KL7RRC – Chirikof Island, NA-235 (New IOTA)

    • From Yuri, N3QQ

    Wild cows of Chirikof Island, NA-235
    Wild cows of Chirikof Island, NA-235
    We actually worked out logistics for August 2010 (or a touch earlier) weather permitting for Chirikof Island (NA-235)
    Since the island has two lakes, fastest, safest and easiest way is charter an airplane from Kodiak. Will ship equipment in the spring to Kodiak from Seattle.
    One interesting fact: no bears on the island, but herd of about 700-800 wild cows. Cows live on the island for over 100 years and herd never was managed successefully. Electric fence for antennas/camp might help us.
    It will be typical Russian Robinson Club operation (3-4 Ops) and about one week on the island, depending on WX. Possible trip to Seal Islands (NA-239) when Chirikof is completed.

    Planned calls: KL7RRC on Chirikof and N6PYN/KL7 on Seal Islands. Ops: UA9OBA, N6PYN and N3QQ.

    Yuri N3QQ