First of all: I started with this passion on 11 meter at 10 years of age (1972) I had my first qsl card outside of Italy in 1973 on am mode 27 mhz.
I ENJOY DXING. I have the licence from October 1988. I have been much active on HF until the beginnings of 1996. After 4 years of silence, in 2000 I Started again from a new location. Now I live in the countryside on top of one typical tuscany hills about 200 meters a.s.l., not too far from the sea, near Volterra as better knows “the City of Etruscans” in the Province of PISA, where is the leaning tower and the miracles square.
TX/RX: YAESU FT 1000 MP MARK V + TVR YAESU FTV 1000 – YAESU FT 950
L.A.: TSW78 for HF and RAKE87 for 6 M. trasformed By IK5TSW
I use 23 meters free standing tower with electrical elevator carriage (by IK5TSW) is made by Rocco Angelucci Tralicci. The rotor by Prosistel.
Antenna set up: 3 el steppir 6 to 20 m. at 24 meter from the ground - dual band 30/40 meter rotary dipole from optibeam ob4030 at 28 meter from the ground - 50 mhz m2 9 el. 6m2wl at 32 meter from the ground . Second tower with 7 el. I0jxx (1.5 wl) for 50 mhz at 14.5 meter from ground level.
For low band I use only a fullsize wire - on 160 m. I have fullsize inverted v dipole, one slopingdipole beaming to USA, another one slopingdipole to southwest. On 80 m. cw I have an inverted v and slopingdipole to northeast dir, fullsize Inverted v on 75 meter. I have a 80/160 vertical by antennadinamica with km. 2.5 of radials.
Specials thanks to IK5TSW, IK5BGM, IK5YJW for the help.
Qsl card: only direct or lotw 73 GL de IK5MEJ .PLEASE DON'T SEND ME QSL VIA BURO, I'AM NOT MEMBER OF BURO.
MY ACTIVITY IS ONLY ON SSB AND (MAINLY) CW. ON 6 METER I WORK ONLY TERRESTRIAL WAY, NO EME OR DIGITAL MODE.
05.12.2009: I HAVE WORKED ALL CQ ZONE ON 160 M. (WAZ)
16.12.2009: I HAVE WORKED ALL STATE IN USA ON 160 M. (WAS)
50 MHZ: 1018 GRID SQUARE - WAZ: 36 ZONE - WAS: 45 STATES.
SUMMER 2014: T6DD HAS BEEN MY 230 DXCC ON 6 M.
27.08.2014: 3126 points worked dxcc challenge /3126 points confirmed dxcc challenge.
MY WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/ik5mej/home
3 el steppir + optibeam dual band rotary dipole 30/40 meter
view: east and north direction.
view: North and West direction. looks carefully you can see the antenna !! This photo was taken from a lower hill 5 km. away.
View to South. Pacific long path way !!
Old antenna set up: klm log periodic lp7 10/30 m. and m2 6m2wl 9 el for 50 mhz
Old antenna set up: 6 meter array - 9 over 9 on vertical stack 2 x 6m2wl m2
2° tower: only for 6 meter.
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