2000 Bled, Slovenia

WRTC 2000 Slovenia logo

WRTC 2000 Slovenia logo

It was in 2000 that WRTC expanded internationally, as the newly born country of Slovenia – on the sunny side of the Alps – set the stage. The entire country of Slovenia was actively involved, once again upholding the spirit of WRTC and its Olympic flame. While the event headquarters were in the resort city of Bled, the WRTC competition stations were spread throughout the country.

A new innovation to the competition was the inclusion of a “pile-up” competition, in which individual competitors listened to a recording of overlapping call signs sent in Morse code and attempted to accurately identify and record as many as possible. WRTC 2000 was also the first event where all stations were equipped with antennas of identical manufacture installed at near identical heights above ground. Almost all of the stations were located on hill tops.

Fifty-three teams of two operators each represented twenty-five nations.

First place: Jeff Steinman N5TJ (formerly KRØY) and Dan Street K1TO of the United States

Second place: Igor Booklan RA3AUU and Andrei Karpov RV1AW of Russia

Third place: Doug Grant K1DG and John Dorr K1AR of the United States

More Info

This is a video documentary and travelogue of the World Radiosport Team Championship 2000 in Bled, Slovenia by Dave Bell, W6AQ.

Link to the video on Google

EDIT: This video is no longer on this link. We have not managed to find it anywhere else.

After the winners of WRTC 2000 were announced in Bled on July 11, Team Finland (OH1EH and OH1NOA) questioned their reported score which was much lower than they had submitted. Here is how that came about. The referees’ team had intended to extract log data from text files. However, one software vendor made unannounced changes to the structure of his output files, which rendered the referees’ log-data-extraction software inoperable. As a quick fix, to reduce the amount of manual manipulation required, the referees used the binary files that had also been provided by some entrants. While Team Finland submitted a complete text file of their log, their binary file was incomplete owing to another logging program issue. The log that Team Finland submitted earned them a fifth place finish. The referees’ team apologizes for initially reporting a lower score.

Several teams commented that their multipliers were lower than expected. Since the logs had to be rescored to include the complete log of Team Finland (which eliminated some “not in log” score reductions for other contestants), the referees’ team took the opportunity also to correct some scoring of multipliers and to conduct a more complete review of the logged call signs, resulting in some changes to “bad” calls. This was done in order to provide the most accurate record possible of the results of WRTC 2000. The order of the top finishers is not affected, but there are a few changes in the order of finish farther down the list.

The referees’ team appreciates your understanding of the difficulties it faced in adjudicating the results in the very short time that was available in Bled. We are glad to have been a part of WRTC 2000 and to have had the opportunity to be of service.

Place OP-1 OP-2 CALL SCORE Q-CW Q-PH Q-Total MULT
1 K1TO N5TJ S584M 965.31 1277 957 2234 367
2 RA3AUU RV1AW S587N 910.86 1079 885 1964 414
3 K1DG K1AR S582A 867.15 1135 957 2092 302
4 DL1IAO DL2MEH S517W 866.10 1039 861 1900 367
5 OH1EH OH1NOA S537L 846.15 1007 848 1855 353
6 DL6FBL DL1MFL S511E*** 845.19 821 910 1731 390
7 UT4UZ RW1AC S523W 837.19 981 772 1753 377
8 9A9A 9A3GW S573O 825.02 894 941 1835 335
9 KQ2M W7WA S519I 820.29 893 861 1754 367
10 DL6RAI OE2VEL S533G 813.16 851 755 1606 397
11 VE7ZO VE3EJ S581I 812.11 871 856 1727 365
12 K6LA K5ZD S518N 808.71 911 777 1688 357
13 K1ZM N2NT S531R 804.89 955 887 1842 290
14 LY1DS LY4AA S524G 793.93 818 700 1518 400
15 LY3BA LY2BM S512T 789.31 880 850 1730 321
16 UT5UGR UU2JZ S548X 782.03 999 733 1732 318
17 RZ9UA UA3DPX S549L 780.90 805 858 1663 351
18 HA3OV HA3NU S536P 770.73 863 765 1628 340
19 ON4WW ON6TT S539D 762.44 790 959 1749 310
20 IK2QEI I2VXJ S562P 759.55 1074 656 1730 313
21 EA3NY EA3KU S567F 755.26 955 727 1682 337
22 OM3BH OM3GI S528D 753.65 969 708 1677 314
23 K8NZ W2GD S526O 751.33 973 661 1634 342
24 G3SXW G4BUO S568Y 745.19 1144 460 1604 338
25 YT1AD YU7NU S544Z 741.77 731 849 1580 320
26 UA9BA RN9AO S577V 738.10 753 690 1443 374
27 K4UEE N6IG S546Q 733.57 970 651 1621 324
28 LW9EUJ LU7DW S522R 726.77 895 796 1691 269
29 K9TM N2IC S574V 719.80 924 658 1582 312
30 9A3A 9A2AJ S542B 714.54 1134 414 1548 331
31 DL2CC DL5XL S583D 712.67 987 503 1490 345
32 WC4E W0UA S588S 709.69 873 663 1536 299
33 ZS6EZ ZS4TX S572L 705.67 757 719 1476 302
34 K4BAI K6LL S534J 703.51 970 478 1448 323
35 5B4WN 5B4LP S529A 697.96 916 622 1538 311
36 S59A S58A S541F 694.05 1030 563 1593 288
37 K3NA N6TV S571W 691.31 1040 440 1480 306
38 PP5JR PY2NY S532N 689.28 872 767 1639 258
39 VE7SV VA7RR S521H 683.68 844 625 1469 306
40 OK1QM OL5Y S586U 679.75 974 609 1583 280
41 JM1CAX JO1RUR S514U 667.35 871 596 1467 308
42 K9ZO K7BV S566Z 661.86 771 642 1413 302
43 PY5CC PY1KN S578R 653.71 747 750 1497 258
44 S50U S51TA S538F 644.92 813 537 1350 303
45 VE3BMV VE3KZ S561C 644.16 812 621 1433 288
46 F6BEE F6FGZ S543C 642.02 1007 469 1476 274
47 SP8NR SP9HWN S547B 638.69 992 423 1415 299
48 JH4NMT JK3GAD S527K 618.51 843 454 1297 300
49 JA8RWU JH4RHF S513A 617.99 1026 406 1432 257
50 EA7GTF EA7KW S516M 582.68 600 614 1214 281
51 N3AD N3BB S563X 567.29 954 342 1296 249
52 VK4EMM VK4XY S564Q 511.92 828 255 1083 240
53 I5NSR I5JHW S576K 431.76 404 524 928 202

1. Date and Contest Period: WRTC2000 will be run within the IARU 2000 HF Championship. Begins 1200 UTC Saturday, ends 1200 UTC Sunday, July 8-9, 2000.

2. WRTC2000 Operating Time: 24 hours with obligatory 4 hours of breaks (maximum 3 breaks, each at least 60 minutes). (read more…)

1. The Organizer will make best effort to provide largest possible selection of quality transceivers. However, we strongly encourage all teams to  bring their own equipment, this means everything except the coax and antennas.

2. Radios: Two transceivers are allowed, but only one will be allowed to transmit. It should be named “MAIN” before the contest begins. Second transceiver can only be used for receiving. Change of functions between the transceivers is only permitted in case of malfunction, as   determined by the Referee. Transceivers must not be physically connected in any way.

3. Output power: Maximum output power is 100W and is verified by external power-meter provided by the Organizer. (read more…)

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