My new shack from February 2009.
My web site: www.ik2chz.it
I was born in april 1959 in a village near my actual QTH. Since the mid of the '70 when I began to take interest in ham radio, I felt that my main goal was DX hunting in HF. I got the Italian licence on april 15th1983 and in 2001 the US Extra class call K2CHZ. In 1991 I married Cristiana (IW2NVI/KC0QXT) who shares with me this great passion, now we live in the centre of Crema, a nice, old and small town 30 Km from Milano, where we work at Linate airport.
This year I celebrate 30 years of Ham Radio license. I have reached important targets both in radio operations and Ham Radio association.
2006: #1 DXCC Honor Roll.
September 2009: 160 m. DXCC.
May 2007: ARRL Volunteer Examiner.
Untill today (October 2012) my score is:
All 340 DXCC (344 with deleted) entities confirmed and credited on Phone
109 DXCC entities worked on 160 m. and 101 confirmed!
113 DXCC entities worked on 6 m.
324 DXCC entities worked on RTTY
2667 DXCC entities worked for Challenge and 2081 confirmed
837 IOTA worked and 571 confimed
HF amplifiers: solid state Yaesu FL-7000 or 2x GU74b switchables.
On 6 m. 5 el. Yagi by I0JXX.
RTX Icom IC-7000. Antenna 10-40 m. vertical by I1UJX at 25 m. above the ground. Ant. tuner MFJ-949E.
RTX Icom IC-970H (with UX-97 23 cm. unit, UX-R96 60-900 MHz sub rx, UT-34). Omni ant. Diamond X-7000 (2 m., 70 cm. and 23 cm.) at 35 m. or switch on log-periodic 105-1300 MHz Create 5130-2N on a computer controlled (VU2FD interface) Yaesu G-5500 az/el rotator at 28 m.
RTX Yaesu FT-817, ant Diamond V-2000 at 28 m.
RTX VHF Labes Sintex 160 20W, UHF Yaesu FT-7800 25W. Ant. Diamond X-500 33 meters above the ground.
On the air in APRS from 1999. From november 2004 (H24 7/7) a weather station transmits datas bothon TCP (IK2CHZ) and radio (IK2CHZ-3). It is an Oregon Scientific WMR-968 wireless connected via RS-232 to a pc running Weather Display wich generate a wx file for UI-View (THE APRS software). UI-View handles 3 dual port TNCs (Kantronics KAM 8 enhanced, Kantronics KPC-4, Kantronics KAM XL) and one single port Raschi 12-96. At the same time runs JAVAPRSServer (server TCP/RF) (call IK2CHZ-11). Everything is linked with TNCs via AGWPE. If you want to try the server is: ik2chz.no-ip.biz:10152 . Frequencies: 144.800 1200 Bd, 432.500 Bd, 144.950 9600 Bd, 14.103 and 10.147 300 Bd.
See my weather display live HERE!
RX Standard AX-700, ant. Diamond X-30.
The top picture shows a nice september sunset taken from the top of my roof and it won the first place of ARI "Concorso Desk Top Radioamatori".
I have been active as TU5IJ (QTH Nassian) in January 1999. ID9/IK2CHZ (Stromboli Is.) in July 2003. SV8/IK2CHZ (Ios Is.) in September 2005.
My other big passionis aviation and I have aeronautical radiotelephony licence.
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