My name is Gianpaolo, for Ham friends just "Gianpi".

Born in Torino (TO) on 7th Februar 1968, I live in a little village called Arma di Taggia (IM), on the Ligurian Coast, about 25 km with the French Border. I'm married with Cinzia, and I have two kids, Riccardo and Aurora !

I am an HAM since 1993, but I love radios already since 1985 !! My favourite activitiy it's DX'ing and Contesting...I travel quite a lot, and I love Island Activations or particularly places !I like fishing abord of my "FISH BANDIT", and I love photography, I am a Canon 7D enthusiast !

See this BLOG to know everything about my Radio Activity !!! A lot of information about me, my shack, my activity and dx-speditions and others things of my life!! I hope to meet you in frequency !!

Best 73 de IK1TTD Gianpi

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This is my shack today


Sometime I like to try build something .. I'm not really an expert, but I love to have something made by me, and if works will be also better !

In my past here, when I started this hobby, I was able to build different antenna's, starting from Multiband Dipole, Morgain 40/80, Quad and Yagi.

Recently I started trying to building something more complicated for me .... 

I have build my QRP Station the  SW20+ from Small Wonder Labs and with my great surpise, the little trasmitter start to work very good almost immediately; I was helped by a friend to setup perfectly the rig, and now is working great !

Now my QRP home made station needed a home made key .... so I started looking for something nice small ... At the end I found this fantastic Horizontal Key from Kent  .. few components, a couple of hours to assembly and ready to go immediately !

 And here below the Key completed with a plastic transparent cover ! 
Ready to go !