The Po river is the longest Italian river, running for 650 Kms from the west to the east of Italy, crossing the entire Pianura Padana and flowing into the Adriatic Sea.
“The Po River Award” is issued to both OM/SWL who have worked/heard Italian stations whose QTH is located in the Regions described at point A) and in the Provinces described at point B).
To apply for the award you must make :
A) 1 QSO with each of the following Regions ( any province ) : Piemonte ( I1 ),
Lombardia ( I2 ), Veneto ( I3 ), Emilia-Romagna ( I4 );
B) 1 QSO with at least 8 of the following 13 provinces :
Province ZIP code Province ID Region
Alessandria 15xxx AL Piemonte
Cremona 26xxx CR Lombardia
Cuneo 12xxx CN Piemonte
Ferrara 44xxx FE Emilia-Romagna
Lodi 269xx LO Lombardia
Mantova 46xxx MN Lombardia
Parma 43xxx PR Emilia-Romagna
Pavia 27xxx PV Lombardia
Piacenza 29xxx PC Emilia-Romagna
Reggio-Emilia 42xxx RE Emilia-Romagna
Rovigo 45xxx RO Veneto
Torino 10xxx TO Piemonte
Vercelli 13xxx VC Piemonte
N.B. Stations worked for the Provinces ( point B ) must be different from those worked for the Regions. That is you can not use the same station for a specific Region and use it again for a specific province within that same Region. For example : if I1AAA is located in Piemonte you can use it only for the region Piemonte of for a province located in Piemonte.
The award is free, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file.
QSO/HRD validity is from 1.1.1985. QSL cards are not needed, just send a list of stations worked/heard with the following details : region, province, callsign worked, date, time, band and mode. Use the scheme provided below.
Send your application to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo Corsetti,
Scheme of application
Region Callsign D a t e Gmt MHz Mode
PIEMONTE I1AAA 07/09/1994 09.32 7 SSB
LOMBARDIA I2AAA 13/01/2001 18.50 3.5 CW
VENETO IK3GER 30/03/2007 08.43 14 RTTY
EMILIA-ROMAGNA IZ4AAA 04/11/1987 21.44 3.5 SSB
ALESSANDRIA I1BBB 10/01/2003 07.44 7 SSB
Remember : All 4 Regions must be worked, at least 8 Provinces must be worked.
Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER,