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It HATE having to ask for repeats......... so

Like this:  LA5ZO de (your call) (your call) K

With that said, here's some info about me:

My QTH is located right next to the North Sea shore at Lista, in SW Norway. See the Details section / Google map.

Below are a couple of pictures of XYL and myself walking the dogs on the beach - in windy WX.

LA5ZO/Geir at Lista beach

XYL Grete at Lista beach

Here's our wooden house, built in 2009.

The garage and my shack with good window to the back garden.

Antennas are an Optibeam OBW10-5 wire beam at 11m over the ground. It covers 10/12/15/17/20m bands.  The Optibeam is on a 9m Mini-XL tower from Hummelmasten.de  In addition I have Windom antennas that covers all HF + 6M bands.

The main HF rig is a FLEX-6300 with a SPE Expert 1-3k-fa Power Amp to give a little extra - when needed. I also have an IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF in the shack that are used when running remote operations using Icom's RS-BA1 software. It operates all HF bands + 2m/70cms on a VHF/UHF vertical.

I am an ex. merchant-ships R/O. I enjoy a good rag chew on CW. Using my Vibroplex "Blue Racer DeLuxe" bug, made in 1956. It's almost my age (I'm born in 1954). Also use a nice dual paddle, type CT EUROPE with the built-in tranceivers keyers.


During spring/summer I spend as much time as possible on our 38 foot sailboat, "Ocean Viking" - callsign: LK6534. Its moored in the little town of Farsund - 10 minutes from my QTH.

Rig there is an ICOM IC-706MK2G connected to a LW hanging from the mast and tuned with an ICOM AH-3 tuner.
Also equipped with a Pactor modem used mainly for E-mails via the Winlink2000 system.















The video below was filmed in July 2011, sailing from OZ to SM. Sorry for the poor quality (used my cellphone.)

I earn my living on an oil/gas production field in the North Sea (In locator JO08wi).

When time, I get on the air on HF/VHF/UHF from there. Usually at night time Z.

Here's a video of a helicopter doing fly-passes and finally landing on the helideck.

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