Future DXpeditions to ZL9 will not be possible under (as of 2016) Conservation Management Strategy for NZ Sub Antarctic islands. We (ZL9HR) submitted a detailed application for a permit to conduct a DXpedition to ZL9 in Dec 2022 or 2023.

Even though a permit was issued in 2012 for ZL9HR – under the new NZ Sub-Antarctic Islands 2016 conservation management strategy, radio operations involving erection of structures (antennas) / staying on the island to operate – these activities are no longer permitted.

In summary only research activities and day trip tourist activities are permitted.

73, John VK3YP