JX5O – Jan Mayen 2011

    The team heading to Jan Mayen island in July, initially announced as JX7VPA, is pleased to report they have the privilege to activate the island under the unique, special callsign JX5O thanks to assistance and support of the LA5O Ringsjøen Contest Club founded by Rag LA6FJA and Svein LA5FHA. Following Norwegian regulations, the usage of the callsign has been arranged at Norwegian Post & Telecom by the Club’s committee.

    The entire JX5O team wish to thank LA5O Ringsjøen Contest Club for support provided and we are very thankful for the recognition received among Norwegian hams – says Stan SQ8X, the JX5O team leader.

    According to the latest news published, the team will bring and donate a 6m vertical to JX7SIX – six meter beacon at Jan Mayen island, which – after mechanical failure – went QRT in 2007. The antenna will be installed by the next maintenance team going to the island after the DXpedition.

    More news at: http://janmayen2011.org/