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


Here you find my log if you had a QSO with me during my Activity from:

-  San Teodoro, NU (I)

Fava Castle, NU (I)



Ready to fo for a little activation with my son ... 
I choose the Castle of the Fava Beans, not so far away from my Holiday House ! I did a little inspectio nbefore to go, and after I got the "green light" from the custodian of the Historical site I was ready to go !

To climb on the Castel ther is a narrow and hard rockway, not difficult if you are just walking, but hanging with you several kg's of radio will be a bit different ...

The curious name of the Castel has origin by a nice legend ...  

 In 1300 a Turkish fleet landed on the island coasts and laid siege to their Posada in order to conquer hunger . In an attempt to deceive the people of the besiegers Posada did eat the last handful of beans remained at a pigeon , wounding him slightly ; this during the flight fell into the camp of the Turks , revealing a stomach full of beans and causing the attackers to overestimate the food resources of the islanders . So it was that the Turks are convinced that they have no hope , they removed the siege and left the island's shores

The activations gave me the possibility to understand that there is still  a lot of interess in the Award for Italian Castle !the D.C.I. the Award for Italian Castle !