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2026: Peter I Island

We’re building an organization of 25+ experienced DXpeditioners committing to and capable of executing some of the rarest and most difficult entities to activate. In the pipeline we have two exciting DXpeditions planned.

Because we are running the two DXpeditions through the same organization there exist synergies for the equipment, logistics and resources committed to execute these complex projects.

ClubLog #11 most wanted DXCC

Operators: Dave WD5COV, Emil DL8JJ and Ken LA7GIA

Media Officer and WW Pilot: James Gallo KB2FMH

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3YØK DXpedition to Bouvetøya January 2025

ClubLog #11 most wanted DXCC entity

ALL PERMITS AND CONTRACTS IN HAND

  • We will stay up to 21 days on the island
  • A team of 3 operators & 4 person support team
  • On shore remote operator team
  • Budget $440,000 where 67% of budget is already secured
  • $150,000 in support still needed
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We will stay up to 21 days on Bouvet Island

We are a team of 3 operators, 4 support people, and an remote operating team. Our budget is US$440,000 but 2/3 of the budget is already secured. We still need to raise US$150,000. Most importantly, ALL NEEDED PERMITS AND CONTRACTS ARE ALREADY IN HAND.

We have signed a contract with a vessel owner

We have signed a contract with a vessel owner with a proven track record in Arctic and Antarctic waters. The experienced Captain has been supporting expedition teams since 1997 and before that has been managing his own fishing trawler for decades.

We are teaming up with an expedition consultant

We’re also teaming up with Peter as responsible for landing us safely on the beach, similarly to what he did this year. We are three persons with previous experience from landing at the island. Peter’s experience, skill and determination is again an important factor for success! We have been through some 3YØJ lessons learned where everything have been scrutinized to improve the next attempt. This time we plan 3YØK based on our previous Bouvet experience!

We will use small Honda generators

We will go only with smaller Honda gasoline generators, and it will be a lightweight DXpedition but still with some yagis and amplifiers. Weight is reduced from 7 ton to 2 ton. Peter will be leading the support team of total 4 younger persons, that comes in addition to the radio operators.

We will engage a remote operating team

We will also engage a remote team where AA7JV George will be involved with tons of remote experience from his Pacific trips. George will design, test, and supply the remote radio system adapted to Bouvet environment and we’re grateful for his contribution. The remote radio system will be Pelicases with radio and power supply, where we will taking four remote radios and 5 radios with amplifiers for the local operators. In addition to the 7 members that will be on the island there will thus be additional remote members providing you with QSOs, mainly on 30m to 10m bands.

Dedicated North America radio camp

Dedicated North America camp will be established 600m further West, on top of a small hill. This NA QTH will provide low angle take off to North America.
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  • The team plans to establish a smaller dedicated NA camp, 600m west of the main camp, on top of a small hill.
  • The QTH provides low angle take off to North America, especially to the West coast. We expect improved signal strength
    that together with a Yagi (beam) and amplifier should make our signals much louder all over North America. We see a reduced elevation by 4 degrees at this QTH.
  • We will equip the camp with a smaller tent and several antennas from 40-10m. The purpose is for one operator to run multiple radios one CW/SSB and one FT8, and work NA on dedicated frequencies.
  • All this is possible due to our previous experience, the area was scouted for suitability for a future DXpedition while we were there in February 2023.
3Y0K-Station-Plan

New Bouvet RIB version

This is a new Bouvet RIB version that is housed in a portable, water-tight case.

The RIB integrates a Flex 6600 radio

The RIB integrates a Flex 6600 radio, a Data Acquisition and Control box (DAQ), an Ethernet Switch and a 12 V DC Power Supply. All modules are 12 V DC powered.

Power Supply: 200 to 250 V AC input

Power Supply: 200 to 250 V AC input from 6 x Honda generators. UltraCap stabilizes DC power and provides 10 second power back-up/ ride-through.

Antenna Tuner

Bias T: Injects 12 V DC into the antenna cable for a remote antenna tuner.

100W Output

Radio: Flex 6600 , 100 W output

Network Switch

Switch: 8 Port Ethernet Switch

DAQ monitoring

DAQ: Monitors generators, voltages, temperature and provides reset/power switch for the radio.
3Y0K Station Diagram

The 3Y0K Bouvet Island Operator Team

Off Island Support

WW Pilot / Media / Website Officer

3YØK DXpedition SPONSORS

Equipment Sponsors:

We’re happy to once again thank one of the major sponsors of DXpeditions – our friends at DX Engineering.

For this adventure they have offered to provide some YAGI antennas to help focus our signals around the world.

We’ll be using much of the equipment and accessories they provided for 3Y0J last February as well. 

Thanks Tim and Teri for always helping the DX community

We are happy to announce RF-KIT as our Exclusive Amplifier Sponsor for this Expedition.

