The entities which qualifies for IIA are the
islands, the rocks, the so-called
"faraglioni" (stacks) and, generally,
any piece of earth, sand or rock that emerges from
the water at any point of the day, regardless to
high or low tide. At all events, the concept of
island as generally accepted shall always be
II) Links to the mainland through man-made
structures, such as bridges etc., do not restrict
the validity, provided that water is free to flow
thriugh that bridge etc.
III) Man-made islands (such as artificial islands,
breakwaters, barriers etc.) do not count.
IV) Islands located in rivers and lakes do not
V) The island, as defined at para 1 above, should
be shown and named on the "Carta d'Italia
alla scala 1:25.000", published by the "Istituto
Geografico Militare". If the island is shown
but not named, the name shall be deducible from
detailed nautical charts, documents issued by an
habour office, specialized publications or from
any other official source.
VI) The distance from the coast must always be more
than 50 metres at low tide.
VII) The minimum number of contacts for HF
operations to be accepted is 100.
VIII) The List of the Islands updated at 31 December
1995 should be considered as complete. Changes (either
integrations or deletions) will be made on
specific application, which shall be supported by
the required cartographical evidence.
IX9) The IIA annual listing will be published in
"Radio Rivista". It will be compiled on
the basis of the applications for certificates and
updates received by 31 December of the previous
X) Any application for a new island to be
included in the IIA LIst of the Islands shall be
submitted exclusively to the Award Manager. In
case of controversy, the Award Manager will turn
to the IIA Committee members' experience.
XI) Any revision or controversy shall be
considered by the IIA Committee, whose decisions
will be final.
XII) Italians OM and SWL should reach 50 islands
confirmed and 10 groups. Europeans should reach 30
islands and 6 groups. Extraeuropeans should reach
15 islands and 3 groups. Contacts must be made
starting from 1 January 1970.
XIII) Honour Roll: special plaque for 100 islands
confirmed and 15 groups.
XIV) All Italian Islands Trophy (AIIT): special
plaque for 300 islands confirmed.
XV) Costs: The cost for the award is 7,000 Italian
lire, 10 IRC or 5 dollars; the cost for Honour
Roll and AIIT is 30,000 Italian lire, 30 IRC or 20
XVI) Applications for the Award should be sent to
the ARI Award Manager, Via Scarlatti 31, 20124
XVII) Applications for the plaques should be sent to
Diamond DX Club.