All good things to come those who wait! Stan SQ8X informs shipping of JX5O QSL cards will start in February. He also sent an exclusive preview of the double cards which will be printed on heavyweight glossy paper. Note: files are big, you may view them as a popup by clicking on thumbnails or view as separate pages – right click and open in a new tab [here] and [here].
Stan also informs that last October staff members working at the Olonkin base on Jan Mayen island installed the 6m beacon antenna built by SP3GEM Jurek and brought/donated to the island commissioner by the JX5O team. The new antenna brought JX7SIX beacon back to life and it is being heard when conds open on 6m. Here are some cluster entries:
TF3ML 50079.0 JX7SIX 5/9 2328 04 Dec Jan Mayen OX3LX 50079.4 JX7SIX/B 559 <auE>? 2245 30 Nov Jan Mayen OZ1DJJ 50079.6 JX7SIX/B 599 2228 28 Nov Jan Mayen
Beacon pics by Inge Thomassen @ http://jan-mayen.no/