Topband: VP8STI rumor

Chortek, Robert L. Robert.Chortek at
Tue Jan 26 16:09:15 EST 2016

Anyone know if they were able to go back and retrieve the equipment?

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> On Jan 26, 2016, at 1:07 PM, Gary Smith <Gary at> wrote:
> They're having one difficult time doing this DXpedetion. I'm going to 
> add some extra when I do the OQSL, if that can't do the next stop at 
> South Georgia, this is surely going to be a financial setback for 
> them.
> 73,
> Gary, KA1J
>> *This is from NK8X*
>> *NEWS UPDATE @ 21:20Z *- Nigel Jolly, Braveheart owner, *declared an
>> emergency* and ordered the VP8STI team to cease all operations and return
>> to the ship. A large ice flow that had broken away due to last night´s
>> storm starts to block the entrance to the Bay where they were camped. There
>> was strong potential for the ice flow to prevent Braveheart reaching  them.
>> The Team is now safely aboard the Braveheart and they are moving away from
>> Southern Thule Is. All equipment and personal gear is still on the island.
>> They hope to return to camp site during next good weather window. Once they
>> retrieve their equipment they could make a determination as to whether they
>> can proceed to South Georgia to do VP8SGI as planned - *VP8STI QRT !*
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