Silvio and I live in Torino, a city
(850.000 inhabitants) in north west Italy, near french border. I was professionally
involved in telecommunications on the data field, good background
for the new technologies related ham activity. I have got my VHF licence
in late 1983 and from the very beginning I was really motivated by the
great possibilities offered by VHF band. During the following years, my
main interest remained on 144 MHz, where a broad range of propagations
mode, from Tropo to Meteor Scatter, from FAI to Sporadic E, may be tested.
Ham activity suggested me a continous deepening of VHF propagation theories,
from those not yet all discovered like ES and FAI, to meteor burst communications
or radio auroras forecast
January 2001 I start activity on 50 MHz, with great satisfaction.
DXCC 6 meters #512 was completed in 10 months, with the help of good F2 openings.
time to time, I am also a crew of IZ1BPN team during EME contest on 1296 MHz.
On this site you found reports of my activity on 2 and 6 meters and some
tips about VHF propagation.