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Hallo to everybody,

I'm Stefano IT9CWA, 56 years old, married, two sons. I'm a manager working for the most important italian bank. I enjoy the radio since 1972. I started on 11 meters band (280 reached and confirmed countries with callsign 1AT287) and, after so many years, I got my first ham license in 1997 with callsign IW9GLW. After two years I got my extra class license. I live in Cefalù  (locator JM78AA, long 14deg00'47''E, lat 38deg01'54''N, Palermo province, Sicily Island, IOTA EU-025), a famous touristic city on the mediterranean sea coast.



My rig (current set): Radios: Icom IC-756 pro III, Kenwood TH-F7E; Linear amplifier: Kenwood TL922; Mic: Icom SM20; Key: Bencher BY2; Computer: Acer Aspire 5920G 934G32BN Intel 2 Core T9300 with Windows Vista H.P.; Program for digi modes: MixW3.01 reg; USB Interface RigExpert Plus; Electronic Log: Flynext



My antennas (new configuration since August, 30 2014): LZA-10-5 (10 elements Yagi for 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 mt.); PKW MHF2e/SS40 (2 elements Yagi for 40 mt.); PKW MHF2e/30 (2 elements Yagi for 30 mt.); PKW MHF3e/50 (3 elements Yagi for 6 mt.); inverted "V" dipoles homebrew 1/4 lambda for 80 and 160 mt.; Vertical HF3B (40, 80,160 mt.); Tower: Pro.Sis.Tel. T40 11 mt. high; rotator: Pro.Sis.Tel. PST61


My score on HF bands

Confirmed countries (without 3 deleted) for all bands and all modes: 335

Confirmed countries on each mode

(without 3 deleted):                               Myself and my rig (previous set - 2008)                                                                    

PHONE      334 

CW             313 

RTTY          297

BPSK         168

Confirmed countries on each band:

160 mt.:     128

80  mt.:      225

40  mt.:      298

30  mt.:      301

20  mt.:      328

17  mt.:      322

15  mt.:      316

12  mt.:      278

10  mt.:      274

6 mt.:           30


Not confirmed countries: 6

- Crozet Isl.

- Heard Isl.

- Navassa

- Palmyra & Jarvis Isl.

- Prince Edward & Marion Isl.

- South Sanwich Isl.


IOTA score: 809 islands

You can see my log (last release from Jan 28 1999 through July 20 2014) on http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/it9cwa or http://dx.qsl.net/cgi-bin/logform.cgi?it9cwa


My current set (another picture - 2012)


Another picture (complete rig - 2010)


My tower (14 mt. high) and my antennas before the storms (both were destroyed two times!!)


         Myself and my rig - 1984                                                                                Myself and my rig - 1989

Myself (in the middle) with two friends - 1974


Cefalù from antennas' site


Cefalù from the helicopter


Cefalù from little harbor (night and day)


Cefalù: sunset from the beach


Cefalù: the famous norman Cathedral


Cefalù: two other fantastic photos



During summer 2012, I started with another station located in my holidays' home. The village is called Gratteri, 700 meters a.s.l., locator JM67XX (long.13deg58'20''E, lat 37deg57'56''N, Palermo province, Sicily Island, IOTA EU-025), and my working conditions are really simply: RTX: Kenwood TS570D, Kenwood TS140S, Uniden 2020P; MIC: Kenwood MC60; Linear Amplifier: ERE HL1201P (500 W), ANT: Windom 80-10 mt.band homebrew; triband dipole homebrew (10-15-20 mt.); Rotator: Hy-gain CD45II; USB Interface: RigExpert Plus; Computer: Acer Aspire 1663WLMI

Gratteri: my rig (2014) and my antennas


Gratteri: some views

Catch you soon on frequency

Stefano IT9CWA






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