We are proud to announce an IOTA expedition to Malminskiye islands (AS-172), very rare island group claimed only by 8.3% of participants. These Rocks are located far away from civilization, the nearest and only one settlement is Ayan, 40 Km. away from the rocks. Since here is no any vessel available, the only one way is a small fishing motorboat. Two trips, 80 Km. each needed to deliver all the equipment and operators to the island.
The expedition team at this point of time consist of 2 operators: Vasily R7AL, Vasily R6AL. 3-rd team member may be announced a bit later....
APPROXIMATE EXPEDITION DATES: 3 DAYS BETWEEN 8-TH TO 16-TH OF AUGUST...
Flights to Ayan are not regular and depends on weather condition (heavy fogs allmost 6 days in a week), but if the weather will unfavorable, we'll wait as long as we can.
Plans are for 500 watts station into a VDA and Vertical antennas.
Since this is an IOTA expedition, focus is on 2 bands only. We vote for 20 and 17 meters, but it's not confirmed yet and a subject for discussion. Modes will be CW and SSB only.
Any NEWS/UPDATES will be published on this site shortly http://as172.yolasite.com/