The award “BASILICA SAN MARCO” is issued to OM/SWL who have made QSO/HRD and received QSL card from Italian radio amateurs and will be able to abide by the requirements provided at point 1. and 2.
The award is issued in 2 classes.
1. spell the words “BASILICA SAN MARCO” by using the last letter of any Italian callsign including special calls but excluding foreign operators operating portable in Italy
2. 5 QSO/HRD with the city of Venezia and/or with islands of the Venetian lagoon also activated by foreign operators
1. Same requirements as for Class 1
2. 1 QSO/HRD with the city of Venezia and/or with an island of the Venetian lagoon also activated by foreign operators ( see list below )
Read carefully the QTH from the QSL because it must be from Venezia and not from stations located on the mainland such as Venezia-Mestre ( IK3GER is on the mainland ), Venezia-Marghera ecc. There are about 100 OM resident in Venezia plus activity from many special event stations and activations of local islands.
List of some of the islands of the Venetian lagoon : Lido di Venezia, Pellestrina, Chioggia, Burano, La Certosa, Torcello, Mazzorbo, Giudecca, Vignole, Murano, Sant’Eramo, San Michele, Santa Cristina, Lazzaretto Nuovo, La Salina, San Francesco del Deserto, Poveglia, San Clemente, San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo….
QSO/HRD validity 1.1.1985. Endorsement may by requested for SSB, CW DIGI etc. QSL cards are not needed, just send a list of stations ( GCR ) worked/heard as shown in the example below.
The award is free, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file.
Example of application
C A L L Data UTC MHz 2 x
IK1AAB .. .. .. ..
IT9UUA .. .. .. ..
IZ3ABS .. .. .. ..
IQ0TI .. .. .. ..
IV3AEL .. .. .. ..
II8NI .. .. .. ..
IZ7NIC .. .. .. ..
IO4AA .. .. .. ...
Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER,