WRTC forms

Chuck Van Hoorn cvanhoo at heartland.bradley.edu
Tue Jul 9 14:19:31 EDT 1996

Does anyone know where I can get forms for this weekends contest? (No computer
logs here)


cvanhoo at heartland.bradley.edu

>From 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson)  Tue Jul  9 19:55:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 96 13:55 EST
Message-ID: <41960709185514/0005543629DC6EM at MCIMAIL.COM>



Even more of the WRTC 96 teams and judges are arriving today at the Belmont 
Motel 6.  You can go there today to meet them, maybe even take a few on an 
informal tour of the area sights or host a small group at an informal lunch 
or dinner!  Just show up today or tomorrow at the hotel, wear a call and name 
badge, and look for WRTC 96 guests in the lobby, the restaurant patio or 
around the pool.

Several groups of participants found the French Rooster Restaurant at the 
Motel to have fair prices given the fine quality of food and drink.  Why not 
find a group of friends and give it a try?  Many of the visitors will be on 
the NCDXC 147.36+ repeater.


The CQ Judges' Dinner tonight brings the judges and officials together for a 
final rules revue.


The first WRTC 96 event, Wednesday, July 10 from 3-9 PM, is the Icom Picnic 
at Coyote Point Park, off Highway 101 (Bayshore Freeway) south of San 
Francisco Airport.  In addition to typical American picnic fare of 
hamburgers, beer and ice cream, word has it that the UA9's and UN's are 
cooking up a taste of their own Kazakh barbecue. This will be a big event, 
and a great chance to meet the the teams, judges and organizers.  The free 
shuttle bus runs to and from the Motel, beginning at 3:00 PM.  The last 
shuttle leaves the picnic at 8:45 PM, and the park closes at 9 PM.  After the 
picnic, the Dayton-style NCCC/Hy-Gain/AEA Hospitality Suite will be at the 

Tickets are $15 at the gate for charcoal-broiled hamburgers and hot dogs, 
Tide House draft beer and soft drinks, ice cream and a once-in-a-lifetime 
chance to meet some of the best ham operators from 30 countries around the 

Parking at Coyote Point is $4, but you can take the free shuttle bus with 
the WRTC teams from the Belmont Motel 6, at the Ralston/Marine World Parkway 
exit off Highway 101.  The bus runs continuously from 3:00 PM, the last 
shuttle leaves the picnic at 8:45 PM, and the park closes at 9 PM.


The World Radiosport Team Championship contest will be 1200z, July 13 to 
0600z July 14 (5 AM local time Saturday to 11 PM the same day).  The 
two-operator teams will be operating Multi-Single using 1X1 calls W6A through 
K6Z at comparable 100 Watt tribander and dipole stations on flat terrain on 
40-10 meters, CW and SSB.  QSO's will be in the IARU World Championship, so 
you would give a report 59906 or 5906.  Work 'em on 40 and 20, then call CQ 
for a while on 15 and 10, and the best operators will find you.


*Thursday, July 11:  CQ/Cushcraft San Francisco & ARRL/TGV Silicon Valley 
bus tours.  Public can join at no-host lunch, details tomorrow.
*Thursday, July 11:  Dinner, Shell Oil, Martinez, buses at 4:30 PM.
Thursday, July 11:  NCCC/Alinco/ETO Hosp. Suite, Thursday PM at Motel
Friday, July 12:  Competitors' meeting, 8:45 AM at the hotel restaurant
Saturday, July 13:  WRTC 96 CONTEST 1200z, July 13 to 0600z July 14
Sunday, July 14:  US Tower/Tide House/Give Pizza Chance Pizza & Beer Bust, 
Noon - 3,  Poolside at the Motel
*Sunday, July 14:  HRO Awards Banquet, 6 PM, Stanford Faculty Club
Sunday, July 14:  JA Hospitality Suite, Sunday night at the Motel
*Monday, July 15:  Yaesu Napa Winery Tour, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday, July 15:  Slovenia Contest Club Farewell Hospitality Suite Mon night 
at the Motel

* Limited capacity, may be sold out, reservations required, contact Bruce 
Sawyer, AA6KX (aa6kx at worldnet.att.net)

>From 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson)  Tue Jul  9 20:00:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 96 14:00 EST
Message-ID: <50960709190005/0005543629DC6EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

In response to several questions, here's a repeat of the WRTC 96 awards
information that has been put out earlier (yeah, I'd lost mine, too):



Fifty-two teams of top amateur radio contest operators from 30 countries
will travel to San Francisco July 10-15 to compete head to head in the
1996 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-96).  These operators were
selected for this competition by national amateur radio organizations,
leading contest clubs, and an international panel of judges.  Among their
ranks are the holders of world records in virtually every major HF contest.

The WRTC competition is a "sub-competition" within the framework of the
larger IARU HF World Championship contest scheduled for the weekend of
July 13 and 14, 1996.  The WRTC competitors will enter the IARU contest
as 52 two-person multi-operator, single-transmitter entries.  All 52
teams will be located near San Francisco Bay on flat terrain in
relatively close physical proximity so as to minimize propagation
differences, and all will run exactly 100 watts output into nearly
identical antenna systems.  By eliminating many of the station and
propagation variables normally associated with radio contesting, the WRTC
strives to present a meaningful competition in which the winners can
rightfully claim to be "the best of the best."

