On 14.11.2020 Valentin Nikolaevich Mykitenko died on the 70th year of life of RU1ZC.
He had been engaged in radio amateurism since the middle of 60 years.
Graduated from the Kharkov Radio Electronic Institute.
As an employee of the Research Institute of Arctic and Antarctic spent many winters in Antarctica and the Arctic, where he always worked on the air special call signs.
Honorary polar explorer.
He actively participated in sports competitions on the radiosport, in memorial programs to the day of May 9 “Victory”, clubs “Fifth Ocean” and “Arctic”.