Pontinian Archipelago Award
" The CRAZY DX GROUP, with the institution of the Pontinian Archipelago Award, aims to advertise the historical and natural image of the Pontinian Isles, many of which, once former places of forced residence, are now protected nature reserves".
The P.A.A. is issued as a permanent award and is obtainable by every OM and SWL who is passionate about islands.
From January 1st 1997, QSOs (HRD) made on all HF bands (WARC included), 50 MHz, (VHF/UHF/SHF) in CW, SSB, RTTY modes, will be valid. QSOs (HRD), made via land repeaters are not valid.
Italian OMs (SWL) require at least 10 references belonging to the Pontinian Archipelago, as in the I.I.A. list, for the basic award, with endorsements of + 10, + 10, + 6.
European OMs (SWL) require at least 7 references, with endorsements of + 8, + 5, + 10.
DX OMs (SWL) require at least 3 references, with endorsements of + 7, + 5, + 5.
EXPEDITIONERS require at least 7 islands activated, with endorsements of + 5, + 5, + 5.
The award will be issued in four categories: "BASIC", " 3rd CLASS", " 2nd CLASS" and " 1st CLASS EXCELLENT " as listed below :
|CLASS||NÝref. for Italian OM||NÝ ref. for EU OM||NÝ ref. for DX OM|
|1st CLASS EXCELLENT||all ref.||30||20|
There is no need to send QSL cards with the applications. Applicants must send a certified list of QSOs, signed by two OM to confirm that QSLs are in the possession of the applicant. The AWARD MANAGER reserves the right to require any or all of them if necessary.
For endorsements, it will be sufficient to list the additional QSOs, which will be rewarded by differently colored stickers, according to the various classes, to be attached to the award. The "BASIC" award will already be provided with the stickers. All the references of the I.I.A. (Italian Islands Award) in the province of Latina (LT), with the exception of LT-31 Torre Astura (now RM-03), LT-32 La Nave di Serapo and LT-39 Scoglio Fungo, are valid for the P.A.A. award.
The applications must be sent to : CRAZY DX GROUP, P.O. BOX 11, 04011 APRILIA (LT), - ITALY -
fee is 15.000 Italian lire, US$ 10 or 20 IRC to cover expenses. The CRAZY DX
GROUP will publish periodically in the weekly bulletin of the isles and on its
internet site ( http://www.grisnet.it/crazy ) a list of the OMs (SWL) who have
obtained the award in each category.
Isola = Island
Scoglio = Rock
LT-01 ISOLA DI PONZA
LT-02 ISOLA DI GAVI
LT-03 SCOGLIO LA BOTTE
LT-04 SCOGLIO CAPPELLO
LT-05 LE FORMICHE
LT-06 LE GALERE
LT-07 FARAGLIONE DI MEZZOGIORNO
LT-08 ISOLA DI PALMAROLA
LT-09 I PIATTI
LT-10 ISOLA DI SANTO STEFANO
LT-11 ISOLA DI VENTOTENE
LT-12 ISOLA DI ZANNONE
LT-13 LA NAVE DI FUORI (Ventotene)
LT-14 SCOGLIO RAVIA
LT-15 SCOGLIO ROSSO (Punta Madonna)
LT-16 SCOGLIO SUVACE
LT-17 FARAGLIONI DI CALZONE MUTO
LT-18 SCOGLIO DEL PARROCO
LT-19 SCOGLIO EVANGELISTA
LT-20 FARAGLIONI DI LUCIA ROSA (Ponza)
LT-21 FARAGLIONI DELLA MADONNA
LT-22 SCOGLIO FORCINA
LT-23 SCOGLIO FUCILE
LT-24 SCOGLIO MONACO
LT-25 SCOGLIO PALLANTE
LT-26 SCOGLIO SAN SILVERIO
LT-27 LE SCOGLIETELLE
LT-28 SCONCIGLIO GRANDE (Ventotene)
LT-29 SCOGLIO SCUNCILLO
LT-30 SCOGLIO SPACCAPOLPI o ARCO NATURALE
LT-33 ISOLA PIANA DI MEZZO
LT-34 SCOGLIO ROSSO o GROSSO
LT-35 SCOGLIO ROMANELLO di BATTAGLIA
LT-36 SCONCIGLIO PICCOLO (Ventotene)
LT-37 ISOLA PIANA DI MEZZOGIORNO (Palmarola)
LT-38 FARAGLIONE ANIELLO ANTONIO
LT-40 LO SCOGLIETELLO DI VENTOTENE