My real activity on 50 MHz started in the fall 1999, while I was living in Sweden, as SM6/IW4BLG in JO57wp.
To operate on 6m, I had to ask for a special temporary permission to Post och Telestyrelsen in Stockholm.
Once the swedish governemment granted it to me, I did start to work quite a lot with my IC706 and a small HB9CV built by Moonracker and bought from


HB9CV Moonracker

In spite of the poor station conditions, I run several QSO via Aurora during the fall and spring and even more by mean of sporadic E openings during the summer 2000.
On that period, I worked 5 fields and 49 squares with a Dx around 3800 km.

Due to the change of my job, in the fall 2000 I came back in Italy, and I set up my new station located in JN55rf, close to the historical town of Montagnana. During the spring 2001 with the help of Quick Yagi software, I designed and tested in my garden, a 3 elements yagi, with a very clean pattern that helped a lot to work in the QRM of the “neighbors” (many 6m station active in Italy). This antenna is widely descript in my Design/utility section.

3 el. home made yagi


In order to make rooms for other activities, after some experiment and testing I took the decision to change over the beam with a Ringo vertical antenna, commercially known as Cushcraft AR6 that I bought from Leif and I have to say it perform very well.

ar6AR6 Cushcraft

During the Y2001, I’ve worked 7 fields and 29 squares with a Dx round 1800km.

In the fall 2003, I sold my old IC706, to get an FT726 50-144-432 Rig, so I run with only 10W on this band, but when the band opens.. doesn’t matter!

My activity stopped on early 2005 and started again in 2007 with the new station.

By iw4blg

Pierluigi Poggi since his childhood has been attracted from technical stuffs and gears, being a very curious guy. He built his first Xtal radio when he was just 9. Today, we would call him “maker”. When he turned to 21 became radio amateur, with call sign iw4blg. Since then, he developed many radio gears and felt in love with space communication, becoming an EMErs and a satellite enthusiast. His great passion led him to experiment a lot on the higher bands, up to pioneering several THz (lightwaves) QSOs on the early ’90. Beside to this passion to the radio communication and modern technologies, he like to study, experiment, understand-why, then, write and share, or better, spread the knowledge. This fact led him to became a well renowned contributor of electronics magazines with more than 95 articles published and author of 14 science books.

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