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9 - 23 October 2016


The autumn program of I.N.O.R.C. – Italian Naval Old Rhytmers Club – includes the activation of the special event call of II0REX in memory of the first radiotelephone broadcasting transmission which took place on board the transatlantic REX, a luxurious and fast Italian passenger ship, while she was at sea in the middle of the Atlantic directly to the port of New York. The historic transmission took place April 2nd, 1933 when Pope Pius XI inaugurated solemnly in Rome the extraordinary Holy Year. The voice of opera singer Rosa Ponzella, radiated into the ether and sang the Ave Maria by Schubert, it was clearly heard by American radio listeners. In Europe, the Radio Station of Coltano connected with EIAR (RAI then) and relayed simultaneously the broadcast. This event was the first commercial replication of an experiment carried out by Guglielmo Marconi in 1920, the same Ocean, off the coast of Portugal.

A. PERIOD: The event is open to all radio amateurs and SWL (Italian and foreign), is not a contest, it will be ONLY on CW and will start at 00:00 UTC of the day October 9, 2016 and will end at 23:59 UTC day October 23, 2016.
B. The following stations will be active:
1. II0REX jolly (wild card) station.
2. IQ1NM / REX I.N.O.R.C. station
3. I.N.O.R.C. stations operated by their members.
4. Other stations belonging to Italian and foreign Naval Club.
C. MODES: Only CW.
D. BANDS: all HF bands according to the IARU band plain including WARC.
E. Point score of stations worked:
1. SCORE: The station II0REX (JOLLY) = 10 points.
2. IQ1NM station = 5 points
3. I.N.O.R.C. stations They are = 3 points.
F. NOTE: The Jolly station II0REX, IQ1NM Station and Naval Clubs stations may be contacted only one time a day, for each band, throughout the period of activation. These winll not be calculated as doplicate contacts. THERE ARE NO MULTIPLIERS.
G. Certificate requirements:
1. Italian stations: 50 points
2. European Stations: 25 points
3. Stations outside of Europe: 10 points
H. To get the certificate you must pay a fee of 12 Euros for Italian stations, 15 euro for the European and U.S. $ 15 for stations Extra-European.

For those who want to receive the certificate in PDF format the cost is free.
The amount must be paid into the account or c / c Postal 4912866 payable to INORC and sending a copy of the receipt to INORC Secretary. Those who wish can send the amount via postal mail to the Secretary dell’INORC: Sig.Italo Martella, Via di Torpignattara, 20-00177 Rome, Italy. .

The Log, in ADIF format, must be sent by the deadline date of November 30, 2016. Award Manager Mr. Sauro Tonelli will check the scores excluded, pending the review, of any logs which contain inconsistencies.


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