NA-234 (IOTA NEW ONE!) Latest news from KL7DX 07/25/2008 05:00 AM:
Some last days (23/24) the weather condition on the NA-234 was not
good. Some raining storms with strong wind (> 50 kmh), temp ~ 7..8
The tent of the expedition's shack was disturbed. During this the PA had a failure.
The team had tried hard to fix the PA, but, up to now only the 100
watts are used with SpiderBeam and new installed SteppIR vertical.
Today (25th) the weater improved. Temp is 17...18 C. Despite on Low Power, some Europeans managed to QRV with the team.
NA-234 (IOTA NEW ONE!) Latest news - KL7DX is in the AIR! 07/23/2008 03:00AM:
At 03 AM the flag of Russian Robinson Club is above the Chuginadak Island!
Team is on the Island already and prepared for the activity in the air
despite on active volcano 10 km away from the expedition tent.
At 03.20 AM the KL7DX started to transmit on 14.260 from Chuginadak Island ... Read more »
NA-234 (IOTA NEW ONE!) Latest news from the Team/KL7/mm as of 07/22/2008 06:30AM:
The team is for 7 hours already have been 300 m away from Chuginadak Island (NE part of the Island). But the eruption of Cleveland
Volcano (~7 km away from the present location of the team) have not
gave any chance to land up to now. Everything around (ship, oc... Read more »
NA-234 (IOTA NEW ONE!) Latest news from the Team/KL7/mm as of 07/21/2008 18PM:
The weather is not comfortable. Temp is + 7...8 degrees. It's raining. There are strong wind and ocean waves there. The team expect to see the Island in 2 hours approximately (if everything is going well!) But they still does not know, if they manage to land today or tomorrow (depending on weather). The Team had a night rest in settlement Nikolsky yesterday. The departure from there was not easy also because of ocean. The expedition members would like very much to step on the Islands' ground and to prepare the equipment to operate from NA-234 in the air.
NA-234 (IOTA NEW ONE!) Latest news from KL7DX Cleveland Volcano IOTA-expedition to Chuginadak Island (Aleutian islands, Alaska) as of 07/19/2008 3AM:
We thank all hams who is supporting our expedition! Team of Russian Robinson Club – N3QQ, RA3NAN and UA9OBA arrived in Dutch Harbor (Unalaska island, NA-059).
Okmok Volcano, located on Umnak island, in the middle between Dutch Hurbor and Chuginadak island, continues to erupt. The eruption is now episodic, with occasional, ash-producing explosions occurring every 15 to 30 minutes. The plumes from these explosions appear to be limited to about 6,100m (20,000ft) above sea level. The aviation color code for Okmok Volcano remains at ORANGE. The initial phase of the eruption, which began on July 12, wa... Read more »
NA-234. (IOTA NEW ONE!) Breaking News: The KL7DX IOTA-expedition to Chuginadak Island (Aleutians islands, Alaska) is under feasibility review by team members – Yuri Sushkin N3QQ, Sergey Morozov RA3NAN and Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA.
Okmok Volcano, located 75 miles away from our destination continues to erupt. The volcano is currently at aviation color code RED and alert level WARNING. All areas immediately around the volcano are considered hazardous. Airborne ash and gas continues to drift with the wind and pose a hazard to aviation in the area. Satellite data continue to show a long (~250km) plume moving east, the height of the plume is approximately 9,100m (30,000 ft) above sea level. Cleveland Volcano on Chuginadak island have current aviation color code YELLOW and volcano alert level ADVISORY. Please see ... Read more »