20.04.2022 | 2 stations active, 1 suitecase missing

The team arrived in good shape. 2 stations are constantly QRV on 20 and 40 meter band. One suitcase is missing with HP filters, so other bands not active yet. The suitcase will arrive later today. We had one person who had minor ingurees. He had taken a fall from a slippery underground while errecting a sub antenna. He’s doing fine today. More news later on.

13.04.2022 | JW0X Bandplan

We try to respect this band plan as much as possible. Everything depends on the local situation and QRM situation.

15.03.2022 | Two of our 6 flights were cancelled by SAS | Scandinavian Airlines

Due to the Covid pandemic, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) is in a difficult financial situation and is saving where they can.

Last week we received an email from SAS that two of our 6 flights were cancelled and we had to find a solution. It was quite a strange feeling, it seemed like 15 months of hard work with one email was completely swept off the table…

Unfortunately a good proposal was not made so we had to stay a total of 3 extra days in Norway.

17 April 2022SK4744Brussels | BelgiumOslo | Norway
19 April 2022SK4414Oslo | NorwayLongyearbyen | Svalbard
26 April 2022SK4425Longyearbyen | SvalbardOslo | Norway
27 April 2022SK4745Oslo | NorwayBrussels | Belgium

05.10.2021 | Win one of the ten JW0X flags

If you donate at least 25.00 Euro you have a chance of winning one of the 10 JW0X flags (50 x 70 cm).

With a donation from 50.00 Euro you will always receive a nice JW0X scarf (17 x 125 cm) a nice souvenir that may not be missing in your radio shack and you also have a chance of winning one of the ten JW0X flags.

More info can be found on our sponsor page.

10.08.2021 | LBS Low Band Systems official DX-Adventure sponsor

LBS “Low Band Systems” from Russia is official DX-Adventure | JW0X Svalbard 2022 sponsor.

The band pass filters: Perfo Box 1500-DX 18 MHz and Perfo Box 1500-DX 24 MHz have already arrived at ON4ANN Erik.

Thanks RA6LBS Andrei Fedorishev for the trust in our organization.

12.07.2021 | My dream is, that your dreams become reality! Let’s go for it together

We had a plan and so many questions, but was our plan achievable? It took weeks of searching on Google and many emails to find the right person or company. With some we communicated for weeks and finally received a negative answer. The disappointment was often great and we had to start our search again from scratch.

We always held out hope that there had to be someone somewhere who was willing to put their shoulders under our project, someone who believed in our plans and wanted to go for it one hundred percent.

I came into contact with Stefano Poli who started his own company “Poliarctici” in 1999 on Svalbard. Someone with more than 20 years of experience in this region and gave us a good feeling very quickly.

After a few email messages Stefano sent: “My dream is, that your dreams come true and lets go for it together”. It felt good and we noticed very quickly that Stefano had a lot of experience and was very driven to reach our goal together.

Stefano emphasized that we needed to be aware that in the month of April it is still winter in Svalbard and the weather can be very inclement. We have to travel 100 km on a snowmobile in temperatures of -20° to -25° (wind chill may be even lower). In good weather this trip will take five hours, in bad weather we will quickly take more than 7 hours.

During this trip we will need for our own safety three guides, three snowmobiles with sled to transport the equipment, weapons, extra security etc. At our location we are not allowed to go outside to place antennas without extra security because we are in a “Wildlife area”.

Six months later we can finally say that we have a good plan and we are actually going to realize it. We have good agreements, contracts and the first advances have already been paid.

03.07.2021 | Our first teammeeting

We had already discussed a lot via video meetings and made nice plans. But there was still so much to be done and discussed. Due to the relaxation in the Covid-19 situation, it was finally possible to meet in early July. The meeting went on outdoors at ON4ANN Erik’s house.

It was nice to meet, and the team was in a good spirit.

01.07.2021 | ON4BR Carlo did join our team

Etienne would join our team, he has already done several DX-peditions as ONL. He is always a helping hand and always ready to give his best in the kitchen. Unfortunately, he received very bad news concerning his health, which makes it impossible for him to participate in our Svalbard 2022 DX-pedition.

We had to look for a replacement. Again we were surprised by the number of interested candidates that wanted to join the DX-Adventure team. A lot of serious candidates which made the choice not at all easy. Unfortunately there was only one vacancy and we had to make a choice.

Eventually the choice fell on ON4BR Carlo Houben. Less pleasant was the fact that we had to inform other candidates that they had not been selected. We understand that this can be a disappointment, but there will certainly be opportunities in the future.

09.06.2021 | Airline tickets and 15 extra suitcases of luggage, good for 345 kg

Today we received good news from SAS | Scandinavion Airlines that all airline tickets and luggage are in order. It was a bit of nail-biting and hoping that there were still enough seats for the whole group, because a group cannot buy its tickets more than 300 days before departure. It took us a lot of effort, many e-mails and numerous international phone calls but with the help of Marios Anthimou Georgiou everything turned out fine. Thank you Marios for all your help.

We currently have 345 kg of extra luggage for DX-pedition equipment and extra ski bags for carrying antennas and poles.

18 April 2022SK2590Brussels | BelgiumCopenhaegen | Denmark
19 April 2022SK452Copenhaegen | DenmarkOslo | Norway
19 April 2022SK4414Oslo | NorwayLongyearbyen | Svalbard
26 April 2022SK4425Longyearbyen | SvalbardOslo | Norway
26 April 2022SK1488Oslo | NorwayStockholm | Sweden
27 April 2022SK589Stockholm | SwedenBrussels | Belgium

10.03.2021 | SG Laboratory is confident about our QO-100 Svalbard DX-pedition

Alex ON6AJ knew all along that we were planning a QO-100 DX-pedition to Svalbard. We still had so many things to get done and that in itself was quite a challenge. But Alex was confident that in terms of organization, things would turn out just fine. He discussed this with his friends from SG Laboratory in Bulgaria. They were immediately willing to support us in this new challenge.

Thanks to Alex ON6AJ for negotiating and SG Laboratory from Bulgaria for their trust in our JW0X QO-100 DX-pedition.

22.02.2021 | The NKOM confirmed our callsign for the Svalbard 2022 DX-pedition “JW0X”

The application for our Svalbard license was submitted to the NKOM in Norway. Nancy Sangvik from the “Spectrum Department Norwegian Communications Authority” confirmed today that we have the callsign JW0X available. All our official documents, passports, licenses were handed over to the NKOM, we are quietly waiting for the official JW0X license.