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)
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.
- Palmyra & Jarvis Isl.
- Prince Edward & Marion Isl.
- South Sanwich Isl.
IOTA score: 809 islands
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
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