As from October 2012 there are 8,092 communes over the Italian peninsula, major and minor islands ( in Italian ‘Comune’, is the smallest administrative unit ). The purpose of this award is to encourage contacts with Italian stations located in these communes.
To facilitate the compilation of your application you can download the provided Excel file ( version 97-2003 ) or PDF file which contain all 8.092 communes, and will allow you to insert all QSO data needed for the application.
The minimum score to apply for the award is to receive the QSL from 100 hams residing in different communes.
In detail :
= In principle, the name of the commune will be detected from the address appearing on the QSL card;
= QSL cards quoting no address or referring to portable operation ( /P ) will be accepted only if it is possible to ascertain the name of the commune from which the operation has taken place ( i.e. activity from castles, lakes, abbeys, lighthouses etc. ) otherwise they will not be accepted for this award;
= for QSL cards without any or partial address is not recommended to look for the address on online callbooks as the address could not be updated due to change of residence over the years;
= QSL cards without any address and showing only the manager’s address, do not use his address;
= QSL cards referring to special callsigns used by different operators from different QTHs are not valid.
This award is issued to OM/SWL, and QSO validity is from 1.1.1985.
The award may be endorsed, upon request, only for mode ( CW, SSB, MIXED …).
Basic award is issued for 100 confirmed communes, upgrades are possible in steps of 250 ( i.e. 250, 500, 750, 1000 etc. )
QSL cards are not needed but in case of any dispute concerning the identification of the commune the manager reserves the right to request photocopy/scan of the QSL.
The award is issued at no cost, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a JPEG o PDF file.
Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER,