The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani – Sezione di Tortona has established from the date 1 September 2016 (00:00 UTC) to 30 September 2016 (23:59 UTC) the Award " Space Shuttle Program - The Space Aircraft", which will be issued to OM and SWL in order to commemorate and help keep alive the memory of this space program that has helped put a man in space. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Italian citizens affected by the earthquake in central Italy in 24 August 2016.-
Part I – General Rules
1 - The Award will be issued to each OM and SWL who is in possession of a valid license and operating in frequencies and power allowed by the regulations of the country in which operates.
2 - All QSOs must be made within the amateur radio frequencies authorized by the State in which it operates. - Any request for a certificate that the QSO made outside the limits of local license will be refused. -
3 - The application for the award "SSP" is considered to be an automatic recognition of the authority of the Award Manager to check the reliability of the statements in the application and, where appropriate, refuse the release of Award. -
Part II – QSO and QSL
1 - All QSOs must be carried out using the same mode of emission by both stations.
2 - The official confirmation requires accuracy that the QSO is in the Log of the applicant. - It should contain only the QSO data useful for the application for the Award. - It is suggested to use the Log it will be accepted in either paper or
electronic Log and is written in a clear and understandable mode. SWL's must contain the following data in the Log: Date - Time (UTC) - Frequency - Mode - Name of the calling station.
3 - It is not necessary to send QSL cards. - If received, they must, be retained for possible verification. - If used, however, they will always be welcomed and should contain the following data:
-Callsigns -QSO Date; - QSO Time in UTC; -QSO Band or Frequency.-
QSLs can be sent in the following ways: Ordinary Mail-address: ASSOCIAZIONE RADIOAMATORI ITALIANI - Sezione di Tortona - Via P. Pernigotti 12-15057 Tortona (AL) - Italy, with attachment relative contribution of shipping costs -Bureau .
4 - QSL cards that do not include the information referred to above will not be accepted for Award. -
5 - Any confirmation altered or falsified that is used for the application for the Award "SSP" will result in the permanent disqualification of the applicant. - The Award Manager may require the return of certain confirmations. -
6 – The Bands or Frequencies and emission mode allowed for the Award "SSP" are the follows:
80 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
40 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
30 Meters CW, PSK, RTTY
20 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
17 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
15 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
12 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
10 Meters SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY
AWARD REQUIREMENTS: In order to earn the Award "SSP" you must contact a combination of Stations. The combination is as follows: One QSO with IQ1TW (Station of ARI Tortona) + 2 Stations (Phone or CW) or 3Stations (Digital Mode) among those listed below:
IZ1UMD IZ1RFU IZ1XBB IZ1RGY IU1ATT IU1AUW IK2QIN IU1APF IU1FKB IU1FJU IU1AYD
On the 30th of September 2016, the last day of the Award, any station making a contact with the station IQ1TW can directly request the '"SSP" Award without having to contact other Stations.
Each station may be worked only once per day on the same frequency and the same output mode.
Part III – Award Applications
2. Please use the form SSP/Req001_ENG, downloaded from the website www.aritortona.it and attach to it: " SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM – THE SPACE AIRCRAFT Award"
3. Log of the station (we recommend using the Log SSP/Log001 downloaded from the website www.aritortona.it ) - You may use other log paper (written in understandable mode or computerized). The log must contain only QSO data useful for the achievement of the Award. -
4. Award Fee is: € 15.00 or $ 20.00 to be paid in the following ways:
b. Copy of proof of payment of the fee to cover the costs of printing and postage of the Award. -
c. The Award Manager will confirm via e-mail: - The receipt of the documentation for the application for the award; - The positive outcome of the examination of the documentation and its submission of the Award; d. If application is denied, award manager must explain.
Part IV – Final Provisions
1 - The ARI Tortona reserves the right to discontinue or change the Award or change all or part of this Regulation. - The changes will be published on the site www.aritortona.it .
2 - Any request for a Award, completed and returned in accordance with the procedures required by an update prior to the last change will be refused. - Therefore OM and SWL participants should periodically check the AWARD rules on www.aritortona.it section of the site to check for any changes in the Regulations.