[CQ-Contest] Ideas for WRTC 2004

Jim George n3bb at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 19 03:18:23 EDT 2002

Interesting question.

First off, the WRTC needs to be in a warm climate.  It would be tough for
the station and antenna work to be in inclement weather.  Second, the WRTC
must be imbedded in some form of contest, otherwise, the rich enviroment of
QSOs and multipliers available would not exist.  In addition, the WRTC is
the championship of contesting, and therefore it needs to be in a
contesting environment, with both modes available.  The IARU is not any of
the national contests, or regional.  Realistically, that leaves the IARU in
the summer (northern hemisphere)as the only alternative  The IARU's 24 hour
length is a good compromise between the full 48 hours and shorter
durations.  The 24 hour length is important from the consideration of the
hosts and also the competitors and referees.  From an overall perspective,
the IARU is a good environment.

Jim N3BB

>Why does the WRTC need to be wedded to the IARU Radiosport?
>Mark, N5OT
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