Ken, LA7GIA got in touch with DX-World and he would like to announce the JX0X Jan Mayen 2021 low band DXpedition.
For about 14 months the team have been planning a trip to Jan Mayen, which has a high ranking on the low-bands (#20+) as well on CW and Digi mode.
Going to Jan Mayen has proved to be a difficult task. Finally, we have all permissions needed from the Military and the Norwegian authorities for an international team to enter Jan Mayen on a 2 week DXpedition in late September 2021.
The JX0X team members are:
- Ken LA7GIA
- Mats RM2D
- Dima RA9USU
- Dominik R4BE (DL5EBE)
This is an all band, all mode DXpedition. But we will focus on low-bands 160-30 using CW and Digi mode. We will also do other bands like 60, 20 and possible 17m depending on conditions, and we will be on SSB.
We have been given the best QTH to work NA and Japan with beach access and our antenna farm close to salt water. Our low band verticals combined with 1 kW amplifiers and 4 stations up and running shall give you the best possibility in many years to work that much needed low band slot. In fact it will be 21 years since the last 160m QSO from Jan Mayen according to Club Log.
Going to Jan Mayen in Sep/Oct is not an easy task and the budget for this trip is currently in the range of 90k USD. To do this trip we depend on support from clubs & foundations, corporate and individuals.
We will provide a webpage with more info soon.
On behalf of the JX0X team
PS: Quick reminder that Ken (JX7GIA) visited Jan Mayen briefly in April 2019. Pictures of that trip can be found here.