Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 16, 2018

As the 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition was sadly cancelled due to bad weather and engine trouble on the transport vessel, another DXpedition has restarted their plans to visit the island. According to the web page, operators Dominik, 3Z9DX, Stanislaw, SQ8X, Leszek, SP3DOI, Branko, YU4DX and Frans, J69DS have a landing permit issued by the Norwegian Polar Institute. No dates of activity are mentioned, but the permit is valid until February 2019—see for more details as the plans progress.

The DXCC Most Wanted entities list has been updated on ClubLog. The list contains 340 entities and the top 10 entities seem to have changed with the addition of Kosovo. The top spot still goes to North Korea, followed by Bouvet Island, Crozet Island and the Republic of Kosovo. ClubLog author Michael Wells, G7VJR, says that he has completed the “Great Hardware Shuffle” for the online service—the free, web-based tool can produce DXCC league tables, expedition tools, log-search services, and most-wanted lists.

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports a north-west African military Thales-3000 system on 13,998.4kHz was causing interference in the amateur radio 20m band, and that in the amateur radio 40m band Radio Myanmar has been heard on 7200kHz, and Radio Hargeisa from the Republic of Somaliland on 7120kHz. Read more at (18-page/1.1MB PDF).

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