[CQ-Contest] WRTC2014 News

Doug Grant dougk1dg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 12:46:13 PDT 2010

On behalf of the New England WRTC Organizing Committee, I would like to
thank the WRTC Sanctioning Committee for awarding us
hosting rights to WRTC2014. We consider this a great honor, and will work
hard to make the event enjoyable and memorable for everyone involved. The
Russian group that hosted WRTC2010 this year set a new standard for
competition fairness and and we hope to follow in their path of continuous

We are working hard to get fully organized, with the initial activities of
finalizing Team Selection criteria, launching our Web site, and completing
the incorporation formalities completed over the next few weeks. We will
keep everyone informed on our progress.

One issue that has been raised by several people is whether the upcoming
2010 CQWW SSB and CW contests will count as qualifying events.

The answer is YES!

CQWW is the biggest contest, with the most participation and the most
competition. It will carry the same level of importance in team selection as
it did for WRTC2010. Category factors will be similar to those used for
WRTC2010 (i.e., single-operator scores are weighted higher than multiop
scores, etc.).

The full Team Selection details, including point values for each contest,
category factors, number of teams per continent etc. are still in
development but will probably end up very similar to the WRTC2010 rules
(which were very similar to the WRTC2006 rules). We will announce them as
soon as they are finalized.

The New England WRTC2014 Organizing Committee is a newly-formed independent
organization, and not part of any existing organization, national society,
or club. We are counting on a lot of volunteers to help us with their
talents and resources, primarily in the New England region (W1 call area,
including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
and Vermont). We welcome financial support from contesters and clubs
worldwide, and have some interesting sponsorship programs planned. Stay

So once more, thanks on behalf of the entire organization, and we'll see you
all on the air or in person here in New England in 2014!


Doug K1DG
Chairman, WRTC2014, Inc.
on behalf of WRTC2014 co-Chair K5ZD and Directors K1AR, K1KI, K1RX, K1TO,
and the 40+ Committee volunteers already on-board

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