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I am an avid DXer, DXpeditioner, Contester and amateur radio operator interested in all aspects of the hobby. I was licensed in 1992 as LA7GIA. My favourite mode is CW, but I also do some digi mode, but not very often SSB hi

  • I’m a board member of LA DX Group – pse see http://www.ladxg.no
  • I’m a member of LA DX group
  • The European DX foundation EUDXF
  • CWOPs (#1888)

* In 2017 I received the W6OL CW award for «Excellence in DXpedition CW operation» by NCDXF


* I received the Intrepid Spirit Award 2018 at the IDXC 2019 convention in Visalia, CA. http://www.arrl.org/news/dxpeditioner-kenneth-opskar-la7gia-is-recipient-of-intrepid-spirit-awar

I got into amateur radio during my university studies in Trondheim, Norway and was first licensed in 1992. I was active in the clubstation LA1K between 1991-1995, also as a QSL manager.

I moved to Oslo in 1996 after I completed my studies. In 2003-2005 I had a QTH at Skeikampen close to the olympic city of Lillehammer. In 2006 I had a temporary QTH at Jevnaker, 60 km north of Oslo. From late 2006 I got my recent QTH in Nittedal overlooking the capital Oslo (300 m asl). My QTH is just halfway between Oslo city center and the international airport. I enjoy CW DXing, contesting and operate on all bands 160-6m mostly CW, some digitial and if needed SSB to catch a new slot or mode. My equipment consists of

* 2010 Elecraft K3 (upgraded!)

* 2017 Elecraft KX3 

* 1990 Icom 725

* 2017 OM power 2000A+ amplifier (base station)

* 2017 Juma 1000 amplifier (DXped version)

* 3 el Cushcraft A3S 14-21-28 MHz up 18m

* Homebrew 17m rotatable dipole (on tower) 

* 40-30m full size verticals (elevated radials)

* 80m toploaded vertical. Radial net

* 160m toploaded vertical. Radial net

* 230 m long beverage NE/SW, 230 m long beverage NW/SE

* 5 el 6m antenna up 13m


DXpedition gear

* Radio Elecraft K3 (upgraded)

* Radio Kx3

* Juma 1000 amplifier 1 kW all bands

* 2015 Mosley Mini 32-ASP 14-18-21-24-28 Mhz 2 el beam. Cut down version. DXpedition beam

* 13m toploaded vertical for 80m. Various dipoles and verticals

* Spiderbeam aluminiu mast, 12m Spiderpoles +++