I’m lucky to have participated in many DXpeditions and I’m happy to make the story of some of them available on DVD. These DVDs are great for club meetings, introducing newcomers to Ham Radio, and gifts. Wouldn’t it be great to gift someone with a complete set? You can purchase your copies either via PayPal (whether or not you have a PayPal account (preferred)) or via snailmail; instructions below.
Each DVD video is different, just as the adventures themselves were different. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed participating in the DXpeditions!”
This was a truly international DXpedition with 14 operators from eight different countries. A seven-week adventure culminating in an amazing 140,000 QSOs from the middle of the southern Indian Ocean. It was a long way from anywhere—-the nearest ham population center was Japan at 6,000 miles away. Europe was 7,000 miles from us and the closest North American station was 11,000 miles. Every contact was DX!
The team challenged the Indian Ocean on the 128 ft. Braveheart, a veteran of many DXpeditions in the inhospitable Southern Ocean. It was nine days each way and the team suffered mightily during the period of rough seas and the feeling of total isolation from the rest of the world.
The French scientific team on Amsterdam was a terrific host and we were well fed and hydrated. They limited us to travel only during daylight hours due to the terrain and animals, so we adopted 12 and 24 hour radio shifts — the days and nights were long indeed. Still, the team pulled together and with true international cooperation got the job done with more QSOs than anyone would ever expect.
The whole story is covered in the DVD up to and including the surprise ending. This DVD details a great DX adventure, shows the dedication of 14 diverse hams, the Braveheart crew and the members of the French scientific contingent. All-in all — this is one of the GREAT ones!
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