Moneron Island, (Russian: Монерон, Japanese: 海馬島 Kaibato, Japanese: トド島 Todojima, Ainu: Todomoshiri) is a small island off Sakhalin Island. It is currently administered as a part of Russia.
Moneron has an area of about 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi) and a highest point of 429 metres (1,407 ft). It is approximately 7.2 km (4.5 mi) long (N/S axis) by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) wide, and is located 41 nautical miles (76 km) from Sakhalin's port of Nevelsk and about 30 nautical miles (56 km) directly southwest of Sakhalin Island itself at the northeastern end of the Sea of Japan. It is the only landmass in the whole Tatar Straits. It has no permanent population.
DXCC entry: Russia (UA0)
ITU zone: 34
CQ zone: 19
Coordinates: 46.255461 N 141.229864 E
GRID square: QN06pf
A small group of radio amateurs R9YU UA3A RN5A decided to visit Moneron Island.
A well-known beacons activator has joined us Eugene RX3AMI.
We were joined by a photo and video operator Pankov Oleg, Contestman Mikhail RA9Y and our good friend Alexander RA3DS.
Antenna 1 - GP 24m DL2KQ for 160m
Antenna 2 - GP 18m DL2KQ for 80m
RADIO 1 - Elecraft K-3 + PA home made 1 KW
RADIO 2 - Elecraft K-3 + PA Ten Tec titan 1 KW