In the period from 17 to 31 December in Antarctica took final action amateur radio club Traveller " Russian Robinson " to mark the 20th anniversary of its creation. Club members - Alexander Kuznetsov RW3RN, head Uvarovo Tambov region Oleg Neruchev and Muscovite , head of the Russian Antarctic station Bellingshausen aired anniversary callsign RI20ANT c Russian Antarctic Bellingshausen station on the island of King George, which is part of the South Shetland Islands .
In order to launch the shares on December 10 of the Argentine city of Ushuaia to Antarctica on a ship headed RW3RN "Sea Explorer " . The Head of the city of Tambov region Uvarovo Alexander Kuznetsov received blessing of Bishop Ignatius Kirsanovsky Uvarovsky and delivery Mother of God " Tambov " and Holy St. Pitirim of Tambov , consecrated on relics Pitirim in Holy Trinity Church - the only Russian Orthodox church in Antarctica. Bellingshausen station must also be delivered bytt flag Russian Robinson Club.
Together with Alexander Kuznetsov in this exciting journey to take part and expressed his companion , Tambov businessman Alexei Borodin .
During the landing on the Antarctic base , tambovchan took rector father Palladium . Travellers handed him the icon , and he in turn asked them to climb the tower and ring the bells themselves in honor of the Tambov region , all Russians and club " Russian Robinson ." After that , the station master took tambovchan Oleg Neruchev who were presented with gifts from his son transferred to the capital , flag club Kotovskaya tumbler , souvenir " Tambov wolf " , magazine "Radio" with Oleg Neruchev publications about Antarctica , as well as other souvenirs Tambov . After that , Alexander Kuznetsov made contact with the base station to broadcast the opening of commemorative events . Thereafter, the chief base of invited guests at the gala dinner , which introduced them to the members of his team, spoke about the history of the Bellingshausen base , about the challenges facing explorers . Then he made a tour of the base, and also visited and spoke to travelers about the Chilean Antarctic station located nearby.
During the hike Alexander Kuznetsov conducted radio sessions and ship . In a short time was spent almost 1,000 QSOs with all the continents of the world , including rare as communication with the Italian Antarctic station , as well as the U.S. Amundsen-Scott station , located at the South Pole . Alexei Borodin interested and suggested that a chapter Uvarovo presentation of their hobby to their tambovskie friends, members of the Association of Young People with Disabilities " Apparel" for future purchases with his hand for them to amateur radio equipment.
Let's hope that members of the association will be an interesting idea , and they will be able to communicate with radio amateurs from different countries without leaving home.