Please keep in mind the Italian prefixes allocation: If you are interested to know more about CAP read bullets below, otherwise skip them: Plenty of calls, aren’t they? Italy is subdivided into 20 Regions. Today t hey are still assigning IZ calls; currently the new assigned suffixes begin with letter K. By the above assignment scheme one can easily recognize the stations counting for DXCC country “Sardinia” i.
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Please note that Region Basilicata is also named Lucania. A bit of history first They are still today being issued to new hams living in the special-statute regions. IA0 Baia Terranova base. The IW call holders can either keep it or exchange it with an IZ call.
They can be either old or prefiz calls, as they were issued between and in strict alphabetical order, and are now no longer issued as, after the liberalization, all new hams get the IZ prefix.
The IW call holders can either keep it or exchange it with an IZ call. Provinces are then further structured in Comunibut this is of no matter for us. In practice, hams did not do else than just changing the number 1 in their prefix with the number corresponding to their Region e. Note that stations located in the two callin islands were allowed to replace prefix I1 with prefix IT1 Sicilia island or IS1 Sardegna island. In total, the number of possible full license so becomes: IO6 UVor to operations from very small islands e.
After a few years this assigment rule was no longer strictly enforced, and hams could select the suffix they liked most among those still available, including suffixes that had been previously assigned to other hams either deceased or resigneeseven the old 1-by 2 ones.
List of dialling codes in Italy – Wikipedia
At that time all stations used the glorious prefix I1with suffixes assigned in alphabetical order: By the above assignment scheme one can easily recognize the stations counting for DXCC country “Sardinia” i. A bit of history first Beacon calls were assigned by our league ARI. Today t hey are still assigning IZ calls; currently the new assigned suffixes begin with letter K. Please keep in mind the Italian prefixes allocation: Suffixes can be repeated for different call areas.
How to call Italy from the USA or from Canada:
This is the list of the ad-hoc prefixes: For ham radio purposes, it may be sufficient to know that the first digit a is bound to a Region or a group of Regions.
With the above approach, the total number of possible special license calls is very high: Italian calls with a one-letter suffix: In all cases the call-area peefix is respected. For those wishing to have a deeper insight on the matter, there is much more text to read below. I was assigned first, then IK and lastly IZ.
Local Calling Guide
As there were not many first-lot suffixes available for new assignments, they got a brilliant idea on how to overcome this problem: I0A were given to beacons practice now disconitinued.
They can be assigned to special-event stations several prefixes, but most commony IIe.
Special license power stayed at 10 W. After no such calls were issued any longer there is no vanity call program in Italy After the death of IB0JN of Ventotene island, no calls of this type exist any longer. In other words, there still was a prfeix basket of suffixes, that we here call the first lot.
In the past beacons used the I prefix with a one-letter suffix e. The prefix plus the suffix forms the callsign. They can be assigned to special-event stations several prefixes but most commony IIe.
Italy Country Code 39 Country Code IT
They prfix still today being issued to new hams living in the minor islands. This fact explains why some very old amateurs, who were not timely in renewing their license, lost their call and had cqlling apply for a new call of the IK series. Similarly to the a digit of the zip-code, the Italian ham-radio call-area 0 to 9 indicates a Region of a group of Regions, as shown below: Passing now to the special licensesthese have just a normal prefixi.
All that said, what follows is for those who wish to more precisely understand the rationale?