Ham radio

I was fashinated of 2mt band, so step by step the interest to this excellen band  increase and so also the equiment. Im very active since 1998 in Tropo,ES,MS, FAI and AU, before my interest was only for tropo qso, but how says in Italy...appetite come when eating!!!! So I  had must read and learn about the new mode as meteorscatter, sporadic E and FAI. I want spend few words about MS activity, I started after one year of qrv for learn the procedure and get a feeling with this new mode for do qso. So I must to wish some OM that had lot patience to teach me ! At first Lucio I8MPO, and after Roby IW2DVK (now IZ2FOB), Claudio I4XCC, Walter IW2BNA and Steffen DD0VF . Special tnx also Emilio IK0OKY because reading his Meteor Scatter write on  Italian radio magazine , my curiosity began.About my first experience  in Aurora , please take a look at Aurora page.Im also a member of  IK2ZVU VHF contest team in my local radio club ARI Lissone  (  www.arilissone.it ).  
IK2ZVU station, me  at operate and IZ2AAL Maurizio at keyboard

In advance I want say tnx to my first teacher and friend Stenio I2OKW , the chief of radio station and very fine operator. Our station is inside the Technichal College L. Enriques , and infact the call  ik2zvu is own of the school. Untill now we have not a great equipment, 20el Laret IC970h and 100W . But its enough for fun and win lot time in the School-section of some  Italians contest. We hope to have new final amplifier soon and  put up an antenna system.

I want remember you  all the crew of ik2zvu, all my great friends :

I2OKW Stenio, IZ2AAL Maurizio and IW2HAJ Claudio.

Sometime I run also in the HF team IO2L , but my interest for short wave not so big, the twometer-virus level, still very high in my blood...hi!!

IK2ZVU Station: left to right HB9DUR, IZ2FOB, IK2YXK, IW2HAJ

My score on 144 MHz:

At 24.05.2004 DXCC #49 and LOCATOR #203

My equipment for 144MHz :

Icom IC 275H  + 4cx250b

DSP Timewave 59 - SSB electronics antenna-pre
Antenna 12m Enterprises  at 17mt agl - 12mt coax line 5020

My worked square on 144 MHz:

TROPO

LOCATOR WORKED IN TROPO : 98
ODX IZ0BMU/IH9 JM66 1009Km 29.05.2003

METEOR SCATTER

LOCATOR WORKED IN METEOR SCATTER : 57
ODX ES2WX KO29IN 1856Km random Leonids 19.11.2001

E.S.

LOCATOR WORKED IN SPORADIC E : 48
ODX EB8BTV IL18QI 2965Km 20.05.2003

AURORA

LOCATOR WORKED IN AURORA : 16
ODX G4LOH IO94EA 1209Km 29.05.2003

My AURORA experience