On August 9th, Mike RA1ALA will join the Arctic research vessel “Kartesh” which is currently in the Kara Sea. After some days sailing he hopes to arrive (and be active from) Shokalskogo Island AS-083 (Shokalsky Island) on or around August 20th. Special permission is needed to visit this island as it’s part of a Nature Reserve in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. He will arrive on the island via MI-8 helicopter and QRV thereafter.

Kartesh