Updates from the seventh news release from the 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition (Nov 2022) team are now available and include in part:

We have selected the Norwegian brand Arctic Lavvo who will supply us with their Venor Gamme tent. Arctic Lavvo will deliver custom made tents to the project that includes three tents for radio operation and sleeping. The manufacturer having its factory at latitude 70N is taking the extra step to ensure their high-quality products will sustain the Bouvet climate. The tent having been tested at JW Svalbard in extreme conditions up to 40 m/s will be improved further by adding extra guying levels and by strengthening the aluminium frame. We’re confident selecting a Norwegian manufacturer with huge experience from this kind of climate is a wise decision…

A note from flrig principal developer David Freese, W1HKJ about an upcoming release of the popular transceiver control program:

“The next release of flrig will have a CAT command PTT fully functioning, including annunciation of PTT set at the transceiver. I will announce when an alpha release is available”.

I’ve made a couple of small, post-Christmas purchases to dress up the shack a bit. My call sign carved in oak from KC0SDV along with a custom made (for the shack) stand for my TX-500 transceiver from theQRPstore.

Received this reminder from John, K9EL the DX Marathon Manager:

The end of the 2021 DX Marathon is almost upon us – The 2022 DX Marathon starts 0000Z, January 1, 2022. With significantly improved conditions on 10m and 12m, these last few days are an excellent time to work a few more for 2021. As always, check your log against the all the callsigns on the helpful hints page on the DX Marathon website. If anyone has any questions on callsigns in their log, please feel free to contact me before 2359Z on December 31st. All logs are due to be submitted by 2359Z, January 5, 2022. Once you submit your log, you can check here to make sure we received it here.