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    A.R.I. Section of Magenta, to commemorate the Battle of 4 June 1859, one of the most significant of the Second Italian War of Independence and fundamental in the historical process that favored the Unification of Italy, organizes the "BATTLE OF MAGENTA" AWARD 2023

    PARTICIPATION: It is allowed to all Italian and foreign OM and SWLs.

    PERIOD: The award will take place from 1st to 30th June 2023, in conjunction with the "Giugno Magentino" celebrations.
    BANDS: All HF, VHF (2 and 6 m) and UHF (70 cm) bands in compliance with the IARU Band Plan.

    MODES: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8. QSOs via repeaters and Internet nodes are prohibited.

    SCORING: Each QSO/HRD with stations partecipating from Magenta area (list available here) is worth 5 points in CW, 4 points in SSB, 2 points in RTTY, PSK and FT8. Each station can only be contacted once a day for each band and mode.
    Jolly station IQ2MG, which will be active for the entire period of the award, is worth 2 times the score foreseen for each emission mode.

    LOG SUBMISSION: Logs must contain the essential information (Call, Date, UTC, Band, Mode, Report sent and received) and must be sent exclusively in electronic format (Excel, ADIF or Cabrillo files) to within 15/7/2023. Final rankings will be published within the month of September 2023 on the website

    RANKING: in order to obtain the award it will be necessary to have achieved the following score.
    Italian stations: 50 points in HF and 20 points in V/UHF.
    European stations: 25 points in HF and 10 points in V/UHF.
    WW stations: 10 points on HF
    The "Battle of Magenta 2023” award can be requested free of charge in digital format or on A3 paper format (29.7x42 cm) by sending a contribution of Euro 10.00.

    SPECIAL PRIZES: participants classified in the first 3 places will receive as special prize, in addition to the award in paper format, a gift package containing some gastronomic specialties of Magenta.

    INTERNAL RANKING: All the OM in the Magenta area who will be active during the event will receive a certificate of participation and the first 3 classified by total number of QSOs will be rewarded with typical local products. For info:
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