[CQ-Contest] WRTC renamed?

Mats Strandberg sm6lrr at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 23:01:29 EDT 2013

There will never be 100% justice in any regional split.
There will always be good guys left outside the competition.
There will always be less qualified guys inside the competition


WRTC as I saw it in 2010 here in Moscow, was a magnificent collection of
the best contesters I could imagine and if I ever get the chance to
participate in such an event as competitor, I will for sure be very proud
to be a member of such a group of great contesters and most of all of
excellent people!

For sure we have some contesters of the same class or even better staying
at home, but that is the decision of theirs.  Any top notch contester had a
chance to qualify. As Randy said, qualification rules were clear and with
good planning, endurance and determination, ANY good operator had the
chance to be elected.

73 de RM2D, Mats (SM6LRR)

2013/10/19 <steve.root at culligan4water.com>

>  "The world was divided into regions. Qualifiers were only competing with
> others in their same region in order to qualify."
> Except that some of the regions are enormous, thus ignoring the realities
> of propagation.
> Except that rules allowed for half of the qualifying scores to happen
> anywhere else on Earth, like the Caribbean.
> Except that the rules allow a team leader to pick a partner from anywhere
> on Earth.
> The rules sound good in theory but in practice one whole operator and half
> of the other operator have NOTHING to do with any given geographical area.
> 73 Steve K0SR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Thompson K5ZD [mailto:k5zd at charter.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 08:01 PM
> To: ''Charles Harpole'', ''CQ-Contest Reflector''
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WRTC renamed?
> Go back and read the qualifying rules again.
> http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/team-selection/The world was divided
> into regions. Qualifiers were only competing withothers in their same
> region in order to qualify.Yes, there are more teams from Eu and NA, but
> that is because there are morecontesters in those places.The WRTC2014
> committee added more teams than ever before in an attempt toget as many
> competitors from around the world as possible. It is very hardto squeeze
> the approximately 20,000 active contesters in the world down toonly 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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