The Province name in most cases coincides with that of the Province chief town e. IZ4 GHI are the most recent calls, issued since in strict alphabetical order. It should be noted that IK -series calls were never given to new hams in Sicilia, Sardegna, other islands or special-statute Regions; as a matter of fact they were still getting assigned the original ad-hoc prefixes IT9 , IS0 , IB0 , etc. They are still today being issued to new hams living in the major islands. The prefix plus the suffix forms the callsign. They are still today being issued to new hams living in the special-statute regions.
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They can be assigned to special-event stations several prefixes but most commony IIe. At that time they probably did not realize the inconsistencies starting to appear among the various suffixes lots this quite complex issue is discussed later. IG7R are generally special calls for contest operations, but there also are very few beacons using calls of that type e. Provinces are then further structured claling Comunibut this is of no matter for us. After no such calls were issued any longer there is no vanity call program in Italy.
List of dialling codes in Italy
Italian calls with a two-letter suffix: Noone knows what can happen when organizational matters are left to burocrats. Since the beginning of legal ham radio late 40iesand up to yearthe allowed power for a full license was bound to the paid callijg fee, i. Let us now briefly talk about transmit power. The call-area is part of the prefix.
II6HIJto operations from very small islands e. Please keep in mind the Italian prefixes allocation: For callijg special licenseswhich only use prefix IWeach Region has its own lot of suffixes to assign, according to the following rule: I0A were given to beacons practice now disconitinued.
Obviously, 1-by-2 calls are gradually getting out of the scene. Ham call-areas are tied to Regions, as evident from picture below.
IK3DEF are fairly old calls issued between andin strict alphabetical order. To be more clear: By the above assignment scheme one can easily recognize the stations counting for DXCC preix “Sardinia” i. I was assigned first, then IK and lastly IZ. Suffixes can be repeated for different call areas. The Province name in most cases coincides with that of the Province chief town e.
How to call Italy: country code, area codes, phone books
Some background on our caloing structure and on the mail zip-code system is necessary. Special license power stayed at 10 W. Provinces are then further structured in Comunibut this is of no matter for us.
With the above assignment scheme, ambiguities become easily possible prffix operating from a portable QTH. They are still today being issued to new hams living in the special-statute regions. In aclling, hams did not do else than just changing the number 1 in their prefix with the number corresponding to their Region e. This makes the total full license calls of the first, second and third lot equal to: They can be assigned to special-event stations several prefixes, but most commony IIe.
They can be either old or pretix 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. Note that the island of Sicilia is a Region called Sicilia; the same applies to the island of Sardegna.
The prefix plus the suffix forms the callsign. This decision revealed to be a very poor choice, because, after a while, there were no more calls available for assignment to new hams. For ham radio purposes, it may be sufficient to know pdefix the first digit a is bound to a Region or a group of Regions. Let us start with the full licenses first. 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.
In total, the number of prdfix full license so becomes: By the way, the cwlling validity period has recently been extended to 10 years. This concludes our historical review. As there were not many first-lot suffixes available for new assignments, they got a brilliant idea on how to overcome this problem: Italian calls with a one-letter suffix: