Operation in the air under the call sign R71RRC during the period from April 7 through April 17 from the island of Arakamchechen AS-071.
There will be two operation positions at the ranges 40, 30, 20, 17 m, CW и SSB.
Transceivers Elecraft К-3 – 2 units, FT-857 – as a reserve, amplifiers 500 W – 2 units.
Antennas: 20 m - 4 SQ, 30 m – switched 2 el. or GP, 17 m, CW и SSB.
P.S. Exact dates of start and finishing will depend on the local logistics and weather conditions, at that the stay at the island is planned at least 5-7 days.
Shack in the arctic-type tent equipped by a heater.
The route starts from the settlement of Provideniya, goes through settlement of Novoye Chaplino or by a mountain road directly to the strait and passing by the island of Yttygran to the island of Arakamchechen.
Before march to the island a preliminary exploration of the way will be done to check the ice thickness and depending on its thickness the proper type of the transport will be chosen.
If the ice is thick enough the march at the GTT go-anywhere vehicles is planned.
All-terrain vehicle GAZ-71
If the ice is not thick to use the go-anywhere vehicles, a lighter transport will be used like Trecole cars or snowmobiles with trailers.
The decision will be done at site taking into account the actual situation, after arrival at the Provideniya settlement, therefore some reserve of time is planned.
On April 26 the list of issued plaques "Chukotka Journey 2017": # 001 R9XC # 002 RN3QN # 003 RU3SD # 004 EA2AA # 005 W9OSI # 006 BV6CC #...
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...
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...