The planned YX0V DXpedition to Aves Island has been postponed. No new dates have been announced. A DXpedition team was set to depart on August 31 for the 17th most-wanted DXCC entity.
On August 24, the Amateur Radio Association of Venezuela, Santiago de Leon de Caracas Group, announced that it has been notified by the Venezuelan Navy that the DXpedition to Aves Island — to be held in commemoration of Navy Day 2016 — “ has been put on hold until further notice.”
Aves Island was last activated on February 13, 2007, by YW0DX. The group had hoped to be on the air for up to 10 days as YX0V and already had begun preparations.
Tiny Aves Island is situated west of the Leeward Islands. It’s only about 1200 feet long and some 150 feet wide. — Thanks to YX0V Pilot Station Steve Romagni, W4DTA
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