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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 (281 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 changing my callsign. 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 - J2015): Radios: Icom IC-756 pro III, Kenwood TH-F7E; Linear amplifier: Kenwood TL922; Mic: Icom SM20; Headphone: Kenwood HS-6; Key: Bencher BY2; SWR/Wattmeter: MFJ-869; Power supply: Diamond GRV4000; Remote coax switch: Ameritron RCS-10; Computer: HP Pavilion 15-N233SL Intel Core I7 with Windows 8; Program for digi modes: MixW3.1.1 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/6mt. bands

Confirmed countries (without 3 deleted) for all bands and all modes: 334

 

Confirmed countries on each mode

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

PHONE      333

CW             317 

RTTY          301

BPSK         169

Confirmed countries on each band:

160 mt.:     127

80  mt.:      225

40  mt.:      297

30  mt.:      306

20  mt.:      327

17  mt.:      322

15  mt.:      318

12  mt.:      286

10  mt.:      284

6    mt.:       38

Not confirmed countries: 6

- Navassa (most wanted country #2) - (K1N contacted on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40 mt.bands SSB, CW, RTTY)

- Crozet Isl. (most wanted country #4)

- Heard Isl. (most wanted country #5)

- South Sanwich Isl. (most wanted country #7)

- Palmyra & Jarvis Isl. (most wanted country #10)

- Prince Edward & Marion Isl. (most wanted country #19)

 

IOTA score: 815 islands

 

You can see my log (last release from Jan 28 1999 through Apr 09 2015) on  http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/it9cwa  or http://dx.qsl.net/cgi-bin/logform.cgi?it9cwa

 

 

 

 

 

 The DX Magazine's most wanted countries top ten: my cards

 

North Korea Republic #1

 

 

Bouvet Island #3

 

Scarborough Reef #6

 

Tromelin Island #8

 

Kingman Reef #9

 

 

 

My previous set  - 2012

 

 My previous complete rig - 2010

 

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

Myself (in the middle) with two friends - 1974

 

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

 

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: RTX: Kenwood TS570D, Kenwood TS140S, Uniden 2020P; L.A.: Heathkit SB-220 (new entry); ERE 1201P; Mic: Kenwood MC60; MC43; Headphone: Kenwood HS-6; SWR/Wattmeter: OSKER SWR-200; Power supply: Microset 25A; Remote coax switch: Ameritron RCS-8;  Computer: Acer Aspire 1663WLMI; Program for digi modes: MixW3.1.1 reg; USB Interface RigExpert Plus; Electronic Log: Flynext

 

Gratteri: my rig and my antennas (2015, March)

 

Gratteri: some views

 

Catch you soon on frequency

Stefano IT9CWA

 

 

 

 

 

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