WRTC-2014 PRESS RELEASE #3
May 17, 2011
WRTC-2014 ANNOUNCES FIRST ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS
WRTC 2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship
competition, is pleased to announce the initial members of the WRTC2014
Advisory Council. The Advisory Council consists of individuals who have
experience in the execution of major events and are willing to provide
significant financial resources to the project. The initial members of the
Council are Tim Duffy, K3LR, Craig Thompson, K9CT, and George DeMontrond
Tim Duffy, K3LR, has participated in four WRTC competitions and expressed
his feelings on joining the Council. "I am thrilled to become a member and
assist the organizing committee in its goal to host the world in New
England. I hope that others will join me and become involved in this shining
moment of radiosporting."
Craig Thompson, K9CT, recognized the high visibility of WRTC within the ham
radio and contesting community. "I am pleased to offer my support for this
important international ham radio event in the United States. The highest
expectations have been set by prior hosts and it is in the best interests of
ham radio that we continue to improve."
George DeMontrond III, NR5M, is a believer in the competitive aspects of
WRTC. "I support WRTC as the premier venue to display amateur radio
contesting skills and talent. It is important to provide an environment that
properly showcases those that qualify to compete in such an event."
"Receiving this level of support from such well known contesters and
successful businessmen is a vote of confidence for the organizing team,"
said Doug Grant, K1DG, Chairman of WRTC-2014. "We look forward to receiving
the benefits of their experience and advice as we progress toward the WRTC
event in July 2014."
The WRTC2014 Advisory Council is responsible for advising the organizers on
the planning of the event. Council members are all well-respected in the
amateur radio community as operators and station builders and have
demonstrated success in business. They generally have experience in the
planning and execution of major events and are able to provide guidance and
assistance in areas such as fundraising, project management, and making
connections with useful resources. These individuals have also committed to
provide significant personal financial support to the project.
For information about WRTC-2014 or joining the Advisory Council, contact
WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About WRTC 2014
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and
consists of approximately 50 two-person teams of amateur radio operators
from around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most
on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas
from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating
ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco
(1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010).
More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org .
About Tim Duffy, K3LR
Tim has been an active contest operator for almost 40 years. Tim is a member
of the CQ Contest Committee (20 years), serves as chairman of Contest
University (5 years), organizer of the Dayton Contest Dinner (19 years), and
coordinator of the Dayton Contest Super Suite (26 years). He is also a
founding member and past multi year President of the North Coast Contesters.
He has been on team USA at WRTC four times. Tim serves on the board of
directors of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation as Vice Chairman and
on the Radio Club of America (RCA) executive committee. K3LR was elected to
the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2006.
About Craig Thompson, K9CT
Craig's first contest was Novice Roundup in 1967. Craig has re-ignited his
contesting fire in the last few years and is in the process of building a
competitive contest station that is capable from 1.8 to 1296 MHz and soon on
2m EME. Favorite contests are ARRL and CQ DX contests, ARRL SS, June VHF and
160. He enjoys CW mostly, but is also active on SSB and RTTY. Craig has been
president and owner of Thompson Electronics Company, an electronic system
integrator/contractor since 1980. He has been on many boards, both elected
and appointed. At present, Craig is semi-retired to have more time for ham
radio, running, and golf.
About George DeMontrond III, NR5M
George DeMontrond III has been licensed since 1966 and an avid contester
since 1984 when he joined the Texas DX Society. He built a multi-multi
contest station in 1984-1986, pursued other interests in the early 90's, and
has returned to station building in 2007. His world class station 50 miles
northwest of Houston is QRV on all contest bands and modes from 1.8 to 1296
MHz. George brings a wealth of big event experience through his involvement
in attempts by the city of Houston to bid for the Olympics and as a Director
for one of Houston's biggest events, the Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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