[CQ-Contest] PR#9 - First European Tent Sponsors

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Mon Apr 23 04:27:26 PDT 2012


Windham, NH
April 23, 2012

First European Tent Sponsors

WRTC 2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship
competition, is pleased to announce the first two tent sponsors from Europe
have stepped forward. The Contest Club of Finland and Contest University
(CTU) Italy 2012 will each sponsor a station tent for the competition.

The WRTC Organizing Committee will provide each of the 59 competing teams
with identical antennas, coax, towers, tents, tables, chairs, generators,
and other site infrastructure. Funding for this equipment is assisted
through tent sponsorships of $1,000 from clubs and other groups.

"Contest University Italy is very proud to sponsor a WRTC2014 tent," said
Stefano Brioschi, IK2QEI, one of the organizers of CTU Italy 2012 and a past
WRTC participant. "With about 300 participants from all over Italy we are
very happy to give this small contribution to the most important world radio

Contest Club Finland was the organizer of WRTC 2010 and has a unique
understanding of the technical, logistical, and financial challenges behind
the scenes of a WRTC competition.

Europe has 27 of the 51 available WRTC qualifying positions plus the
defending champions from Russia. Qualifying in Europe is divided into 6
regions with intense competition for each (see
http://www.wrtc2014.org/competitors/qualification-standings/ ).

"The qualifying activity demonstrates the passion that European contesters
have for WRTC," said Doug Grant, Chairman of WRTC 2014. "It is very
gratifying to receive first European sponsorship support from Finland and
Italy. Other European clubs have expressed an interest and we look forward
to their support."

Clubs may sponsor multiple tents. The Northern California Contest Club,
Potomac Valley Radio Club, Society of Midwest Contesters, and Yankee Clipper
Contest Club have each sponsored two or more tents. A complete list of tent
sponsors appears at http://www.wrtc2014.org/sponsors/tent-sponsors/ .

Sponsoring groups will have their name and logo displayed on the tent and in
the WRTC materials. The sponsors of the tents of the top 3 teams will
receive plaques to commemorate their participation.

In addition to club-based sponsorships, tents may also be dedicated to the
memory of a highly-regarded contester who has become a Silent Key.

About WRTC 2014

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 at wrtc2014.org. 

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