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My new shack from February 2009.
My web site: www.ik2chz.it
My webcam: http:ik2chz.homepc.it:8020 user: user pwd: nothing (no password)
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, we live at the top floor of a condominium in the centre of Crema, a nice, old and small town 30 Km from Milano, where we work at Linate airport.
My terrace on the top of my house:
An "hairy" operator, this is a CAT control:
2006: #1 DXCC Honor Roll.
September 2009: 160 m. DXCC.
May 2007: ARRL Volunteer Examiner.
Untill today (June 2014) my score is:
All 340 DXCC (344 with deleted) entities confirmed and credited on Phone
110 DXCC entities worked on 160 m. and 101 confirmed!
118 DXCC entities worked on 6 m.
325 DXCC entities worked on RTTY
2684 DXCC entities worked for Challenge and 2090 confirmed
859 IOTA worked and 573 confimed
196 CQ Zones worked and 193 confirmed for 5BWAZ (missing 4 on 80 )
RTX Icom IC-7800, 3 el. dynamic Yagi (3 el. from 10 to 54 MHZ and 2 el on 7 MHz) Antenna Dinamica 3 el. Special at 35 m. above the ground. On 80 and 160 m. vertical (12 m. high) by Antenna Dinamica at 25 m. above the ground with 20 radials for a total lenght of 370 meters. Station accessories: MicroHam Station Master for automatic antenna switching, TelePost LP-100A power and SWR meter, home made antenna switching with 4 vacuum relais.
Combined with IC-7800 there is a SDR receiver ELAD FDM-S2.
Afterburner: SPE Expert 2K-FA fully automatic solid state amplifier.
On 6 m. 5 el. Yagi by I0JXX.
Proud owner of antennas, rotator/pole, amplifier and SDR receiver all made in Italy.
New antennas setup from spring 2014, works are always in progress. This picture has been taken from the roof af my house at 25 meters above the ground.
RTX Icom IC-7000. Antenna 10 m. whip with ATU SGC-237 at 25 m. above the ground.
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 Icom IC-2820 (with UT-123), and Diamond X-50 at 25 m.
RTX VHF Icom IC-2400 10-40 W, UHF Yaesu FT-7800 25W. Ant. Diamond X-500 25 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 a Davis Vantage Pro 2 connected 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!
Click here to see my interview about APRS (in Italian)
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 passion is aviation and I have aeronautical radiotelephony licence.
Interpreting Solar Data
A INDEX: 1-6 BEST, 7-9 FAIR, 11+ BAD�- Represents overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere over a given 24 hour period.
K INDEX: 0 or 1 BEST, 2 OKAY, 3+ BAD, 5 VERY BAD�- This is the overall geomagnetic condition of the ionosphere averaged over the planet over the past 3 hours. K index indicates geomagetic storms. Below 10 MHz, K of 5+ increases noise level appreciably, K of 7+ degrades HF significantly.
SFI: 70 NOT GOOD, 80 GOOD, 90 BETTER, 100+ BEST�- SFI is the Solar Flux Index and is a measure of total radio emissions from the sun.
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