INTERNATIONAL RADIOAMATEUR AWARD
“ITALIAN PIONEERS IN RADIO ENGINEERING”
“ITALIAN PIONEERS IN RADIO ENGINEERING” is an international,
worldwide award organized by A.R.I. Fidenza, a Radio Club affiliated
to A.R.I., Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (Italian Radioamateur
League), aimed to honour and commemorate some of the most eminent
Italian inventors in the field of the technology applied to Radio
who have given a paramount, contribution to the discoveries,
inventions and practical applications which, in turn, allowed the
huge improvement of the radio communication technology during the XX
The award period lasts the whole year 2019 : every month of the year
is dedicated to one specific inventor, and is associated to a
different special callsign.listed in Table 1.
To make as many QSO as possible with the "special
commemorative stations” listed in Table 1.
In addition to the monthly special callsign listed in Table 1,
during the whole year 2019 the “Jolly station” IQ4FE will be also
randomly active on the air.
The contacts with this station will allow to recover up to a maximum
of two not contacted monthly callsigns, according to the following
To recover 1 monthly special callsign: at least 6 QSOs with IQ4FE
during the year are required;
To recover 2 monthly special callsigns: at least 12 QSOs with
IQ4FE during the year are required;
PERIOD OF OPERATION
From 00.01 UTC of January 1 st, 2019 to
23.59 UTC of December 31st, 2019
The award is worldwide, open to all Radioamateurs
in the world
1.8, 3.5, 5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 144 e 430 MHz:
160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, 2 e 0,7 meters
CW, SSB and all admitted digital modes, e.g. :
RTTY, FT8, JT65, JT9, PSK.
RS(T) report only.
LIMITATIONS AND DUPE QSOs
Each commemorative station can be
contacted by the same station (callsign) only one time per day on
the same band and using the same emission mode. Any additional
contact with the same station on the same day, on the same band and
using the same emission mode will be considered as a DUPE QSO, and
its score will be set to zero points.
3 QTH categories and 2 Power categories are established.
European, NOT italian stations
Extra european stations
QRP stations, with output power ≤ 5 W
NOT QRP stations, with output power > 5 W within the legal power
limits allowed in the relevant country
SINGLE QSO SCORE
To each of the 6 possible category combinations, the score assigned
to each valid (not dupe) QSO is defined according to the rule
resumed in the following table:
MONTHLY TOTAL SCORE
For each participating station, the total monthly score PM will be
calculated as follows:
PM = S•N
where S is the overall monthly score, that is, the sum of
the scores of all QSOs performed in the relevant month, and N is the
total number of QSOs performed in that month.
The multiplying factor N is introduced with the aim to encourage
participation and assiduity on the air, “rewarding” the most
perseverant stations being equal the total number of QSOs made with
the monthly activating stations, according to the score assignment
rule by category (A, B, C, see below).
OVERALL ANNUAL SCORE
For each participating station, the overall annual score PT will be
calculated as the sum of all 12 monthly scores PM obtained over the
LOG ONLINE MANAGEMENT AND SCORE CHECK
The logs of the special commemorative stations will be uploaded to
on a regular basis: as a general rule, within
the 10 th day of every month all logs with the call sign valid
during the previous month will be uploaded and made available on
line, in order to allow to the participants to periodically check
their reached score.
All logs will be uploaded within January 31st, 2020.
SCORE RANKING CATHEGORIES
Three ranking categories are defined, as follows:
Category C: Stations having reached a minimum score of 500 points,
contacting at least 4 out of 12 A.R.I. Fidenza commemorative
stations, each of them on at least 3 frequency bands;
Category B: Stations having reached a minimum score of 1000 points,
contacting at least 8 out of 12 A.R.I. Fidenza commemorative
stations, each of them on at least 3 frequency bands;
Category A: Stations having reached a minimum score of 2000 points,
contacting all 12 A.R.I. Fidenza commemorative stations, each of
them on at least 3 frequency bands.
The special “participation category” P is also established, for
which a “participation certificate” is foreseen, which will be
assigned to all participant stations having collected at least 120
QSOs with the A.R.I. Fidenza commemorating stations and/or with the
“Jolly station” IQ4FE, regardless of the score obtained according to
the scoring rule by category A, B and C.
For each of the three score categories, the relevant award will be
automatically made available for view and download from
as PDF file, as soon as the requested score for the
concerned award category has been reached.
INFO AND REFERENCE WEBSITE
The official reference website for
any info related to
this award is : www.arifidenza.it.
The A.R.I. Fidenza Award Committee is responsible for any evaluation
or decision on aspects related to the award, including any judgement
about compliance with (or infringement of) the rules stated in this
document during the activity On Air and any related litigation.
All participants are expected to follow a respectful behavior,
according to the general fair play principles and “HAM spirit”.
In case of any documented evidence of violation of the rules stated
in this document, as well as in case of unfair, unsportsmanlike
behavior, the A.R.I. Fidenza Award Committee is empowered to take
adequate disciplinary actions, including score cut back or
disqualification. The decisions taken by the A.R.I. Fidenza Award
Committee will be irrevocable and unappellable.
QSL MANAGER : IQ4FE - QSL via Bureau or direct
For direct QSL, please NO IRC, NO STAMPS !
For Italy : SASE
(Self Addressed Stamped Envelope);
For Europe : 2 US $ + SAE (Self Addressed Envelope);
For Pacific Area : 4 US $ + SAE;
For other countries : 3 US $ + SAE;
insufficient money contribution, the QSL will be sent via bureau.