Amateur radio since age 16 in 1980 as my father second op, my own callsign received in 1982. Interested HF DX and contesting. DXCC Challenge, 5BDXCC, DXCC HONOR ROLL,WAS. Log is on LOTW (ARRL).
Contest call: IR4B. Others calls S79AU (oct-nov 1999 activity), AC7PC (USA Extra licence). I'm also one of the official operators at Marconi Memorial Mauseuleum - Museum IY4FGM. I have operated also the special call II4CDN (50 years from the Foundation of the radio telescope Croce Del Nord) see QRZ.COM for more info. I have been also guest operator in some contest from IR4X (ex- IQ4A) Contest Station.
Interested in antennas, radio equipment. Modes mainly SSB, CW and RTTY. Member of ARI, ARRL and RSGB. I have published some Technical articles in ARI Radio Rivista (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) and in QEX (ARRL) March/April 2003 and July/Aug 2004. My father I4FAF with my help have built the High Level HF TRX " CDG2000DX -SRC" completed in 2006 and a second one in 2009 CDG-2000-SRC-2, both with 200W - 48V. Mosfets, with a clean LO and H-MODE first RF Mixer and Roofing filters at 9MHz (the basic project is by G3SBI, G3OGQ,G8KBB in RADCOM). Antenna changes in sept 2008: 2 different stepper motor antennas SteppIR (USA) 2 element with 40-30m "trombone element" 40m to 6m and Ultrabeam (Italy) 3 el. beam 20m - to 6m. Unfortunately the back moulding inside the trombone motor in the STEPPIR has broken and I had to take the 2 element Steppir down and substituted with only a 30meters aluminum rotary dipole MB1 30m. by MOMO Antennas.
Member of: ARI, ARRL and RSGB. Member of: Cento Dx Team; Italian Contest Club; Croatian Telegraphy Club CTC n.2610; Gruppo Radiotelegrafisti n. 384. Member of Collins Collectors Association (CCA), CCAE Collins Collectors Association Europe n. 272.
QSL 100% by buro or direct and LOTW.
I maintain a wide personal amateur radio website at: http://ik4auy.xoom.it/
an older one is at http://www.webalice.it/romano.cartoceti/
Antenna set up 09-2008 until 09-2015: two antennas: upper 2 elements STEPPIR with "trombone element" 7MHz to 50 MHz. Below a 3 element Ultrabeam (Italy) 14MHz to 50MHz, on 6m. has 4 elements.
Antenna set-up after 09-2015: HF above MB1 30m Momo rotary dipole; below 3 El Ultrabeam 20m to 6 meters, on top a small 4 element yagi 144MHz by Tonna.
Some Vintage radio: Collins KWM-2A, 75S-3B. Collins Collectors Association and CCAE Collins Collectors Association Europe member.
last update: Jan 10 - 2016
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