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) 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), 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: 3 elements Yagi for 12 and 17 mt.; 3 elements Yagi for 10, 15 and 20 mt.; 2 elements Yagi for 40 mt.; 2 elements Yagi for 30 mt. on 40 mt band boom; inverted "V" dipoles 1/4 lambda for 80 and 160 mt.; Vertical HF3B (40, 80,160mt.); Tower: Pro.Sis.Tel. 14mt. high; rotator: Pro.Sis.Tel. PST61
My score on HF bands:
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
Confirmed countries (without 3 deleted) for all bands and all modes: 335
Not confirmed countries: 6
- Crozet Isl.
- Heard Isl.
- Palmyra & Jarvis Isl.
- Prince Edward & Marion Isl.
- South Sanwich Isl.
IOTA score: 798 islands
My current set (another picture - 2012)
Another picture (complete rig - 2010)
My antennas before the storm (5 ele.yagi for 10 mt.band was destroyed!!)
Myself and my rig - 1984 Myself and my rig - 1989
Cefalù from antennas' site
Cefalù from the helicopter
Cefalù from little harbor (day and night)
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), and my working conditions are really simply: RTX: Kenwood TS570D, Kenwood TS140S, Uniden 2020P; MIC: Kenwood MC60; Linear Amplifier ERE HL1201P (600 W), ANT: Windom 80-10 mt.band; triband dipole (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.
73' de Stefano IT9CWA
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