LATE NEWS :
Next scheduled activities:
Normal DX hunting
(09-23 Oct.) Activation of Special Event Stations II0REX and IQ1NM/REX as member of the I.N.O.R.C. team. See QRZ.com for info about the special callsigns.
(10-25 Sep.) A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award (4th edition). Valid 5 pts. (CW)
(10 Apr.) Welcome to the new 4th operator IRIS !
(05-20 Mar.) A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award (10th edition).
(27 Dec.) RAEM contest.
(12-27 Sep.) A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award (3rd edition). Valid 5 pts. (CW)
(15 Aug.) I'm back at home, shack rebuilded, some functional tests in progress, but READY to operate, finally !
2nd Operator "Camilla" aged 15 years and 5 months, has passed SK on March 9th 2015 - R.I.P.
QRT until further notices
(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.
QSL POLICY :
Clublog : every QSO is uploaded automatically.
e-QSL.cc : every QSO is uploaded automatically.
LoTW : updated daily for normal/dx operations - after log checking for contest operations
Paper QSL for both NORMAL and CONTEST operations :
To all those who have sent me QSL via Buro as of January 1, 2013 ... and still have not received mine by the same way: PSE send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with QSO details. I'll send my QSL as soon as I can.
Clublog : ogni QSO è caricato automaticamente.
e-QSL.cc : ogni QSO è caricato automaticamente.
LoTW : aggiornato quotidianamente per le operazioni normali/dx - aggiornato dopo il controllo del log per le operazioni in contest.
QSL cartacee per operazioni NORMALI e CONTEST :
A tutti coloro i quali mi hanno inviato QSL via buro a partire dal 1 Gennaio 2013 e non hanno ancora ricevuto la mia: mandatemi una mail a email@example.com
con i dettagli del QSO. La invierò al più presto possibile.
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
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 é 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 manderà certamente mai in rovina, tuttavia considerate la perdita di tempo mia e anche vostra. Ringrazio anticipatamente per la vostra collaborazione.
MOST REMARKABLE RECENT ACTIVITIES (excerpt from my personal litlle vanity corner):
5/20 Mar. 2016:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award. [1st classified [FOUR-WARD!] in CW NAVAL category]
12/27 Sep. 2015:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award. [1st classified [THREE-PEAT !] in CW NAVAL category]
6/21 Sep. 2014:
A.R.M.I. Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award. [1st classified [BACK 2 BACK !] in CW NAVAL category]
12/13 Jul. 2014:
IUxHQ-GO!!! "SPRINT" 6 QSO-CW inside IARU Contest. [Unexpected 3rd place!]
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
NW QRU - CU ON AIR - 73
Rev: IK2SOE - Sat Jan 15, 2011
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