W.A.I.L. - Worked All Italian Lighthouses
Sezione A.R.I. di Alba (CN) & Comitato Regionale A.R.I. del Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta

IK1NLZ - Paolo Garavaglia, Strada Valcossera, 11, 14100 ASTI (e-mail
[email protected]
The W.A.I.L. Award it is sponsored by A.R.I. - Comitato Regionale Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta and managed by Sezione A.R.I. di Alba.
It is issued to licenced amateurs and SWLs presenting evidence of contact with (or for SWLs reception of) the required number of amateur radio stations operating from Italian lighthouses.

HF bands
All contacts must be made on the authorized HF amateur radio bands with no difference in mode. The minimum number of contacts is 15 for Italian, 10 for European and 5 for extra-European applicants.

6 metres
The minimum number of contacts is 10 for Italian applicants and 5 for applicants outside Italy.

The minimum number of contacts is 5.

The lighthouses valid for the Award are those listed in the W.A.I.L. list available from the Award Manager (Paolo Garavaglia IK1NLZ: [email protected]) and on the web sites of the Comitato Regionale Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta (
http://aricrpva.go.to) and 425 DX News (http://www.425dxn.org/awards/wail_ref.html).

Only lighthouses with a minimum range of at least 15 nautical miles are to be considered valid for the W.A.I.L. Award. The list of lighthouses has been prepared on the basis of the Elenco dei Fari e Segnali da nebbia published by Istituto Idrografico della Marina (Genova, Italy).

Operations must take place from the lighthouses or their outbuildings. Operations from boats will not be accepted.

To validate operations, the operators must send a declaration certifying the validity of their activities and include written or photographic documentation. A facsimile of the declaration is available from the Award Manager. For operations which took place before 1 January 2000, a simple declaration will be sufficient.

It will be the responsibility of the Award Manager to publish, on the web pages, the scores, the list of accepted operations and any another information deemed useful.

To obtain the full colour A4 parchment paper certificate, please send your application to the W.A.I.L. Award Manager, Paolo Garavaglia, Strada Valcossera 11, 14100 Asti - AT, Italy.

Do not send QSL cards, but they must be in your possession. Send a GCR (General Certification Rule) list which should include the W.A.I.L. Reference Number, the name of the lighthouse and log data (date, time UTC, band, mode, stations' callsign). The GCR list must be certified as correct by two radio amateurs.

The fee for the basic W.A.I.L. certificate is 8 US$ or 8 ( (postage included). Endorsements (at 2 US$ or 2 ( each) are available for each additional 5 lighthouses.