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I was borned in a cold day of January 1964, thanks to my mom Franca and my dad Saverio, I lived and studied in a beautiful city called Ascoli Piceno, the province city in Marche's Region.

In my youth I've met radio-mania: in the '77-'83 years like a CB and after learned CW, got my first Special License in 1984 (old call IW6AOD), then in 1985 upgraded it in Ordinary License and got my actual call. Till now, after more than 18.000 QSOs, I'm DXCC Honour Roll with 344 countries confirmed. Not many countries needed to complete it! I'm an electronic technician and employed at Telecom Italia, like net technician. In the 1985, when I moved my first steps in Ham-world, I met Grazia falling in love immediatly and so we married in the '89; we have 2 daughters: Franca borned in the 1991 and Valentina borned in the 1998. We live in a quite town called Venarotta (abt. 2.200 inh) at 430mt asl

and not too far from Ascoli Piceno, only 9 Kms. My hobbies are computer and banknotes collecting. I've changed QTH recently (2008) and still without good antennas as in the past, only a 41 mt windom for 80-10 meters band. Hope in the near future, with help of my good friends and ham collegues, to build a new good setup! Greetings to all, 73 de Gianluca

Last update: after long tests, finally I'm active now on JT65 and JT9 modes, with 10W and Windom antenna. Really enjoy them! Call me if You hear my sigs on the air!

P.S. I'm still manager for EP2ASZ's old contacts (1987-1994), so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.


NEWS UPDATE: 15 March 2015 activation for D.C.I. Award NEW REFERENCE AP110 CASTELLO DI VENAROTTA (AP) like RESIDENT, also valid for W.C.A. Award as I-13135.

AGGIORNAMENTO: il 15 Marzo 2015 attivazione per il diploma D.C.I. della NUOVA REFERENZA AP110 CASTELLO DI VENAROTTA (AP) come RESIDENTE, valida anche per il diploma W.C.A. come referenza I-13135.

                                                                                   


Ascoli Piceno - City of Quintana's Tournament

Ascoli Piceno is a town and comune in the Marche region of Italy, capital of the province of the same name. Its population is around 55.000.

Ascoli was founded by an Italic population (Piceni) several centuries before Rome's founding on the important Via Salaria, the salt road that connected Latium with the salt production areas on the Adriatic coast. In 268 BC it became a civitas foederata, a "federated" city with nominal independence from Rome. In 91 BC, together with other cities in central Italy, it revolted against Rome, but in 89 BC was reconquered and destroyed by Pompeius Strabo. Its inhabitants acquired Roman citizenship, following the developments and the eventual fall of the Roman Empire.

During the Middle Ages Ascoli was ravaged by the Ostrogoths and then by the Lombards of King Faroald (578). After nearly two centuries as part of the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto (593–789), Ascoli was ruled by the Franks through their vicars, but ultimately it was the bishops that gained influence and power over the city.

In 1189 a free republican municipality was established but internal strife led dramatically to the demise of civic values and freedom and to unfortunate ventures against neighboring enemies. This unstable situation opened the way to foreign dictatorships, like those of Galeotto I Malatesta (14th century), initially recruited as a mercenary (condottiero) in the war against Fermo, and Francesco Sforza. Sforza was ousted in 1482, but Ascoli was again compelled to submit to the Papal suzerainty. In 1860 it was annexed, together with Marche and Umbria, into the newly unified Kingdom of Italy.

The central historical part of the city is built in marble called travertino, a grey-hued stone extracted from the surrounding mountains. Its central Renaissance square, Piazza del Popolo ("Square of the People") is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. According to traditional accounts, Ascoli Piceno was home to more than two hundred towers in the Middle Ages: today some fifty can still be seen.

The jousting tournament of Quintana or carousel of Quintana is a historical medieval equestrian tournament held in Ascoli Piceno

It takes place the first Sunday of August on the feast of St. Emidio , the patron saint and first bishop of the city. Since 1997 it is also carried out a second edition of the Quintana , at night , in honor of Our Lady of Peace , on the second Saturday of July .

