By Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC
The Island's on the Air (IOTA) programme is a challenge that many will recognise. IOTA is an exciting and innovative activity programme that promotes radio contacts with stations located on islands around the world. Cezar Trifu, VE3LYC has become a leading light in the IOTA programme since he discovered it in the mid-1980s. Now the 'IOTA Operations Manager', Cezar is well known for the numerous DXpeditions he has been a part of, and the more than 60 articles he has had published in 12 countries. This book brings together the details of Cezar's involvement in many IOTA DXpeditions.
Lavishly illustrated in full colour Dream Big and Dare to Fail is divided into 20 chapters, each dedicated to a specific project, in chronological order. Readers will find many details of these unique projects that are often omitted from articles about the DXpeditions and so have remained untold until now. The book includes maps of the locations visited and the best operating procedure used to achieve the results they did. Cezar has been involved in DXpeditions from the Arctic, down South America almost as the far south as the Antarctic and across the Pacific and Far East - a truly worldwide list. Each project has presented a myriad of challenges and Cezar brings this to life in the full story of each project.
It is intended that Dream Big and Dare to Fail will inspire others to dream of and plan their own DXpeditions but the fascination of reading about all that is involved, and the successes achieved, make this book a great read for anyone interested in DXpeditions and IOTA.