Jan Mayen, named after Dutch sea captain Jan Jacobsz May who visited the island in 1614, , is a volcanic island located in the Arctic Ocean at 70°59′N 8°32′W. Jan Mayen is an outlying part of Norway, having held Norwegian sovreignty since 1929. A meteorological station has been operational since 1922, and a Loran station was established on Jan Mayen in 1960.


Jan Mayen  QSOs  count for DXCC on or after 1945-11-15.


See Ranking in "Most Wanted" league.


The IOTA reference for Jan Mayen is EU-022.


The current prefix for Jan Mayen is JX, which has been in use since July 1966. Prior to that, Norwegian licensees used their LA calls /P.

The LB prefix was used for Jan Mayen, Svalbard, Bouvet and Queen Maud Land up to at least 1963.



Whitelisting

Jan Mayen  is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from Jan Mayen, and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.

The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Jan Mayen. These callsigns have been taken from QSL cards and other sources.

Callsigns that are not listed below, or QSOs outside the exception date range, will be not be mapped to  Jan Mayen, but will be mapped as INVALID.

Please advise any missing valid Jan Mayen callsigns to Alan, 5B4AHJor via the Help Desk. 

Call Date/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)
LB5ZC 1951 - April? to July?
LB8CH
1951 - August/September. QSL image required
LA6XD
1951 - September, maybe also later.
LB6ZD
1952 - January until June. QSL image required
LB6XD
1952/1953 
LB8YB
1953/1954 
LB6IE  1954 - January until 1955 January.
LA3SG/P
1959 - August until 1960 - December
LA1NG/P
1959 - August until 1961 - May
LA8YB/P  1960 - November until 1962 - July
LA1LG/P
1960 - November until 1964 - July
LA7JF/P
1960 - December until 1962 - March.
LA2NG/P
1960 - December until 1963 - May  
LA4WH/P
1961 - May until 1964 - July? QSL image required
LA7IH/P  1961 - July until 1964 - July QSL image required
LA1LP/P
1961 - December until 1962 - March. QSL image required
LA1LI/P  1962 - February until 1962 - April 
LA8SE/P
1962 - August until 1963 - July
LA9MI/P
1963 - December until 1964 - July
LA9FG/P  1964 January until July. QSL image required
LA5CI/P
1964 - January until 1966 - July 
LA8FI/P
1964 - July until 1965 - July
LA3IJ/P
1964 - July until 1965 - December. QSL image required
LA9PI/P
1964 - January until July
LA2QJ/P
1964 - August until 1965 - August
LA4EJ/P
1964 - September until 1965 - September 
LA2AJ/P
1964 - September until 1965 - December. QSL image required
LA5AJ/P
1964 - December until 1966 - March 
LA3P, LA3P/P
1964 - October until 1966 - May 
LA8FG/P  1965 - July until 1966 - July
LA5ZJ/P  1965 - October until 1966 - December?
LA2QP/P
1965 - April until 1966 - March. QSL image required
LA4SI/P
1965 - July? until 1965 - December? QSL image required
LA1MA.P
1965 - May until December. QSL image required
LA2JK/P
1966 - January until May 
LA2IK/P
1966 -  January until 1966 - July.
LA5ZP/P
1965 - April until 1965 - December? QSL image required
LA6XF/P
1965 - December until 1966 - June 
LA5AK/P
1966 - June until  July? QSL image required
LA5HE/P  1966 - July 
JX2IK
1966 - July until December?
JX5HE
1966 - August (perhaps later also). 
JX2XF, JX6XF
1966 - August until 1967 - October. JX2FX QSL images required (could JX2XF be a busted JX6XF?)
JX5CI
1966 - August until 1972 - March 
JX3P
1966 - September until 1999 - June
JX5AK  1966 - November until 1967 - July.
JX3XK
1967 - November until 1969 - May.
JX6RL 1968 - January until July
JX6QL
1968 - January until 1968 - April 
JX4EJ  1958 - July until October 
JX2BH
1968 - July until 1969 - May 
JX3DH
1968 - July until 1973 - May 
JX1OM  1968 - August until  1969 - November 
JX3NM
1969 - February until July. 
JX4XM  1969 - February until November.
JX4YM  1969 - June until 1970 - May
JX8IL
1969 - August until 1971 - April.
JX3XI
1969 - October 
JX2QJ
1969 - November until 1970 - October
JX4GN
1970 - January until 1979 - March 
JX3EN  1970 - January until May
JX3MN  1970 - January until June
JX2HK  1970 - June/July 
JX1LL  1970 - June until November QSL image required
JX8YN
1970 - July until 1971 - April
JX1AK
1970 - July until 1973 - April. 
JX4RI
1970 - September until 1971 - April
JX6RE
1971 - February until 1972 July
JX6QO  1971 - March until December. 
JX6RL
1971 - December until 1973 - April.
JX9TM 
1972 - March until 1973 - May.
JX6VO
1972 - June until 1973 - November. 
JX3EN
1972 - July until December? 
JX7HL
1972 - September until 1973 - August.
JX9XP
1973 - February until August. QSL image required
JX2IK  1973 - January until March 
JX6CS 
1973 - May? until 1974 - January? 
JX2FL
1973 - November until 1974 - August
JX6DS
1973 - December until 1974 - November. 
JX5AJ
1974 - September. QSL image required
JX3MN  1975 - October
JX6DS  1975 - December until 1976 - June 
JX2FL, JX5YI 1976 - July until 1977 - April 
JX6XF
1976 - August until November.
JX9WT
1977 - November until  1978 - February
JX6VO
1978 - June until 1979 - January. QSL image required 
JX9WT
1978 - November until 1979 - March 
JX9WT  1979 - December until 1980 - March
JX3DH  1980 - September 
JX2AY
1981 - January. QSL image required 
JX2BZ
1981 - May until July
JX5VAA
1981 - May until 1982 - April 
JX6BAA  1981 - May until 1984 - April 
JX7FD
1981 - August until November
JX1CY
1982 - May until 1983 - March. 
JX7FD
1982 - July until September
JX6RE
1982 - October until 1983 - December 
JX5DW  1983 - April until 1984 - November
JX9VCA  1983 - July until November. QSL image required 
JX5AA
1983 - July until 1984 - January. QSL image required
JX8EH  1984/85 (dates wanted). QSL image required
JX3NE
1984 - November until 1985 - April. QSL image required
LB2YC/JX, JX3BW,
JX3DH, JX3EN
1984 - November until 1985 - April. LB2YC/JX & JX3BW QSL images required
JX8KY
1986 - September until 1988 - August
JX2LP  1986 - October. QSL image required
JX9CAA
1987 - May until October
JX3AG
1988 - March. QSL image required 
JX1UG  1988 - October until 1989 - April 
JX8KY  1988 - December until 1989 - May
JX7DFA, JX7DFA/P
1989 - April until 2002 - September 
JX1AB
1989 - May. QSL image required
JX1UG 
1989 - September until December 
JX9CAA
1989 - October until 1990 - October
JX8KY 
1989 - December until 1990 - February
JX2FL
1990 - April until 1991 - May
JX7XL  1990 - June until October. QSL image required 
JX8XM 
1990 - November
JX1UG   1991 - April
JX3EX
1991 - April until 1993 - November 
JX5OCA
1991 - September until 1991 - November 
JX9EHA  1991 - October until 1992 - October
JX8XM
1991 - November. 
JX3PF
1993 - June. QSL image required
JX3EX, JX4CJA
1995 - September until 1996 - April 
JX2GV
1996 - April 
JX9ZP
1995 - October until 1996 - April.  
JX/LA9ZP
1996 - April/May. QSL image required
JX6RHA, JX6RHA/P 
1997 - July/August. 
JX3EX  1997 - October until 1998 - April
JX5AA
1997 - November until 1998 - May. QSL image required
JX/OE2DMP  1997 - July 
JX5AA
1999 - March QSL image required
JX0LMJ
1999 - April.
JX3DI  1999 - September. QSL image required
JX9SN  2000 - October 
JX3EX  2000 - October until 2001 - September
JX9LAA
2000 - October until 2003 - March. QSL image required
JX8XM
2001 - March/April. 
JX9ZP
2001 - July/August. QSL image required (2001)
JX2IJ
2002 - April & July. 
JX9NOA, JX9NOA/M 
2005 - October until 2006 - September 
JX3EX
2007 - July
JX9JKA
2008 - April until September
JX/G7VJR, JX/SQ4MP
2008 - June/July 
JX5O
2011 - July
JX9JKA  2012 - April until 2013 - April
JX3TUA
2013- October until 2014 - March 
   
