Italy gain the sixty meter band
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
Florence Old Bridge This picture I’ve taken few days ago, reveals, what I’ve always considered, the symbol of amateur radio in Florence. This Yagi Antenna tower, erected very close to the old bridge several years ago I suppose belong to IK5JXR (I5BKO), now SK. Just wanted to share this piece of my city with you.
The Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico has run out of callsigns with the IZ prefix. A new IU prefix has been just announced. The new IU Prefix will be added to the already in use prefixes for ham radio operators, I IK IW and the IZ. In Italy, we have several other Ham Radio Callsign Prefixes
According to a recent AGCOM news, postal rates for letters will increase starting 1 January 2013. Local newspapers reports that increase for european postage will increase by 10 cent. From 0.65 euro to 0.75 euro. Sending QSL via Direct will be therefore more expensive, expecially to sending to Asia and Oceania I’ve discovered, that for