50 Years Anniversary of the foundation of ARI chapter "Versilia-Viareggio"

Versilia is an area in the north of Tuscany, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, pine forest, beautiful villages and Apuane Alps as a back stage, where from thousand years the world famous “ Carrara Marble” has been carved from the top artist like Michelangelo. Viareggio is the biggest city in the area, famous for its Marina and the shipyard of the most famous luxury brands in the Yachting industry.


Participation is open to all OM and SWL of the world.

The aim is to contact as many OM as possible, belonging to ARI “Versilia Viareggio” Chapter, and its club station IQ5VR.

Date: from 0000 UTC of 1st of April 2020 till 2400 UTC of 30 April 2020.

Bands: all HF bands ( WARC included) according to IARU Region 1 Band Plan

Mode: SSB, CW, Digital

Contacts: Stations belonging to “Versilia Viareggio” ARI Chapter will call “ CQ 50 years ARI “ Versilia Viareggio” Award”; CW and Digital “ CQ CQ 50 IQ5VR”. All stations will exchange RS(T)

Any station of ARI “Versilia Viareggio” can be contacted multiple times every day,  providing that emission mode and/or band are different. 

Points: each contact with member station worth:

3 points for SSB contacts

5 points for CW contacts

1 point for Digi modes contacts

10 points for contacts with Club Station IQ5VR, regardless of the emission mode

During the entire duration of the Award period, the station IQ5VR can be contacted only once per emission mode.

The points above ( with the exception of IQ5VR ones) will be increased by 50% for /QRP and Rookie stations - rookies being defined as OM licensed less than 3 years before the end of the Award period 

Award: To gain the award, Italian stations need 20 points; any other station need to collect 10 points. The digital version of the Award is free of charge, it will be sent after checking the requested documentation that has to be sent to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.. The stations in the top positions will receive the award with the specification of their results.

Requested documents: To claim the award it is necessary to send via email a log with the list of the contact made, before the 31/7/2020. Please make sure to mark clearly your own call.

QSL: A special QSL will be printed for IQ5VR and will be sent via Bureau; Direct QSL is accepted with SASE


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