Press Release #2

Press Release #2
April 28, 2019

South Orkney Islands DX-pedition


We appreciate the Northern California DX Foundation’s (NCDXF) significant grant of $30,000(USD) to our project. Their generous grant will help cover the estimated project cost of $325,000(USD).   

Recently joining the team are:

Ken Karr NG2H
First licensed in 1955 as KN2OZZ, then K2OZZ and finally as NG2H. Ken served in the United States Navy first as a communications officer aboard submarines and later commanded two fast attack nuclear submarines. He consulted with commercial nuclear electric generating companies, and conducted missions with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Ken is a member of CWOps (1477), FISTS (16869), NAQCC (7560), SKCC (12740), the Potomac Valley Radio Club (Rappahannock Chapter), Fluvanna County Virginia ARES, and past member of the Pentagon Amateur Radio Club.

Ken was a team member of the 2016 VK0EK Heard Island DX-pedition

Dave Jorgensen WD5COV
Dave was first licensed in 1977 at the age of 14 as WD5COV. He holds DXCC: #1 Honor Roll, 351 confirmed (mixed), 10 Band DXCC, 3016 DXCC Challenge, and a member of the ARRL’s A-1 Ops Club.

He is a life member of the ARRL, a member of the Intrepid DX Group, the Araucaria DX Group, the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club, the Mimbres Valley Radio Club, the New Mexico VHF Society, and is a supporter of the Northern California DX Foundation.

Dave is an experienced DXpedition operator having been a team member on: 3D2R Rotuma Island 2011, 7O6T Yemen 2012, 3D2C Conway Reef 2012, E30FB Eritrea 2015, VP8STI South Sandwich 2016, VP8SGI South Georgia 2016.

A retired business owner of Hydrafles Inc, located in Denver, Colorado he manufactured and distributed industrial hoses and fittings. His other career has always been electronics and communications.

DXpeditions to Antarctica require severe weather tents. We recently purchased suitable tents from other DXpedition teams and will consolidate them and other equipment in California.

Our fundraising drive began in mid-March. In just a short time we’ve received donations from 19 clubs/foundations and over 130 individuals. We look forward to receiving support from the global DX community. Donations may be made via the website or by contacting us at:   

Ham Radio Events
Several of our team members will attend upcoming ham radio events, including: Dayton Hamvention, Dallas Ham-Com, Ham Radio Friedrichshafen (Germany) and the Pacific Northwest DX Convention. Please look for us and say hello.  

South Orkney 2020 Team

Please direct your questions to: