The 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island is probably half over. They have scaled back the operation due to poor weather on an island that’s well-known for incredibly bad weather and I haven’t worked them to this point - and never will.

The pile-up has been large (as expected) and incredibly unruly and spending any more time in that queue would result in my exit from amateur radio. Life is too short to loiter with the dickheads in that dog pile. If what I’ve heard are “DXers” then there’s no way in hell I would ever want anyone to mistake me for a DXer.

To be clear, I’m not upset with the 3Y0J team who are working hard against long odds. Things might have gone better had they stuck to the original band plan, but the miscreants poisoning the pile-up are the real culprits. False spots, pirates, DQRM and police on all their frequencies have turned my stomach and mind and I’ll never financially support another DXpedition.

I love working DX. Connecting with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts in faraway places is pure magic. But it’s so much better when it’s an organic experience. I spin the VFO and happen to bump into some exotic station. That’s still magic and I’ll continue to pursue that without reservation. But I’ll never donate another dime to a large DXpedition. I’m done. Done-done.