VK0EK – March 6 – April 20, 2016


Final Inspection – Photo by Jim Colletto, N6TQ


Deflating the Cleaned Tents – Photo by Bob, KK6EK


Radio Team Leader Dave, K3EL at the wheel, Hans Peter, HB9BXE peeking out from behind Dave, and Bill, AE0EE trying to hold things together as Dave tears up the tarmac. . .


Prepping the ATV (provided by Leon Laing, Maverick Motorsports, Strand, South Africa). Photo by Bob, KK6EK


VK0EK Team Members Fred, KM4MXD, Hans Peter, HB9BXE (we have to get him in FRONT of others!), Dave, K3EL and Bob, KK6EK with the South African Bio Inspection officials (SANAP) who are doing the inspection on behalf of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

The VK0EK DXpedition passes the AAD biological inspection. Hear it here:


A HUGE thanks to Paul, ZS1S and the South African Team for doing so much and helping make it all possible. This is truly an International DXpedition.

Today (March 9) our gear will be loaded on the Braveheart and tomorrow (March 10) we will sail for Heard Island. Essentially every stage of the operation has gone on schedule.


Rich, KY6R

3 thoughts on “VK0EK Passes Inspection!

  1. Jan ZS6BMN says:

    Thank you for the updates! So pleased to hear that all the cleaning operations and inspections have gone so smoothly. Eagerly awaiting the reception of the first WSPR from the Braveheart. Thank you and have a lovely day in Cape Town! 73

  2. ky6r says:

    Thanks Jan – everyone is very happy with the excellent camaraderie and friendship with all of the ZS hams!

    GL in the pileups


  3. Daniela Crandall says:

    Great to see the updates. Wishing you all the best of luck as you depart. Besos Buaber!
    Daniela (Carlos’ daughter)

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