Our primary goal is to promote amateur radio tourism and DXpedition in touristic and remote areas.
We will be glad to help you, having worked in diving centers, hotel management and tourist services.
Michele Imparato, 5R8UI & IK5ZUI
Michele was born in the 70’s and has lived part of his life in a little village near Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy. He graduated as an electronic technician in high school and he was first licensed in 1989 as IW5CGX (VHF & UP). He upgraded to A Class license and became IK5ZUI six years later.
He has enjoyed the challenges of VHF Contesting since being introduced to this aspect of the hobby by Luciano, I5ELQ. Since 1996 he has enjoyed Oscar and Radio Sputnik satellites and HF DX operating. He is a technical writer for some italian magazine for amateur radio.
When he moved to Madagascar in 2010 he obtained his callsign 5R8UI and set up his own modest station with a multi-band dipole and a 100W japanese transceiver.
Today he is on air from 80 to 6 meter on CW, phone and RTTY mode with yagis and wire antennas and 500W output.
Michele has operated from a few DX locations and has
held the calls: 8Q7IM, IK5ZUI/HI9, FH/IK5ZUI and now 5R8UI. He also operated with IZ8CCW and Mediterraneo DX Club as 5R8M in 2014 DXpedition and during the Mediterraneo DX Club 20th Anniversary
in 2017 in Nosy Be, Madagascar.
He is a professional diving instructor PADI® Master Instructor and Emergency First Response® Instructor Trainer and is currently working in Nosy Be, Madagascar and in Italy.
Michele has many other interests including sea and whitewater kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, 4WD driving and ecology.
He is very active in marine conservation with Project AWARE® Foundation, a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers that connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation.
Now you know a little more about him, he looks forward to hearing you on the HF Bands… and hopes to help you in your DX holiday!
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