ARGENTERA NATURAL PARK
The Natural Park is located in the municipality of Cadegliano with Viconago, takes its name from the place called Argentera that extends between valleys and rivers.
In an outdoor setting of the imposing trees and numerous other plant species, that even the little ones can recognize by warning signs, are significant aspects of the ancient four mills, three of which have already been restored, which are noted for its frescoes dating back to XVIII-XIX century.
Mountain Community of Valganna and Valmarchirolo
On Sunday July 19th 2009, we made ham radio activity form one of the old mills sites in the Natural Park of Argentera located in Cadegliano Viconago (VA)
The response of our activity was very satisfactory and we were honored for contacting 182 radioamateurs. In the morning we received a welcome visit our Membership Ivano IK2YXH and Fabio IZ2GMU, who can not be joining the team for family problems, are gone for a greeting.
Participation was worthy of the spirit of our borders, thanks to the presence of our members, many of them with their wives and children:
- Mauro HB9FBG
- Claudio HB9OAU
- Agostino IK2FIQ
- Cesare IK2SFM
- Galdino IW2DYG
- Luciano IW2LFD
- Marco IZ2DVI
- Emanuela IZ2ELV
- Fulvio IZ2EXA
- Roberto IZ2FOB
Work conditions were Icom IC-706 and Kenwood TS-50, a dipole Comet 40-80 hoisted and anchored to a beech tree at about 10 meters from the ground.
In the afternoon we installed the portable antenna by I1UJX, in order to work other bands, but unfortunately there were no openings, so the activity is continued in 40 mt. CW by Agostino IK2FIQ.
The excellent organization of the day was by Marco IZ2DVI, who had to come to terms with the hydrogeological diseases caused the flooding on Friday 17th In order to make accessible the mill, he had also cut a big tree on the cycle path.
Much appreciated was the idea to organize a buffet for lunch made by the Farm "The Carpio" in Cugliate Fabiasco, which was the "climax" to the harmony of the group. In the afternoon we received a very pleasant visit of our members Elisabetta and Generoso IZ2KLV, with their family.
Insubria Radio Team