author Topic: Bouvet 2017???  (Read 43949 times)
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« on: December 07, 2016, 04:15:51 PM »

Bouvet DXpedition 2017

Rumors still continue to persist that an unnamed group is planning a DXpedition in early 2017 to one of the world’s most desolate, dangerous, and inhospitable islands.

It is rumored that the group has hired Captain Jonas Grumby as their charter. The unnamed group will comprise of a very small group of radio operators, but will also be accompanied by:

-Philanthropist couple that will provide the bulk of the financing for the operation
-A Hollywood starlet
-A young lady from Kansas currently on a world tour
-Renowned scientist/professor Roy Hinkley
-The Captain’s 1st Mate and travel companion

It is believed that the radio group traveling to Bouvet wishes to advance their “rebel” approach to modern DXing.

The motto for the group is: “We can get there quicker than you can!”


As the rumors persist, hopefully more information will come available via the normal DX news outlets.
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Glenn KE4KY - Ham since 1975
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 04:41:19 PM »


-Philanthropist couple that will provide the bulk of the financing for the operation
-A Hollywood starlet
-A young lady from Kansas currently on a world tour
-Renowned scientist/professor Roy Hinkley
-The Captain’s 1st Mate and travel companion


Hopefully, a DXpedition composed of these characters will last a bit longer than a three-hour tour.



John AE5X
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 05:27:24 PM »


-Philanthropist couple that will provide the bulk of the financing for the operation
-A Hollywood starlet
-A young lady from Kansas currently on a world tour
-Renowned scientist/professor Roy Hinkley
-The Captain’s 1st Mate and travel companion


Hopefully, a DXpedition composed of these characters will last a bit longer than a three-hour tour.



John AE5X
http://ae5x.blogspot.com/

    What kind of radio is that??  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 09:52:13 PM »

KE4KY. Weren't you part of the $100,000.00+ T31W team that cancelled after T31T ran 30k+ QSO's with no up front funding?

N0UN
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 10:54:09 PM »


-Philanthropist couple that will provide the bulk of the financing for the operation
-A Hollywood starlet
-A young lady from Kansas currently on a world tour
-Renowned scientist/professor Roy Hinkley
-The Captain’s 1st Mate and travel companion


Hopefully, a DXpedition composed of these characters will last a bit longer than a three-hour tour.



John AE5X
http://ae5x.blogspot.com/


Couple of days would be nice....  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 02:41:50 AM »

KE4KY. Weren't you part of the $100,000.00+ T31W team that cancelled after T31T ran 30k+ QSO's with no up front funding?

N0UN

Thanks for the mention in the blog. No worries on this end.

Since T31W was cancelled I was unexpectedly able to keep a bunch of money in my pocket. Living in Kentucky, that money will go a long way in fixing up the house trailer and mending the fence on the chicken coup. Our one hog just died, so it's going to be a lean Christmas. Thankfully, there is fresh venison in the freezer. They say if the deer are close enough to smell the inside of the truck, you're too close, but that's a different conversation all together. I'm still finding that I'm blessed beyond most measures. I've learned to not take life so serious, even more so for my hobbies.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 05:47:40 AM »

Will MaryAnn be included ?

Obie N5VYS
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 06:04:01 AM »

And Ginger ?
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 06:05:22 AM »

Everybody knows Mary Ann was the better CW op.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 07:12:53 AM »

Ginger, or Mary Ann? Hopefully both!
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 07:34:08 AM »

KE4KY. Weren't you part of the $100,000.00+ T31W team that cancelled after T31T ran 30k+ QSO's with no up front funding?

N0UN

Thanks for the mention in the blog. No worries on this end.

Since T31W was cancelled I was unexpectedly able to keep a bunch of money in my pocket. Living in Kentucky, that money will go a long way in fixing up the house trailer and mending the fence on the chicken coup. Our one hog just died, so it's going to be a lean Christmas. Thankfully, there is fresh venison in the freezer. They say if the deer are close enough to smell the inside of the truck, you're too close, but that's a different conversation all together. I'm still finding that I'm blessed beyond most measures. I've learned to not take life so serious, even more so for my hobbies.

We're all about saving people money.  Glad the Rebel DX Group saved you some.

N0UN
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 08:39:23 AM »

I noticed on the updated web page that they will be using Nigel Jolly as the Captain for the trip.  They also they mention the helicopter.  Does the Braveheart have facilities for a helicopter?  I think I remember reading that Nigel had a second boat, but I am not sure.

73
Rob


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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2016, 10:24:43 AM »


We're all about saving people money.  Glad the Rebel DX Group saved you some.

N0UN

Thanks! My other hobbies and pursuits are appreciative.
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Glenn KE4KY - Ham since 1975
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 03:47:42 PM »

I noticed on the updated web page that they will be using Nigel Jolly as the Captain for the trip.  They also they mention the helicopter.  Does the Braveheart have facilities for a helicopter?  I think I remember reading that Nigel had a second boat, but I am not sure.

73
Rob

They are not using the Braveheart.  Nigel owns another ship and that ship has a larger helicopter pad and can carry a larger crew.  This was mentioned in one of their previous press release.

73,
Jonathan W6GX

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 05:02:56 AM »

Just noticed this on twitter:-

"Michael G7VJR
‏@g7vjr

3Y0G expedition added to Club Log http://bit.ly/2hQ8w6z 
 

    Michael G7VJR ‏@g7vjr 4h4 hours ago

    Requested by Dom, 3Z9DX today. No further details!"

Regards
Norman G4AYU

   



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