Perna in Latin means “ham”. There is a street not far from where I am that, from the time of the Caesars, is called Panisperna. That’s where you could buy ham and … etc. Also, that’s where the Panisperna Boys had their physics lab.
That seems a good place to start as I am in Roma and I have potential ham radio news.
I have made an initial contact with someone who might help me and another priestly ham in Rome use the station of the Knights of Malta… a prestigious call to log! We want use their station for special events.
Also, I have a plot to meet those who are in charge of stations that can use the Vatican call sign.
Believe me, if we get the permissions worked out, I will be calling on donations from far and wide to make some special events work!
My first idea is to have a special event in honor of Cardinal Burke to raise awareness of the charitable works of the Knights of Malta in some needy place.
At a certain point we might need a funding drive to supply whatever equipment we may be lacking.
The priestly ham here in Rome is pretty experienced. I expect that he might do the CW while I work phone. We shall see.
And I still awaiting approval of my new call sign!
So… do you experienced hams out there think it might be fun to have a QSO – and specially designed QSL card from 1A0C? From HV0A? With interesting special events QSL cards?