IV3PRK - Pierluigi "Luis" Mansutti

  160 meters Band: DXing on the Edge


 Welcome to My Website                                           Last update: September 20, 2014

In the last 25 years I have been active only on 160 meters, keeping daily records and graphs of the band DX conditions and the related (or not related) solar and geomagnetic data. The daily DX conditions section is regularly updated with the current month graph and the correspondent past periods. All the geographical graphs show, on a regular basis, how the band conditions changed through the solar cycles. As an example, scroll down the graphs in West Coast section to see how the last cycle has been not as good as the previous one for such path...and we can't explain why.

The progress and the human activities have been growing also in my rural area, rising dramatically the noise level, and in the mean time I lost the possibilities to lay out any real Beverage. That's the main problem on 160 meters and all my efforts are aimed at receiving antennas.  For every project I wrote a paper with all the documents, pictures and notes, which I put here in PDF format for downloadimg. I am not a Technician or an Engineer, just an Amateur who likes to share his experiences with the Topband Community!

Nov.2011: finally got my DXCC  # 300 - here how the numbers grew through the solar cycles....now reached #306

In January 2014 I closed the station and moved to Ecuador: the new house has been completed and the shack is ready, but not yet any antenna or HC1 license  issued.