After more than 30 days of 0 sunspots, 12 sunspots where observed yesterday according to latest NOAA report. Here is the yesterday sun picture from nasa. Someone erroneously reported that the last month of August was the first 0 sunspots month after 100 years, and this particular event has been correlated to the particular climate
After 20+ years, a new Ham Fest will take place in Florence this year. Compendio Fiere, one of the most active hamfests managing company, has established the FIERA DELLâ€™ELETTRONICA COMPUTER E TELEFONIA in Firenze. This is mainly a Computer Electronics and Phone exposition, where also amateur radio will be present with six national ham radio
Just back from holidays, from tuscany coast. I’ve been active mostly in BPSK-31 on 20 meters and RTTY. I’ve been able to operate just during the baby’s sleeping hours… I’ve also enjoyed making a small bazooka antenna for 30 Mhz with a pieco of RG59 I saved years ago from an old 10 Mbit network
Yet another fun experience in contesting. I’ve taken part to the multi operator station IQ5FI last weekend for the CQ WW SSB international contest. I’ve been active since 00:00 till 03.30 Gmt of Saturday 28th along to I5UKS Paolo, and then again another night spent with IZ5GUL from 20.00 to 04.00 GMT of Sunday 29th.
On 2nd October 2006, Stefano Galastri IK5IIR, passed away. He can be considered the european father of EH Antennas, since along to Ted Hart W5QJR was the main promoter and inventor of EH Antennas. I’ve know personally Stefano since he was member of the local radio club here in Firenze. I’ve attended to some of