The 3YØI Expedition Team

The 3YØI Expedition Team

Our team consists of experienced travellers who specialize in expeditions to remote, inaccessible areas in harsh weather conditions.

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Dominik Grzyb 3Z9DX

The 3YØI Expedition Leader
logistics and safety, ham radio operator

Stanisław Strzyżewski SP8S

Journalist, photographer, naturalist
media, PR and sponsorship, ham radio operator

Branko Ilić YU4DX

Ham radio operator,
technical advisory

Tack Kumagai JE1CKA

Ham radio operator,
Morse code

Mieczysław Czarnecki SP3CMX

Ham radio operator,
digital modes

Marcin Adamowicz SP5ES

Ham radio operator
Morse code

José Araújo CT1DSV

Ham radio operator,
Phone

Tedy

Technical advisory and logistics

OFF-ISLAND TEAM

Leszek Fabjański SP3DOI

Expedition comm expert, ham radio operator
logistics and technical advisory

Przemek Gołembowski SP7VC

Ham radio operator,
technical advisory

More on The 3YØI Expedition Team

  • Dominik Grzyb
  • Stanisław Strzyżewski
  • Branko Ilić
  • Tack Kumagai
  • Mieczysław Czarnecki
  • Marcin Adamowicz
  • José Araújo
  • Leszek Fabiański
  • Przemek Gołembowski
Dominik Grzyb

Mr. Grzyb is a yacht captain and marine rescue instructor as well as a member of the prestigious organization „K38 Water Safety” which trains rescue teams and uniformed services on marine rescue and safety procedures. He has managed to cross 50,000 nautical miles and reached place #19 on  „The most travelled man in the world” list.

He has visited 190 countries, and he focuses on searching for and travelling to places that are difficult from a logistic, political or geographical point of view. He is one of the very few people in the world who has been allowed to make ham radio contacts from the Republic of North Korea.

Mr. Grzyb is an organizer of ham radio expeditions with humanitarian goals for small communities living in such places as Solomon islands, Temotu, Kanton Island (Kiribati), Cocos Island, Nigeria and Niger. He also established the Rebel DX Association, uniting ham radio travellers.

Dominik managed to land at Bouvet Island in 2001.

Ham radio callsign: 3Z9DX

Stanisław Strzyżewski

Born in the Bieszczady Mountains, southeast of Poland, Mr. Strzyzewski established and owns the regional tourist portal www.bieszczady.pl. Since 2012, his Facebook fanpage, facebook.com/bieszczady, has gathered over 140k fans. He is a journalist, photographer, and author of numerous publications regarding Bieszczady as well as an experienced traveller and ham radio operator. He cooperates with movie makers such as the director of „The Chronicles of Narnia” by Andrew Adamson, produced by Mark Johnson, the producers of HBO’s TV series „The Pack”, and the creators of the movie „The Border” by Wojciech Kacperski, shot by the Oscar’s nominee Łukasz Żal („Ida”). Stanisław’s photos and coverage of an expedition to Antipodes Island hit The National Geographic Poland. He is a great admirer of photography, long distance radio contacts and everything that regards the natural environment and its exploring. The following are expeditions he participated in in recent years:

  • 2009 – organizer of ham radio expedition to Easter Island,
  • 2009 – participant of ham radio expedition to Lord Howe Island (Australia),
  • 2011 – organizer of expedition to Arctic island of Jan Mayen (Norway),
  • 2016 – co-organizer and participant of the very first civil expedition to Antipodes Island (New Zealand’s subantarctic) conducted by the Department of Conservation of New Zealand.

Stanisław has visited Svalbard, Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, Malaysia, Borneo, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Singapore and most European countries. He most wants to visit the subantarctic archipelago of Heard and McDonalds (Australia).

Ham radio callsign: SP8S (ex SQ8X)

In July 2017, Stanisław was invited to Polish Radio 3 and was a guest on one of their travellers’ programmes (listen in Polish here › ). He was also invited by Polsat News to tell more about the Bouvet Island Expedition.

See Stanisław’s portfolio here ›

Branko Ilić

He’s yet another extraordinary person to join our team. He is a legendary man. He is a Serbian social activist for democratic changes in Serbia. He was one of establishers of an organization called „The Resistance” which helped to begin collapse of Slobodan Milošević’s dictatorship and started a period of democratic revolution over the Balkans. He was honoured with the MTV „Free Your Mind” award in 2000 for his involvement in „The Resistance” and his civil attitude. He is often called „Serbian Wałęsa” and he has been introduced in a number of documentaries (eg. „Face of revolutions” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mB2Xg1zlyQ / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnfuDE_Wmo0). He is still recognized as hero of younger generation of the Serbs. Today, Branko is a vivid traveller and ham radio operator focusing on Morse code. We are happy this brave and colorful character will become an integral and irreplaceable part of our expedition.

