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Hallo to everybody,

I'm Stefano IT9CWA, 57 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 Jan, 10 2015): RTX: Icom IC-756 pro III, Kenwood TH-F7E; L.A.: 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 Aug, 20 2015): 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.); LZA-5-6 (5 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: 335


Confirmed countries on each mode

(without 3 deleted):                                                Myself and my rig (previous set - 2007)                         

PHONE      334

CW             318 

RTTY          307

BPSK         173

Confirmed countries on each band:

160 mt.:     130

80  mt.:      234

40  mt.:      301

30  mt.:      307

20  mt.:      328

17  mt.:      325

15  mt.:      320

12  mt.:      292

10  mt.:      285

6    mt.:       58

Not confirmed countries: 5

- Crozet Isl. (most wanted country #4)

- Heard Isl. (most wanted country #5)

- South Sanwich Isl. (most wanted country #7)             2016, JAN: VP8STI contacted!!

- Palmyra & Jarvis Isl. (most wanted country #10)        2016, JAN: K5P contacted!!

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


IOTA score: 835 islands


You can see my log (last release from Jan, 28 1999 through Dec, 31 2015) on  https://secure.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



Navassa #2


Bouvet Island #3


Scarborough Reef #6


Tromelin Island #8


Kingman Reef #9




My previous set  - 2012


 My previous complete rig - 2011


      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).

There 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-8Computer: Acer Aspire 1663WLMI; Program for digi modes: MixW3.1.1 reg; USB Interface: RigExpert Plus; Electronic Log: Flynext; Ant.: (new configuration Aug, 16 2015): 1/4 lambda homebrew 10, 15, 20 mt.band; 1/4 lambda homebrew 12, 17 mt.band; Windom 6-80 mt.band; Rotator: Hy-Gain CD-45 II


Gratteri: my rig and my antennas (Aug, 18 2015)


Gratteri: some views


Catch you soon on frequency

Stefano IT9CWA






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