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15.08.2008 - Check out first video about KL7DX Cleveland Volcano IOTA-expedition to Chuginadak Island (NA-234) by Sergey RA3NAN, Yuri UA9OBA, Yuri N3QQ and Anne (KIAL, Unalaska, AK) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=026fW4rYcwg More information about KL7DX expedition 21-27 July www.NA-234.com   (tnx UA9OBA)

14.08.2008 - R15RRC/p (QSL via RZ3EC) will be active in period 16-17 August, including participation in RDA Contest from OR-20 ( http://www.rdaward.org/rdac1.htm ) The 100 operators with the maximum QSOs in this period with R15RRC/p will receive special QSL directly to their P.O.Box, in case they provide their RDAC contest logs to RDAC contest committee in time. The QSOs with station are valid for Special Award, dedicated to 15th Anniversary of Russian Robinson Club foundation. 15 Years to RRC Award - will be released to everyone, who made 13 QSOs (with Russian Robinson Club Awards programs www.hamradio.ru/rrc : RRA, RLHA, RMA, RFFA (WFF), including KL7DX and other special RRC expeditions) during 2008 year + 2 (obligatory!) QSOs with R15RRC station (different modes / bands / QTHs are possible). Totally - 15 QSOs. Application form with 3 IRCs should be sent to Eugene RZ3EC   (tnx RZ3EM)

11.08.2008 - Activity RW0BG/p is confirmed by Roger G3KMA 24 july 2008 Morzhova Isl. AS-068 29-30 july 2008 Dikson Isl. AS-005 Island Chaek (activity 22 july 2008) good only for RRA (but i dont know number now, sorry) QSL-cards is ok via buro. Never send direct, please. Thank to all for QSO and support during expedition.   (tnx RW0BG)

29.07.2008 - KL7DX finished the operation in the air from Chuginadak Island (NA-234) participating in IOTA Contest. Eruption of Cleveland volcano have been covered the team wish ash all the time, while they were staid on the Island. Base expedition camp shut down on 27th with very active Cleveland eruption as a background. Team was evacuated to "Lady Gudny", waiting for them in Skiff Cove. Visiting Nikolsky on the way back to Unalaska, they took a board some Aleutians, required ambulance support. The avia connection in that area is not available still yet because of volcano activity. The team reached the Dutch Harbor (Unalaska) on 28th. All the expeditionary: Yuri UA9OBA, Sergey RA3NAN and Yuri N3QQ are in a good mood and feel well. THANKS to everyone for KL7DX support and warm words! Photos are available on http://na-234.ucoz.net/photo/   (tnx RZ3EM)

25.07.2008 - To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Russian Robinson Club foundation, the R15RRC callsign will be used in IOTA contest. QSL cards will be sent to all stations in log automatically (please, provide your Logs to contest committee!) Special Award 15 Years to RRC - will be released to everyone, who made 13 QSOs (with Russian Robinson Club Awards programs: RRA, RLHA, RMA, RFFA (WFF), including KL7DX and other special RRC expeditions) during 2008 year + 2 (obligatory!) QSOs with R15RRC station (different modes / bands / QTHs are possible). Totally 15 QSOs. Application form with 3 IRCs should be sent to Eugene RZ3EC  (tnx RZ3EM)

09.07.2008 - Russians hams landing to Alaska! The Russian Robinson Club members Yuri Zaruba (UA9OBA), Yuri Sushkin (N3QQ), Sergey Morozov (RA3NAN) and Victor Vasilenko (RU4SU), will mount a Ham Radio DXpedition to the island of Chuginadak one of Islands of Four Mountains Group (NA-234) in Aleutian islands, from July 21st to July 27th 2008. The DXpedition team will fly to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sail to Chuginadak island and setup a camp with Ham radio equipment and plane first activity NA-234 running KL7DX - the basic idea is to give ham radio operators all over the world the chance to contact with NEW ONE island for IOTA program please see WEB-site of expedition www.na-234.com This is a rugged isolated place on our planet and key words to describe how extreme and tough this DXpedition will be are: uninhabited island, active volcano, very remote, autonomous expedition...no 10 stores to shop at...no TV, no TVI, no cellular phones, no girls, no civilization, no nothing Only rigorous wild nature and cold Bering Sea there is in northern side and North Pacific Ocean in another side. Many km around doesnt anything that can help us members of expedition can rely upon themselves and radio amateurs of the world-wide. We have to take everything in to sustain us and take everything off the island when we are through. About Chuginadak Island and Mount Cleveland Mt. Cleveland is a 5,675-foot-tall (1,730 m) stratovolcano on the west side of Chuginadak Island. Chuginadak volcano and an unnamed volcano form the east side of the island plane to give geographical name for this mountain. Mt. Cleveland is almost perfectly symmetrical and 5 miles (8 km) wide at its base. It is also one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutians. Expedition also will be search crashed aircraft outrun from USA to Soviet Union during WWII in accordance lend-lease help agreement. DXpedition Sponsorship The DXpedition is privately funded with donations from team members, manufacturers of communications equipment and ham radio operators. 73 de UA9OBA, RRC#1   (tnx UA9OBA)

