Club Russian Robinson for amateurs interested in radio communication from polar stations, islands and maritime mobile objects RRC founded in 1993.

See also:
How to become a member
List of RRC members
RRC Emblem(gif)
RRC Emblem(ai)

RRC objectives
  • Consolidation of radio amateurs, operating now or operated in the past on islands, drift-ice research, arctic and marine stations, signing their personal callsigns or as participants of DX-peditions.
  • Publicity for the amateur radio activity on islands in Russian seas and all over the world.
  • Inspiration and provision of amateur radio dx-peditions to Russia-governed islands and islands around the world, sought by amateurs for the programmes DXCC, IOTA, and RRA.
  • Popularization of the program IOTA on territories of Russia and other countries.
  • Assistance in issuance of amateur radio licenses for operation from the Russia-governed islands and around the world.
  • Providing net-control in the "round tables" of RRC members as well as in DX nets for the island-based and maritime mobile stations, both Russian and international.
  • Assistance in establishing of radio communication with the mainland for radio amateurs from remote islands, arctic and maritime mobile stations.
  • Promotion of information and news about insular, arctic and maritime activities in radio amateur publications around the world.
  • Assistance in printing QSL-cards for RRC members; QSL managing for RRC members operated from islands, arctic and maritime mobile stations.
  • Institution of Russian Robinson Award under the Russian National Islands Program; establishing the separate numbering of Russian islands for RRA and RABA (Worked Russian Antarctic Bases Award), issued as part of the Russian National Antarctic Program.
  • Establishing contacts with other clubs, including foreign ones, and with individual radio amateurs, supporting RRC.

RRC membership

    RRC membership is voluntary and lifelong. Any radio amateur - ham or SWL may become the club member. An applicant for the club membership is to recognize the objectives of the club activity and conform to one of the following conditions:
  • he/she has visited an island as a member of DX-pedition;
  • he/she operates or operated from a continental arctic station;
  • he/she operates or operated from a drift-ice arctic station;
  • he/she operates or operated from Antarctic area;
  • he/she operates or operated from maritime mobile station (/MM);
  • he/she is a winner of a first-class award RRA or any of IOTA awards.

The entrance fee is 10 U.S. dollars or 20 IRC. A member of RRC has the right to imprint the club emblem on his QSL-card. A club member gets the Club Certificate with his number.

    If you are an applicant, you have to submit your application with a short resume including brief description of:
  • your ham radio operation from Arctic or Antarctica during wintering;
  • your shipborne ham radio experience with a callsign ... /MM;
  • DX-pedition to an island where you took part.

If possible, enclose a photo you think will be of particular interest. The entrance fee and an application are to be sent to the Headquarters either in the USA or Italy. The RRC gathers round tables each Sunday on the frequency 14,135 khz, 9.00 ut.

In order to join the RRC one should submit QSL-cards confirming his/her QSOs from islands, polar or marine stations or a reference to publications describing DX-peditions where the applicant took part. For amateurs who has IOTA or first-class RRA awards it is necessary to report the number and date of the diploma.