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Hallo to everybody,

I'm Stefano IT9CWA, 59 years old, married, two sons. I'm a lawyer and I'm a manager working for the most important italian bank. I enjoy the radio since 1972. I started on 11 meters band (282 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, IIA S019), a famous touristic city on the mediterranean sea coast.



My rig (current set 2017, July): RTX: Icom IC-756 pro III, Kenwood TH-F7E; L.A.: SPE Expert 1.3K-FA (new entry), ERE HL-1201P; Mic: Icom SM20; Headphone: Kenwood HS-6; Key: Bencher BY2; SWR/Wattmeter: MFJ-869; Power supply: Proxel 832NFAR (30A); Remote coax switch: Ameritron RCS-10; Computer: HP Pavilion 15-N233SL Intel Core I7 with Windows 8; Program for digi modes: MixW3.2.104 reg; USB Interface: RigExpert Plus; Electronic Log: Flynext


My antennas (new configuration 2015, Aug): 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 4 deleted) for all bands and all modes: 337/339


Confirmed countries on each mode

(without 4 deleted):                                    

PHONE      333                                              Myself and my rig (previous set - 2007) 

CW             323

RTTY          310

BPSK         176

FT8              71

Confirmed countries on each band

(without 4 deleted):

160 mt.:     140

80  mt.:      241

40  mt.:      303

30  mt.:      311

20  mt.:      330

17  mt.:      325

15  mt.:      321

12  mt.:      294

10  mt.:      286

6    mt.:        74

Not confirmed countries: 2

- Crozet Island (most wanted country #4)

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

Deleted countries: 4

- Malyi Vysotskij Island

- Bonaire, Curacao Islands

- St.Marteen, Saba, St.Eustatius Islands

- Kingman Reef

IOTA score: 869 islands

You can see my log (last release from 1999, Jan 28 through 2017, Sep 23) 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 Island #2


Bouvet Island #3


Heard Island #5


Scarborough Reef #6


South Sandwich Island #7


Tromelin Island #8


Palmyra & Jarvis Islands #10



The deleted countries: my cards

Malyi Vysotskij Island


Bonaire, Curacao Islands


St.Marteen, Saba. Eustatius Islands


Kingman Reef



My previous set  - 2012                                           My complete rig - 2011


  Myself and my rig - 1989                                                        Myself and my rig - 1984


Myself (in the middle) with my friends Jose (left) and Lillo (right-RIP) - 1974


My tower (14 mt. high) and my antennas before the storms (both were destroyed two times!!)


Cefalù from antennas' site


Cefalù general view


Cefalù from the helicopter


Cefalù from little harbor (night and day)


Cefalù: sunrise                                                                    Cefalù: sunset


Cefalù: the famous norman Cathedral (UNESCO heritage)


Cefalù: two other fantastic photos


During summer 2012, I started with another station located in my holidays' home. The small 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, IIA S019).

There my working conditions are: RTX: Kenwood TS570D, Kenwood TS140S, Uniden 2020P; L.A.: Heathkit SB-220 (new entry), Kenwood TL922; Mic: Kenwood MC60; MC43; Key: Automatic paddle keyer NUI-730; Headphone: Kenwood HS-6; SWR/Wattmeter: OSKER SWR-200; Power supply: Diamond GRV4000 (40A); Microset PTS124 (25A); Remote coax switch: Ameritron RCS-8Computer: Acer Aspire 1663WLMI; Program for digi modes: MixW3.1.1 reg; USB Interface: RigExpert Standard; 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 (2017, July)


Gratteri: some views


Catch you soon on frequency

Stefano IT9CWA






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