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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Fwd:[WRTC2002 0598] Special WRTC2002 memento
From: frenaye@pcnet.com (Tom Frenaye)
Date: Thu May 16 21:33:52 2002
The WRTC organizers asked to have this posted on cq-contest.  I think it's the 
first mention they'd be using OJ1-OJ8 prefixes during WRTC.  -- Tom

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ext OH1NOA [mailto:timo.klimoff@kolumbus.fi]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 1:26 AM
>To: WRTC2002/reflector; wrtc2002-comp@ne.nal.go.jp;
>Subject: [WRTC2002 0598] Special WRTC2002 memento
>Dear Fellow DX'er and Contester:
>The World Radio Team Championships (better known as WRTC 2002) are coming ever 
>closer and it will
>be time for fifty-two teams to travel to Finland to compete on the air to 
>determine who is the "best of the
>best" when operating on a level playing field with equal stations and antennas 
>from Southern Finland.
>The GAMES will provide an exciting event for DX'ers the world over as they 
>attempt to chase the various
>WRTC teams who will be signing OJ1 - OJ8 prefixes on the bands for the first 
>time ever. You can read
>more about this event on the official WRTC 2002 website at 
>Major funding for WRTC2002 has been received from amateurs around the world 
>and this email is
>intended to present yet another opportunity for private sponsors to support 
>the games. Special arrangements
>have been made to make available a special edition memento to commemorate the 
>games, which shall be
>offered for sale to those amateurs attending the Dayton Hamvention, May 17-19, 
>It is very attractive 9" glass candleholder bearing the WRTC2002 logo on a 
>high quality silk print. Only
>thirty (30) of these beauties are being made available as "collector's item" 
>and they have been created by
>one of the world's finest glass designers, Timo Sarpaneva of Finland. The 
>piece reflects the language of
>modernism conveyed through the natural charm of the very finest crystal. This 
>is the language that
>DX'ers and contesters are expected to cope with ease.
>You may reserve your piece in advance of Dayton and support WRTC2002 at $100 
>US by emailing your
>interest in one of these fine pieces to:
>Martti Laine, OH2BH, at email: OH2BH@sral.fi
>or to:
>Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, at email: K1ZM@aol.com
>Your fine crystal WRTC2002 memento can then be picked up in person at the 
>Dayton Hamvention at the
>Daily DX booth (number 520) and/or the DX Publications booth (number 313) 
>during an eyeball QSO with
>the OH gang who will be QRV for your visit.
>Don't miss out...! This is very limited opportunity to own a fine piece of 
>crystal and to support the WRTC
>2002 games - all at the same time!
>73 Martti Laine, OH2BH
>WRTC-2002 Organizing Committee

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