NEWS UPDATE – Gene, K5GS informs DX-World this DXpedition is not going ahead during the first quarter of 2022. New Zealand is still closed to international visitors and the landing permit application is on hold.
Press Release #1
May 13, 2020
New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands DXpedition (OC-037)
The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) has some unfinished business. Several members participated on the 2012 ZL9 activation that was cut short by weather. After their successful VP8PJ South Orkney Islands 2020 DXpedition, PDXG is pleased to announce their intention to activate the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands (ZL9), Club Log #24 most wanted, in the 2021-2022 time-frame.
The plan includes 160-10m operation, CW/SSB/RTTY/FT8, with emphasis on 160, 80, 60, 40 and, propagation dependent, 12 and 10 meters.
The landing permit process is pending and discussions with transportation partners have begun. However, the Covid-19 lockdown has caused significant delays and uncertainty.
Additional information will be published as it develops.
Questions to: ZL9@pdxg.net
73, PDXG Leadership Team.