An initiative of the ARI Como dedicated to the memory of Emilio and Mario Baserga, I2SXZ and I2MBC, ham radio and technology innovators.
By taking over their legacy in the spirit of innovation that characterizes ham radio enthusiasts an innovative project has been laid down. Using the moon as a reflector for world wide communications with advanced techniniques remains the corner stone. The aim is to revamp the interest of old and new radio amateurs with exciting challenges.
Planetary communications pervasiveness with internet and cellular telephony has largerly reduced the interest and the appeal of radio systems for young people and to the public in general. Thanks to innovative remote control technologies of very sophisticated radio equipment, radio amateurs from Como will resume dissemination initiatives in schools and at events open to the general public with the aim of growing the interest and attracting new generations of enthusiasts.
The project of the new EME station born within ARI Como collects the legacy of Emilio and Mario in the spirit of continuity and innovation on ham radio. Five founding members give substance to this initiative thanks also to the contribution in terms of ideas and funds from friends, colleagues and supporters. In the forefront the families of Emilio and Mario Baserga.
The family of Emilio Baserga
The family of Mario Baserga
Guido Parolo, I2GUJ
Tony Fumagalli, I2FUM
Maurizio Cairoli, IK2WYI
2018 – the idea to give continuity to the project of Emilio and Mario is born
2019 – the equipment at I2MBC station is disassembled
2020 – The project starts, fund rising
2021 – Jan/Aug: antenna assembly and station set up
2021 – Sept: the setup is almost completely done, full TX power and first signals bounced back from the Moon received! This is wonderful.
2021 Oct: IQ2DB is on air with a very good signal received all over the world!
2021 – November/December: IQ2DB partecipate to the ARRL EME Contest as Multioperator 23cm accounting more than 110 QSO. Second place WW!
2022 – March: IQ2DB is second WorldWide in the 2021 ARRL EME Contest as Multioperator 23cm
2022 – Aprile: IQ2DB first worldwide in the ARI EME Spring Contest with more than 80 QSO
2022 – May: A strange defect in a 40A fuse stop our activity for almost one month!
2022 – Settember: IQ2DB 1st place in the ARI EME Contest, 23cm.
2022 – November/December: IQ2DB take part to the two legs of the ARRL EME Contest, 23cm band, Multiop. Again 2nd place WW!
2023 – April: IQ2DB sum up 59 QSO in the ARI EME Spring contest, 23cm.
To support the project please send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org