GRID LOC: AP34, CQ ZONE 19, ITU ZONE 26
IOTA AS-071, RRA RR-12-02, RDA CК-06, RFF-165 (NEW ONE), RLHA - NEW ONE, WLOTA - NEW ONE
Bering Sea North Groupe (AS-071) is one of sparse and consists of several islands, Arakamchechen being the largest island of the Senyavinsky strait.
The Afos mountain having 613 m is the hightest point from the sea level.
The surface of the island is 267.8 sq.km.
Time difference with Moscow is +9 hours (the time zone +12.00 h).
Pecularities of Arakamchechen island.
At the island the biggest at the Chukotka peninsula rookery of walruses is located. As Wikipedia tells during summer period (August-September) up to 50 thousands of animals are coming together.
Hot thermal springs (Т=38°С) are located in the middle of the island, with water containing nitrogen, chloride-natrium, silicon, having mineralization up to 1.3 g/l.
It should be noted that one of the rarest birds in the world – Glareola-lopaten’ is making nest at the island. It is endemic of Chukotka, t.i. a bird living in only one definite place of the world.
The Council of the RRC has nominated the R71RRC team by special Plaq as the “Best Russian IOTA expedition in 2016/2017”