Hi, my name is Verner.
I was born in Copenhagen in 1949 and started as SWL, OZ-DR1651, in 1971. At the same time I joined the Danish association of Radio Amateurs, E.D.R.
I learned the CW and got the 25 WPM morse certificate in the military. But shortly after the discharge from the military, I missed “to play the key”, so I applied for an amateur radio license.
This was issued May 21, 1973 (OZ9XU).
I was QRV for some years, but was “challenged” by BCI/TVI as I lived in an apartment block.
At that time all radio broadcast and TV was terrestrial.
Not much activity at the time, but it was better when I moved in own house. Unfortunately there was “other disturbing elements”, among other things work and family, which required my attention.
I was QRT from the summer of 1991 to the spring of 2011, except from 13 QSO’s in 1997.
After these 20 years of QRT, often referenced as “The big black hole in my life”, I’m now QRV again.
I only work on HF bands (10 m through 80 m), a bit on 160 m and 6 m, but are limited due to the lack of permanent antennas for these bands.
Almost every QSO is made in CW, only very few in SSB.
ALL CW QSO’s are made with genuine CW, that is with a manually operated key or bug and decoded using my ears, brain, skills and paper/pencil. No need for computer, I want to have fun.
My computer is for database lookups, logging and firmware updates only and will not be a part of any radio communication whatsoever.
Digimode and V/U/SHF bands do not have my interest.
I don’t use any kind of WEB-SDR or remote equiptment. Every QSO’s made in the past has been done with my transceivers and antennas installed on my QTH’s and every QSO’s in the future will be produced in the same way. No cheating here.
I got my additional call signs 5P5Q on September 4, 2013 and OV5O on March 15, 2014.
My main interest is CW DXing on the HF bands but there will be time for EU QSOs too. From September 2016 I will mostly work on 10 m and 80 m bands trying to collect the last needed points for DXCC Award on these bands.
TEJN, a village located on the North-East coast of Bornholm Island in the Baltic Sea.
IOTA: EU-030, Bornholm.
ELEVATION: 7 meters above sea level and about 40 meters from the coast line.
1973 – 1975: Copenhagen, JO65GP, IOTA EU-029 Sjaelland.
1975 – 1979: Ballerup (nr. Copenhagen), JO65ER, IOTA EU-029 Sjaelland.
1979 – 1994: Copenhagen, JO65FQ, IOTA EU-029 Sjaelland.
1994 – 2016: Lundby, JO55WC, IOTA EU-029, Sjaelland.
73 and CU on the bands.