VAI ALLA PAGINA IN ITALIANO
At Chiaruccia Tower in
Santa Marinella town, 60 Km N of Rome, in 1933 Guglielmo Marconi as chairman
of National Research Council set up an important experimental center in
which he worked till the day of his sudden death on July 20th, 1937. Here,
Marconi’s researches involved studies on micro-waves antennas and
radiosystems (500 MHz frequency, today’s UHF band) now considered as the
beginnings of modern radar technique, researches on high energy
electromagnetic beams and also HF radiogoniometry applications.
This important research
center was built close to an ancient sea-sighting tower (Chiaruccia Tower)
on top of which Marconi himself used to tune and test his radiating systems.
The tower got destroyed during WW2; nowadays the area is occupied by an Air
Force base for meteo service.
This Marconian site (ww-locator: JN52WA) has been celebrated by the Radio
Club A.R.I. CIVITAVECCHIA (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani, club call IQ0CV) since 1989 for the annual IMD - International Marconi Day - with
special call IY0TC, to widespread the great works and fine ingenuity of
Guglielmo Marconi, Father of the radio, all over the world.
At present, local Autorithies, national Universities, research Institutes
and radioamateur community are all together highly involved in a great
project to regain the most part of Chiaruccia Tower site to public use and
to rebuild the masonry tower as it was, setting there a Marconi Museum.
On the recurrence of 20th
year of IY0TC the Radio Club ARI CIVITAVECCHIA issues the CHIARUCCIA TOWER
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA award to all SWL’s and licensed radioamateurs all over
the world, with special attention for V/UHF bands, to commemorate that very
important place for the History of radio and the experiments which Marconi
SWL’s and radioamateur applicants need to submit proof of contacts made on
after January 1st, 2009. Contacts on the same day with the same station are
not valid, except they are carried out on different frequency or mode.
Compulsory contacts and
minimum total qso-points have to be got according to applicant stations.
Compulsory qso’s are as follows:
1. Not Italian
stations have to obtain 15 points, at least 1 contact should be
with of the Special Marconi Station IY0TC or with Radio Club ARI
2. Italian stations have to obtain 30 points, at least 2 contacts
should be with of the Special Marconi Station IY0TC, or with Radio Club
ARI CIVITAVECCHIA IQ0CV.
Regarding above quoted total point, two-way communications will weigh as
Marconi Station IY0TC, 5 points (10 points on VHF/UHF frequency).
b) Radio Club Station ARI CIVITAVECCHIA IQ0CV, 3 points (6 points
on VHF/UHF frequency).
c) Radioamateur members and associates of Radio Club ARI
i0DFY, i0FHL, i0FZC, i0KHP, i0NRO, i0OLK, i0PCJ, i0YMP,
iK0ALH, iK0BVM, iK0CNA, iK0GHA, iK0GPN, iK0JOS, iK0NEP, iK0NSY,
iK0OZK, iK0PHU, iK0RRC, iK0SMM, iK0XCC, iK0XCF, iK0ZYH, iK5LPN,
iW0GXS, iW0GYV, iZ0CHD, iZ0CLS, iZ0DRE, iZ0DQX, iZ0EHM, iZ0EMZ,
iZ0HLK, iZ0HSR, iZ0KAT, iZ0MTU, iZ0MTV, iZ0NRO, iZ4AYB, I0/YO7LKW
2 points (4 points on
Every amateur frequency
may be used for; there are no restrictions on the band or type of emission;
contest and satellite QSO’s are also accepted while repeater contacts are
Diploma applicants are not required to send QSL cards, a simple log extract
submission is well suitable; the log must be signed also by two licensed
hams as validation, and it will be verified by the Award manager.
The Award is a colour parchment paper sheet.
Logs must be sent to:
CHIARUCCIA TOWER INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA
IY0TC manager - c/o ARI CIVITAVECCHIA
P.O. Box 51 – 00053 Civitavecchia (RM) ITALY.
Any request to:
The Award is free of any
charge or cost.
Any contribution given on voluntary basis will be entirely assigned to a
special fund for Chiaruccia Tower rebuilding, according to above project.
Call-sign of all donor radioamateurs will be gratefully marked on a memorial
tablet attached to the tower.
Club Station ARI CIVITAVECCHIA reserves to himself the right of amending any
rule regarding this Award, or holding up itself.