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



With two children growing, is now time to let the full space to them !  

Actually my shack was in my little daughter room, becasue until now she loved to sleep into the her brother's room, but now for her, it is become a time to move into her space ! My boy is growing also fast, now over 14 years' old, and some friends are sometime walking home !! Everybody need a private space !

Where I shall go ? Talking and talking with my wife, and finally we locate a litte room that I should use .... it is at the center of the house and actually used as closet for shoes and linens. Little, but big enough to put all my radio stuff ! And will be just for that!

The process will took several days ....  prepare the new room to welcome my shack will be a bit complex, we need to move all the stuff out and redistribute all what was here in different rooms in the house. And of course all furniture will be completely changed and personalized right to fit all my radios !

Here the photos of the loooooooooooong process of the new shack !

Step1 - Dismantling the old shack .... what a disaster !

Step 2 -  Preparing the new room 

Step 3 - The idea became solid ! Everything was studied with a software, here the space is small and must be enough to fit evrything !

  Step 4- Did I still have a garden ? Gosh, seems more like a sawmill ...                  

Step 5 - Let's start to put everything inside ! 


Step 6 - Like the Broadcast Station ....

Step 7 - Now everything is inside ! Ready to run the Smoke Test !