1996 San Francisco
The 1996 World Radiosport Team Championship was held in the San Francisco, California, USA area in July, 1996, and was organized by the Northern California Contest Club. The format continued to be teams of two competitors each, operating at stations with similar antenna and power restrictions, participating in the IARU HF World Championship, a world-wide operating event that includes both phone and CW operation.
During the competition, the WRTC stations used distinctive “1×1” callsigns specially approved by the Federal Communications Commission. This was the first time 1×1 callsigns were issued to amateur radio operators in the USA.
The callsigns – W6A through W6Z and K6A through K6Z – were assigned randomly to each team, and helped prevent other stations in the IARU HF World Championship contest from recognizing their friends. The special call signs also ensured that all stations had call signs that took approximately the same amount of time to speak phonetically or to send in Morse code. Fifty-two teams of two operators each represented twenty-four countries and all six inhabited continents.
First place: Jeff Steinman KRØY and Dan Street K1TO of the United States
Second place: John Laney III K4BAI and Bill Fisher KM9P of the United States
Third place: Dave Hachadorian K6LL and Steve London N2IC of the United States
This is a video documentary of an elite amateur radio competition, the 2nd World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), held in the San Francisco Bay Area in July, 1996.(read more…)
These are the rules the 52 teams followed during WRTC-96. The “exhibition teams” were exempt from all rules and were not eligible for awards.
WRTC-96 will be held in conjunction with the IARU HF World Championship contest. The WRTC competitors will have a slightly different set of additional rules they must follow, however. (read more…)
Call Op#1 Op#2 Judge Host QTH Score QSOs Mlt Uq% S/W W6X KR0Y K1TO UA6HZ WA6AHF San Lorenzo 761829 2457 183 1.7 NA K6T K4BAI KM9P W6UM NQ6X San Jose 678132 2511 162 1.2 NA W6R K6LL N2IC WR3G AF6S San Jose 655720 2424 169 1.1 CT K6P VE3EJ VE3IY OH2KI N6UUG Suisun City 647112 2343 177 2.0 NA K6C K4UEE N6IG BA1FB WB6PCJ Redwood City 644059 2355 169 0.9 CT W6T K5ZD WX3N K6SSS AB6CW Cupertino 616308 2170 174 1.2 NA W6D K1KI K3UA AA7FT K6YT Los Altos 606550 2145 175 1.6 CT W6Q 9A3A S53R W7NI WA6GFY Sunnyvale 598272 2233 164 2.1 CT W6V KF3P KR2J N6RA WB6YRN Fairfield 577575 2352 151 1.6 CT W6P K8CC K5GO K7LXC WB6WSL Los Altos 568435 2370 149 1.0 NA K6V W2GD W0UA S59AA KE6HUA Redwood City 568378 2465 146 2.4 CT K6W N6TV K7SS N6KT AB6DI Hayward 556928 2261 152 1.5 CT W6I K1AR K1DG S50R KK6WP Berkeley 547404 2204 156 1.3 CT W6Y DL1IAO DK3GI NB6G AD6E San Jose 545756 1993 167 1.7 CT K6D DL5XX DL1VJ KJ4VH NF6S Livermore 532728 2183 147 2.3 CT K6R LZ1SA LZ2PO OK2FD N6BT Los Altos 531552 2256 147 2.1 CT K6G NP4Z WC4E K5MM K6MA Sunnyvale 527592 2238 152 2.8 NA W6A K3LR WA8YVR AB6NJ KE6OT Sunnyvale 523672 2478 134 2.2 NA K6X UA3DPX RZ9UA AI7B WB6UTY Half Moon Bay 518666 1960 163 1.7 TR K6Z JH4NMT JE3MAS W0UN W6YX Stanford 512535 2318 141 3.4 CT W6S LY2IJ LY1DS S50A AA6YQ Los Altos 509392 1958 158 1.9 paper W6B S59A S56A I2UIY AE0M Belmont 507318 2257 141 1.7 S56A K6Y OK1CF OK2PAY W7RM W6DU Los Altos 499796 2143 148 2.3 TR W6H RW1AC RV1AW PY5EG AI6V Concord 497965 1841 163 1.0 CT K6I JH7PKU JO1BMV CT1BOH KN6VO Sunnyvale 488940 2296 145 2.1 CT K6S ON4UN