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.
New link to video film about the expedition R71RRC https://rutube.ru/video/5ff72b9b0bc404dcb620e6a3c8683cf1/ https://my.mail.ru/mail/astro1962/video/_myvideo/1.html
The Council of the RRC has nominated the R71RRC team by special Plaq as the “Best Russian IOTA expedition in 2016/2017”