LATE NEWS :
Next scheduled activities:
QRT until further notices
2nd Operator "Camilla" (see picture below) aged 15 years and 5 months, has passed SK on March 9th 2015 - R.I.P.
(01-06 Nov.) Italian Armed Forces Award (1st edition). Valid 3 pts. (CW) Award Rules (in Italian Language) HERE
(06-21 Sep.) A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award (2nd edition). Valid 5 pts. (CW) Award Rules (in Italian Language) HERE
(05-06 Jul.) MARCONI MEMORIAL HF CW CONTEST [Rules in english]
(14-15 Jun.) A.R.I. Contest delle Sezioni (ITALIAN ONLY) [Regolamento]
(03-04 May.) A.R.I. International DX Contest [Rules in english]
(01-16 Mar.) A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award (8th edition).
(01-28 Feb.) I.N.O.R.C. Thirtieth Anniversary of Foundation Award. (CW only)
Detailed Rules (in italian language) HERE
Detailed Rules (in english language) HERE
(29 Dec.) RAEM CONTEST.
All contacts already confirmed via LOTW and EQSL.
II2MM activity along year 2011: A.R.M.I. Award for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Navy.
Read/download rules here (pdf format)
Details/QSL info/Online log on II2MM website (2011 activity ONLY)
PSE note that entire 2011 log has been uploaded on LOTW.
The entire log of II2MM (2011) has been also uploaded on eQsl.cc using my IK2SOE account with a specific signature in comment field [ "Operating II2MM - Year 2011 ONLY - TNX QSO" ]
Other then this, due to many requests, I've applied today (05 Jan 14) to eQsl.cc as II2MM, so you should be able, now, to get the "right" eQsl.
Let me remember that BURO QSL is HIGHLY recommended, even if it takes more time, and, unless very particular cases, I will only REPLY your card.
Otherwise, if you hurry, choose de DIRECT way, but don't forget to include SAE + 2$. If you don't, either SAE or 2$, I will reply via BURO.
Andy IK2SOE is proudly member of the following CW Clubs:
I.N.O.R.C. (Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club - #325)
MARCONI A.R.I. Loano ("Marconista" - #397)
C.T.I. (Club Telegraphy Italy - #408)
A.R.M.I. (Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani - #008)
G.R.T. (Gruppo Radio Telegrafisti - #010)
N.A.Q.C.C. (North American QRP CW Club - #3718)
S.K.C.C. (Straight Key Century Club #5827)
A.1.C. (Japanese A1 CW Club #1509)
Preferred HAM activities are: DXing and Contesting , CW only, and collecting QSL. All of these exclusively on HF bands + 6m)
Since December 2009, I started a (very) small activity even in PSK31 and RTTY
Born July, 8th 1957
On air since 1969 (in some CB way....)
Licensed in 1992
Ex-NAVY Sergeant RT (1977-78)
RIG: IC-7600 - TS-850S/AT+DSP100
KEYS: ETM-SQ - BEGALI SCULPTURE - BEGALI BLADE
ANT: Vertical ECO DX-11 - Dipole FRITZEL FD4
QSL REPLY RULES [IK2SOE] :
Due to the latest changes of postage costs and my application to LoTW and eQSL.cc, I will send, either via bureau or direct, my qsl FIRST only if the qso is an absolute new one (entity, band or mode).
Otherwise I will only REPLY following this policy :
In seguito ai noti aumenti delle tariffe postali ed al recente utilizzo di LoTW ed eQSL.cc, invier? la qsl per primo soltanto se il qso ? un new one assoluto, sia come entit?, che come banda o modo.
Diversamente invier? qsl solo in risposta come segue:
ABOUT LOG UPLOADING:
Please take note that I'm used to upload my log updates either on a daily basis or at last 48 hours after last QSO, unless I was in contest.
For contest operations, uploads are done after log checking at the end of the contest. It could take a few days.
If you do really hurry for a confirmation, email me.
