Last week-end I’ve spent few hours with the Agesci Firenze 8 Scout Group for the annual Jamboree On the Air.
Here some pictures I’ve taken…
The event want to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tragic Flood of the Arno river that killed 101 people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books.
With the combined effort of Italian citizens and foreign donors and committees, or angeli del fango (“Mud Angels”), many of these fine works have been restored
A special call sign has been assigned for this event, and will be on air as II5ALL to celebrate this event.
I will take part as Activator with my personal call sing and with IQ5FI club station call as well.
Yesterday I’ve been in visit to Marina di Massa for the YOTA 2015, Youngster on the air an International Event by IARU R1.
A total of 76 young hams coming from 22 countries where present
Countries represented, includes Belgium (UBA), Great Britain (RSGB), Poland (PZK), Czech Republic (CRC), Tunisia (ARAT), Croatia (HRS), Spain (URE), Netherlands (VERON ), Sweden (SSA), Austria (OeVsV), Serbia (SRS), Estonia (ERAU), Slovakia (SARA), Hungary (MRASZ), Finland (SRAL), Montenegro (MARP), Bosnia-Herzegovina (ARABiH), Oman (Roars), Ireland (IRTS), Bulgaria (BFRA), South Africa (SARL) in addition to the hosting country Italy (ARI).
It has been a nice experience, and really make pleasure to see so many youngs still interested into ham radio.
Read more about YOTA 2015
On Saturday 12 April 2014, my local ARI Section, will organize the fourth edition of the Florentine Ham Radio Flea Market.
Also for this edition, as name of the event has been choosen the popular “Florence HamFest” term.
almost 60 between , private OM, and dealers will be present, includin the most popular Ham Radio shops dealers, like DAE, Marcucci SPA, Ham Radio Shop, Magic Phone, Bianconi but also many manufacturers, like Antenna Dinamica, Begaly Keys, ProSisTel, and others. At the end all the major ham radio brands will be present, including, OM Power Aplifiers, Diamond Antennas, Innovantennas, Yaesu , Elecraft, ICOM, Kenwood, Antenna Dinamica, Liri Falls and many many more….
Don’t really know how many people we could expect, probably a number from 500 to 800 but, stating from the companies that have already booked a space, we can already consider this hamfest a success.
Will probable post some pictures next month, but in the mean time if you are curious, you can have a look at the web site www.florencehamfest.com
Received from Jojo DU1VHF, NTS Chairman and CFO for the Philippine Amateur Radio Association – please read and heed.
“The much-awaited CQ WW CW Contest is nigh and everyone is chomping at the bit. However, here in the Philippines, our enthusiasm is a bit tempered by the recent events of a catastrophic typhoon which took thousands of lives and destroyed much of a region in the Southeastern portion of the country. As such, hams in the Philippines are using the frequencies 7.095, 7.119 and 7.151 MHz for emergency operations. We hope that this could be given notice in order that QRM might be minimized and not hinder emergency operations.”
The subject is also addressed in this issue’s Conversation section.
We have been told by the Italian Kenwood importer, that during the upcoming Florence HamFest on next 6th April, will be presented the new Top-Line Kenwood HF transceiver the TS-990s.
Right in these days has been announced the final price in Italy thas is aprox 7500 Euros !
A new interesting HamFest has been announced from my local ARI club.
The Florence HamFest, is a Flea Market and Ham Radio Convention that will take place on 6 April 2013 in Florence.
Link to english page of the Florence HamFest
During the last year edition, visitors were almost one thousand with 84 expositors.
Along to the flea market, has been reserved a space for local Amateur Radio Associations, including AMSAT, local ARI Sections and some DX Peditions crew like the guys from II0MZ Antartica.
Well this year looks like it will be more ham radio events scheduled, as member of the organization team I’m really pleased to see so much interest and enthusiasm around this event.
If you are interested on joining or simply visiting the HamFestÂ we can reserve you a place to stay in Florence at a reasonable price.
This could be an interesting opportunity to mix ham radio with a Florence Tourist Tour.
Just back from ARI Firenze HQ where we operted as IQ5FI DCI FI 465.
Tnx Leonardo IW5EIJ for bringing IQ5FI again on air.
Ham Radio 2012 is expected to be visited by more that 17000 visitors this year.
Price is quite cheap, since cost 8 euro for 1 day and 18 for 3 days.
This year will be a good occasion to have a direct preview on new amateur radio transceivers, the Kenwood TS-990S and the Flex Radio 6500, wand the latest Yaesu FT-3000DX.
In the mean time, enjoy Ham Radio 2012 in Friedrichshafen.
Link to ham radio 2012 Exposition english website