NOVEMBER, 12 — The team EP6RRC is ready for trip to AS-189. Journey starts on November 14 but on air we plan to appear not earlier than late evening November 16 (UTC). We plan to make 2 working positions with PA on 160-10 m on CW/SSB + 1 position on FT-8 in Dxpedition mode. Band plan for FT-8 please see on our website https://dxpedition.
Please contact to our pilot stations if we will have problems with our ears or if we don’t work on bands/modes at the right time:
Victor, UA3AKO (Europe, Russia, ex USSR)
Cezar, VE3LYC (East Coast NA)
Taka, JA8COE (Far East, Oceania)
Will, WC6DX (West Coast NA)
The propagation to NA can be difficult. A few comments from Cezar, VE3LYC in as far as the East Coast NA is concerned (Short Path only):
20m – the time for W3/VE3/W8/W9 will likely be somewhere between 14 to 15 UTC
30m – two windows: the first will be between 13 and 15 UTC. A second and perhaps less reliable time window on 30 m will be between 18 and 20 UTC. If the K index is high, this second time window may be unusable for the East Coast.
40m – The opportunity appears between 20:30 and 22:30 UTC, following once again the grey line, which moves from W1 to W2 and W4, then W3, and finally W8 and W9.
Yesterday we made another antenna – VDA on 30m. As the practice of previous expeditions has shown, this antenna works very well on the coast.
More will depend on the level of QRM/QRN at our QTH on the island as well as QRM from mutual interference of several radios operating simultaneously.
Hope to will get many IOTA hunters in our log! We will upload it every evening in Club Log. Check it please before calling twice!
Thank you for your support and see you soon on the air!
73! Vasily, RA1ZZ
OCTOBER 5, 2018 — After more than a year of hard work and with the great support of Iranian Amateur Radio League (CRA) Russian Robinson Club are glad to announce an IOTA/DXCC DXpedition to Shif Island AS-189NEW as EP6RRC. Dates of activity: November 16-24, 2018. Full information here