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: 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 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)
Confirmed countries on each band:
160 mt.: 128
80 mt.: 227
40 mt.: 296
30 mt.: 304
20 mt.: 324
17 mt.: 321
15 mt.: 316
12 mt.: 282
10 mt.: 279
6 mt.: 34
Not confirmed countries: 6
- Crozet Isl.
- Heard Isl.
- Palmyra & Jarvis Isl.
- Prince Edward & Marion Isl.
- South Sanwich Isl.
IOTA score: 810 islands
Most wanted countries: my cards:
North Korea Republic
Juan de Nova
My current set (another picture - 2012)
Another picture (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 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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