I personally liked the Moscow format of WRTC, but the main thing is to have
fun and to create a competitive environment for the participants.
I also have some concern also that the RUN-fest will be quite obvious, but
after all, scores are going to be calculated not only based on QSO-numbers,
so both stations must make sure to also care about the mults.
Anyway, I am sure WRTC 2014 will be an excellent event and find no reason
to complain about new rules. To change from previous years will just make
teams more careful about how to adjust strategies to be the most successful
I am looking forward to WRTC 2014 and even if I might not be the lucky one
to participate in a competing team, I still hope to be in New England and
enjoy the great atmosphere of contesters in the same way I enjoyed it as
being a referee in WRTC 2010.
73 de RA/SM6LRR, Mats
2012/5/18 Richard DiDonna NN3W <email@example.com>
> 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
> 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:
> > WRTC2014 NEWS RELEASE #11
> > (http://www.wrtc2014.org/wrtc2014-competition-rules-released-for-review/
> > Windham,NH
> > May 18, 2012
> > WRTC2014 COMPETITION RULES RELEASED FOR REVIEW
> > 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
> > Comments, suggestions, and corrections are welcome during the comment
> > and should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment period
> > 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
> > the rules and provide comment before the final version is released. We
> > 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
> > any time.
> > About WRTC2014
> > The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years
> > 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
> > from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except
> > 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
> > WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at email@example.com.
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