VK3YP – Amateur Radio Station
Major DXpeditions (such as VP8STI/VP8SGI, VK0EK, FT5ZM, K1N, ZL9HR) to rare locations are predominantly funded by the DXpedition participant team members followed by donations from DX foundations and clubs, personal donations etc.
ZL9HR at $7K USD paid by each of the ten participants for a ten day trip was one of the lowest cost DXpeditions (to a remote southern latitude location requiring ocean travel by ship) based on both the team members individual contribution and overall DXpedition cost.
Major DXpedition Cost Per Participant (In $USD)
KH1/KH7Z – $15,000 (Equatorial Pacific)
3Y0Z $18,500 (54 deg south latitude) – Cancelled
VK0EK $18,000 (50 deg south latitude)
FT5ZM $16,000 (37 deg south latitude)
ZL9HR $7,000 (52 deg south latitude)
Listen to the Interview on Radio New Zealand with team leader Tommy VK2IR