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 . . . → Read More: Regarding accommodation at JW5E

PA failure

Yet again we have had equipment failure due to operator error and this has become quite an expensive tendency. It has now been agreed amongst the members that we will not rent out the shack with PA as a means to reduce the risk of hardware damage.


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 . . . → Read More: JW9SRR

Testing a webcam

Since we have a temporary network connection down at JW5E while we wait for a proper fibre access- and one of our members have so generously donated an outdoor webcam to us we decided to do some testing. At the moment the camera is located up in town while we refine a few scripts . . . → Read More: Testing a webcam

Website down

We were informed that our website had been down for some time. Only showing what we have come to know as “White screen of death”. Unfortunately- this domain was registered by NN almost 5 years ago and nobody remembered any login credentials for our web host. It took a bit of detective work to . . . → Read More: Website down

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 . . . → Read More: Antenna maintenance

Shack update

JW5ZLA has started to paint the JW5E Shack! 3/2 walls are now painted antique white in an effort to give the shack a more modern look. The color was carefully selected on the basis of being the only white-ish paint available on Svalbard! We are very happy with the outcome! The last 5/2 walls . . . → Read More: Shack update

New shack oscilloscope


JW5E would like to extend a thank you to the local electrician firm JM Hansen for donating an oscilloscope to the club! This mint condition Tektronix TDS 320¬†will be of great help to us especially during licensing courses as a visualisation tool and as an aid for the DIY minded of the club . . . → Read More: New shack oscilloscope