T71A, T71B &
T71C – San Marino
September 4, 2018
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, they are 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 15th and 16th 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 at least 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 10,
15, 20 and 40 meters.
Three stations will be activated by the member and supporter 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
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 will could 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 these 3 rarely used callsigns is absolutely uncommon for the amateur radio
activity in the Republic of San Marino. It’s an
unique opportunity and we will do our best to offer the a QSO with all the
three stations to as many radio amateurs possible.
More info on the ARRSM website will follow