This is a documentary about Bellingshausen, the Russian Antarctic Base on King George Island
The final action to mark the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will occur in Antarctica during the period of December 17 to 31.
RRC Club members Alexander Kuznetsov RW3RN (RRC #256) and Oleg Neruchev UA3HK/ZS1OIN (RRC #349) will transmit with the jubilee call sign RI20ANT from the Russian Antarctic station ‘Bellingshausen’ on the island of King George (IOTA AN-010).
As such, the action starts on December 10 in the Argentinian city of Ushuaia when RW3RN boards the vessel “Sea Explorer” en route Antarctica. As the mayor of Uvarovo City, Tambov oblast, Alexander Kuznetsov is taking along the Tambov “Mother of God” and “St. Pitirim” icons to the Holy Trinity Church, the only Russian Orthodox church in Antarctica. The flag of the Russian Robinson Club will be delivered to the Bellingshausen station as well.
The main activity of RI20ANT on the air is expected to be on 20m SSB and CW. The radio equipment includes a Yaesu FT-1000MP transceiver and an all band antenna. QSL via RW3RN.
At the Bellingshausen station, beacon RI1ANG works around the clock on frequency 14101 kHz. If the beacon is heard, you can then call RI20ANT on frequency 14160 kHz +/- QRM. The time difference with Moscow Standard Time is minus 8 hours (MSK-8).
For more information about the Russian Bellingshausen station, read the article written by its chief Oleg Neruchev (RI1ANU) “Antarctica, 58th RAE” in the journal “Radio” issue number 10 dated 11/2013 – http://www.radio.ru/.
Radio contacts with RI20ANT count for the “Russian Robinson Club – 20 years” Jubilee Diploma and are worth 3 points (repeatable on different bands), and count for the rule of having one mandatory contact with the main jubilee call R20RRC. Those who did not make the contact with R20RRC have a chance to make it before the end of the year with RI20ANT.
Rules for the RRC-20 diploma can be seen on http://www.robinsons.ru/. (UA9OBA) (Translation from Russian to English language by Will WC6DX)
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