JX7VPA – Jan Mayen 2011

    UPDATE: The JX7VPA Jan Mayen Dxpedition website is now online.

    Stan SQ8X is pleased to announce that he has received an email from The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) granting ham radio license – and permission to transmit from Jan Mayen island.

    JX7VPA will be a group callsign used during the DXpedition scheduled for July this year.

    The timetable as follows:

    • July 2 – the team gathers in Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • July 4 – departing for Jan Mayen with a charter yacht, 2 days on the sea with a chance to sign as /mm.
    • July 6-14 – ON THE AIR.
    • July 14 – tearing the camp down, sailing back to Iceland.
    • July 16 – back in Iceland.

    Due to polar summer season at Jan Mayen Island with broad daylight 24/7 the team will not operate on 160-80 meters – those bands will be totally dead at that time. DXpedition will focus on 30-6m and our main modes will be CW and RTTY/PSK, with some SSB if conditions will be good enough to operate as much as we wish to. The team will also check conditions on 40m band, but the band may also be not usable at that time of the year.

    The team will have a professional TV crew onboard that will prepare a broadcast documentary about the project and the island. All details as updated operators’ list, QSL route, bandplan and such will be announced soon on a dedicated website http://janmayen2011.org

    I also wish to thank DX-World.net for PR advisory and sponsorship. More news to follow at this website, too – adds Stan.

    Cordial DX greetings!

    Stan SQ8X – JX7VPA team leader

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