MARCH 4, 2021 – According to UA1QV, the RI0Q team plan to arrive in Norilsk on March 7. A few days later they will depart for Khatanga arriving there on March 15 (weather dependent). Pictures from RW0BG.
MARCH 1, 2021 – The expedition will soon be underway (March 2). You can follow their progress here
SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 – All our Arctic expeditions are very expensive. All the time, before each expedition, we always come up with something new and special to make your support of us more interesting and attractive. In this expedition we want to introduce a special QSL called “fast”. All “fast” QSLs will be sent out from the very first functioning post office on our way back. Most likely it will be in Khatanga settlement (UA0Q).
“Fast” QSL is a special designed postcard with a real 1987 year photograph of Preobrazheniya polar meteorological station (18 km from Bolshoy Begichev island) stamped by two stamps. The first one is the original 1987 year stamp found at Preobrazheniya station (closed in 1990 and abandoned). The second is a modern copy of this stamp made for our 2021 expedition. The cost of a QSL is $30. It can be paid via PayPal. See here. Those who wish to receive this exclusive card must order it prior to the expedition start. All others will receive traditional confirmation (OQRS, LoTW, Club Log). IOTA credit via Сlub Log will be opened 6 months after the end of the expedition.
JUNE 15, 2020 – Dates are not yet confirmed, however the Arctic Legends team (RT9K) recently received their RI0Q license with a view to being active from Bol’shoy Begichev AS-152 in early 2021.
The following tweets from Igor, UA9KDF provide more info:
The call sign ( RI0Q ) was received for the expedition of 2021 to the island of Big Begichev. pic.twitter.com/qCafDuv9z6
— Igor Znamenskiy (@ua9kdf) June 15, 2020
Our team’s plans for 2021. pic.twitter.com/aimVMrayWZ
— Igor Znamenskiy (@ua9kdf) June 7, 2020