[NEWS UPDATE] Here’s a short video by Hal W8HC showing the JW5E shack and surrounding areas.
[SEPTEMBER 21] – Thanks to both Hal W8HC and Peter JW7QIA for the pictures of JW0A in action.
[AUGUST 30] Veteran DXpeditioner Tom, N4XP reports that the Dateline DX Association’s planned JW0A operation from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen is set and the 9 operator team will be QRV from September 19-26.
Operators AA4NN, HI8RD, K4NHW, N4HU, N4XP, W6IZT, W8HC, WB4JTT and YV5EED plan to run 3 stations, as propagation allows from this difficult polar location. Look for JW0A on CW, Phone and FT8.
Tom also says he and some of the other operators will be departing early for the trip spending a few days in Stockholm before going on to Helsinki where they have arranged to spend a day with Martti, OH2BH before their flight up to Svalbard.
Updates will be posted on the JW0A QRZ.com page including QSL information which has yet to be finalized.