Ham radio callsign: YU4DX

Tack Kumagai

Tack was born in March 1950. He was first licensed JA0CUV in 1966, moved to Tokyo and got JE1CKA in 1970. He’s been interested in DXpeditioning since he operated as C21/JE1CKA in 1973, then S21CW, 8Q6AH, VR1AK, VR4CW, VR8D, YJ8CW in 70’s. He got KHØAM extra in 1989 then he organized Multi/Multi operations in CQWW as KHØAM in 1990-1994.
Recently Tack operated EA9/KHØAM, 4W/JE1CKA, A35NN, S79EA, 9M4SDX, 9M0L etc.

Ham radio callsign: JE1CKA & KHØAM

Mieczysław Czarnecki
  • He lives in Gorzów Wielkopolski,
  • electronic engineer,
  • more than 150 000 QSO under his own callsign worked and 325 DXCC,
  • he prefers CW & DIGI mode and contests,
  • a constructor of numerous ham radio devices and antennas,
  • one of the very first digi mode operators in SP,
  • he managed to visit 5 continents and 42 countries, activating 30,
  • the operator of ham radio repeaters in Gorzów Wielkopolski and surrounding areas,
  • member of many sophisticated ham radio clubs,
  • Vice-president of the SP Old Timers Club
  • he managed to travel around the world in just 12 days!

Ham radio callsign: SP3CMX

Marcin Adamowicz

Licensed in 1972 as SP5GOR. Call changed in 1979 to SP5ES.
First polish guest operation in Austria (1977) as SP5GOR/OE.
Guest operator on 4U1ITU (1978).

Member of DXpeditions CR1M to the Azores (2010), ZK3E Tokelau (2014) and 5W0AG Samoa (2014), activities from Guadalupe FG/SP5ES (2016) and Martinique FM/SP5ES (2016).

Several hundred of activities from Flora & Fauna and Light House objects in 3 continents EU, NA, OC

DXCC Honor Roll in 1988 year. Active contestman.

Profession – chemist.

Ham radio callsign: SP5ES

José Araújo

José is a translator and voice talent, and a ham operator since 1987.

He is involved in Scouting since 1978 being nowadays the International Commissioner of the Portuguese Scout Association. He has participated in 3 World Scout Jamborees, 3 European Regional Scout Conferences, 3 World Scout Conferences, operated a lot with young people in radio scouting activities, and the first ever ham radio station with Scouts in Guinea-Bissau during the Jamboree on the Air.

You can listen to his voice if you choose the audio guide in Portuguese in many monuments and sightseeing buses around the world… or calling on SSB from Bouvet.

Ham radio callsign: CT1DSV

Leszek Fabiański

He is a sport pilot, worldwide traveller and ham radio operator. He specializes in Morse code.

He managed to visit over 130 countries so far.

Ham radio callsign: SP3DOI

Przemek Gołembowski

Przemek SP7VC is an engineer of the chemical industry. He received his first ham radio license in 1999, holding Honor Roll #1 today. Apart of ham radio, he’s a fan of travelling and sailing.

DXpeditions he organized or participaded over past years: V5/SP7VC, CP/SP7VC, OA/SP7VC, PY5/SP7VC, FS/SP7VC, FJ/SP7VC, VP2V/SP7VC, EA8/SP7VC, EA9/SP7VC, PJ5, PJ6, V44, CT9/SP7VC, FM/SP7VC, FG/SP7VC, J79VC, VP2MPG, 5B/SP7VC, J6/SP7VC, J8/SP7VC, J3/SP7VC, 5B/SP7VC, ZC4, 4X/SP7VC, 5W0VC, T31T, TG/SP7VC, YS/SP7VC, V31VC, HR5, XE3, C56VC, J5/SP7VC, 6W, HP84VC, TI/HP84VC, YN/SP7VC.
Additionally, he activated following European countries on the air: 9A, LX, LA, SM, OH, LY, YL, F, EA, EA6, ES, ES0, HB, PA, EI, OZ, MI, OK, MW, OM, IN3, HB, DL, UR, HA, 3A, C3, ZB2, OY, OH0, LZ, SV, YO, Z3, 4O, ZA, Z6, T7, TK, HB0, CT8, T7, SV5, SV9, 9H3KK. He also managed to activate 49 islands among the IOTA entities. He’s also interested in MeteorScatter contacts (71 grids). His most fav modes are: SSB, FT8, FSK441, JT65, and MSK144. Member of PZK (Polish Radio League), SP UKF Club, SN0HQ Team.

Ham radio callsign: SP7VC

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