OX – Nuuk, Greenland

Dates: 8 to 13 July 1994

Callsign: OX3/WJ2O

OX – Nuuk, Greenland 2024-04-10T20:59:26-05:00


Hotel Hans Egede

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

Leaving from Ottawa Canada

First Air terminal in Ottawa Canada

This is the First Air terminal in Ottawa.

First Air terminal in Ottawa

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



Iqualuit Terminal

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



Inside the terminal at Iqualuit

Inside the terminal at Iqualuit.



Arrived at Nuuk, Greenland

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

Nuuk Airport

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

Hotel Hans Egede

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

view from hotel room window in, Hotel Hans Egede

Here is the view from the hotel window.

housing shortage

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

Nuuk Prison

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

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.


Club Station

OX3NUK Club Station

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

Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX with Dana

This is Finn Jakobsen, OX3JX with Dana.

Operating Bench

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


My Equipment. My Kenwood TS-940 and Computer.

extra signal boost

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

VHF Room inside club station OX3NUK

This is the VHF Room inside club station OX3NUK.

inside the club station

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

ri-bander at club station OX3NUK

This is the tri-bander at club station OX3NUK.

satellite antenna

This is the satellite antenna with the surrounding neighborhood.

street in Nuuk

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

street in Nuuk

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


Boat Ride

prison boat

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

Dana and Rene

Dana and Rene coming down the dock.

Captain Finn

The Captain. Finn was the boat captain.

The Fjord

The Fjord


Iceberg. You come across small icebergs even in July.



Inside the boat

Inside the boat.



Nuuk by the sea

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

Boat yard

Boat yard. No shortage of pleasure craft here.



Telephone office

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

Jacob Petersen, tour guide

Jacob Petersen, manager and my tour guide.

Telephone operators

Telephone operators

Rows of switching equipment

Rows of switching equipment.

Satellite, Microwave and VHF antennas

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.

Tele office

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.

From US to Canada to Greenland

First Air plane

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

Iqualuit Air Terminal

Iqualuit Air Terminal

First Air counter

First Air counter