About This Station

Coordinates: Lat. 45.50.64N, Lon. 13.29.36E; WW Locator JN65ru
Altitude: 14 m asl
Weather Station: Fine Offset WS1080
Sensors: Thermo-Humiduty, RainMeter ed Anemometer located on the roof, 10 m above the ground
PC Weather Server Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, HD 20 GB, OS Linux Raspbian Jessie
Software Data Aquisition: Cumulus
APRS: BPQ32 for Raspbian
NOAA satellite reception: WXtoImg version 2.10.11
Radio: APRS (144,800 MHz): RTX Kenpro F240 + TNC KAM plus, Antenna D-Original X-30
NOAA Satellite (137 MHz): Receiver NE LX1375 + pre TeleSystem, Antenna QFH Homemade
CWOP service: Via Internet IV3ONZ CWOP active 24/7
Via radio IV3ONZ APRS only when there is no connection with the CWOP server
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About The Location

Fogliano Redipuglia (Bisiac: Foian Redipuia, Slovene: Foljan-Sredipolje) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Gorizia in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Gorizia.

As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,797 and an area of 7.8 square kilometres (3.0 sq mi).

The municipality of Fogliano Redipuglia contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Fogliano, Polazzo, and Redipuglia.

World War I memorial

Fogliano Redipuglia lies at the eastern end of the shifting front of the Italian Campaign against Austria-Hungary (and Germany) in World War I, and today is home to Italy's largest war memorial on Monte Sei Busi in Redipuglia.

The campaign overall featured the dozen or so Battles of the Isonzo including a number in this area but especially the Battle of Caporetto, a heavy defeat for the Italians with 11,000 killed, 20,000 wounded and 265,000 captured.

As points of interest, famed WWII German officer Erwin Rommel fought in this battle as a junior officer, and American author Ernest Hemingway drove an ambulance for the Italian Army (see A Farewell to Arms).

After Caporetto, the Austria-Hungarian advance was forced to stop anyway due to lack of supplies, and after almost a year the Italians were able to reinforce and regain this territory by destroying the Austro-Hungarian Army in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which defeat led to the final end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The huge war memorial from 1938 contains the corpses of 39,857 identified Italian soldiers, and 69,330 unidentified. In a nearby cemetery are buried another around 14,000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers.

Trench fortifications can be seen next to the war memorial, as well as a display of large WWI artillery pieces.

Pope Francis planned to visit Redipuglia's military memorial on 13 September 2014 to mark the centenary of World War I to pray for those who died in all wars.

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