LA5MDA in the shack

About

I have been on the air since 1982 – first the call sign LB7ZB (novice license) and with LA5MDA (full privileges) from 1983. I have also been on the air with the special call sign LI5MDA. Shortwave has been my primary interest these years. CW is my favourite mode; about 85% of the QSOs are on telegraphy. I also work SSB, PSK31 and RTTY sporadically.
I spend much time listening to all kind of shortwave traffic; amateurs, broadcasting and commercial signals. I have never chased new countries systematically, but I try to catch the new ones when I stumble upon them. By now (2015) I have about 220 DXCC entities. I really enjoy rag chew contacts on CW – both for the practice and the fun of getting to know people I meet on the air.
The purpose of the radio hobby is recreation and joy, and my main fascination is propagation and propation forecasts. I also enjoy experimenting with antennas – which is rather challenging in the city.
I was born in 1967 and I’m educated in telecommunication engineering and physics. I work as a Lean Expert/Continuous Improvement Consultant in finn.no. I’m married to Henriette, and we have to kids – Selma and Jakob. Other hobbies I enjoy are diving (PADI Divemaster) and paragliding (see www.flylogg.no) .