About me:

Hello, My name is Brian.

This picture was taken by my sister Sanne, after we both had way too much coffee :)

Me ...
Born in 1976, I grew up in Vejle in Western Denmark, together with my parents and my little sister Sanne. My Family
I early became interested in taking apart the household appliances; A good indication that my path in life would be somehow ... Technical... more on that later.

This pictute, byt the way, is from approx. 1978 or so... about 20 years later, I was making a living repairing washing machines ... DOH!

Early signs of an engineer (approx 1978)
From the age of 8 my parents bought a small sailboat; and I've been sailing ever since.

Since 2010 I have been devoting a lot of my time as a volunteer crew member in the Danish Coast guard, organised as a voluntery part of the danish Navy, but formally located under "Hjemmeværnet".

Before that; I was mostly sailing sailboats.

My focus now is to become a Navigator on board; and later to qualify as skipper and earn the grade as naval officer.

Here's a picture of the training class of 2011 for "Dæksgastkursus" at Marinestation Slipshavn.

Me standing on my parent's 29-foot sailboat

Class of 2011 naval basic training

From the age of 11, I entered the amazing world of Scouting, that have later brought me so many friends around the world; good times and a killer set of craftmanship for outdoor living, survival skills, social skills and leadership skills.

Today I am not on daily basis active in scouting, but I still enjoy teaming up with my scout friends to create and staff large venues, events, camps etc.

This picture shows me crossing the stream "Susåen" in a bushcraft crafted raft, around 2009-2010.

Some of my best friends in Scouting

Me crossing a danish

Being interested in taking stuff apart, I also wanted to figure out how to put them back together again.

I qualified as an electrician in 1997 with bronze medal honors; from there on to move into the academic world of engineering.

From 1997 to 2003; I qualified my Master's Degree (M.Sc.EE.) in RF Integrated Systems & Circuits as a Electronics engineer, working with design of RF microchips for the cellular industry.

From 2003 to 2012; I worked with Nokia as first an RF enginer; later as a Hardware project manager; only then to take on the full leadership role as chief engineer and later program manager for the whole design projects.
In 2010; I qualified my project leadership skills into the title of Certified Senior Project manager in the IPMA certification programme.

You can find on that in my CV (Resumé).

My IPMA diploma
During my freshman years in University; I also took up the hobby of Amateur Radio. I hold now a Class A licence as Radio Amateur, and I am qualified in Morse code, being able in contest situations to decode some 180 characters / minute.
In later years; as I moved more and more into project management; I wanted to keep my craftsmanship intact and still play around on the lab table; so I started to build kits and radio parts; antennas and all; even including building my own radio set completely from kit - this one is called Elecraft K2. This particular model is a K2 / 100 serial # 6936 with all options and ATU Beginning of K2 build process In the K2 build process First wake-up of my K2 #6936 ... HELLO WORLD !
In recent years I have also entered a new sport to me; called Amateur Radio Contesting.

Purpose is to log as many contacts with other amateur radio stations as you possibly can, for as long distances to other continents and countries as you can, within the period of 24 or 48 hours over a weekend.

This sport can be played as individual or team sport; and I am much in it for the team sport. I am operating mostly from OZ5E contest station, and we have recently founded the Danish Contest Academy OZ5E, to facilitate a more formal and systematic approach to radiosport contesting.

The Sport can be played either talking over the microphone (called Phone), using telegraph keys and morse code (called CW), or by applying digital modulation schemes using computers (called digi-mode). My personal preference is to use the Morse Code; or as we Radio Amateurs call it; CW (for Continuous Wave).

contesting @ OZ5E

CW paddle (morse key for high-speed telegraphy)

OZ5E Contest team, having just broken the Danish M/M record in 2010