Roberto Pietrafesa, IZ7VHF  

Roberto Pietrafesa
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Hi dear friends!

This is Roberto Pietrafesa, callsign IZ7VHF.

I was born on October 15th, 1975 in southern Italy, so I'm 41 now. I'm an Aerospace Engineer graduated in Turin Politechnic on October 2000.

I live in Monteiasi, a little town with 5800 inhabitants, 12 Km east of bigger city of Taranto, Apulia region.

I worked initially as maintenance training instructor, than in Alitalia (italian airline company) for five years like a maintenance engineer for american McDonnel Douglas MD-80 airplanes inspection and repair.

Since September 2006 I'm working in Leonardo S.p.A. like a Quality Engineer in Grottaglie, southern Italy, where they are building the carbon fiber center fuselage of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

I have achieved amateur radio license on December 2010. My rig is now an HF radio transceiver ICOM IC-7410. I had an Elecraft KX3 from January 2014 to February 2016 and a Kenwood TS-930 from December 2010 to December 2013. Initially I used phone calls for my transmissions (LSB/USB) and PSK-31 digital modes, but when I discovered CW Morse Code I simply cutted my microphone cable! Since July 2011 I'm a "CW ONLY" operator.

In the October 2013, when I was searching for a small QRP transmitter, I was lucky to find a QRP-Labs on the web, whose founder, gentleman Hans Summers, is today one of my best friend.

He has helped me to create a passion for small QRP transmitter and digital modes, expecially WSPR, and lately for transmitter balloons.

I plan to have my first balloon "on the air" in next October 2017.

Thank you all for reading my presentation and good luck for all your projects!



P.S.: I will be glad to share my friendship with you on Facebook!
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Edited: 7 months  ago
Posted : 18/06/2017 12:08 pm

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