Aves Island Update

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Aves Island update

Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, sent out the following ‘Official Press-Release’ on August 24th: The Amateur Radio Association of Venezuela, Sectional “Santiago de Leon de Caracas” regrets to inform the entire amateur radio community of Venezuela and the world, that the Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela has notified us that for reasons outside of the DXpedition team control that the expedition to Aves Island to be held in commemoration of Navy Day 2016, by the end of this August and early September has been put on hold until further notice……
73, Steve Romagni, W4DTA – Pilot station for YX0V

This was followed by another message by Steve the next day (25th)
showing a satellite photo that the Navy was concerned about setting sail to YV0 this past weekend. The photo showed that YV0 was pretty much near the area where hurricanes love to form this time of the year, and at the moment there are two just too close.

Steve, mentions, “When I was there in 1992, the island at high tide almost disappears, I can imagine with these storms around how it will look. You all remember safety comes first. I want to remind you and the dx community that this is the same team that lost one operator on YV0 from cardiac arrest. So we are very aware of what can happen in this type of operations. As soon as I get more details I will let you all know…”

Then later in the day Steve sent out: “YX0V is very thankful for all of the donations, emails, and calls received regarding the operation. They are still working hard, and the team is ready to go when the Navy says go. At the moment weather is a big factor at the moment with two tropical storms near YV0. The team has asked to please hold on any kind of donations until after the operation has started. I will inform you all when that is as well.”

For more details and updates on the YX0V DXpedition, see the following
URLs: YX0V Web site: http://yx0v.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/yx0v2016
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yx0v2016
VA3QR Blog page: http://va3qr.ca/cy9c-day-10/


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