NOTICE ABOUT E-QSL: For those who write on their qrz.com page "please no e-qsl", please take note that I upload entire portions of my ADIF log every time, so I have no time to waste for dropping out "unwanted" e-qsl. Thanks
AVVISO INERENTE LE E-QSL : A tutti coloro che espressamente richiedono sulla loro pagina di qrz.com di non voler ricevere e-qsl, ricordo che io abitualmente carico intere porzioni del mio log in formato ADIF e non ho tempo da perdere per escludere coloro che non la vogliono ricevere. Grazie.
Any other request? PSE e-mail me!
PSE PAY ATTENTION !!! : Sometimes, I am receiving via bureau QSL cards addressed to IZ2SOE.
Of course, this is NOT your fault, but PSE take note that Roberto DOES NOT use the bureau. If you like to send a QSL card to him, do it ONLY DIRECT . Postage to forward the QSL cards to him will never cause my bankruptcy, but it's a waste of time for me and you. TNX in advance for your kind cooperation.
ATTENZIONE PER FAVORE !!! : Ogni tanto, mi capita di ricevere via bureau le QSL indirizzate a IZ2SOE .
Ovviamente non ? colpa vostra, ma desidero ricordarvi che Roberto NON fa uso del bureau, quindi le QSL vanno inviate esclusivamente per via diretta. La spesa per rispedirgliele non mi mander? certamente mai in rovina, tuttavia considerate la perdita di tempo mia e anche vostra. Ringrazio anticipatamente per la vostra collaborazione.
MOST REMARKABLE RECENT ACTIVITIES:
6/21 Sep. 2014:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award. [1st classified [BACK 2 BACK !] in CW NAVAL category]
1/16 Mar. 2014:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award. [1st classified [THREE-PEAT!] in CW NAVAL category]
7/22 Sep. 2013:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award. [1st classified in CW NAVAL category]
2/17 Mar. 2013:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award. [1st classified [BACK 2 BACK !] in CW NAVAL category]
3/18 Mar. 2012:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award. [1st classified in CW NAVAL category]
01 Dec/ 11 Dec 2011:
From December 1st 2011 (00.00z) to December 11th 2011 (24.00z), every contact on 10-15-20-40-80m bands with IK2SOE (A.R.M.I. #008)or II2MM (A.R.M.I. #954)will be valid (5 pts) in order to obtain the A.R.M.I. "Nave Maestrale Award". Detailed rules (in italian language) are available here.
01 Jan / 31 Dec 2011:
150th Anniversary of Italian Navy Award. Issued by A.R.M.I. - Valid 4 pts. (CW)- 3 pts. (RTTY/PSK31) -2 pts. (SSB [on demand, of course] ).
I will also operate as II2MM - Valid 10 pts ALWAYS.
Download full details and rules (pdf format) here
12 Dec. 2010:
2nd edition of "S" GRT Award. Celebrating the 109th anniversary of the first transoceanic wireless transmission by G. Marconi. Only CW on 40 & 80 m bands. From 14.00z till 23.00z.
Only straight keys permitted ! Valid 3 pts as "jolly" station.
All info at http://www.telegrafia.it/grt/2010/diploma_s_10.php(in italian language)
9/11 Apr. 2010:
Frendship Award Pro Haiti 2010. Valid 4 pts. (CW) - 3 pts. (RTTY-PSK31) - 2 pts. (SSB - only on demand, as usual)
See rules (in italian language) at http://digilander.libero.it/assoradiomarinai/friendships/haiti/regolamento_award.pdf
6/21 Mar. 2010:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award. Valid 3 pts. (CW) - 2 pts (RTTY-PSK31) - 1 pt (SSB - only on demand...hi!!!)
20/21 Dec. 2008 :
Int. Naval contest as member of the team activating the special call II2IGTO (Submarine Enrico Toti - IGTO)
G.R.T. Award.One contact is valid, since Group foundation, to compete for the Award and/or endorsements.
See rules at http://www.telegrafia.it
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Rev: IK2SOE - Sat Jan 15, 2011
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