Årsmøte 2019

Innkalling til årsmøter i SARK og JW5E 6. mars 2019 Innkalling til årsmøte i JW5E – Svalbardgruppen av NRRL Dagens dato: 11.02.2019 Sted: Klubblokalet, radiobua. Tid: 06.03.2019 kl. 19:00 Det sittende styret er: Sander Solnes (leder) Jan Olav Sæter (nestleder) Terje Weiseth (kasserer/sekretær) Anders Ringheim (styremedlem) Det er valg til styret i år. Det skal […]

PHP broke our website.

Due to an outdated WordPress theme our page was offline a few days ago. We have now upgraded our backend and switched to a better maintained theme.

JW5E joins LoTW

We are pleased to announce that we have joined LoTW and have uploaded all knowns digital logs dating back to 1984!

Updates to the webpage

We are currently in the process of updating our webpage to be more current and precise. Inconsistencies might occur.

Regarding accommodation at JW5E

Due to regulations and fire hazard it has been decided that JW5E in the future will not have sleeping facilities and we will not tolerate that the club is used as a primary accommodation for guests. Guests will in the future be required to provide their own accommodations. Groups and individual guest that have booking […]


Last weekend JW5ZLA, JW4GUA and JW4DUA went on an expedition to Skolten 1130 msl. There we set up a new antenna for our 2m repeater that have been QRT since early winter due to ice damage on the antenna. We have been struggling to find a suitable replacement antenna that can handle the extreme ice […]

Antenna maintenance

JW4GUA took it upon himself to do some very needed maintenance on our two beam antennas. We have for some time been missing an element for 15m and the 20-17-15m beam have been able to rotate slightly on the rotor pipe. When we got up there we noticed that one of the boom support wires […]

Spitsbergen Ski Marathon

JW5ZLA and newly licensed JW4BUA helped out at the 2014 ski marathon. We successfully located a spot in the trail where we set up and tested a VHF digital repeater. We managed complete coverage of all posts that where to have communication. The repeater is owned by Svalbard Turn and consists of a custom built case […]


We got word that all students passed their exam and will soon receive a license certificate by mail! The following callsigns was issued: JW4BUA – Terje JW4CUA – Arne JW4DUA – Veronica JW4EUA – George JW4FUA – Geir JW4GUA – Jan Olav JW4HUA – Anders JW4IUA – Stig We now have 8 new ham operators […]

Ham training 2014

We all meet up at the fire station the 4th of february at 1900 to start training new radio amateurs. Books have been ordered and information will be given as we go. The plan so far is to meet up every monday and wednesday until we all feel secure in the curriculum.