Islamic Republic of Iran
17 - 23 of November, 2018
To: Shif island, AS-189
From: Russian Robinson Club
We are proud to announce an IOTA/DXCC expedition to Shif Island (AS-189, New One) in Persian gulf in Islamic Republic of Iran, dedicated to 25th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club.
Due to the unstable geopolitical situation in this region it is very difficult to obtain a license and permissions for the island activations. Only after a long time, with the direct support of EP2LMA (President of EP2C DX Club) autorities of the Communication Regulatory Authority (CRA) and preliminary visits to the island, we were able to obtain permission to work on the air.
About the island
Shif island (Jazireh-ye Shif) is located in the Persian gulf in the southwestern part of Iran in the province of Bushehr. In the north of the island there is a village. At the 2011 census, its population was 4200, in 521 families. The island is connected by road to the mainland.
Coordinates: 29°04′14″N 50°52′38″E
GRID Locator: LL59kb
We plan to be active on the air for 7 days with 3 radio on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters band in CW, SSB and FT8 modes.
We will be operating in FT-8 Dxpedition mode on the following freq.: 3.567, 7.056, 10.131, 14.090, 18.095, 21.091.
Due to the unstable propagation the special attention will be paid to difficult and distant directions - North America and Far East / Oceania.
If there are no problems with the Internet, we will update our log every day.
14-15 Nov 2018
Team meeting in Moscow
15-16 Nov 2018
Flight Moscow - Tehran (∼2500 km)
16 Nov 2018
Way from Tehran to Shif island (∼1100 km)
17 Nov 2018
17 - 23 Nov 2018
AS-189 on the air!
24 Nov 2018
24 - 25 Nov 2018
Way from Shif island to Tehran (∼1100 km)
25 Nov 2018
Flight Tehran - Moscow (∼2500 km)
ICOM IC-7300 + Home made PA 1KW
ELECRAFT K-2 + Home made PA 700W
Radio 3 (for digital modes):
Radio 4 (reserve):
YAESU FT-900 + Home made PA 500W
Spiderbeam 3 el. on 20, 17, 15m
VDA 2 el. on 20m
VDA 2 el. on 17m
GP 2 el. on 40m
GP 1 el. on 30m
GP 1 el. on 80, 160m
W3DZZ on 80, 160m
EWE receiving antenna
in Europe and Russia
in East Coast NA
in JA and OC
in West Coast NA
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5469 3800 1799 6223
Василий Авинирович С.
5381 1050 1829 1885
Василий Авинирович С.
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Expedition pilot (EU / Russia) UA3AKO Victor
Expedition pilot (East coast NA) VE3LYC Cezar
Expedition pilot (Far East / Oceania) JA8COE Taka
QSL via R7AL Vasily
Expedition pilot (West coast NA) WC6DX Will
Bureau, Direct, LoTW
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Commemorative plaque is issued for 2-way QSOs
on three any bands with EP6RRC expedition.
Award founder is Most Wanted DX Awards Gruop
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DXpedition story by Vasily, R7AL