Maurizio lives in the beautiful city of Syracuse which is located on the Ionian coast of Sicily, Italy.
The city is well known for its rich Greek and Roman history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the mathematician and engineer Archimedes.
According to Cicero, the city was “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”.
The coastal strip of Syracuse has some of the most beautiful beaches that can be found on the island, with long white sandy shorelines surrounded by incredible natural scenery around the corner from the traces of ancient history which forever forged Sicily.
On the air since he was 12 years old, Maurizio is an experienced operator who has worked and confirmed over 250 countries on the 11 mt band.
He still remembers his first radio? a portable Fanon Courier 6 channels quartzite and his first contact with the province of Turin , the QTH of Pinerolo.
At the moment, his working conditions consists of a Yaesu FT 3000, an icom 7300 transceiver and a cubical quad single element antenna.
Maurizio is a famous DX hunter but more than anything he loves activations.
Excelent ambassador of the Charlie India DX group and coordinator of Sicily Isand, Maurizio has recently activated several references :
1 CI/EU-025 Sicily Island
1 CI/S-025 Ortigia Island
The Sicily LOTA Tour with 3 LOTAs references
Caderini Light, Capo Murro di Porco Light, Capo Santa Croce Light
The LOTA TOUR is still in process, for more info click here
In his portable station Maurizio runs a Yaesu FT 857 and a Turbo mobile antenna.
When he is not holding a microphone, Maurizio enjoys motocycling with his lady.
Great defender of the environment, Maurizio is also a very good photographer.
Meet our enthusiastic Sicily coordinator on the air and keep up to date with his activations !