Aves Island

Aves Island, YX0 — Coming Soon

Annual IOTA DXpedition Morphs into Visit to Rare One — Aves Island.

An unexpected invitation from the Venezuelan Navy gave rise to a DXpedition later this month to Aves Island — Isla de Aves — currently number 17 on the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List. The departure date for the YX0V Aves Island DXpedition has been moved up by a few days. The team now will depart Caracas on Saturday, August 27. The YX0V team will include 14 operators.

Members of the Asociación de Radioaficionados de Venezuela (ARV) and Grupo DX Caracas received the surprise Navy invite while trying to organize their annual Islands on the Air (IOTA) DXpedition to Los Monjes Island (SA-015). Aves Island (NA-020) was last activated in 2007.

The group will be on the air for up to 10 days as YX0V, with the full support of the Navy. Tiny Aves Island is situated west of the Leeward Islands. It’s only about 1200 feet long and some 150 feet wide.

Update, August 25:  This DXpedition has been put on hold. No future date has been announced as of this writing.