Hotel Hans Egede
P.O. Box 289
and Home of Fin Jakobsen, OX3JX
Leaving from Ottawa Canada
This is the First Air terminal in Ottawa.
Here is the First Air jet that took us from Ottawa to Iqualuit in Northern Canada.
Iqualuit Terminal. remember thinking this building looked like a submarine on stilts.
Inside the terminal at Iqualuit.
Arrived at Nuuk. The guys took care of my luggage for me.
Nuuk Airport. This is the front of the terminal building.
Hotel Hans Egede. This is where I first stayed in Nuuk. This is the only hotel in Nuuk.
Here is the view from the hotel window.
Even though there are many multi-family dwellings, there is still a big housing shortage.
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.
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. Here is the sea while standing next to the club station’s tower.
OX3NUK Club Station
This is Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX, and Rene.
This is Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX with Dana.
Inside the club station was very modern and spacious.
My Equipment. My Kenwood TS-940 and Computer.
Extra power. A little extra signal boost if the time might require it.
This is the VHF Room inside club station OX3NUK.
Get together. Still inside the club station there was this comfortable area where we all got together and chatted a bit.
This is the tri-bander at club station OX3NUK.
This is the satellite antenna with the surrounding neighborhood.
Here is a typical street in Nuuk where you can see the ham shack and the towers on the hill.
Here is a street walking back from the club station to the hotel.
This is the prison boat that we took a ride on.
Dana and Rene coming down the dock.
The Captain. Finn was the boat captain.
Iceberg. You come across small icebergs even in July.
Inside the boat.
Nuuk by the sea. Here’s what the capital city looks like from the water.
Boat yard. No shortage of pleasure craft here.
Telephone office. I had a nice tour of the telephone office during my visit. This is where you get your license.
Jacob Petersen, manager and my tour guide.
Rows of switching equipment.
Satellite, Microwave and VHF antennas
OX3/WJ2O QSL Card Front
OX3/WJ2O QSL Card Back
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.
Trip Statics Report
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.
From US to Canada to Greenland
First Air plane that took me from the the US to Greeland
Iqualuit Air Terminal
First Air counter