01.07.2008 - WFF ACTIVITY WEEK The "World Flora Fauna" (WFF) activity week will be held between July 2-8th, in corporation with the worldwide program for Nature Reserves and National Parks of International Tourist/DX Association "National Card", and International Amateur Radio Travelers Club "Russian Robinson" (RRC). The WFF Committee welcomes radio hams to take part in the Global Activity Week from their homes or the National Parks and Nature Reserves territories listed in the WFF List. The WFF is a new movement and a new area in Radio Amateur world of DXing. The WFF is a young innovative international award program which they hope will become a popular one for the worldwide community of expedition participants and "hunters" along with already well-known and popular DXCC, IOTA and WABA award programs. Look for stations during the WWF Activity Week to use special callsigns with the letters FF in their suffix giving out reference numbers. For more details on the WFF, please visit the Web page at: http://wff.qrz.ru/wff-eng.html Also, watch the special WFF presentation on July 1st, at: http://www.wff44.com The WFF Committee is looking forward to hear you on the bands operating from National Parks and Nature Reserves of the world! World Flora Fauna on the Air info. 1. WFF activity from Moldova. The group of radiofmateurs of Moldova: ER3DW, ER3GS in one of days on July, 1-3st will visit State Nature Reserve "Kodry" ERFF-01. In target on July, 5-6th in more expanded structure: ER3GS, ER3DX, ER3ZZ, ER3OO, ER3AI will visit State Nature Reserve "Yagorlyk" ERFF-005. Will be active personal signal through../. QSL via home. 2. WFF expedition to National Park "Meschera" RFF-130. Alexey UA3VFS will organize expedition to National Park " Meschera" RFF-130 and will be active UE3VFF during from July, 5 till July, 6th, but other dates are possible also. QSL via UA3VFS 3. WFF expedition to National Park "Taganay" RFF-145. Alexander RA9AP with group of radioamateurs plans to visit National Park "Taganay " RFF-145 and will be active from July, 2 till July, 6th UE9AFF. 4. WFF expedition to National Park "Smolenskoe Poozerie " RFF-142. Leonid UA3LAF during from 12.06. till 13.06. has lead short-term expedition to National Park " Smolenskoe Poozerie" RFF-142 where it has been lead 550 QSO. The documents confirming work and this activity are sent is included for diploma WFF. Leonid UA3LAF with group of radio fans plans repeated visiting in the middle of July National Park. QSL via UA3LAF 5. WFF expedition to State Nature Reserve "Bolshoy Arcticheskiy" RFF-015 Victor RW0BG will lead expedition to Reserve "Bolshoy Arcticheskiy " RFF-015 where some days signal UE0BFF will be active since July, 10th. Victor will be active on 40-20 meters. Landing to a number of islands under programs RRA, RIIA. QSL via RW0BG 6. WFF expedition to State Nature Reserve "Bryanskiy Les" RFF-017 Within the limits of week of activity of the World program of reserves and national parks World Flora Fauna (WFF), The group of radioamateurs of Bryansk: RV3YR - Victor, RU3YA - Vadim, UA3YY - Sergey, UA3YFR - Andy, UA3YHT - Vyacheslav and UA3YVZ - Vladimir, plan to work from July, 2 till July, 8th from Reserve "Bryanskiy Les" RFF-017. Will be active signal UE3YFF on all bands, including VHF. QSL via RV3YR 7. WFF activity from Portugal. Toze, CT1GFK and CT1GPQ will be active CT7FFF during from July, 5 till July, 6th from National natural Park of Portugal " Ria Formosa " CTFF-07 which is located to the south from Portugal. Valid also is set off on diploma DPRN - Diploma dos Parques Reservas Naturais (Portuguese Reserves and Natural Parks Award), recently founded together with program WFF. QSL via CT1GFK. 8. WFF expedition to State Nature Reserve "Kavkazskiy" RFF-041 The group of radioamateurs of Maikop and Krasnodar will lead expedition UE6YFF to State Nature Reserve "Kavkazskiy" RFF-041 during from July, 3 till July, 5th. Work will be from height of mountain in 2000 m. Also valid is set off under Mountain Russian program RMA. QSL via RA6YY 9. WFF expedition to National Park "Samarskaya Luka" RFF-140 The group of radioamaters of a of Tolyatti will be active UE4HFF from National Park "Samarskaya Luka", RFF-140 during from July, 4 till July, 5th on all HF. QSL via RX4HJ 10. WFF expedition to State Nature Reserve "Chernye Zemli" RFF-098 Vladimir RK6FZ and Vladimir UA6IC during from July, 4 till July, 6th plan to work on all HF bands from territory of State Nature Reserve "Chernye Zemli" RFF-098: UE6IFF qsl via RK6FZ, UE6ISZ qsl via UA6IC 11. WFF expedition to State Nature Reserve "Katunskiy" RFF-044 The group of radioamateurs RA9YN Victor, RA9YDF Vladimir and, it is possible - UA9FAR, there will be in Ust-Koks, Republics Altais (R9Z) in territory of State Nature Reserve "Katunskiy", RFF-044 and will use signal UE9YFF. The short-term trip takes place in in target on June, 28-29th, and ALL WFF expedition takes place in July-August on what it will be informed in addition. QSL via RU9YT 12. WFF expedition to State Nature Reserve "Voroninskiy" RFF-028 The group of radioamateurs of the Tambov area plan to lead expedition to State Nature Reserve "Voroninskiy" RFF-028 during from July, 5 till July, 7th UE3RFF. Special calll it is given out up to the end of year and work from Reserve will be presented within all year. QSL via RK3RB 13. WFF expedition to National Park "Ugra" RFF-147 The group of radioamateurs of Obninsk will lead expedition UE3XFF to National Park "Ugra" RFF-147 during from July, 10 till July, 15th. After July, 15th short-term work from territory of Reserve "Kaluzhskiye Zaseki" RFF-042 all the same UE3XFF. QSL via UA3XAC 14. WFF expedition to National Park "Valdayskiy" RFF-121 UA1ZZ, Avinir and RZ1ZZ, Vladimir during from 14.06. till 15.06. Have lead short-term expedition to State Nature Reserve "Laplandskiy" RFF-056 where it has been lead 350 QSO. WFF committee expects necessary documents of what to include this work. UA1ZZ the oldest and dear radiosportsman of Russia (on air more than 50 years) visiting plans to National Park "Valdayskiy" RFF-121 The call UE1ZFF/1 or UA1ZZ/1. QSL via UA1ZZ 15. WFF activity from Germany and Chech Republic. DL8RCB op. An plans to organize from July, 1 till July, 8th expeditions in DLFF-01 Bavarian Forest - DL8RCB/P, and as in OKFF-04 National Park Shumava in Czech Republic where will use signal OK/DL8RCB/P. QSL via home. 16. WFF expedition to National Park "Mescherskiy" RFF-129 The group of radioamateurs of the Zheleznodorozhnyy plan to lead expedition to National Park "Mescherskiy" RFF-028 during from July, 2 till July, 8th UE3FFF. QSL via RK3DXS   (tnx RW3GW)

