The first stage of our expedition has finished. Unfortunately we were not completely lucky. 3100 km were covered on the snowmobiles. Only 700 km left to the Nordensheld Archiplelago. But it was impossible to go these last 700 by the ice situation. Sad. The plan of our expedition keeps alive. We decided to continue the expedition in the summer of 2018. the QSL card is already printed by the AS-005 activity. It can be ordered via the ClubLog.
We moved the North Asian IOTA expedition to 2108 , but continue the 2017 plan. On the September, 23th
we leave for Victoria Isl. EU-190 as RI1F
. Planned arrival to the island is in 3-4 days. So the activity start is about Sept, 26-27th
. See you on the air guys!
Agreed start date of the expedition - February 14 , 2017
Border passes for traveling within the arctic zone of Krasnoyarskiy kraj area have been received.
Personal border passes on driving through the Yamal Arctic frontier zone part or the expedition route are received.
Expedition Presentation RT9K/9 is here https://yadi.sk/i/9ZxlEaf8x4SYz
Expedition website RUSSIAN http://yanaorgo.ru/s/02_17/index.html
Nansen's Fram expedition was an 1893-1896 attempt by the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen to reach the geographical North Pole by harnessing the natural east - west current of the Arctic Ocean. In the face of much discouragement from other polar explorers, Nansen took his ship Fram to the New Siberian Islands in the eastern Arctic Ocean, froze her into the pack ice, and waited for the drift to carry her towards the pole. Impatient with the slow speed and erratic character of the drift, after 18 months Nansen and a chosen companion, Hjalmar Johansen, left the ship with a team of dogs and sledges and made for the pole. They did not reach it, but they achieved a record Farthest North latitude of 86 infin;13.6 N before a long retreat over ice and water to reach safety in Franz Josef Land. Meanwhile, Fram continued to drift westward, finally emerging in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The idea for the expedition had arisen after items from the American vessel Jeannette, which had sunk off the north coast of Siberia in 1881, were discovered three years later off the south-west coast of Greenland. The wreckage had obviously been carried across the polar ocean, perhaps across the pole itself. Based on this and other debris recovered from the Greenland coast, the meteorologist Henrik Mohn developed a theory of transpolar drift, which led Nansen to believe that a specially designed ship could be frozen in the pack ice and follow the same track as the Jeannette wreckage, thus reaching the vicinity of the pole.
Nansen supervised the construction of a vessel with a rounded hull and other features designed to withstand prolonged pressure from ice. The ship was rarely threatened during her long imprisonment, and emerged unscathed after three years. The scientific observations carried out during this period contributed significantly to the new discipline of oceanography, which subsequently became the main focus of Nansen's scientific work. Fram's drift and Nansen's sledge journey proved conclusively that there were no significant land masses between the Eurasian continents and the North Pole, and confirmed the general character of the north polar region as a deep, ice-covered sea. Although Nansen retired from exploration after this expedition, the methods of travel and survival he developed with Johansen influenced all the polar expeditions, north and south, which followed in the subsequent three decades.
Plaque "Fridtjof Nansen"
Plaque "Fridtjof Nansen" dedicated to the 120-th Anniversary of the expedition on the ship "FRAM" led Fridtjof Nansen 1893 - 1896. It is issued for QSO's with four Arctic islands AS - 054, AS - 068, AS - 104, AS - 121 of the over - snow radio expedition of RT9K/9 team February - March 2017.
UA9KDF Igor Znamenskii team leader
UA9KFX Alex Labutin CW
UA9LDD Andrey Korobeynikov CW
UA0BA Andy Moiseev CW SSB
UA0ZFW Sergey Makerov
RW0BG Victor Kuzyakin CW SSB
RT9K Danil Trushov Navigator,photo,video.
RT9K Andy Semeshko Mechanic, cook.
RT9K Alex Semenuta Mechanic,manager
RA3CQ Igor Ustimenko pilot
DL8RCB Anatoli Vilessov APRS support
RX9KM Alexandr Kovalevsky QSL manager
RT9K Vadim Kudryavtsev - navigation support expedition
QRZ design - web support
Dear colleagues! The team of RT9K club radio station continues a series of expeditions of "The Legends of the Arctic". The person who was a real legend of the Arctic Seas, the revolutionary investigator of Polar latitudes whose name is forever entered by a gold font in the history of Arctic research, Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen became a name of this year. This year the 120 anniversary of the termination Norwegian Polar Expedition of 1893-1896 is executed.
In memory of this, really legendary, expedition participants of the RT9K team intend to reach the island called by the name of Fridtjof Nansen and also a number of the islands having relations to this expedition.
This route should be about 4100 km long (2050 km one way)
Plan of expedition:
The over-snow radio expedition of RT9K/9 is planned for February-March, 2017 to the Nordenskiold Archipelago Kara Sea. This expedition is carried out under the flag of Russian Robinzon club and with assistance of the Russian Geographical Society. The expedition purpose - achievement and activation of islands: Gelland-Gansena island, Tyrtov Island, Nansen Island, Scott-Gansenn Islands.
The route changes connected with weather conditions and an ice situation in the Arctic are possible.
Planned air activity should be conducted from three sites - CW, SSB and DIGI (PSK, APRS, Pactor) on 40-10 meters as RT9K/9.
