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II3BVV Special Event Station, active from 24 October to 4 November 2018
On the centenary of the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, whose results led to the end of the First World War.
Historical overview
Between the summer of 1914 and the winter of 1918 the First World War was fought, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of mankind and, until then, the geographically more extensive one. The Italian army in November 1917, after the events of Caporetto, had withdrawn and attested on a front that developed according to the line comprising, from east to west, the low course of the river Piave, the Monte Grappa, the plateau of Asiago, the Monte Pasubio, the Monte Baldo, up to the Tonale pass. Thus began for the occupied territories a year of extreme sacrifice, what in the popular culture of the time was renamed as "the year of hunger".
After having rejected the last great offensive of the Austro-Hungarian army in June 1918, on 24 October of the same year the Italian army, which had been joined by departments of other allied armies, started the preliminary operations of the Battle of Vittorio Veneto. After this last fact of war lasted 12 days, the conflict ended with the signing of the Villa Giusti armistice. The conflict costed only for Italy over 1,200,000 victims between the military and civilians.
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Ham Radio Event
By exactly one hundred years from those events, the ARI club of Vittorio Veneto organizes a commemorating event for the Battle of Vittorio Veneto.
Throughout the period between October 24 and November 4, 2018 will be active the II3BVV special station (Battle of Vittorio Veneto), operating in the bands of 20, 40 and 80 meters, in voice communication, CW and digital modes.
The II3BVV radio station will be operational throughout the period from October 24th to November 4th 2018.
Bands and modes:
The activity will take place on the main assigned bands, in particular 20, 40 and 80 meters, on voice communication, CW and digital modes.
Commemorative QSL cards:
A special bouquet of four commemorative QSL cards showing historical images of the events has been prepared and one of these QSL will be sent to all the Italian and foreign OM or SWL that will contact II3BVV. The activities have been virtually divided into four time windows*, each of which is linked to a specific QSL card. Contacting II3BVV in each of the indicated periods will give you the possibility to receive the full bouquet of QSL cards.
QSL sending mode:
  • a paper-based QSL will be sent via the QSL Bureau of ARI to all stations recorded in the II3BVV log;
  • an electronic QSL will be sent via eQSL.cc  to all stations recorded in the II3BVV log;
  • direct sending of SQL card will be carried out only under specific request**, which has to be completed of a self-addressed envelope (SAE) and a contribution of 5€ or 5$ (USD), valid for the entire bouquet of four QSL cards. The amount can be paid via PayPal, ref. account: mauro.iw3gsj@libero.it, indicating in the description: II3BVV_CALLSIGN .
* These are the time windows to which the different QSL cards are linked:
QSL 1 - 24, 25, 26 October
QSL 2 - 27, 28, 29 October
QSL 3 - 30, 31 October, 1 November
QSL 4 - 2, 3, 4 November
** The request for direct sending of the QSL must be received by the end of December 2018 at the address indicated in the contacts, together with a self-addressed envelope (SAE) and the references of the connections (Log or QSL).

QSL 1 - 24, 25, 26 October

QSL 2 - 27, 28, 29 October

QSL 3 - 30, 31 October, 1 November

QSL 4 - 2, 3, 4 November
Here to see the results achieved during the twelve days of activity
Under the patronage of the Municipality of Vittorio Veneto

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