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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

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3Y0Z DXPEDITION NEWS: February 5, 2018, 0930 UTC....

Our captain has decided that it is in the best interest of safety and expediency to proceed
directly to Capetown, South Africa rather than Punta Arenas, Chile. We
are now heading north to avoid the possibility of encountering ice.
Currently, there is no ice in sight or on radar. In due time, we will
head easterly toward Capetown.
Our entire team is safe. Most are resting in their bunks and in good
spirits. We will keep the amateur radio community and our families
informed, as we continue our journey.

Bob, K4UEE
Ralph, K0IR
Erling, LA6VM

1445 UTC: Position: 53 degrees 42 minutes South, 0.41 degrees West.
Heading 58 degrees. Speed 7 knots. The wind is from 165 degrees and
pushing us along in moderate following seas.
Our ride is now considerably smoother than earlier, today. We did
pass through some ice between 1200 and 1300 UTC. The sea is clear now.
We are headed for Capetown, South Africa. This is the safest and most
expedient course for us.
We thank those who have expressed concern and good wishes. We are, of
course very, very disappointed. We are slowed, but safe.

Ralph, K0IR

Web Site: https://www.bouvetdx.org/

Track Vessel: https://share.garmin.com/bouvet

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Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on Feb 05, 18 | 2:45 pm | Profile

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