The RF-KIT amplifier, made in Germany, is a solid state Amplifier capable of running on either 120 or 240 volts while delivering unparalleled performance. It can provide the power the team needs to be heard around the world. The amplifier is lightweight and durable, qualities that are needed in an extreme environment such as that found on Bouvet Island!.
On Bouvet we will have five units to use so if you can’t hear us, check your antenna..

Corporate Sponsors:

Clubs and Associations:

$5,001 ~ 10,000

$2,001 ~ $5,000

$1,001 ~ $2,000

$0 ~ $1,000 Club Supporters

These Expeditions participate in the following programs

All donations of $100 USD or more are automatically Century Club Members

Century Club Platinum: $1,001 ~ $2,500

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Support our team!

3Y0K DXpedition budget: US$440K
Amount Raised 72%
When you choose to donate via our 3y0k.com website, you have the choice to donate either via PayPal (if you have an PayPal account) or using a credit card by clicking on the black “Debit or Credit Card” button on the Donation form, on the next page.
Become a Century Club Donor – All donations of $250 or more will receive a special Unique item regardless of making a contact.
All $100 Plus donors automatically receive our special “Century Club Supporter” card and Speedy LoTW for verified contacts.

All donations go directly to covering the costs of the DXpedition

DXpedition QSL Manager: M0OXO

Contact By Post:
Charles Wilmott
60 Church Hill
Royston
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S714NG
ENGLAND

Contact By Email:
charles.wilmott@m0oxo.com

QSL Policy

Donors:
 
Sponsors who donate $50 USD or more PRIOR to the DXpedition start will have their QSL card sent directly, as well LoTW confirmation. There is no need to do anything if you are a sponsor of the DXpedition. The timing of the QSL cards and LoTW will be processed according to Sponsor level.

OQRS:

1. OQRS Direct QSL+LoTW: via PayPal $15
Mailed anywhere in the world unlimited number of QSOs, including LoTW.

2. OQRS Bureau QSL: via PayPal $3
Mailed anywhere in the world unlimited number of QSOs. Do NOT request via the normal Bureau card services as these will NOT be answered. Only use the OQRS online service. Option for free bureau cards will be activated at the end when all other cards have been sent out.
 
3. Direct Mail: Send your card with sufficient return postage via the regular Direct Mail system. Suggested minimum donation is $5 for direct mail QSLs.
 
Please use the following mailing address for Direct Mail:

    Charles R. Wilmott (M0OXO)
    60 Church Hill
    Royston, Barnsley,
    South Yorkshire
    S71 4NG ENGLAND
    United Kingdom

4. Missing Call checks to be reported by using the ”Not in Log” form on OQRS.


Do NOT send Emails or Social Media requests to the Checkpoints or QSL Manager, they will not be answered. The ”Not In Log” form is for your convenience and is the fastest way to get your enquiry resolved.

FT8 QSOs:For FT8 QSOs there is NO “Missing Call” checks to be reported by using the ”Not in Log” form on OQRS. In other words, there no log correction for FT8. Screenshots are not accepted.

Euro bills accepted in lieu of USD. Direct QSL requests received without a return envelope or sufficient return postage will be answered via the Bureau. OQRS bureau cards will be delayed and processed last.
 
QSL cards and LoTW in priority order:

1. Upfront sponsors >= $50 Direct QSL + LoTW – timing according to sponsor level

2. OQRS Direct $15 – QSL cards including LoTW confirmation

3. Direct mailed cards with sufficient return postage, suggested donation $5 for unlimited QSOs (no donation required)

4. OQRS Bureau $3

5. Complete 3Y0K log will be uploaded to LoTW within 12 months

6. OQRS Bureau free cards. There will be a free OQRS Bureau card version.

 
LOTW:
LoTW will be uploaded for sponsors donating more than $50. Timing according to sponsor level

LoTW will be uploaded for those who order OQRS Direct after DXpedition end

Direct mailed cards and OQRS Bureau cards do not include LoTW, only the QSL card. Complete expedition log is planned to be uploaded to LoTW after all bureau cards have been processed.

eQSL / QRZ:
Sorry but NO eQSL or QRZ confirmations or uploads.

IOTA credits:
QSO matching for IOTA will be delayed

Peter I Island DXpedition 2026

ClubLog #8 most wanted DXCC entity

Breaking News

We have secured a vessel, and we’re now building a team of 19 operators that will go to Peter I Island in February 2026 and plan stay 14 days on the island, for a total of 20 days around the island. The vessel is a proper Antarctica vessel with 2 helicopters, two Expedition leaders and with all permits needed. We are working closely with the Norwegian Polar Institute to obtain the landing permit.

More information about Peter I Island DX-pedition will be released later. Fundraising is expected to start 2024

Team leader Ken LA7GIA, Co-leader Adrian KO8SCA, Co-leader Cezar VE3LYC and Co-leader Dave WD5COV.

Media Officer and WW Pilot: James Gallo KB2FMH

Because we are running the two DXpeditions through the same organization (Delta-Xray Group) there exist synergies as for the equipment, logistics and resources committed to execute these.

Peter I Island