Friday, 10 April 2015

VP8ORK South Orkney Islands DXpedition

VP8ORK South Orkney Islands DXpedition.

Located just below 60 degrees south, the South Orkney Islands are one of only four DXCC entities within the UN Antarctic Treaty Zone. Both Britain and Argentina have scientific bases on the islands, but neither nation holds a recognized sovereign claim.
But even without national bureaucracy, staging a major DXpedition to a stateless, international piece of land is still challenging and expensive. Icebergs, rugged cliffs, and strict environmental regulations are just a few of the reasons why these islands are so difficult to activate.
Against the backdrop of stunning Antarctic scenery this film documents the 2011 MicroLite Penguins DXpedition to another one of the DX world's most wanted entities.

VP8ORK South Orkney Islands DXpedition Full

Many thanks to James 9V1YC for making this material available.

Tim M0BEW. 

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