Rules Award "River Waterfalls Liri"
Permanent Award "Cascate del Fiume Liri" ("Liri Waterfalls").
ARI's section 'Ciociaria 03-02 (IQ0DC)', based in Isola del Liri, in collaboration with the Radio Amateurs of the Province of Frosinone, is patronizing a permanent Award with the aim of endorsing amateur radio activity and of promoting the history, the culture and the traditions of the Ciociaria area.
Why this Award? The Award was an idea of Mr. Daniele Duro IZ0HTW, member of ARI section Ciociaria 03-02. The managing board approved immediately.
History. Isola del Liri is a small town in the province of Frosinone, Lazio. Its population amounts to about 12,000 people. The name derives from the Liri river, which separates in two branches and later join together again, effectively making the town an island.
There are three waterfalls in this city. The first is called La Cascata Grande, "the big fall", which springs from the left branch of the river and is about 30 meters high. It is one of the very few waterfalls in the planet to be found in the historical centre of a town. The second waterfall, from the right branch of the river, is named "Valcatoio". It is a bit less spectacular than the first, mainly because it's controlled by a dam utilized by the nearby hydroelectric power plant. Unlike the Cascata Grande, the waters of Valcatoio do not fall vertically, but along a slope of about 160 meters, with a vertical height of about 27 meters. The third fall was only discovered in 1995, thanks to a chasm which opened on the state highway 82 Valle del Liri. The chasm led to the discovery of an old underground paper factory and of the third waterfall in Isola del Liri.
The Award can be requested by any radio amateur and SWLer of the world who will be able to demonstrate having connected with or listened to a certain number of radio amateurs of the province of Frosinone. Only contacts with operators living permanently in the province of Frosinone are valid for the Award.
Period of Validity: the Award's validity is permanent, starting from April 2013.
Candidates: all radio amateurs and SWLers of the world can participate, in accordance with with the IARU Band Plan.
Types of emissions: – SSB – CW – PSK31-RTTY.
Bands: all bands, in accordance with the IARU Band Plan.
Call: the call will be as follows: “CQ CQ Diploma Cascate del Liri de I0XXX / IQ0XX”; or “CQ CQ Liri Waterfalls Award de I0XXX / IQ0XX”.
If the call is made in QRP, it will be as follows: “CQ CQ Diploma Cascate del Liri QRP de I0XXX ”; or “CQ CQ Liri Waterfalls Award QRP de I0XXX”
Reports: each correspondent will be given the score achieved for every contact; RS report, RST and RSQ, based on the type of emission.
Scoring System: normal Stations = 1 point; QRP stations = 3 points; jolly stations IQ0DC – IQ0MA – IQ0FN – IQ0WL -or other jolly stations = 5 points; stations of radio amateurs permanently resident in Isola del Liri are worth 4 points. The above scoring system is also valid for SWL stations.
It is possible to connect with the same station more than once a day on different bands and/or types of emissions and with at least a one-hour interval between one contact and the next.
Certificate of Recognition: of all the radio stations in the province of Frosinone that will contribute to the success of the initiative, the top three stations with the largest number of connections related to the Award
for each year (October to December of the previous year and January to September of the following year) will be invited for the end of year dinner organized by ARI Ciociaria 03-02 section and will be awarded a certificate of recognition printed in "vellum paper".
Logs: ADIF format logs - including date, UTC time, band, type of emission and score - will have to be received by the Qsl Manager, filled-in and complete with all the data required (but a mistaken indication of the RS, RST and RSQ reports won't affect the award) together with full name, street and email address and callsign. Incomplete logs will be discarded. Logs can also be sent in digital format as .xls, .doc, .txt files.
Award Score: in order to receive the Award, the minimum score requirements are: a minimum of 60 points among stations in the province of Frosinone; 50 points for Italian stations outside the province of Frosinone; 30 points for European stations; 15 points for extra-European stations. The above scoring system is also valid for SWL stations.
At the end of each year the Award Manager of ARI's section 'Ciociaria 03-02 (IQ0DC)'will select, among the candidates who requested the Award, the one with the highest score, who will be given a special recognition plaque.
Issue of the Award
There are two possible ways in which the Award can be issued: a free issue or a paid issue.
1. The paid Award will be printed on "vellum paper" and shipped to the mail address indicated in the request form. The applicant will have to send €10 (US$ 13) via a Visa PostePay card recharge, card number 4023 6006 2876 3569, card holder's name Duro Daniele - C.F. DRUDNL63D14E340V
2. The free Award will be freely issued via e-mail as a PDF file. In this case, the applicants will print out the Award at their own expense.
Information: to find out more about the Province of Frosinone stations taking part to the initiative and about possible variations in the rules, please visit: www.ariciociaria.org
We reserve the right to change these terms, rules and conditions.
Award Manager / IZ0HTW Daniele Duro
ed ISOLA DEL LIRI
Nella provincia di Frosinone a 110 km a sud/est di Roma ed 110 km a nord di Napoli
A 50 Km a sud si trova la storica Abbazia di Montecassino
A pochi km si arriva nel Parco Nazionale" Lazio/Abruzzo/Molise" IFF001
Ponti Ripetitori VHF della Sezione 0302:
R7- IR0F - 144.775( - 600 ) situato in localita S.Padre
R4a - IR0L - 144.712,5 ( - 600 ) situato in località Fontechiari
Con il Call di sez. IQ0DC sono attive due referenze che si trovano a meno di 500 metri dalla sezione:
LZ 0356 Abbazia di S.Domenico di Sora per il Diploma DAI
FR 085 Torre di Marica Colle S. Sebastiano di Isola del Liri per il Diploma DCI
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