It’s been a few years since any mention of an Aves Island DXpedition(YV0). Indeed, we have no information on any long-term future plans to activate this rare DXCC entity; in this crazy world we live in nowadays it’s probably unlikely anyway.
Still, this didn’t stop us at DX-World HQ wondering if in fact the remote islet was again growing out of the sea. DXers may recall that 90% of Aves Island was washed away in 2007 after Hurricane Dean struck.
A quick check of Club Log shows Aves is at #13 most wanted and while none of this post is about any Aves Island Dxpedition, we still think the video is worth watching during this quiet DXing period.
I agree, and isn’t that remote or difficult to reach from several points of departure. Ocean conditions in that area are generally pretty mild as well (outside of hurricane season), so it would seem to be a tempting target for a DXpedition. I assume the biggest problem would be getting the needed permissions, but given that it’s #13 on the most wanted list I’m surprised that it hasn’t been given more attention.
Yes, yes, I want, I need YV0 ! Quick…
When looking at recent satellite images, there certainly still is enough island left for a full scale DXpedition 🙂