Call
The ones that didn't count
JX1AC
1986 - September/October/November. Pirate.
JX5AG  1986 - September/October. Pirate.
JX1Q, JX1AQ
1987. Pirate.
JX5TJ
1989 - March. Pirate.
JX0A  1989 - April. QRV from drifting ice floes, Arctic Ocean, north of Jan Mayen.
JX3PF
1989 - July. Pirate.
JX1XA
1989 - June/July. Pirate (tnx LA7DFA).
JX0S
1992 - October. Pirate.
JX3DI
1994 - September until November.Pirate (tnx LA7DFA).
JX0DX
2002 - March. Pirate.
JX7D
2005 - December. Pirate.
JX4A
2008 - March. Pirate. 
   
Call
Those with uncertain status - information required
JX0A
1998 - January. May have been QRV from drifting ice floes, Arctic Ocean, north of Jan Mayen. QSL image required (not a 1989 card with a 1998 QSO).
JX1CL
2005-10-7. May be busted or pirate.
JX0X
2013-02-24. May be busted or pirate.
JX2AA
2013-07-13. May be busted or pirate.

Acknowledgements & References

CQ Magazine, August 1963: Norwegian Prefixes

Ham Gallery by K8CX: Jan Mayen Island

Les Nouvelles DX by F6AJA: LA/P - Jan Mayen

Members of the Yahoo group "QSL Card Collectors"

Numerous individuals

RSGB IOTA -  Activations credited for EU-022

Wikipedia: Jan Mayen

Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC of DokuFunk