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Hi, my name is Verner.
I was born in Copenhagen in 1949.
At an age of 11 or 12 I had my first experience with radio communication when I saw a Danish movie about a wireless operator at sea. I then decided to be a wireless operator when I grew up.
Well, now it’s not always as the pastor preaches. I learned the CW and got the 25 WPM Morse certificate in the military, but I never used it outside the military. Instead I became a telecom technician, which was my employment for more than 30 years until my retirement.
I first started as SWL, OZ-DR1651, in 1971. At the same time, I joined the Danish association of Radio Amateurs, E.D.R.
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.
There was 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 6 m, but are limited due to the lack of permanent antenna for this band. In November 2017 I had installed a permanent antenna for 160 m, so now I’m able to work on this band too.
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 main interest is the communication, mainly CW DXing, but also local EU QSO’s now and then. The radio technique is limited to “small-scale” projects due to my bad eyes.
My computer is for database lookups, logging and firmware updates only and will not be a part of any radio communication whatsoever.
Digi mode and V/U/SHF bands do not have my interest.
I don’t use any kind of WEB-SDR or remote equipment. 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.
From September 2016, I will mainly work on 10 m, 80 m and 160 m bands trying to collect the last needed points for OZ9XU DXCC Award for these 3 bands. As the propagations and conditions can be very poor on these bands, you will find me working on other bands as well.
As a pensioner, I can have the opportunity to work at any time of the day.
TEJN, a small town 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.