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Three Towers Award San Marino

San Marino 3 Tower Award

S.E.S. from San Marino

THREE TOWERS AWARD
S.E.S. from San Marino
Press release

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 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 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
P.O.BOX 77
47890 REP. SAN MARINO ( VIA ITALY )
San Marino
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 soon arrsm.org

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Ralph Bolt
  • Callsign: KØRO
  • 2016-09-04 06:35:31
Any word on frequencies and modes? Also, operating time period.