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alias for: LI4LN

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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). During July 2015 the operation from this QTH uses the callsign LA4LN.

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, LH2UB & LH2VB (non-amateur licenses); 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 LA4LN). 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 Radio Scouting Liaison of NRRL; Past IARUMS of NRRL [IARUMS = IARU Monitoring System]; Past NRRL Bulletin Editor; Past NRRL Digital Bulletin operator from LA9HQ.

At present: NRRL HF Traffic Manager; NRRL Bulletin Operator from LA1C; Member of IARU Region 1 Bandplanning Committee; SARTG Norwegian Liaison; Norwegian National JOTA-JOTI Organizer; 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 (Station Manager LA1V / LI1V / LN1V); Board of Directors Member for the Signals Museum of the Norwegian Armed Forces (Station Manager LJ2T); member of the Norwegian Telegraphy Club (www.telegrafi.no).

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 (using the calls LA4LN, LI4LN, LA1V, LN1V) during the years on 6 m (most years since 1997) & 4 m (all years since 2010) & 2 m (1975 using the club call LA1AD), HF, 160 m, RTTY. Special interests: Beam antennas (computer modelling & construction), DX, digital modes, and radio propagation.

Helped in establishing the early 2 m FM repeaters in Norway in 1972 (LA5GR in Grenland), and established a Jamboree Repeater (LA5JR) on 2 m FM in conjunction with the World Scout Jamboree in Norway in 1975, where LA4LN was in charge of amateur radio (LC1J). Helped establish the first packet radio digipeaters in the early 1980s in Grenland, and at the Gausta Mountain top 1883 meters above sea level. Established the first 10m-2m FM remote base station in Europe from his home in Oslo in the early 1980s (LA8OR; the call was later re-used for a different repeater).

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, together 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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