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Bozeman Resident to Compete in World Radio Competition:

from bozemandailychronicle.com on July 5, 2014
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Bozeman Resident to Compete in World Radio Competition:  
by KC4IWI on July 5, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Good article and a great way to entice new members to join our hobby!
 
Bozeman Resident to Compete in World Radio Competition:  
by WA7PRC on July 6, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
The subject of the article would be Chris, KL9A.

The World Radio Team Championships main website is http://www.wrtc.info/ (appears to be abandoned) and the website for the WRTC 2014 is http://www.wrtc2014.org/.

Every four years, a country hosts a handful of ops to compete in an international contest, and they compete against each other. This time, it happens July 8-14. It's a "contest within a contest". Only the top operators from the previous year's contests are invited to compete. They all operate from identical stations within a small area of the host country, using special callsigns. Each station consists of two operators, and it is all monitored by a volunteer "Referee". Volunteers are assigned by random drawing. Operators are assigned their callsigns at the beginning of the competition. There's little chance of cheating or favoritism.

I had the pleasure of watching a personal slide presentation of the 2010 event, as presented by Don W7NG. It was VERY cool!

How well do you rate against the top ops? Do you have even the slightest chance to be invited to the party? Go to http://wrtc-rank.com/ to find out!

vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC
 
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