Italian HF special event commemorates Apollo space program

ARI, the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani, and their club station IQ1TW have announced a special operating award 'Apollo Space Program – From the Earth to the Moon' for contacts between 1 July – 31 July 2012.

This is to commemorate and keep alive the memory of the space program which has revolutionized the life of humankind.

To qualify for the award you need to have confirmed contacts with the ARI Headquarters Station IQ1TW and any three stations from this list: IZ1UMD, IZ1RFU, IZ1XBB, IZ1WVX, IZ1LBH, IK1WGZ, IZ1RGY, IZ2SMV, I1MXI.

On 20 July, the anniversary of the first moon landing, a confirmed contact with IQ1TW (without the necessity of the other 3 contacts) will qualify you for the award.

The special event stations will operate with 200 watts using dipole and vertical antennas.

Full details, including a list of the planned HF operating frequencies and modes, log and confirmation information, rules, and application instructions are posted on the ARI web pages -