The purpose of this award is to encourage connections with Italian stations located in different QTHs that have different ZIP codes ( in Italian CAP, Codice Avviamento Postale ).
Stations located in San Marino, the Vatican City and the SMOM are not accepted for this award.
To apply for the award you need confirmation of 100 different ZIPs.
The ZIP code may be retrieved from the QSL card you have received. Stations operating /P will be accepted too only if it is possible to ascertain the place from which the operation has taken place ( i.e. activity from castles, lakes, abbeys, lighthouses etc. ) otherwise it will not be accepted for this award.
Upon request, the award may be endorsed by band, mode, HF, VHF etc.
Upgrades are permitted every 100 new ZIPs confirmed.
QSO/HRD validity 1.1.1985. QSL cards are not needed, just send a list of stations worked/heard as shown in the example below. Anyway, in case of any dispute concerning the identification of a ZIP code the manager reserves the right to request photocopy/scan of the QSL.
The award is free and may be requested by OM/SWL, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file.
Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo Corsetti,
Application example ( ordered by ZIP )
ZIP QTH C a l l D a t e UTC MHz 2 x
30173 VE-Mestre IK3GER 10/09/1994 21.39 3.5 CW
34146 Trieste IV3DYS 10/03/1997 10.40 3.5 SSB
56017 Pisa IK5DQO 21/11/2011 09.33 7 CW
74123 Taranto IZ7AUH 05/09/2005 18.34 14 RTTY
90033 Palermo IT9AAA 14/07/1988 13.30 28 SSB
Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER,