Arakamchechen Island

 

IOTA AS-071


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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

Arakamchechen

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.

Last News

The list of issued plaques "Chukotka Journey 2017"

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

On April 26 the list of issued plaques "Chukotka Journey 2017": # 001 R9XC # 002 RN3QN # 003 RU3SD # 004 EA2AA # 005 W9OSI # 006 BV6CC #...

Work from the island of Arakamchechen (IOTA AS-071) is completed

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

According to Alexander RA3AV, work from the island of Arakamchechen (IOTA AS-071) is completed. Members of the expedition are in Provideniya town and waiting for a flight to Anadyr where...

The R71RRC team arrived on the island of Arakamchechen (AS-071)

Saturday, 08 April 2017

According to the R71RRC team members, the expedition arrived on the island of Arakamchechen (AS-071). The target point of the route has not yet been reached due to the breakdown...