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Past Previous DXpeditions to Bouvet Island - LH4C - W4BPD / 3Y0 - 3Y5X - 3Y1VC - 3Y5DQ - N4BQW / 3Y0C - 3Y0E - 3Y0Z

Past / Previous DXpeditions to Bouvet Island


Dec 14, 2018 21:05 GMT

DXpedition to Bouvet - rare, remote and foreboding.


It's a rainy, chilly day here in Florida - and the bands are dead. Soon the DX Rebels will begin their attempt at Bouvet Island and I'm wondering about the previous DXpeditions to this frozen world... For complete info and "official" web links to the upcoming 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet - check out our 3Y0I page here.

3Y5X Bouvet - past previous
                                DXpeditions to Bouvet Island

Surprise! There has been only one - yes only one - previous and successful real DXpedition to Bouvet. OK, two, if you count the disputed W4BPD/3Y0 QSO's.

There have been a few scientific teams that had a "ham" in the group but those were not major activations and not full fledged DXpeditions.

The last DXpedition attempt to Bouvet was made by the 3Y0Z team in January of 2018. Unfortunately, that effort had to be aborted, just offshore from Bouvet, due to mechanical failure. See our complete 3Y0Z page here!


The Infamous LH4C - W4BPD / 3Y0 "DXpedition" - 1962

Famous DXpeditioner, Gus Browning, was purported to have made a solo DXpedition to Bouvet. However, some reports dispute that claim and allege that the entire operation was done from a ship just off shore. I wonder if those QSL's are still good for DXCC credit?

W4BPD/3Y0 Bouvet DXpedition QSL -
                                past previous DXpeditions to Bouvet
                                Island

If you have a story, recollection or know of a web link to any previous Bouvet activation please email me and we will add it to this page.


3Y5X - 1989/1990 - Club Bouvet - So far it's been the one and only "real" DXpedition to Bouvet Island...

Twenty nine years ago today, on December 14, 1989 the M/V Aurora departed Montevideo bound for Bouvet. Here's one accounting of the 3Y5X adventure: http://www.dxcc.info/eng21/3y5x.htm


3Y5X DXpedition - past previous
                                DXpeditions to Bouvet Island

3Y5X Bouvet -
                                past previous DXpeditions to Bouvet
                                Island


3Y5X is the only documented previous DXpedition to Bouvet Island. They managed 49,000 QSO's in sixteen days.


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Other non-DXpedition activations
of Bouvet Island:


3Y5DQ and 3Y1VC - 1978 / 1979 Thor Winsnes and
John Snuggerud

3Y5DQ Bouvet Island -
                                      previous DXpeditions to Bouvet
                                      Island

3Y1VC
                                      - previous DXpeditions to Bouvet
                                      Island




N4BQW / 3Y0C - 2000

Astronaut Chuck Brady was popular with hams worldwide during his stay on Bouvet Island. He worked mostly SSB but he did make a few CW contacts as well!

3Y0C N4BQW Chuck Brady - previous
                                DXpeditions to Bouvet Island Island
                                DXpedition




3Y0E - 2008

3Y0E - previous DXpeditions to
                                Bouvet Island


Petrus, ZS6GCM, operated 3Y0E from Bouvet in 2008. This was the very last op of any size at all from Bouvet Island!



Next? The 2019 Bouvet DXpedition - 3Y0I

Check out our 3Y0I coverage here:


3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet







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* photo at top of page courtesy of N7OU see his interview on DX-Coffee here!

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Past Previous DXpedition to Bouvet Island - LH4C - W4BPD / 3Y0 - 3Y5X - 3Y1VC - 3Y5DQ - N4BQW / 3Y0C - 3Y0E - 3Y0Z