NEWS – Updated info regarding RI0B island activity now opn page

Many ops may recall working RI0B back in 2001 from Ushakova Island, AS-156. Today, a new team has decided to give this callsign a “second breath”. In fact, one of the current team (Andy UA0BA) was also a member of the old “Lost Islands” expedition too. Therefore, after his suggestion and blessing the same callsign RI0B will be used for the new expedition.

Arctic legends 2018 will take place in September this year. The route is as follows:

Team – The crew of “Bristol” vessel under the leadership of Captain A.V. Patyukov is:

  • Igor, UA9KDF
  • Victor,  RW0BG
  • Andy,  UA0BA
  • Andy,  UA9LDD
  • Mike,  UA1QV
  • Igor – cameraman, designer and painter


Two sets of equipment: TS-590, Expert 1.3K-FA , Microham CW keyer, laptops, antennas DXer 206, Inv-V 30-40 (CW-SSB 40-10m)

One DIGI set: IC-706MK2G, Microham DIGI KEYER 2, TNS pator Dragon 7400, iMac , SteppIR BigIR DX (FT-8, PSK-63, CW 40-10m).

3 x Band filters.
2 x Yamaha generators EF-2800I

This IOTA DXpedition is very expensive. Financial support welcome:

More news here



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