In the past months since my last post here I was off from any hobbies, radio or electronics projects, just a day on my summer holiday at Hamradio Friedrichshafen, which sadly I haven’t wrote anything, only a photo album made.
Well, from now on, at least for the next two years, I will be operating as IV3/YO4HHP/P and who knows, maybe with a full Italian callsign in the near future. I have been transferred with the job within our company group here in Trieste, in the North-Eastern part of Italy.
I couldn’t stay away from the radio virus, so I carried out with me on the plane the FT-817 with its accessories, a few Arduino modules to experiment, some home made RF measurement equipment, and an assortment of components, SMD, ICs, toroids etc. Unfortunately no tools, just a tiny plier and a screwdriver, so I have to get new ones from here.
Luckly for me, the owner of the apartment I rented here is a big football fan and he used to hang his team flag outside, so I have inherited this useful flag support to use it, of course, as an antenna support. I was thinking about the MP-1 Super Antenna will fit best here. Meanwhile, I will just hang some wires to this BNC-Banana adapter for fun and checking out the bands on Rx.
I have already identified some ham radio activity here, saw a few YAGI beams on some buildings, there is also a radioclub in the city, 9A and S5 are very near, meaning a lot of SOTA, WFF, IOTA posibilities, so no excuses to waste time!