RI0B - DX news and calendar
DX news and calendar: RI0B
Added/updated on
May 10, 2020
Callsign(s) RI0B   
Event start-end date March 14, 2020 - March 21, 2020
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DXCC   UA-UI8,9,0,RA-RZ - Asiatic Russia     
IOTA   AS-068 - Kara Coast(Tamyrskiy) Centre     
CQ zone 18
Planned modes CW, SSB
Planned bands 80 M, 40 M, 30 M, 20 M, 15 M, 12 M, 10 M
Source 425DXN & DX-World           Tags: Expedition, IOTA
Log search Clublog


Update May 10: Video available:

Update March 20: The northern lights do not stop. Almost all ranges are closed at night. There is almost no hope for 160 and 80 meters. We received a storm warning on March 20, again a wind of up to 30 m / s. At night, they began to prepare for the weather. In the last storm, we barely held the tent. I had to lower the yagi, she certainly would not survive such a wind. In addition, we extended the tent and strengthened the shelter for the diesel station and generators. The temperature does not change much, it keeps around -30C. Result: by noon on March 20 about 4000 QSOs. A small team explored the island. Found two winter houses. Approximate age is late 18th and early 19th century. Boards chopped with an ax, fishing huts. Naturally, the buildings are almost destroyed by nature. Once again, our team admires the courage of travelers who hibernated in such a harsh climate.

Tomorrow evening, the forecast gives a weakening snowstorm. Let’s start camp folding. Paved the return route. We want to reach Sopochnaya Karga without spending the night. It will be easier to go, less fuel. Scheduled a start on Sunday March 22. We will work on air until the evening of March 21. In general, everything is OK in the RI0B team!

For information: we try every day 160 meters starting from 18-00 GMT the frequency is 1.816-1.819 MHz – this section is more or less without CW interference.

Update March 17: The team reached the island. Expect signals later today or tomorrow once winds calm down.

Update March 12: We are waiting for the guys. In the evening we were in Baikailovsk, they still have to go 160 km. The weather changes very sharply during the day -1 evening snow and a gale of 28 m / s. By morning they promise a drop in temperature of -28C. In an hour, the temperature dropped by 12 degrees. The amount of snow is amazing. Houses on the roof are visible and he continues to walk. There is no connection, all gadgets are disabled. We listen to fascinating stories of travelers and polar explorers. So pass the evening.

Update March 8: The team are ready to go to the island but are currently waiting until clearer weather window arrives. The temperature reached -24C with 18m/s winds so is creating blizzard-like conditions. Expedition diary / tracker

Update March 6: RI0B team currently in Antipayuta waiting for the weather to change. Strong wind (10-15m/s) and the temperature is -31C.

The Artic Legends Expedition 2020 is set to start on  5 March  from Tazovsky. All of the team members [425DXN 1496] will gather at  the Sopochnaya Karga  weather station on  12-13 March.  From there they will reach Rastorguyev Island (AS-068)  and be active as RI0B.  The trip will depend on weather, as the team will be using snowmobiles.

QSL via Club Log's OQRS (search for RI0B/AS-068).


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