MAY 18, 2017 — “Three days ago the yacht AURORA left dock, prepared for our campaign, and is in Helsinki currently as part of another cruise. The updated photos of the AURORA are avaliable in the photo folder”.
MARCH 23, 2017 — Only in 2014 when the IOTA rules were changed and the minimum distance in 150 km (E5.3 point) was established, according to the application of Russian Robinson Club two new groups were added to the world list of groups of islands: in the Asian part – AS-203 (Shelikhova Bay Group), and in the European part – EU-190 (Viktoriya Island). Thus, now Viktoriya Island has the status of the certain remote island and can be activated for the world IOTA community. After activation by the new rules IOTA also the previous activities from the island will also be counted.
Now Viktoriya Island remains the last IOTA NEW ONE in Russia. At the same time in the world remained only two never activated islands remain from the 11 of the new island groups added in 2014 at a conference in Great Britain dated for the 50 anniversary of the international IOTA program. The RI1F team plans at the end of September – the beginning of October to conduct an expedition on the sea yacht and to present Viktoriya Island on the air for the IOTA/DX world radio amateur community.
RI1F expedition team:
|Igor Znamensky||UA9KDF||Team leader|
|Daniel Gavrilov||Captain||RUSARC AURORA|
|Yury Zaruba||UA9OBA||RRC president|
|Vladimir Kostin||Chief mate||RUSARC AURORA|
|Andrey Korobejnikov||UA9LDD||CW operator|
|Yelena Sil’nitskaya||Cook||RUSARC AURORA|
|Valery Makarov||UA0ZC||CW/SSB operator|
|Dmitriy Trefilov||Helmsman||RUSARC AURORA|
|Vladimir Vasil’yev||R9LR||SSB/CW operator|
|Kirill Maslennikov||Sailor||RUSARC AURORA|
|Sergey Nadtochiy||UA9KB||CW operator|
|Artemy Rusin||UA9KAM||Photo, video, SSB op.|
|Andrey Semeshko||RT9K||Mechanic, cook, SSB op.|
|Victor Kuzyakin||RW0BG||CW/SSB operator|
|Mikhail Kutyumov||UA1QV||CW/SSB operator|
|Valery Nesterov||RA9J||CW/SSB operator|
|Vladimir Korobeinikov||Son of UA9LDD||CW/SSB operator|