Bouvet Aborted

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  1. KI7HSB

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    I'm an avid DX'er myself, but I don't contest. I am completely dis-interested in counting number of people I've traded cards with or the number of the places I've reached. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's not my idea of 'adventure'...

    I'm not in it for the contacts, I'm in it for the -connections-.

    (Hey, that's not bad... I should add that to my signature file and my list of "Dave-isms"...)
     
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  2. G0VEO

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    Well better its aborted than to risk life and limb in a totally hostile unforgiving enviroment.....stay safe!!!!! and thanks for trying...Cheers!!!
     
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  3. KF5VDX

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    Bravo! Amazing effort, amazing amount of hard work and planning! All to at allow us, the Ham Community to potentially log a once in a lifetime contact. Thank You guys! Hats are Off!
    These men have placed at risk more than most for our hobby. Just the sea voyage alone would be intimidating, 15-25 feet seas are not only uncomfortable they can be dangerous. Setting up and operating on a remote uninhabited volcano covered by glacial ice many days from any population is not a national park activation. Any slight emergency could become life threatening with help days or weeks away.
    Prayers and safe voyage to S Africa. 73 and Thanks Again Garry KF5VDX
     
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  4. N3FOL

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    Sooooo, when is the next one?
     
  5. VE9CB

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  6. K1LKP

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    HI DAVE, THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP ON THE NEW GROUP
    THAT WILL BE HEADING TO BOUVET ISLAND.
    PLEASE CONTINUE TO TRACK THE FOLKS THAT ARE NOW HEADED
    HOME FROM BOUVET ISLAND.
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    https://bouvetoya.org/


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  7. KM1H

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  8. K1LKP

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    HI CARL, GREETINGS FROM SALEM,NH.
    YOU MENTIONED GRAHAM RADIO AND HERB GORDON....
    WOW...WOW...OMG.... U MUST BE AN OLE RASCAL FOR SURE....
    ONLY KIDDING..... DO YOU RECALL THIS PLACE....

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    CARL.... I AM CATCHING UP TO YOU ... I WILL BE 74 IN APRIL...GOD WILLING....
     

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  9. KM1H

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    Hi Carmen,
    Oh yeah, Im a senile citizen but still refuse to play that role:D

    When I bought my first home in Raymond NH (and got married) in 1967 I visited Evans often and became good friends with Carl Evans (sharing a somewhat uncommon first name helped) . I wound up doing his HRO-500 and some NCX-5 work on weekends at the National Service Dept with their blessing of course. Moved to the Chicago area in 1970-73 and then back to NH in Pelham where Im in my second home there on 5 acres on the top of the highest hill in many miles.

    I see your family is from Sicily which I visited several times thanks to the USN; Messina, Palermo and Taormina. Back then I could speak enough Italian, with a Brooklyn accent, to get around.

    Best of luck getting well past 74 Carmen

    Carl
     
  10. K1LKP

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    Hi Carl, Thank you for your service in the USN.
    Also, congrats on ur time spent with the National Radio Co.
    My first receiver back in 1959 was the NC-188.... my pride and joy.
    I actually purchased it directly at the National Co..... via some friends.

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