OX – Nuuk, Greenland

Dates: 8 to 13 July 1994

Callsign: OX3/WJ2O

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Hotel Hans Egede in Greenland.

Accommodations:
Hotel Hans Egede
Apqusinersuaq 1-5
P.O. Box 289
3900 Nuuk
and Home of Fin Jakobsen, OX3JX


Leaving from Ottawa Canada


 First Air counterl in Ottawa.

This is the First Air terminal in Ottawa.

First Air plaen that took me to Greenland.

Here is the First Air jet that took us from Ottawa to Iqualuit in Northern Canada.


Iqualuit


INqualit terminal in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Iqualuit Terminal. remember thinking this building looked like a submarine on stilts.

in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Iqualuit

Interior o the air terminal in Iqualit in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Inside the terminal at Iqualuit.


Greenland


OX hams taking care of my luggage in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O.

Arrived at Nuuk. The guys took care of my luggage for me.

Nuuk airport in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Nuuk Airport. This is the front of the terminal building.

Hotel Hans Egede in Greenland.

Hotel Hans Egede. This is where I first stayed in Nuuk. This is the only hotel in Nuuk.

Hotel in Nuuk Greenland.

Here is the view from the hotel window.

Housing in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Even though there are many multi-family dwellings, there is still a big housing shortage.

Prison in Greenland in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Nuuk Prison. Being a prisoner in Nuuk is a bit different that what you may be used to. There are no fences, no guards. The prisoners get up and go out into the community to their jobs during the day and then come “home” to prison.

Jakobsen, OX3JX is the Prison warden in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Prison “Cell”. Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX, is the prison warden. On my second day he checked me out of the hotel and moved me into the prison. Here was my cell.

Seascape of Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Seascape. Here is the sea while standing next to the club station’s tower.


Club Station


OX3NUK Club Station in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

OX3NUK Club Station
This is Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX, and Rene.

Jakobsen, OX3JX and Dana in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

This is Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX with Dana.

Operating position at the club stationin Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Operating Bench
Inside the club station was very modern and spacious.

Operating conditions for my OX/WJ2O DXP n Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

My Equipment. My Kenwood TS-940 and Computer.

Larga amplifiere for my DXPin Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Extra power. A little extra signal boost if the time might require it.

VHF room at the OXNUK club station in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

This is the VHF Room inside club station OX3NUK.

Inside the Nuuk club stationin Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Get together. Still inside the club station there was this comfortable area where we all got together and chatted a bit.

Antena for my operation in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

This is the tri-bander at club station OX3NUK.

Satellite antenna in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

This is the satellite antenna with the surrounding neighborhood.

Typical stree in Nuuk in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Here is a typical street in Nuuk where you can see the ham shack and the towers on the hill.

Street in Nuuk, Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Here is a street walking back from the club station to the hotel.


Boat Ride


Prison boat we rode in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

This is the prison boat that we took a ride on.

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Dana and Rener at the Nuuk dock in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Dana and Rene coming down the dock.

Boat captain for my boat ride in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

The Captain. Finn was the boat captain.

Fjord in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

The Fjord

Iceberg in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O


Iceberg. You come across small icebergs even in July.

Fueling a Greenland fishing boat

Fueling.

Boat interior in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Inside the boat.

Loading the boat in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Loading.

Nuuk landscape from the seain Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Nuuk by the sea. Here’s what the capital city looks like from the water.

Boar yard in Nuuk marina in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Boat yard. No shortage of pleasure craft here.


Tele


Telephone office in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Telephone office. I had a nice tour of the telephone office during my visit. This is where you get your license.

Jacob Petersen my tour guide in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Jacob Petersen, manager and my tour guide.

Telephone operators in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Telephone operators

Switching equipment in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2O

Rows of switching equipment.

Satellite, Microwave and VHF antennas in Greenland where I operated as OX3/WJ2Ooperated as OX3/WJ2O

Satellite, Microwave and VHF antennas

OX3/WJ2O QSL Card Front

OX3/WJ2O QSL card front

OX3/WJ2O QSL Card Back

OX3/WJ2O QSL card back.

Licensing:

Visit the telephone office which they call “Tele.” Jacob Peterson is the granter of permits, a very nice guy but a non-ham and doesn’t speak English. Ask for Palle, OX3BV if you get in trouble. He works there in another department and speaks excellent English. The fee was 185 Danish Crowns (33 USD). You may apply by mail or in person. They were overly accommodating. I knew my plane was going to get there late on a Friday night after their office was closed. They told me that it was no problem, I could operate with the call OX3/WJ2O over the weekend and come pay for my license on Monday morning.OX3BV helped me get my OX3/WJ2O license in Greenland.

Trip Statics Report

Operated at:
Nuuk Club Station OX3NUK
Peter Thuleson, OX3XR, Club President., They have an excellent club station. If you wish to operate from here, you should contact the club president. Electricity is very expensive so you should expect to pay a generous donation to help club expenses. For 400 Danish Crowns (72 USD) you can become a member of the club for a year.

IARU contest award


From US to Canada to Greenland


Fisrt aire airplane in Greenland air terminal.

First Air plane that took me from the the US to Greeland

Iqualuit Air Terminal in Greenland.

Iqualuit Air Terminal

Airport first Air counter

First Air counter