17 September 2016
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14 September 2016
The Amateur Radio Association of the Republic of San Marino is happy to announce a special activity from the Three Towers of San Marino, a group of towers located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital, also depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms.
This activation that will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Territory and Environment and the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, will take place in conjunction with a civil protection exercise on September 17th and 18th for 24 hours.
The Three Towers Award is issued in two categories. The Three Towers Award (Standard) is issued to an amateur radio station submitting proof of contact with all the 3 towers on 2 bands. The Three Towers Award Honor Roll is issued to an amateur radio station submitting proof of contact with all the three towers on three bands.
The stations will be active only on 15, 20 and 40 meters. Three stations will be activated by the members and supporters of ARRSM from:
Guaita – First Tower – T71A
The Guaita is the oldest of the three towers, and the most famous. It was constructed in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison. It was rebuilt numerous times and reached its current form in the 15th century during the war fought between San Marino and the House of Malatesta.
Cesta – Second Tower – T71B
The Cesta is located on the highest of Monte Titano’s summits. A museum to honor Saint Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower and showcases over 1,550 weapons dating from the Medieval Era to the modern day. It was constructed in the 13th century on the remains of an older Roman fort.
Montale – Third Tower – T71C
The Montale is located on the smallest of Monte Titano’s summits. Unlike the other towers, this one is not open to the public. It was constructed in the 14th century. It is thought to have been constructed to give protection against the increasing power of the Malatesta family in that region. It was also used as a prison, and accordingly, the only entrance to the tower is a door about seven metres from ground level, which was common for prison architecture of the time.
The special QSL card can be requested via T70A via direct or via BURO.
The request of the award must be sent only direct to ARRSM (T70A) with a fee of 10€/15$ to cover the expenses (the award will be printed on vellum paper).
A.R.R.S.M. RADIO CLUB
47890 REP. SAN MARINO ( VIA ITALY )
Operating from the top of San Marino, inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 3 brand new callsigns is absolutely uncommon for amateur radio activity in the Republic of San Marino. It’s a unique opportunity and the operators will do their best to offer the a QSO with all the three stations to as many radio amateurs as possible.
More info on the ARRSM website (in Italian): www.arrsm.org/t71a-t71b-t71c