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Born on 1951 in Rome (Italy)

Graduated on 1972 in "Radio-Communication Technologies"

Got 1st Amateur Licence in 1973 as IW0AEV enabled for low-level Power on VHF and up.

Achieved the definitive licence In 1978 as I0YLI (Max Power on ALL BANDS).

Married since 1980 ; living in Rome near to the University "Tor Vergata".

My job consists in technical support on Medical Diagnostics.

Ham-Radio activity has been, along the years , mainly on VHF and EHF (DX only);

although more than 200 countries have been worked on HF bands.

On VHF (144MHz SSB/CW) I performed several DX QSO's via TROPO, ES, FAI, MS, etc.

working all mediterraneus countries and more than 200 EU Squares.

I was the first one in the world (on 1982) to perform a QSO over 1.000Km on 10 GHz band.

On 1983 I reached the world record on 10GHz covering 1.660 Km.

Starting from 1998 , still at present days, I am working mainly on VHF DX .

 


VHF I0YLI�s STORIES

BASIC STORY
Since 1977 until Oct.1998 I was living on the North-West part of the city (Rome) lodging in a family house.. www Loc.: JN61FV
Beeing there, was possible to install, on the roof, a nice tower 12mtrs-high where took place a long-beam 20Elem. VHF Antenna, HF beam, Half-wave dipoles, MW dishes, and other stuffs (I was the roof owner ! ).
Along 20 years many interesting Dx Qso�s have been made on VHF and other bands � As portable station I performed "Long-Distance" QSO's on 10GHz band achieving world's records.
On 1998 I left that house (due to job and family reasons) moving to the opposite area of the town (South-East side) ; the new (and still today) house is located into a multi-flat 25mt-high building and I live at the top flat just under the roof (Loc. JN61HU)
Tower installation and big antennas were not permitted by the neighburg which were afraid of interferences (TVI);
A very poor VHF 6 elements on a short pole and Low-Power transmitter were the only chances � so NO DX at all for several years.
On June 2009 (after 10 years) somenthing new happened :
- I received a gift from IW0AIJ (my brother-in-law): a new home-made DK7ZB 10Elem.3WL VHF antenna !

- At same time in central Italy all TV broadcast stopped analogue transmission and digital-mode-TV started.


So I raised a square-shaped pole 10 mtr. high on the roof of the building ; I installed my CDE rotor and the new antenna on top of it.

I ensured all people around about TVI-less (I tested my system even using some hundreds watt out-put on 144MHz band).
Starting from that moment a new VHF DX season has opened to me �..
Still today I'm using my old rigs: FT225RD ( MuTek Front-End ) and more recently FT-897D + 4CX250 home-made PA.

Most recently (May 2013) a new 12 Elem. - 4 WL has been manufactured again by IW0AIJ and now it is standing on my tower !

More recently I'm operating on the "magic band" (50 MHz) as well .. specially during ES/TEP openings ...

Also for this band a very simple antenna has been manufactured by IW0AIJ : the japanese project HENTENNA ...

This very simple "frame" allowed me to work more than 200 hundreds squares and very interesting countries..

like this one.

 

 

 


144MHz Band : TECH STORY


Since year 2010 till now, every year, along all seasons, even with a rainy (or snowy) wheather,


during almost all week-ends, a QSO between me (I0YLI) and DK1FG takes place: path = 870 Km.


It might look normal , but analyzing better my location and my rig conditions, it is not that real.


Looking at my QTH, using Google-Earth�s maps (Sat-View), there is not a good take-off torward North from my location ...


In addition, the related path profile is plenty of terrain obstacles close to mine and german station respective QTHs (see picture) ;

 

of course no meaning about the Alps mountains heights ... they are very far both sides !

 


Red Line = path profile.

 

Anyone can see along the path there is not a particular �sea-duct� nor �Natural Channel� either �



Let�s go to my rig now: it is not a QRO PRO station ! But a simple old-fashion shack:
- RTX = Yaesu FT225RD with MuTek Front-End - no LNA! (Today FT-897D)
- P.A. = Home Made 4CX250 running 300W p.e.p.
- Antenna : Long-Yagi 12 Elem. DK7ZB � 4 W.L.
It is really a standard one ! Although when Gerhard (DK1FG) starts to call beaming to Italy, quite often, myself ONLY (I0YLI) is able to get in contact with him and none else all around � Except those which have a very Hi-Gain antenna system and/or Hi-Power rigs (>500W) .
Any explanation about this phenomena will be welcome.

My today's equipments are as follows:

VHF - 2mt.

- Yaesu FT-225RD - GasFet muTek Front-End

- Yaesu FT-897D (Quadri-band all-mode 100W)

- Power AMPLIFIER: 300W p.e.p. Home-Made (4CX250)

- Antenna : 12 Elem. DK7ZB Long-Yagi (4WL) - 25mt. agl.

VHF - 6mt.

- Yaesu FT-897D (Quadriband All-Mode 100W)

- Antenna: Home-Made HENTENNA Full-Size

UHF :

- Baofeng UV-3R - 2W Dual Band FM Only

- Antenna: 10 Feet (3mt.) height Dual-Band Vertical Collinear - 20mt. agl

EHF (10GHz):

- GUNNPLEXER 200mW - FMN Tx/Rx System (Home Made)

- Antenna: 1mt Dish Home Made

HF :

-Yaesu FT-897D (100W pep) All HF Bands

- Dedicated Built-in Tuner

- Antenna : Multi-Band Home-Made Dipole

 

Qso Confirmed with MALI on 6 mtr. Band

 

 

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