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PostHeaderIcon Venezia 1600 Award

Venezia 1600 Award

On the occasion of the 1600th anniversary of the founding of the city of Venice (on March 25th of the year 421 AD !) and of the 75th anniversary of the constitution of ARI Venezia (November 1946)

ARI VENEZIA is pleased to introduce a commemorative award for OM and SWL from all over the world with the following rules:

To obtain the award OM and SWL need, till November 30 2021, to make QSO or SWL reports with the special callsign II3VE and/or with the callsign of the Venice ARI branch IQ3VE on all legal amateur bands at least on 2 different modes or bands and on different days.

Score QSO number requested:

  • Italian stations: 10 QSO
  • European stations: 6 QSO
  • Extraeuropean stations: 2 QSO

Contacts on FM and through land repeaters are not valid.

On April 25th, St. Mark feast day patron of Venice, II3VE will be on the air via satellite QO-100 and the relative contacts will be valid as 2 QSO

  • II3VE will be also valid for SASC W1600VE from March 20 to 27
  • IQ3VE will be also valid for SASC W75VE from November 1 to 15

Once you reach the score requested you can send your application to the following email: ari.venezia(at)

Upon verification from our award manager the VENEZIA 1600 AWARD will be issued as a PDF file via email.

Fonte: ARI Venezia


PostHeaderIcon The Asheville Radio Museum

The Asheville Radio Museum

Aperto al pubblico nel 2001 da un piccolo gruppo di radioamatori, da collezione diviene museo didattico, dove persone di tutte le età possono conoscere la storia della tecnologia radio e stupirsi delle apparecchiature e di come si sono evolute.

Sono state raccolte e conservate apparecchiature radio, pubblicità e altri cimeli, in un museo orientato all'istruzione, con display pratici e una stazione radioamatoriale funzionante.

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PostHeaderIcon La Radio salva ancora!

Adilang was adrift for 49 days in the Pacific after the floating rompong fishing hut he was working on lost its anchor line. It broke loose from its origin, 77 miles (125 km) off the Sulawesi Island coast, during high winds in northern Indonesian waters on 14 July 2018. After a week, he ran out of food, lived on fish, and when it didn't rain, he drank drips of sea water he wrung from his clothing.

Using his generator-driven light and a makeshift white flag, he had tried to attract the attention of many passing ships, but either they didn't see him, or they ignored him. He drifted northeast with the winds and current over 1200 miles (1900 km). Then, when the huge bulk carrier ship MV Arpeggio passed within a mile of him, he tried to visually attract them. But, the ship appeared to continue along.

He got out his handheld transceiver (HT), and tuned it to a frequency that a friend had told him to use if he got in trouble [probably 156.800 MHz FM, Marine VHF Channel 16] .

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PostHeaderIcon Princess Marconi visits Marshall radio site

A princess came to town last Wednesday. She was dressed in sensible black heels, thick pantyhose and a silken neck scarf. Eighty-eight-year-old Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, her hair a soft nest of fading blonde curls, was visiting West Marin to bear witness to her father’s electric legacy.

The princess is not the daughter of a king. She is royalty by marriage, having wed Prince Carlo Giovannelli in 1966. But her father, the legendary Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, looms large in history as the inventor of the radio.

Mr. Marconi founded his telecommunications company in 1897, the same year he sent out the world’s first open-sea wireless message.

In 1912, Mr. Marconi’s company acquired a number of radio stations in America, among them station KPH, in San Francisco. In order to create a signal powerful enough to cross the Pacific, a receiving station was built in Marshall and a transmitting station in Bolinas.

After World War I, the government sought tighter control over radio communication and in 1920 formed the Radio Corporation of America, which bought out Marconi’s holdings. Maritime service continued in Marshall until 1939.


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PostHeaderIcon A Remote Controlled WiFi Antenna Switch


This article describes the design and construction of a remote WiFi Antenna Switch for HF that is an order of magnitude more economical than any wireless remote switch available today. It is limited in its power handling and frequency bandwidth, but I believe it is of great use for most of ham radio operators.


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