About

I’m not much of a looker, so to spare you the horror, here’s an approximation I did in MS Paint.

My name is Stian, I’m (currently) a 46 year old systems developer, electronics hobbyist and aspiring DX adventurer. I love contesting and chasing DXes, and I strive to make the hobby a little more enjoyable for everyone else.

Being a radio amateur is the perfect excuse to explore the world. I was born curious, and always wanted to see the world. I visited many places before discovering the hobby, like Australia, Singapore, Thailand, but the hobby has pushed me further to explore more, not just the typical tourist traps.

My radio license was issued in 2016 so I’m still a bit wet behind the ears. I love the hobby and dedicate quite a lot of time and effort to it. I work mostly SSB, FT8, and RTTY, and I’m slowly learning CW – TX is no problem, RX is QRSS but I’m working on it.

I live in Trondheim (JP53ej), Norway, with my (very patient and forgiving) wife and two kids, soon to be accompanied by a puppy. I also live in a HOA, so obviously antennas need to be small and discrete. I want to keep a low profile, both to my neighbours and my wife.

My primary callsign is LB5SH, which explains the domain name. In contests you’ll find me using the contest call LC1R; although only one character shorter, it’s quicker to pronounce and much easier to key in CW – try them both and see for yourself.

I’m mostly active on HF, however I occasionally pop up on 10, 6 and 2 meters when the bands are open. Tropo is great fun and MSK is out of this world fun, literally speaking, so I’m waiting for the next meteor shower.

On this blog you’ll find my reports from various expeditions, my plans ahead, contests, antenna experiments, repair work, and generally speaking ham radio rambling that may or may not interest you.

My local club: http://www.la2t.no/

My QRZ.com page: https://www.qrz.com/db/LB5SH