10 August 2014
Correct callsign RI0X
15 July 2014
Some members of the Russian Robinson Club RRC announced an upcoming IOTA activation for the month of August. RA1ZZ, UA0ZC, RA3AV, UA1ZZ and UA3AKO will be active with the call RI0Z from Karaginsky island (IOTA AS-064) between 21st- 28th of August, 2014.
This island is located in the Kamchatka region in the Asiatic Russia, off the coast of the Bering Sea, the only facility is a beacon and in this the team will find refuge. This remote Arctic island has not been activated for over 12 years, credited to the 18% for the IOTA program, you can imagine the enormous demand for QSOs that will be there.
The setup consists of 4 stations complete with amplifiers, even for digital modes, as well as for SSB and CW and directional antennas by Spiderbeam and verticals for the low bands.
For the QSL card these are the note by the team:
At the end of the expedition we will send special QSL to all correspondents who keep us QSO. For Russia – by mail to the Regional Bureau QSL. For other countries – QSL via bureau to central or local offices, depending on the number of QSO. Sending your QSL card is not needed!
Those who do not use the QSL bureau, and they want to receive the QSL at home can do so by paying the shipping charges associated to RA1ZZ.
Also, to all those who have provided financial assistance to the expedition, the QSL will be sent to your home address!
More information on the website under construction: http://ri0z.org