Each year has seen the addition of new costumes and new figures up to the current composition of over 1400 listed by dialing the imposing and magnificent parade that moves, with the measured steps of the ancient military art , accompanied , for all the parade route , by the sound of trumpets , the roll of the drummers and flag-wavers who perform almost continuously .

The game of the Tournament of the Quintana is in a dispute with knights on horseback who along with three consecutive rounds , the slope of the field must hit with a spear, the target placed on the left arm of the Saracen , also called brown. The race is divided into two lanes formed by the diagonal of the field and connected to each other on two opposing sides , creating a trail on the ground in the form of eight .

The rider who scores the most points to the target and with the shortest duration of the race , win the Tournament . The prize is the award winner of the tournament receives the knight of Quintana . It consists of a banner made ​​of refined fabric painting that , after delivery , is preserved in the district contractor . The six Sestieri are : Porta Romana ( red / blue ) , Porta Solestà ( yellow / blue ) , Sant'Emidio ( red / green ) , Porta Tufilla ( red / black ) , Porta Maggiore ( black / green ) and Piazzarola ( white / red ).

In this video you can see a glimpse of the city and its beauties and explains the meaning and history of Quintana same . Come and visit Ascoli Piceno and its history , on the second Saturday of July and the first Sunday in August!


Ascoli Piceno - Città della Quintana

Ascoli Piceno (55.000 abitanti circa), città pre-romanica (il famoso detto ascolano recita: "Quando Ascoli era Ascoli, Roma era pascoli..." per ribadire le origini antecedenti alla Capitale), porta ancora oggi segni tangibili ed indelebili della sua storia, della civiltà picena "Caput Gentis" e di quella romana, per arrivare poi a magnifiche testimonianze medioevali e rinascimentali con chiese, palazzi fortificati, torri che ancor oggi svettano alte nel cielo a ricordo di un passato glorioso, realizzate con la pietra dominante, il bianco travertino ascolano, ricavato dalle cave site sul Colle S.Marco, che domina a sud la città.

La rievocazione storica della Giostra della Quintana è un omaggio degli ascolani stessi al loro passato, quando, in epoca medioevale, attorno al 1377,  il giorno 5 Agosto, nella piazza monumentale dell'Arengo, in onore del Santo Patrono S.Emidio, si svolgeva una giostra cavalleresca dove impavidi cavalieri affrontavano la figura del Moro, un fantoccio raffigurante un invasore ottomano, per vincere e portare a casa, per i colori di appartenenza degli antichi quartieri, il Palio, un drappo di stoffa, anticamente non disegnata ma preziosa, sicuramente di broccato o seta. Oggi la rievocazione coinvolge ben 1400 partecipanti in costumi medioevali, con un lungo corteo denominato "corteggio storico" che, partendo da Piazza Ventidio Basso, a fianco della maestosa chiesa di S.Pietro Martire, si snoda per tutto il centro cittadino passando per Piazza del Popolo ove vengono accolte le Magistrature (i Consiglieri Comunali) con a capo il Magnifico Messere (il Sindaco in carica), percorrendo quindi Piazza Arringo ove si trova la Basilica cittadina dove sono sepolti i resti del patrono S.Emidio e quindi l'arrivo al"Campo de Iochi", il vecchio campo sportivo F. Squarcia, ove il terreno è stato preparato appositamente per la Quintana. Il classico circuito a "8" con al centro il Moro, dove ogni cavaliere deve portare l'assalto per 3 volte in ogni singola tornata e per un totale di 3 tornate. Vince il cavaliere che, al termine delle 3 tornate, avrà totalizzato il maggior punteggio tra tempo impiegato e punteggio al tabellone. I 6 sestieri della nuova rievocazione quintanara sono: S.Emidio dai colori rosso/verde, Porta Tufilla rosso/nero, Piazzarola bianco/rosso, Porta Maggiore nero/verde, Porta Romana rosso/blu e Porta Solestà giallo/blu. Nel link che segue potrete ammirare una descrizione della città e della sua storica rievocazione. Piccola chicca; al minuto 8;20 del video c'è anche il sottoscritto seduto al tavolo della giuria al controllo tabelloni!

