History of expeditions to the island of Arakamchechen
1990 year, call 4K4/EK0AK. Activation NEW ONE of the island of Arakamchechen AS-071 by a polar radio expedition “East Arctic-90”, which organized a “fan-shaped” activation of several arctic islands by separate groups, one of them having two people was headed by Yury Sushkin (ex. RW0K/UA9OPA/N7UJN, now N3QQ).
Managed 1900++ QSO.
The radial expedition by three NEW ONE; AS-069 (Iony Island), AS-070 (East Siberian Sea Coast East group), AS-071 (Bering Sea Coast North group) was organized and coordinated by Yury Zaruba UA9OBA – President of RRC club, whose group was operating from Iony Island in the middle of Okhotsk sea - EK0AC, and after returning home – from the radio station NETI UZ9OWD (nw RW9OWD).
Yury Sushkin N3QQ (1991 year)
Next activations AS-071, UA0KAP in 1991, from March 04 - till March 07
QSL received by an expedition in March of 1991 year, managed 480 QSO.
(ex. UA0KAP/RW6BN, now R7BN)
From recollections of Valery Popov (UA0KAP) about expedition
My activity from the island of Arakamchechen occured in 1991, from March 04 - till March 07. It was a visit to the island within the IOTA program. Yury Sushkin involved me into his journey.
We came there with my colleague at off-road GAZ-71 through Rumilet using the snowroad to Yarakynot. Made a stop in a gully near a lake.
We had some food with us and coal, military electro generator UD-2 (2KW), antenna mast from Sosna direction-finder, which had three 3 InvV for 40-20-15 m, Kenwood TS-820S equipment, self-made amplifier at 2xGU-50 (little use of it).
I was operating on air alone, my colleague was fishing, making food and providing warm conditions. I was working by telegraph – about 450 QSO. Unfortunately, the recording book was not saved. Some QSL-cards are attached; several of them are original ones. I didn’t manage to bring any pictures – something went wrong either with camera or with the film.
We received good news from the Provideniya village – the starting point of our land part expedition.The rover driver did check the thickness of the ice condition on its path...