[NEWS UPDATE] – CB0ZA plans are way underway. We are happy to announce a new addition to our team. Hal W8HC as decided to join us for our expedition. Hal bring a lot of knowledge and expertise for Dxpeditions.

First licensed in 1967 but didn’t became active as a DXer until the mid-1980’s. He is #1 DXCC Honor Roll with 350 entities confirmed and 10-band DXCC. Hal enjoys being on the DX side of the pileup participating in several DXpeditions over the past 11 years including: NH8S, VK9WA, K5P, VP6R, 3Y0Z and KL7RRC. In the past year he was on the K7K activation of Kiska Island, JW0A, 9G4X, VP5/W8HC, KH8RRC and one of the remote members of the recent VP6A Ducie DXpedition using the Radio in a Box (RIB) technology. In addition to DXpeditions, he has operated from several locations locations around the world including 6 CQWW Contests from 4X. Hal currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of INDEXA.. We are happy to have him on the team and welcome him.

[JULY 31] – The CB0ZA team have been working on the selection of antennas and equipment. They want to put a good signal on all bands. Taking into account the place and space restrictions, they will have 4 stations on the air using K3’s and KPA500 amps. Mode: SSB, CW and RTTY. Plus a station for FT8 and another for VHF.

  • Antennas #1 CW/RTTY

– 16/80/40m Battle Creek Special
– 60m vertical
– 30m vertical
– 20/15/10 Spiderbeam
– 12/17 yagi

  • Antenna #2 SSB/FT8

– 80m upright
– 40m upright
– 20/15/10 Spiderbeam
– 12/17 yagi



[JULY 16] – One of the objectives in this DXpedition is to give the opportunity to contact Juan Fernandez island on as many bands and modes as possible. For this reason the team are implementing 2 VHF stations; one for 6 and other for 2 meters to try to make QSOs in EME mode.

[JUNE 23] – Take a look at where the CB0ZA DXpedition will put their antennas.  Click the image to view the take-offs. 

[JUNE 21] – Team CB0ZA received authorization from CONAF (National Forestry Corporation) allowing them to operate from Cerro El Centinela, which is within the Juan Fernandez National Park. This location gives a clear view so they can put out the best signals possible.

[JUNE 3] – In February 2024, ten operators will activate CB0ZA from Robinson Crusoe Island (IOTA SA-005) in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago. The team consists of Nick XQ1KZ, Pablo CE1KV, Willy XQ3SA, Willy XQ3SK, Mike AB5EB, Ez HI3R, Otis NP4G, Zoli HA1AG, Trey N5KO and Marco CE1EW (Team Leader).

They plan to operate from Juan Fernandez National Park CA-0022, and to be active on 2m through 160m (60m included) using SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8 and EME (6m and 2m). The dates of the operation are 13th-20th of February 2024.

More information can be found here. QSL manager is HA1AG.