RQ73QQ, AS-152 activity cancelled due security reason (many polar bears on the island now and bad weather for small boat).
R63RRC, AS-063 has made about 10K QSO, 1100 in IOTA contest.
— Andrey Teterukov (@AndyEU7A) July 29, 2019
Team R63RRC & RQ73QQ AS-063/AS-152 have started their jorney. All team members will meet in Moscow and tomorrow depart from Moscow to Norilsk at 2345 local time.
— Andrey Teterukov (@AndyEU7A) July 20, 2019
JUNE 29 — Approximate plan expedition R63RRC & RQ73QQ 2019
- July, 26-30 — Activation Popigay-Ary isl., AS-063 as R63RRC
- August, 1-3 — Activation Bol’shoy Begichev isl., AS-152 as RQ73QQ
MAY 11, 2019 — UA6EX Eugene, UA7A Leonid and R7AA Vasily (under the banner of Russian Robinson Club) announce an IOTA DXpedition to Popigay-Ary Island AS-063 during mid-July 2019. This IOTA group is most wanted at just 6.5% claimed. The team plan to stay in Khatanga Bay region for 2 weeks and will also try activate Bol’shoy Begichev AS-152 during this period.
- R63RRC, Popigay-Ary island, IOTA: AS-063, RRA: NEW ONE, WWloc: OQ32AW, RDA: KK-65, Krasnoyarsk region (R0B).
- RQ73QQ, Bol’shoy Begichev island, IOTA: AS-152, RRA: RR-08-04, WWloc: OQ64AM, RDA: YA-10, Republic of Sakha (R0Q).
Water trips to and from the islands are about 800 km distance. The team seeks one more operator (who will pay for their plane tickets and some of the other costs). Contact the team at: [email protected]. The project is quite expensive due to flights in Upper North.