UPDATE – Michael RA1ALA has arrived Paramushir island. Set up of equipment and antennas ongoing. QRV soon. Click for exact location on the island.
July 5 – Mikhail, RA1ALA is soon heading to the Kuril islands and will be active from Paramushir AS-025. On July 6th he will be flying from St. Peterburg to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where he will sail for 20 hours to reach the island on the 9th.
He expects to start operations on 10th July, after setting up the antenna field for 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m, and expects to QRT on the 19th July to catch the boat back to Petropavlovsk.
Mikhail will take videos of all his activity and for sure delight us with another great movie, as he uses to do after all his expeditions. There is information that in recent years the population of grizzly bears has increased on Paramushir, so he expects to stay safe from them while being there. QSL direct to RA1ALA. [tnx EA3NT]