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ARRL DXCC CW award # 3291 since 1985. DXCC Mixed Honor Roll award since 1996. ARRL QRP award since 2014.

DXCC Honor Roll -- 352/339 Countries Confirmed.  Need only P5-DPRK (N. Korea)


My beloved and 40 years old 2 elements Hy-Quad model 244 Antenna has withstood the wind speed over 155 MPH of 5 March 2015 in Tuscany !!!

‘Emil’, a native of Lucca in Tuscany, was first licensed as I1EFO in 1969, after few years as SWL I1-14748. He started with AM/CW Hallicrafters line and Heathkit SSB adapter. From 1974 he use Hallicrafters FPM300 and SWAN 350B on 18AVT/WB Hy-Gain Antenna.  ‘Emil’ attended Industrial Engineering Institute on Pisa (from my classroom I could see the famous Leaning Tower where I imagined were installed my antennas ...)  and I graduated in 1966 as Telecommunication Engineering Technician. After, he moved to the Olivetti headquarters in the city of Ivrea (Turin) on North Italy where he partecipated in the testing and calibration of Olivetti Teletype model Te 300, went into production in 1967. In 1969 and 1970 he served in the military as an officer of the Italian Signal Corps in NATO forces.

In 1967, it is hired by the National Electric Public Company (brand ENEL). After marrying his wife , Marcella, in 1971 moved to the rural town Grosseto to electrify the Tuscany “Maremma”. After 37 years with ENEL, ‘Emil” retired and now he is a pensionist..

"Emil" has a child Lawyer of Criminal and Civil law and another child Medical Doctor of Haematological Diseases with three grandchildren for now. That's why the "Emil" motto is: "To achieve success in life, and also in radio, it helps a lot to have a sweet wife and so patiently".

‘Emil’ has a hobby the collecting old radio and tubes, in particular those made in USA, donated  by Joseph Focosi (a cousin of his  father, native of Chicago in 1905 and in that place died in 1980) and by William Parker (the husband of  a cousin of his wife Marcella, native of Jasper in Texas and in that place died a few years ago). My Vintage radio's collection at http://www.radiomuseum.org/collection/emilio_focosi.html

The current HF station of ‘Emil’ is the original one above with the addition, in the decade 1978-1988, of FT747GX rtx, FL2100B linear, Hy-Gain 2 elements Cubical-Quad antenna and some other accessory apparatus .

Now I prefer CW with my vertical key of year 1937 (a UK Military Key model WT 8 AMP NO2 MKII)

and, rarely, with my McElroy/TAC bug of year 1944:

My other activities are Low Frequency (LF) 

and Medium Frequency (MF) 

and 1950's era SSB vintage stations: see http://contestvintage.beepworld.it/results-2015.htm and my rigs Johnson Viking model 122 VFO , Heathkit  DX-20 transmitter, Heathkit Single Side Band Adapter model SB-10, Hallicrafters S-107 receiver, with Q-multiplier Heathkit model QF-1, Motorola R-174/URR receiver :

and my 1960's era AM/CW Hallicrafters line with SX-140 receiver, HT-40 Transmitter, HA-5 VFO and HA-1 TO keyer (not visible):

and QRP (I'm I-QRP Club #127):

and my first MF&HF receiver of year 1941 (CGE model 315):

Guestbook address is http://users2smartgb.com/g/g.php?a=s$amp;i=g26-33176-6a

Realtime weather conditions near my QTH at http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=ITOSCANA266#history


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CR7AJL 2015-08-29 20m CW IM58kq Portugal Helder Mendes
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DL3HBT 2015-05-16 20m JT65 JO53hu Germany Horst Tiedemann
EA7JMW 2015-04-25 15m JT65 IM66um Spain JOSE LUIS
M0WYH 2015-04-20 20m JT65 IO92bj England Darren Lester
R6LCG 2015-04-20 20m JT65 KN97uh Russia Valeriy Golovenko
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S57A 2015-01-30 636m CW jn65tw Slovenia BORIS CELIK
I5MXX 2015-01-19 636m CW jn53ju Italy MARZIO MONCINI
I2BBJ 2015-01-07 636m CW JN55am Italy ITALO BARBIERI
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Granted: 2015-02-14 19:56:03   (I5EFO)

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