Some about us

The Section of Busto Arsizio is part of the Italian Radioamateur Association (A.R.I.). It was constitued in 1994 by 23 OM's who decided to establish a Section here in Busto Arsizio, where about one hundred OM's live. The purpose was to gather the  Radioamateurs and all people who likes the Radiocommunications of this area to increase and spread the interest and the studies on this hobby.

 

July 1994 - The foundation

 

Who are the Radioamateurs?

Radioamateurs (or OM's) are people who loves the Radio and the Radiocommuniations. To do that, a special License is requested. Each Country has different laws, in the Link page you can find many links to groups and associations of many Countries, so that you can move to your Country's one and get all informations on it and how to become Radioamateur.

 

Some about Busto Arsizio

Busto Arsizio (population: 80,000; province: Varese), is an industrial town 22 miles NW from Milan, Lombardy, Italy. It lyes at the foot of Alps in the valley of the River Po, the echonomically strongest part of Italy. Its origin goes back to the Ligurians and to the Celts of Bellovesus in the V° century B.C. The name Busto results from latin burere, to burn, and Arsizio comes from the german hard, that here meant wire, the most important working in that time. So the composed name meant a place full of forges, recalled also by the little blaze in the badge. In the Middle Age, beside the industry of the iron, started the textile factories, that transformed the village in one of the most important centers of italian textile industry still today. For its many textile factories, it was called "The Manchester of Italy". In the town are the Santuary of St. Mary, built in the XVI° century in Bramante's style, and the main church, the St. John's Cathedral, built in baroque style.