Morten Kvernmoen – LB8DC (ex LA9DFA)
I was born into this world in 1965, and started playing with electronics and radios in the early 1980’s. I was licensed in 1986 as LB8DC. At that time, this was a novice license and I was limited to use 15w output and only CW. Soon I upgraded my license to a full license and got the callsign LA9DFA with higher privileges. Since then the licensing rules have changed in Norway, and in December 2015 I took back my old callsign and are now licensed as LB8DC again.
I enjoy contesting and DX hunting and can often be heard in contests and pileups. I am now on DXCC Honor Roll, but has a few left to get to Honor Roll no.1. I have just passed the 2500 mark for the DXCC-Challenge. Worked 9BDXCC and are 2 DXCC’s away from DXCC on 6m. In contests I operates as LA3C, LN3C and in 2014 I used LI3C earning many awards in contests.
I am member of LADXG and EUDXF. I have been operating from Svalbard as JW9DFA 3 times (1993/2006/2011), and I have been a member of the QLF DX-team operating as OJ0LA from Market Reef in 2006. My last DXpedition was with DipperDX Team to Cocos (Keeling) Island in 2016 as VK9CK.
My daily work is as a Senior Consultant at IBM (International Business Machines).
I am married to Mariann and lives in a small village named Brandval in the south-east part of Norway. No kids.
My favorite mode is CW, but work some SSB and RTTY to when the situation requires it.
Hope to work you all in an upcoming DXpedition late this autumn J
73 de Morten LB8DC