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Licenced Radio Amateur since January 1970.

 LI4LN  is the call used during the year 2014, to celebrate 200 years of the Norwegian Constitution. A special QSL is used.

See more here: https://ssl.qrzcq.com/call/LI4LN

For the special award, contacting or hearing LI- and LJ-stations during 2014, see here: http://www.dxawards.com/inet2014.htm#NORGE

See more below about the LI4LN field / portable operation in July 2014 from the QTH locator # JO29QS at STORD Island (IOTA EU-55).

Other calls held by LA4LN: DL/LA4LN, EI4VBH, F/LA4LN, G5BLT, G0/LA4LN, GM5BLT, GM0/LA4LN, HB9/LA4LN, HB0/LA4LN, I/LA4LN, JW4LN, J37ZF, J6/LA4LN, J73ALN, J8/LA4LN, KH6/LA4LN, KH8/LA4LN (see the picture above), KL7/LA4LN, LA4LN/SM, LA4LN/TF, LA4LN/VE, LA4LN/W, LC4LN, LI4LN, LZ/LA4LN, MM/LA4LN, OE/LA4LN, ON8XJ, OH/LA4LN, OH0/LA4LN, OY/LA4LN, OZ/LA4LN, PA/LA4LN, T32T (1992 only; the call was re-issued), XE1ISC, ZS6/LA4LN, 8P9CR, 9A/LA4LN, 9Y4/LA4LN.

Station Manager / QSL Manager for: JW1V, LA1V, LA3JAM, LA3SS, LA4JAM, LA4SS, LA7ERS, LC1J, LC1V, LC4JAM, LC4LN, LI1V, LI4LN, LN1V. Station Manager for LJ2T (please QSL to LJ2T via LA5EAA). See these stations on www.qrz.com for more information and pictures.

QSL INFO: PLEASE QSL DIRECT WITH SASE - note that 1 IRC or 3 "green stamps" are necessary to cover the postage within Norway or abroad from Norway.

Past President of NRRL (Norwegian Amateur Radio League); Past Chairman of LAPRG (LA Packet Radio Group); Past Secretary of LA-DX-GROUP; Past Packet Radio Manager of SARTG (Scandinavian Amateur Radio Teleprinter Group); Past DX Manager of NRRL; Past Scouting Liaison of NRRL; Past IARUMS of NRRL [IARUMS = IARU Monitoring System].

At present: NRRL HF Traffic Manager; SARTG Norwegian Liaison; Chairman of The Communication (Radio Scouting) Committee of The Norwegian YWCA-YMCA Scouts Association; Member of the Norwegian JOTA-JOTI Committee for the Scouts of Norway; Chairman of the Signal Soldiers' Society of the Norwegian Armed Forces (www.sbsf.no); Chairman of the Norwegian National Guard's Radio Amateur Club (LA1V); Board of Directors Member for the Signals Museum of the Norwegian Armed Forces (LJ2T).

Enjoys all amateur radio bands from 160 m to 70 cm; all modes (especially CW & digital modes). Vivid contester on VHF (holds a number of national championships on 6 m & 4 m & 2 m during the years), HF, 160 m, RTTY. Special interests: Beam antennas (computer modelling & construction), DX, digital modes, and radio propagation.

Because of long time services to Amateur Radio, LA4LN was Knighted to NRRL's "Order of the Golden Key" in 2001; proclaimed Commander of the Order in 2010; and appointed Order Council Member in 2013.

Occupation: Associate Professor of Resource and Environmental Geology with Geochemistry; and past Head of the Geological Museum, and past head of the Natural History Museums (a total of 12 years); all at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Married to XYL LA2SR from 1974 to 2013.











Above: My computer-optimized home-made 7-band HF beam antenna covering the 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24 and 28 MHz bands. In addition, you don't see very well the numerous antenna wires (total some 500 m length) in the air as dipoles, half squares, and long wires (including Beverage antennas) for the 160, 80, and 60 m bands in the 20 m tall trees around the house, plus more than 1 km of counterpoise wires on the ground, covering the 4000 m2 hilltop property about 300 m above sea level.









See more below about the LI4LN field / portable operation in July 2014 from the QTH locator # JO29.

VHF-UHF antenna mast at LA4LN

My VHF-UHF antenna mast at LA4LN in 2009: 6 elements for 50 MHz, over 5 elements for 70 MHz, over 9 elements for 145 MHz, over 48 elements for 432 MHz. In addition you see my 7 elements for 50 MHz (10 m long boom) on my HF antenna mast to the left. The front cover pictured is from a thematic double issue of the Norwegian Amateur Radio Magazine covering 70 MHz (4 m) with LA4LN as guest editor and the major contributor of articles. The 5 element for 70 MHz has since been replaced by a 7 element for 70 MHz. The 5 element for 70 MHz has been relocated to a separate mast, togenther with another 7 element for 50 MHz.

Above: Operating conditions during the winter -- here my VHF/UHF antennas with arm-thick snow + ice cover at 4 Jan 2012. The top 6 m beam antenna was slightly twisted (rotated) on the mast during one of our winter storms. Here the 7 element (LFA2) for 70 MHz is the second antenna from the top.

LI4LN operation from the QTH locator square JO29QS on the STORD Island (western cost of Norway; IOTA EU-55) in July 2014; here is a picture of my antennas (5 el. for 70 MHz on top of 5 el. for 50 MHz in a 10 m tall mast, plus 40 m long wire behind/above) in front of my noisy neighbor, the high voltage line:

Here is my "Arnstrong rotor" beam heading helper at this field / portable operation from LI4LN at JO29QS:

And here is the LI4LN station (a brand new Icom IC-7100) at JO29QS:

For more information (until the end of the operation), see: http://www.rudius.net/dxp/index.php

See you on the air!

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