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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 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             314 

RTTY          300

BPSK         168

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.:       35

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: 814 islands


You can see my log (last release from Jan 28 1999 through Jan 27 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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