Bellingham, WA – The Russian Robinson Club members will mount Amateur Radio Expedition to the Chuginadak island, located 800 nm SE from Anchorage, Alaska, from July 21st to July 27th 2008.
The team members include Yuri Zaruba, Novosibirsk, Sergey Morozov, Moscow, Victor Vasilenko, Volzvsk Russia and Yuri Sushkin from Sudden Valley, Washington.
The expedition team will fly from Seattle, Washington July 17th to Dutch Harbor Alaska, sail to Chuginadak island and setup a camp with an Amateur radio equipment. Operations will continue for one week weather permitting.
The idea behind Amateur Expeditions is to give radio operators all over the world the chance to contact very rare territory, place where no one operated before.
In times of crisis and natural disasters, Amateur Radio is often used as a means of emergency communication when wireline, cellular phones and other conventional means of communications fail.
About Chuginadak Island and Mount Cleveland
Mt. Cleveland is a 5,675-foot-tall (1,730 m) active stratovolcano on the west side of Chuginadak Island. Chuginadak volcano and an unnamed volcano form the east side of the island. Mt. Cleveland is almost perfectly symmetrical and 5 miles (8 km) wide at its base. It is also one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutians.
This Expedition is privately funded with donations from team members, manufacturers of communications equipment and Amateur radio operators.