Bouvet is cancelled

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by K7MH, Feb 3, 2018.

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  1. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    No hope for decent landing weather for the next 4 days and engine trouble.
    Already talking about rescheduling it.
    That's really gotta suck for all it took to get that close!!
    ...Oh well...
     
  2. KI4WCQ

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    Reading about the normal winds down there, my pucker factor would have been high taking a helicopter ride on a nice day. Better safe than sorry...they'll activate it one of these days.
     
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  3. K7MH

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    It should be anyway on a helicopter.
    A friend of mine flew one for King County Sheriff. He says helicopters don't have landings. They just have controlled crashes!:eek:

    I wonder how much the cost was to get as far along as they did. Probably most of what the projected costs were.
    Just think, a couple weeks or so of seasickness to get there and now likely more of the same for the return trip! Arggh!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  4. AB8MA

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    Wouldn't it be great if this turned out to be an early April Fools joke. Safe trip to those who went.
     
  5. W7UUU

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    Hopefully we'll soon have another thread covering this ;)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  6. K2WH

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  7. K2HAT

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    Better safe than sorry....

    My Best wishes for a safe return to port!
     
  8. K4LRX

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    That is the best thing to hear all are safe, that pile of rocks is not going anywhere, so perhaps another day, time, year will work.
     
  9. ZL1ON

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    I hope all DX'ers realize that we all need to step up to the plate as they've spent at least $400K of their own money to get to this point.
     
  10. K4LRX

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    That indeed is the sad thing, it gets down to the fact that most of us only have to make an effort to work a great expedition, we are not living in a tent, freezing, or hotter then the hinges of Hades. We do not have to battle bugs, crabs, birds, snakes and who knows what else? This is where the donations come in and I never fail to do so if they have OQRS. No, it is not a large amount, but every little bit helps. Just wish I were younger so I could dx from the other side of the big ponds.
     
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