WRTC 1996 Schedule
This is the schedule we followed during WRTC-96
For beer lovers and contest afficionados, informal “Beer Busts” will be held poolside at the WRTC 96 hotel Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday afternoons/evenings. Everyone is invited–tickets may be purchased at the entrance.
Tuesday, July 9:
Judges arrive in San Francisco area and occupy their living quarters. On Tuesday evening there will be a dinner for the judges together with the WRTC organizing committee.
Wednesday, July 10:
Competitors arrive during the day and occupy their living quarters. An informal outdoor welcoming party/Bar-B-Que beginning at about 3 p.m. will give the competitors a chance to become acquainted with each other and with the judges. This party, held at the Coyote Point picnic area, will be open to all who want to attend.
Tickets will be available at the entrance.
Thursday, July 11:
In addition to socializing around the pool at our headquarters hotel, there will be two organized trips to acquaint our visitors with both radio and nonradio highlights of the San Francisco Bay area. These will be (1) a bus tour of San Francisco itself, and (2) a visit to Ham Radio Outlet, Force 12 Antenna Research and Design Center and Factory and a computer superstore. In the evening there will be a dinner in the East Bay open to all (Ticket PREPURCHASE REQUIRED).
Friday, July 12:
The day will begin with a breakfast and discussion period for competitors and judges. This will be the opportunity for the competitors to ensure they have a full understanding of the rules of the event and to ask any questions of the judges. After the breakfast, the competitors will be assigned to their host stations and given an envelope with the callsign they will use for the contest. The competitors will then move to their stations. The remainder of the day will be free to the competitors to set up their equipment and test their stations. Competitors may want to stay overnight at the station, since the contest will begin at 5 a.m. (local time) the next morning.
Saturday, July 13:
WRTC Competition begins at 1200Z and continues until 0600Z. Logs must be submitted within 10 minutes after the conclusion of the contest.
Sunday, July 14
Sunday will be a day of relaxation, including a long, lazy lunch/afternoon poolside (WRTC Motel 6) social event (beer bust) to unwind and swap contest stories. The official awards banquet will be held Sunday evening at the Stanford University Faculty Club in Palo Alto, where we have room for 325 attendees. Advanced ticket purchase required.
Monday, July 15:
The Redwood Empire DX Club is organizing a day-long tour of Napa Valley wine country north of San Francisco for competitors, judges, and their guests. This will include a ferry ride across the Golden Gate, visits to two wineries, and a gourmet outdoor lunch at which local visitors will also be welcome. Participants will be returned to our headquarters hotel no later than 7 p.m., and will be free to have dinner as they wish.
This will conclude the scheduled activities for WRTC 96.
Abbreviated WRTC-96 Social Schedule:
Wednesday: ICOM Picnic 3-9 PM Coyote Point Park
Wednesday, July 10: NCCC/Hy-Gain/AEA Hospitality Suite will be at the Motel.
*Thursday, July 11: CQ/Cushcraft San Francisco & ARRL/TGV Silicon Valley bus tours. Public can join at no-host lunch, details tomorrow.
*Thursday, July 11: Dinner, Shell Oil, Martinez, snail-slow buses at 4:30 PM.
Thursday, July 11: NCCC/Alinco/ETO Hosp. Suite, Thursday PM at Motel
Friday, July 12: Competitors’ meeting, 8:45 AM at the hotel restaurant
Saturday, July 13: WRTC 96 CONTEST 1200z, July 13 to 0600z July 14
Sunday, July 14: US Tower/Tide House/Give Pizza Chance Pizza & Beer Bust, Noon – 3, Poolside at the Motel
*Sunday, July 14: HRO Awards Banquet, 6 PM, Stanford Faculty Club
Sunday, July 14: JA Hospitality Suite, Sunday night at the Motel
*Monday, July 15: Yaesu Napa Winery Tour, 7 AM – 6 PM
Monday, July 15: Slovenia Contest Club Farewell Hospitality Suite Monday night at the Motel