06.09.2007 - Oleg UA6LP; Serge UA6MC; Vlad UR5IAW; Alex UY9IF and Oleg UR3IFD plan to be active as UE6LGT from Rostovsky Morskoy Red Lighthouse Island in Azov Sea (NOT IOTA, Russian Robinson RR-17-06, RLHA RLE-015, ARLHS ERU-134) between 7 and 9 September 2007. QSL via UA6LP direct or bureau.  (tnx UR3IFD)

17.08.2007 - RIIA/RDA-pedition: 20-27 Of August Valery (RZ6AU), Jack (RW3QC), Yuri (RU6UR) and Alexander (RA6UF) will be active from river islands RI-30-5, RI-30-6, RI-30-7 (RDA: AO-16). Th DX-pedition callsign is UE6UFO. The basic frequencies (+/- QRM): SSB - 7050, 14170, 21170, CW - 7020, 14020, 21020. QSL will be send by log.  (tnx RZ6AU/3)

13.08.2007 - RK3DZJ/1 team including RA3DKG, RZ3FW, UA3DNV, UA3DUV and RN1NU(RI1NU) will be active from 20th of August from IOTA EU-147 different islands (EU-066 is also possible!). SSB & CW on 7 - 14 mostly will be used.   (tnx RA3DKG)

24.07.2007 - R-Quad team (RK3FA, RV1AC, RV2FW/1, RW3DO, RZ3FA, UA6BGB, RA3CW, RA4HNB, RA4HTX, RK1AM, Svetlana RK3FA/XYL and Valery (R-Quad callsign)), will be active as RI1CA from Kotlin Island (EU-133) in IOTA contest (28-29 July CW, SSB bands: 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 m), before the contest - RK1B/p (23-28 July). QSLs via RK3FA  (tnx RK3FA)

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