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Dear collegues,

this is the beatifull place in the north italian mountains where I live inside the National Park "Parco Nazionale dell'Appennino Tosco Emiliano".

The strange mountain in second view is the "Pietra di Bismantova", my home is just bottom about 1 mile north west.


winter view 


PICTURES OF THE DAY, july 19 th, 2015

Mobile QRP on the mountains near home with ICOM IC 703+ and AH-703 portable antenna.

Really funny QSO in 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres bands around the world with this basic work condition ......

PICTURES OF THE DAY, feb. 23 th, 2015

Mobile winter hf field day on Hight Ozola Valley, m. 1.450, JN54EH.

RTX: ICOM IC 706 MK2     ANT: ICOM AH-02 + AH-04 TUNER

PICTURES OF THE DAY, gen. 5 th, 2015

Mobile hf field day on Monte Rosano, m. 900, JN54EK.

RTX: ICOM IC 706 MK2     ANT: DIAMOND SD 330 (Hf motorized length 1,60 m.)

PICTURES OF THE DAY, Dec. 28th, 2014

Mobile hf field day on Monte Fosola, m. 940, JN54FK.

RTX: ICOM IC 706 MK2     ANT: ICOM AH-02 + AH-04 TUNER

Some information about my work conditions

My Base Station:

KENWOOD TS 830-M (my favourite), YAESU FT 1000 D (legendary radio), ICOM IC 9100, YAESU FT 897 with LDG AT-897 plus, ACOM 1000


HY GAIN AV 620 - 3/8 WAVE (6-10-12-15-17-20), best performer in mountains (no traps), FRITZEL 1/4 WAVE GPA 30 (10-15-20), FRITZEL 1/4 WAVE GPA 303 (12-17-30), DIPOLE SELF MADE 40 METERS, DIPOLE 40/80 ECO, 144 - VERT 5/8, 144 - SHARK ORIZZ 10 ELEMENTS, 430 - VERT 3x5/8, 430 - HORIZ 20 ELEMENTS, 1200 - PANEL self made by I4BUQ

Special Mobile (not conventional)

for mountain (hard 4x4 Mercedes GD 300D):

ICOM IC 2820, ICOM IC 706 MK II G with AH-4

"not conventional" 4x4, HF ICOM 706 MKii G, tuner AH-4, antenna AH-2

fantastic HF antenna, vertical 3/8 wave, works on 10-40 band, made by I1UJX, the better way to operate portable QRP .... (swr 1:1 on all bands)


Portable QRP (my passion .. )

YAESU FT 817 ND (the must),ELECRAFT KX3 (really a new frontier!), ICOM IC 703 +  (last arrived, fantastic!), AEG TELEFUNKEN 6861/12 (military manpack)

- antenne: self made end fed, Alex Loop, mini G5RV self made 10-20 metres band, MP 1 - 2-40 metres, LNR End Fed 10/20/40 metres


Amazing, fun and very strong  HF portable transceiver from 1,5 to 30 Mhz.

Waterproof,  indestructible, great autonomy, fast and effective internal antenna tuner usable for his rod antenna or external ones, can also used in noisy environments.

My second home in Carpi, Modena  (IK4MTR/4)

ICOM IC 7100, Multiband verticall HF antenna 3/8 wave made by I1JUX (10-12-15-17-20-30-40), End Fed 80 metres, VHF/UHF vertical 5/8 / 3x5/8

I1JUX vertical hf multiband antenna (10-40 metres), 2 x VHF/UHF.


My work location in Milan  (IK4MTR/2)

KENWOOD TS 940-S, Baby Loop Antenna (Magnetic Loop 10-40 full range), VHF/UHF vertical antenna

Fantastic radio, the old Kenwood TS 940

Baby Loop Antenna (made by I3VHF) at work!

Aerial view of Milan down town from my terrace.

In the middle of the loop can see the "Duomo di Milano" (famous cathedral),

on the right the castle "Castello Sforzesco" with the park.

270° aerial view of Milan down town from my "on top" terrace ...

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