Altre informazioni più approfondite sono reperibili a questo link: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintana_di_Ascoli_Piceno

E' inoltre tradizione, per l'edizione agostana della Quintana, che i sestieranti dipingano i ponti rappresentativi del loro sestiere o tratti di strada importanti, con disegni stupendi, ricchi di colore e fascino, che questo video ben mette in risalto. Un'occasione da non perdere: visitate Ascoli Piceno, città della Quintana, il secondo sabato di Luglio e la prima domenica di Agosto!

La partecipazione alla Quintana dei radioamatori Ascolani

Insieme agli altri soci della locale Sezione Ari di Ascoli Piceno, durante le 2 rievocazioni, svolgiamo un servizio radio di assistenza lungo il corteo storico ed all'interno del campo giochi; durante lo svolgimento del corteo, il sottoscritto si trova all'inizio dello stesso in vicinanza del Camerlengo (il coreografo della Quintana), mentre gli altri OM si trovano dislocati all'inizio dei Sestieri in modo da comunicare eventuali inconvenienti, problemi o rallentamenti dovuti a cause disparate e, tramite radio, possono darmi in tempo reale tali notizie che comunico al Camerlengo disponendo un rallentamento o fermata strategica affinchè non ci siano sfilacciamenti. Dentro il campo giochi, invece, i colleghi OM si dispongono all'interno per comunicazioni di servizio e per l'ordine pubblico, un collega si posiziona nei pressi delle stalle per disporre l'uscita dei cavalli, colloquiando con il sottoscritto che si trova al tavolo della giuria a contatto con il  Provveditore di Campo (il giudice di campo) per gli ingressi dei cavalieri e per altre disposizioni del momento. Al termine della Giostra ripartiamo dal campo con le stesse disposizioni per evitare problemi al corteo di rientro e terminiamo il servizio con il passaggio dell'ultimo sestierante al capolinea di Piazza del Popolo. La modernità del nostro hobby al servizio di una rievocazione medioevale!

 


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - IK6GZM
Latest Contacts for IK6GZM at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
I4UUL 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN54PT Italy DANIELE GILLI
IQ2LB 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN45NO Italy (CLUB STATION) SEZIONE A.R.I.
IQ5DT 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN53WK Italy A.R.I. CLUB STATION ASSOCIAZIO
IQ8WN 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN71CC Italy MDXC DX CLUB SEZ. DI CASERTA
I3PVB 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN65DN Italy GIANPIETRO CASAGRANDE
IZ8XQC 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN70IR Italy ANTONIO LODATO ALSO KC3ATI
I7CSB 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN71QQ Italy MICHELE COPPOLA C/O A.R. ELETT
IW5CZU 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN53KW Italy ROBERTO PISANESCHI
IV3DXW 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN65QQ Italy CLAUDIO DELTIN
IZ4VYY 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN54PJ Italy GIUSEPPE (JOE)
IZ8CCW 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JM89DG Italy ANTONIO CANNATARO
IK6GQC 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN72EI Italy ROCCO CALBE'
IK1ZVJ 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN44VC Italy FELICE BIASSONI
IK4IDF 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN54XL Italy RAFFAELE GALANTI
IN3BFW 2015-12-13 40m RTTY JN55KX Italy ROBERTO BALDO

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Grid Squared Award#1907
Granted: 2015-02-06 17:21:28   (IK6GZM)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed CW
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Phone
DX World Award#675
Granted: 2015-02-06 17:07:21   (IK6GZM)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed CW
  • Mixed Digital
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#1529
Granted: 2015-01-25 18:28:35   (IK6GZM)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • 12 Meters Digital
  • 30 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band CW
  • Mixed CW
    40 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
  • Mixed Phone
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