Although the WRTC stations will be competing only with each other, they
can work anybody and everybody operating in the IARU contest.  The WRTC
stations will be on the air from 12:00 UTC, July 13 until 06:00 UTC, July
14, on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.  You can work them once on cw and once
on ssb on each of these bands, so the maximum number of QSOs possible
will be 4 (bands) x 2 (modes) x 52 (stations) = 416.  The WRTC stations
will be easy to identify because they will be signing 52 distinctive
"1x1" callsigns specially approved by the Federal Communications
Commission for the competition.  These callsigns are W6A through W6Z and
K6A through K6Z.

Several incentives exist to encourage everyone to find and work the WRTC
teams.  Those who "slice through" the pileups will earn a customized WRTC
letter opener endorsed for making 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100 QSOs on any
combination of bands and modes.  If you're lucky enough to achieve a
"grand slam" by working all 52 different 1x1 callsigns, you'll garner a
special commemorative deck of WRTC playing cards.  And if you are among
the top 300 stations who make the most QSOs with WRTC teams, you'll win a
beautiful WRTC tee shirt.

Numerous radio clubs and individuals have donated plaques to be awarded
to amateurs in specific geographical areas who make the most QSOs with
WRTC team stations.  These areas are Worldwide (excluding the San
Francisco Bay Area*); Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America; Canada;
ITU Zone 6 (excluding the SF Bay Area), Zone 6 (SF Bay Area), Zone 7,
Zone 8, Zone 11, Zone 18, Zone 27, Zone 28, Zone 29, Zone 37 and Zone 45.

Each WRTC team using a 1x1 callsign will have a unique, distinctive QSL
card so work them all to collect the entire set.  WRTC stations will QSL
100 percent via the bureau and it is not necessary for you to send your
QSL to them.

The competition organizers will use a computer for processing the 52 WRTC
station logs to generate QSL labels and to determine award eligibility,
so you do not need to submit your log.  This means, though, that if you
have any doubt whether a WRTC station got your call right, you should
work it again as there will be no chance to correct your callsign after
the contest.

The WRTC Committee will publish the list of stations qualifying for
awards in various ham publications and on the internet contest and DX
reflectors shortly after the event.  If you make the list and want to
receive your award(s), send a self-addressed adhesive mailing label (not
an SASE) containing your name, callsign, and address to WRTC-96, Inc.,
c/o Rusty Epps, W6OAT, 651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA.
For the letter opener or the playing cards, include $2.00 or 4 IRCs to
cover postage and handling; $5.00 or 10 IRCs for the tee shirt (and be
sure to include a note specifying your shirt size: S, M, L, XL or XXL).
Please submit your request before December 31, 1996.

Plaque:                 Donated By:

Worldwide (No SF)       Radio Amateurs of/du Canada, Inc.
Africa                  Andy Faber, AE6Y
Asia                    Morioka Contest and DX Association
Oceania                 Carl Cook, AI6V
South America           Radio Club Quilmes in memory of Jorge H. Bozzo, LU8DQ
Canada                  Northern California Contest Club
ITU Zone 6 (No SF)      WRTC-90 (Seattle) Organizing Committee
ITU Zone 6 (SF)         Dick Dievendorff, AA6MC
ITU Zone 7              Bill Hider, N3RR
ITU Zone 8              Frankford Radio Club
ITU Zone 11             Dennis Motschenbacher, AA7VB
ITU Zone 18             Rhein-Ruhr DX Association
ITU Zone 27             Steve Thomas, N6ST
ITU Zone 28             A.R.I. - Italy
ITU Zone 29             Southern California Contest Club
ITU Zone 37             Lew Sayre, N7AVK
ITU Zone 45             Western Washington DX Club

*The "San Francisco Bay Area" consists of the California counties of
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa
Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.



Two exhibition teams have been added to the lineup of stations which will
be active in connection with the World Radiosport Team Championship
competition on July 13 and 14, 1996.  Attending from the People's
Republic of China will be BA1OK and BA4RC plus their coach/observer
BA1FB.  The PRC team will operate WRTC using the callsign AH3D.
Attending from Latvia will be YL2KL and YL3DW who will sign AH3C in the
competition.  Although these two exhibition teams will not be competing
with the 52 official teams (which will be using the 1x1 callsigns W6A
through W6Z and K6A through K6Z), they nonetheless will be operating from
relatively similar stations and generally observing the same rules as the
52 official teams.  Anyone working AH3C or AH3D during the competition
may count these stations as "wildcards" for the purpose of qualifying for
the commemorative deck of WRTC playing cards available to those who
contact all 52 different 1x1 WRTC callsigns.  AH3C and AH3D may be
substituted for any two 1x1 callsigns otherwise missed.

For additional information about WRTC-96, contact Rusty Epps, W6OAT at
651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA or via e-mail at
epps at netcom.com.  Past press releases and related WRTC information are
available by sending an e-mail message to wrtc-info at dumpty.nal.go.jp with
the two commands #GET HELP and #GET INDEX on separate lines within the
body of the message.  You also may access the WRTC-96 Worldwide Web site
at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/n6ip


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