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Re: [CQ-Contest] News #11 - WRTC2014 Competition Rules Released for Revi

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] News #11 - WRTC2014 Competition Rules Released for Review
From: Richard DiDonna NN3W <richnn3w@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 09:57:27 -0400
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I realize that this should ideally be directed at the WRTC committee via 
the comment solicitation mechanism, but is anyone else bothered with the 
proposed rule change?  WRTC has now gone from a skillset event to 
(potentially) a pure run fest for both radios.  Decreased emphasis on 
S&P; no true multi-single decision making; no interlock and hand off skills.

I'd like to understand the rationale for this from the committee.

73 Rich NN3W

On 5/18/2012 7:04 AM, Randy Thompson K5ZD wrote:
> (http://www.wrtc2014.org/wrtc2014-competition-rules-released-for-review/)
> Windham,NH
> May 18, 2012
> WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship
> competition announced that a draft of the competition rules has been made
> available for review. These are the rules that will be followed by the
> onsite competitors. There will be a 30 day open review period.
> The new rules can be viewed at http://www.wrtc2014.org/contest/wrtc-rules/.
> Comments, suggestions, and corrections are welcome during the comment period
> and should be sent by email to rules@wrtc2014.org. The comment period will
> close on June 18, 2012. The final rules will be released before July 1,
> 2012.
> Andy Blank, N2NT, Director of the WRTC2014 Rules Committee said, "With
> competitors from around the world and different interpretations of the
> English text, we felt it was important that everyone get a chance to review
> the rules and provide comment before the final version is released. We look
> forward to feedback from the contest community."
> The rules are very similar to those used at WRTC 2010 in Russia. The most
> significant change is in rule 16.2.4 that allows both radios to transmit at
> any time.
> About WRTC2014
> 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 or contact
> WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at k1dg@wrtc2014.org.
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