3 sets of TS-590S transceivers, DI-03 interfaces, sets of band filters, EXPERT 1.3K-FA amplifiers, and also SteppIR BigIR DX antennas, specially developed AD-DXpedition antenna by UA2FZ for 30-10 m (2 pieces). The digital modes site - DigiMaster Pro3, SCS P4 Dragon DR-7400, SCS
Tracker, Macbook Pro, etc. QSL via RX9KM. Expedition pilots DL8RCB and RA3CQ.
Yamaha 2.7 kW generators - 3 pcs
Arktik Cat and Yamakha snowmobiles
More detailed information will be published during the expedition preparation.
Sponsors are welcome.
Information on AS-068
QRA Locator: NQ35DG ITU-21, CQ-18 RRA RR-06-46 , RDA KK-65
Group Name: Kara Sea Coast Centre group
Sigurd Scott-Hansen (норв. Sigurd Scott Hansen, July 24, 1868, Leith — 1937, Oslo). Norwegian polar researcher, professional military. He was born in a family of the ship priest. Has finished a military college in Hortena, and in 1889 received the first officer rank. In 1892 received a rank of the second lieutenant, in 1893 — 1896 took part in the Arctic expedition of Nansen by the ship "Fram". Undertaken the most part of meteorological, astronomical and magnetic supervision. After Nansen and Johansen's departure in a sled campaign to the North Pole (on March 14, 1895) has become the assistant of the captain — Otto Sverdrup. For participation in expedition was awarded by a silver medal of Royal geographical society of Great Britain. In 1898 was awarded a captain's rank, and in 1910 — ranks the commodore-captain. In resignation since 1933. Took the most active part in campaign for preservation of "Fram" as national relic.
Information on AS-104
QRA Locator: NQ76KE ITU-22, CQ-18 RRA RR-06-23, RDA KK-65
Group Name: Kara Sea Coast East group
Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (норв. Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen; October 10, 1861 — May 13, 1930) — the Norwegian polar researcher, the scientist — the doctor of zoology, founder of new science — physical oceanography, the political and public figure, the humanist, the philanthropist, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 1922. Had been awarded by many countries, including Russia. Geographical and astronomical objects, including a crater on the North Pole the Moon and audience at faculty of MEO are called by the name of Nansen.
Information on AS-121
QRA Locator: NQ86SO ITU-22, CQ-18 RRA RR-06-47, RDA KK-65
Group Name: Nordenshel'da Archipelago
Pavel Petrovich Tyrtov (July 3 (15), 1836, the Tver province — March 4 (17), 1903) — the Russian naval commander, the admiral, since 1896 — the Managing director of the Sea ministry and the member of the State Council
Information on AS-054
Because of the complicated and unpredictable ice behavior we may appear on the air from this Island instead of Firnley.
QRA Locator: OQ07GM ITU-22, CQ-18 RRA RR-06-50 , RDA KK-65
Group Name: Laptev Sea Coast West group
Gelland-Gansen Bjorn - (16.10.1877-07.09.1957)
The largest Norwegian oceanographer. Has begun the education with studying of medicine. During training has participated in the expedition to Northern Norway headed by Christian Birkelann which purpose was a studying of the polar lights. In an expedition has freezed fingers part of which had to be amputated.
This expedition caused Gelland-Gansen's interest in oceanography which he has begun to study in Copenhagen under the leadership of Martin Knudsen. In 1900, having gone to work as the assistant hydrographer in Bergen, Gelland-Gansen long time cooperated with F. Nansen working as the zoologist in the Bergen Museum. From 1900 to 1905 they have made several swimmings on specially constructed research vessel "Michael Sars", generally in the Norwegian Sea. Their joint work "The Norwegian sea" was the result of these researches.
In 1905 Gelland-Gansen has published the book "The Hydrography of the Faeroe-Shetland Channel" in which he has found out a formula for calculation of sea currents speed, known as Hellanda-Hansen's formula now. For many years he was the director of the biological station of the Bergen museum where association of researches on physical oceanography and biology of the sea was his merit, in particular. Future captain of an expedition V. A. Rusanova A. S. Kuchin worked at this station some time. Gelland-Gansen has acted as his guarantor at receipt in R. Amundsen's expedition going to Antarctic.
Serious merit of Gelland-Gansen is development of a photometer, called by his name afterwards. The photometer has been included in structure of the scientific equipment "Michael Sars" and for the first time used at a depth of 500 m near the Azores.
In 1915 Gelland-Gansen has received the place of professor of oceanography in the Bergen museum, and in 1917 has been appointed the director of Geophysical institute at the museum.
From 1936 to 1945 he headed the International association of physical oceanography, and from 1946 to 1948 – the International union of geodesy and geophysics.
Scientific merits of Gelland-Gansen are noted in 1936 by Saint Olav's Cross, and in 1946 he became the commodore of an award for a contribution to development of the Bergen museum.
Has died in Bergen.
The island (Gelland-Gansena) near the Taimyr coast to the southwest of the Vega and Lena capes. It is found and described in 1742 by S. I. Chelyuskin. The modern name has for the first time appeared on the R. Amundsen expedition map in 1918-1920.