UPDATE – If you didn’t already know, JX2US OQRS via Club Log is now open.

MARCH 28 – Erik’s time on Jan Mayen is coming to an end soon. He is due to arrive back in mainland Norway on April 15 (weather permitting) and then the QSL card service via OQRS Club Log will be opened. 

FEBRUARY 27, 2021 – JX2US is approaching 20,000 QSOs. The front side of his QSL card is shown below. Looks like we have an intruder on the current Jan Mayen webcam image 🙂

JANUARY 31, 2021 – Thankfully Erik is safe and well, however it’s been reported in Norwegian media that two people sadly lost their lives on Jan Mayen yesterday.

A woman in her 50s from Vestland and a man in his 30s from Nordland lost their lives in an avalanche on Jan Mayen on Saturday. Both were civilian employees in the Armed Forces.

The webcam view today does indeed look a bit grim on the island.

JANUARY 25 – As another month almost passes, Erik is on his way to making 18K QSOs. A reminder that he is there until April 2021 and continues to be active on CW & FT8 when time permits. A few days ago the Northen Lights visited Jan Mayen. Scroll down to see the JX2US gallery. Logsearch

Credit JX Met website

DECEMBER 31, 2020 – Almost 15,000 QSOs have now been made by Erik. This was the snowy scene today which greeted him.

DECEMBER 8 – As Erik makes over 11,000 QSOs, few days ago a heavy snowstorm hit Jan Mayen. Images courtesy JX Met website.

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NOVEMBER 23 – Courtesy of the JX Meteorological website, here’s a small gallery of Erik’s activity.

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NOVEMBER 18 – In the next few days, Erik will have made 10K QSOs from Jan Mayen. He’s also been quite active on 160m of late. A reminder that he is there until April 2021. 

NOVEMBER 5, 2020 – JX2US has been active for just over three weeks and has currently made 6200 QSOs. Note: CW activity will be on/around IOTA frequencies or at the lower band edges. Also some fresh snowfall on the island today.

OCTOBER 16, 2020 – Erik recently celebrated his birthday on Jan Mayen along with two other island staff members. Here’s a few pictures courtesy JX Meteorological website. 

Erik – right

Receiving a gift.

Erik – middle.

OCTOBER 13 – As the sun shone brightly, shortly before 11:00z today, Erik JX2US made his first contacts from Jan Mayen. Recordings courtesy PA2LO and IZ5CML. 


Incidentally, we recently came across this video. It’s a very good watch and Jan Mayen features about 3/4 into the adventure.

OCTOBER 2 – Erik did indeed arrive Jan Mayen yesterday and all is well as he settles in. Keep it DX-World for fresh JX2US updates. PS: Image below (taken today) is of the area on the island located near to the meteorological station. 

SEPTEMBER 27 – Scheduled date for the flight to Jan Mayen is October 1st. It might be delayed depending on the WX. The first days will be used for training and settling in, so don’t expect much activity then. Logsearch

SEPTEMBER 11 – Per-Einar, LA7DFA (ex-JX7DFA) says:

JX2US will probably use T2FD style antenna on low bands, and he will mostly be located on the wrong side of the mountains for DX to NA/JA. I don’t think he will be even close to competing with JX0X on 80 and 160m.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 – Erik LA2US will be active as JX2US from Jan Mayen this coming (northern hemisphere) winter. He will operate CW, FT8 and probably some more modes. Focus on 160m, 80m, 40m and 30m. The season lasts from early October ’20 to the end of March ’21. More here. Logsearch here.