Franz Josef Land – October 1 – 7, 2017
Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) continue planning for their next Arctic operation. Look for RI1F to be active from Victoriya Island (EU-190). They will will leave Murmansk sometime late September (27th), and they are expected to operate between October 1-7th. This island group has never been activated before. By the way, these islands counts for DXCC purposes as Franz Josef Land. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands, VHF and UHF. Operations will be on CW, SSB, the Digital modes, EME (dates are October 3-7th) and the satellites.
They plan to operate from two different sites (one HF and EME; one VHF/UHF). The complete break down can be see on QRZ.com.
Currently, 12 operators have been named: Igor/UA9KDF (Team leader), Yury/ UA9OBA (RRC President), Andrey/UA9LDD (CW op), Valery/UA0ZC (CW/SSB op), Vladimir/R9LR (SSB/CW op), Sergey/UA9KB (CW op), Artemy/UA9KAM (Photo, video, SSB op), Andrey/RT9K (Mechanic, cook, SSB op), Victor/RW0BG (CW/SSB op), Mikhail/UA1QV (CW/SSB op), Valery/RA9J (CW/SSB op) and Vladimir (Son of UA9LDD; CW/SSB op).
Pilot station is Igor, RA3CQ. QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS or by the Bureau. QSL Manager is Alexandr, RX9KM. Watch
QRZ.com for updates. Their Web page is still under construction at: http://legendsarctic.com
[ANS thanks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1328 for the above information]
Galapagos Islands – November 29 – December 8, 2017
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. An Argentinian group will be active as HC8LU from San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands between November 29th and December 8th. Operators mentioned are Alejandro/LU8YD, Alejandro/LU9VEA,
Mario/LU7VB and Patricio/LU3YK. Pilot stations are Sergio/LU7YS and Javier/ LU5FF. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly SSB and Digital modes (WSPR, JT65, FT8, PSK31). Also operations on the satellites (LEO, FM and
SSB). QSL via IK2DUW. Visit their Blog page for updates, at: https://hc8lu.blogspot.com.ar
[AMSAT thanks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1331 for the above information]