[CQ-Contest] WRTC renamed?

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Fri Oct 18 20:01:54 EDT 2013

Go back and read the qualifying rules again.

The world was divided into regions.  Qualifiers were only competing with
others in their same region in order to qualify.

Yes, there are more teams from Eu and NA, but that is because there are more
contesters in those places.

The WRTC2014 committee added more teams than ever before in an attempt to
get as many competitors from around the world as possible.  It is very hard
to squeeze the approximately 20,000 active contesters in the world down to
only 118 competitors!

Randy, K5ZD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Charles Harpole
> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 3:45 PM
> To: CQ-Contest Reflector
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] WRTC renamed?
> World Radio Team Competition could easily be re-named ....
> NA/EU Team Competition with some token others thrown in.
> I like the WRTC, its organizers, and the excitement it adds to ham radio.
> But, let us not pretend the selection process has found the whole list of
> highly accomplished contesters.
> Some will just not want to do it even if in the top ten often.  Some live
> in parts of the world where their scores in contests as the contests now
> exist can never turn huge numbers.  That would be residents of most of
> Africa and many parts of Asia.
> Example, if Asia gives you one point and you live in the HUGE continent
> of Asia, you are in the hole compared to other locations.
> Please do not think I am rooting for myself;  I am not, but I do know
> some really talented Asians left out by the structure.  Further, I do not
> think this disparity can be easily fixed.  But, WRTC is a "world" event
> the same as the baseball "world" series is what its name implies.
> Actually, virtually anything that will get ops off the computer and on
> the air has to be a good thing, but it is not healthy for NA/EU to think
> of
> themselves as the WHOLE world.    73
> --
> Charly, HS0ZCW
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