Welcome to my QRZ.com page
Bitten by DX-bug when I was a teenager, I've got my license at the age of 19 in January 1991.
Starting with an old Yaesu FT101-ZD and a rotatable triband dipole, the first 200 DXCC entities were worked quickly.
After a couple of years the setup was changed with a freestanding 40 feet tower with a Cushcraft A4S on top and a new ICOM 765 in the shack.
After a long period of QRX, I restarted in May, 2009 and the current setup is as follow:
RIG: Yaesu FT1000D full filtered
AMPLIFIER: Automatic solid state 600W HAL 600 Atlantic by IW2ANU: http://www.gbhs.it
AERIALS: Optibeam OB9-5 working 10-12-15-17-20 mt at 55 feet
Eantenna 30MDY1 30mt rotatable dipole at 60 feet
Works in progress for low bands
The activity is focused on DX working all modes CW, SSB and Digital.
From September 2010 I hold a U.S. general class License with vanity call W7RGT.
MDXC Member # 632
I support DX CODE of CONDUCT : http://dx-code.org/
All qsos are confirmed by qsl via bureau and uploaded to LOTW frequently.
As of July 2013 the DXCC Mixed score is 326 entities worked and confirmed.
Awards obtained with LOTW confirmations ONLY:
DXCC MIXED, PHONE and CW : W.A.S PHONE and CW.
TRIPLE PLAY W.A.S. completed on Sept. 24, 2013 .
USA-CA award # 3639 issued March 10, 2014
Software logging program used is BBLOGGER, completely free, multilingual, managing more than 90 awards and including CAT, digimode interface, rotator control, label and qsl printing, and much more.
BBLOGGER was created in 2009 by Giorgio IK2VIW and Pier IK2UVR, from our local branch of A.R.I. Busto Arsizio, and since then is mantained and upgraded, with an increasing number of users in the world, developed FROM hams FOR hams.
Try it : http://www.bblogger.eu
Matt (left) and Tommy (right), my twins , 7 years old, taking the full control of the shack learning some operating skills.
All the best, see you in the pileups!
Emanuel, IK2RGT - W7RGT
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