VK0EK – March 6 – April 20, 2016

May 23, 2015. We are very pleased to announce that we have partnered with HDT Global as a major sponsor. The agreement was struck in a meeting on May 19, 2015, at the company office in Solon, Ohio, between expedition Leader Bob Schmieder and team member Ken Karr with the CEO, Chairman, and President of HDT, R. Andrew Hove.The company will custom-develop the main shelters to be used on the Heard Island expedition. In return, the expedition will provide HDT with product experience and evaluation in the extreme environment of Heard Island.


HDT Global, Inc. designs and manufactures shelters, generators, heaters, air filtration devices, robotics, and other engineered technologies. It offers military tent shelter systems, command and control systems, expeditionary energy products, environmental control units, Nordic industrial products, military power generators, flight line equipment, specialty vehicles, and accessories, as well as military chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) air filtration systems and protection systems. The company also offers robotic systems for commercial, healthcare, underwater, and military applications. Its products are used to meet the specific needs of command posts, hospitals, military barracks, emergency medical treatment units, CBRN decontamination facilities for first responders, and command and control operation centers. In addition, the company provides engineering design and product development, application engineering and systems integration, logistics support, product training, and after-sales support services. Its products are used by the U.S. and allied military units, homeland security, civilian government, contractors, and commercial customers in the United States, Sweden, Canada, Japan, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Australia. HDT Global, Inc. was formerly known as Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc. The company was founded in 1937 and is based in Solon, Ohio. HDT Global, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of HDT Worldwide LLC.


  1. Paul N5PG says:

    Looks good but don’t see any weather specs – max wind speeds etc. You don’t want to end up like VP8SSI ! 73, Paul

    1. ky6r says:

      Several of us put one of these up and they are amazing. Bob, the expedition leader has 35 years of expedition experience – and in climates like Heard, Peter One, etc. He confirms that these compare favorably (actually better) than the “Weather Haven” tent, and that these are rated for very extreme conditions – extreme wind, snow, rain, etc, etc.

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