[CQ-Contest] News #11 - WRTC2014 Competition Rules Released for Review
Randy Thompson K5ZD
k5zd at charter.net
Fri May 18 04:04:44 PDT 2012
WRTC2014 NEWS RELEASE #11
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 http://www.wrtc2014.org/contest/wrtc-rules/.
Comments, suggestions, and corrections are welcome during the comment period
and should be sent by email to rules at wrtc2014.org. The comment period will
close on June 18, 2012. The final rules will be released before July 1,
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 review
the rules and provide comment before the final version is released. We look
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 at
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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