My Name is Gianluca.
I live in a town called Cesena about fourty km north from Republic of S.Marino and about twenty km west from Adriatic coast.
I decided to become OM on 1993, when together with my friend (IK4WMH) decided to make exam.
A year later (30 June 1994) I was IW4DJV and began my OM activity.
I bought a Kenwood TR-751E and a Tonna FT 17 for 2 meters band... But on this band I was not very active, infact since today I have worked only 15 DXCC country and only 56 italian provinces.
On 1995 I married and had a son (Mattia) and my activity stopped completely; some obvious problems did not give me the possibility to continue to operate.
For two years and half I did not make any qso... but on 1997, after some weeks of planning and a check to my savings, I took the important decision to operate on six meters band, because italian authorities gave to the italian OM the possibility to operate from 50.000 to 51.000 Mhz.
I bought an Icom IC-706 MKI and built a five elements yagi for six with a home made tower of about six meters over my roof shed. Since today I have worked 101 DXCC country with 85 of them confirmed and continue to operate (when it's possible) on this crazy and beautiful band.
All of the electronic aspects are interesting for me, and I'm very happy when I can project and build, something which I could use.
That's all... for now. :-))