ON9CIB W3ZZ N6WFK Redwood City 480326 2120 154 2.4 CT W6U EA1AK EA4KR N0AX W6JD Palo Alto 470744 1918 152 1.7 CT W6G JE1JKL JH7WKQ OH2MM N6OM Sunnyvale 470237 1984 139 2.0 CT K6U SM3DMP SM3CER N7NG AJ6V Los Altos Hills 465075 2165 135 1.1 TR W6O ZS6EZ ZS6NW VE7SV KV6S San Jose 461553 2093 137 1.7 CT K6O WN4KKN N6TR WA7NIN KW6C Mountain View 454476 2331 121 0.4 TR W6E EA7TL EA9KB N2AA K6XV Pleasanton 445356 1871 139 1.6 CT K6N YT1AD YU1RL K3ZO WB6AFJ San Jose 437167 2228 137 3.7 CT W6W LU6ETB LU/OH0XX I0JBL W6OPO Palo Alto 437016 2319 131 3.3 TR K6J N2NT KZ2S S57AL KK6EK Walnut Creek 426656 1902 134 1.1 NA W6K F6FGZ F5MUX K5RC W6VG Menlo Park 418375 2276 125 3.1 CT K6A JH4RHF JA8RWU 9A5W K6SMH Saratoga 412388 1981 131 2.7 CT K6H DJ6QT DJ2YA RW9UP N6DA Fremont 411376 2353 112 1.6 CT K6K UT5UGR UT4UZ S59L KG6FR Berkeley 398399 1863 127 1.3 CT K6F IT9BLB IT9VDQ UA9BA KM6OH San Lorenzo 385280 2000 128 3.1 CT K6M GI0NWG G3OZF K4XU WB6JJJ San Jose 383437 1884 131 3.0 CT K6B 9A9A 9A3GW G3SXW AB6YL Sunnyvale 383166 1886 126 1.2 CT K6Q VE7NTT VE7CC K0KR WM6R Berkeley 362440 1546 130 0.4 TR K6E HA0MM HA0DU AA6XZ KK6PH San Pablo 357885 1759 135 4.0 CT W6Z VK5GN VK2AYD RU1AA W6NA Palo Alto 343604 1822 124 2.2 TR W6J SP6AZT SP9FKQ K6NA K6LM Sunnyvale 330876 2023 117 2.4 CT W6L UN4L UN2L W7YAQ KM6AV Dublin 309518 1796 121 4.9 paper K6L SP9HWN SP9IJU JA7RHJ W6ISO Redwood City 298178 2149 97 3.7 CT W6N I4UFH I2VXJ KC7V KE6KXO Alviso 269028 1728 106 3.3 CT W6M PY0FF PY5CC S56M AB6CJ Palo Alto 231066 1580 99 2.6 CT W6C IN3QBR IT9TQH K8AZ AA6LY Cupertino 185070 1615 93 5.0 CT * approximate score -- damaged log file: W6F OH2IW OH1JT KT3Y AG6D San Martin 565000* 2100 170 1.1 TR
Demonstration Teams (alphabetically by callsign) Call Op#1 Op#2 Judge Host QTH QSOs Mlt S/W AH3C YL2KL YL3DW WZ6Z WZ6Z Oakland 1591 140 CT AH3D BA1OK BA4RC OH2BH W6JZU Los Altos Hills 1913 120 paper
JUDGES: K4VX (Chief Judge) G3SXW, I2UIY, JA7RHJ, K3ZO, K4XU, K5RC, K6NA, N2AA, N6AA, N6ZZ, OH2MM, OK2FD, PY5EG, S50A, UA9BA, W0UN, W7RM.
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. (read more…)
Redwood City, CA
April 3, 1996
WRTC-96 ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF TEAM MEMBERS
WRTC-96, Inc. announced today selection of the 104 team members who will compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship competition scheduled for July 13 and 14, 1996. The WRTC competitors will enter the IARU HF World Championship contest as 52 two-person multi-operator, single-transmitter entries. All 52 teams will be located near San Francisco Bay on flat terrain in relatively close physical proximity so as to minimize propagation differences, and all will run 100 watts output to nearly identical antenna systems. By eliminating many of the station and propagation variables normally associated with radio contesting, the WRTC strives to present a meaningful head to head competition in which the winners can rightfully claim to be “the best of the best.” (read more…)
From: Charles Epps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: WRTC-96 Press Release #4
WRTC-96 PRESS RELEASE #4
Redwood City, CA
September 30, 1995
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-96) will pit up to 52 two-operator teams in a head-to-head competition in the San Francisco Bay Area during the IARU HF World Championship the weekend of July 13-14, 1996. Forty-five teams are allocated to 27 Invited Countries, one team to the defending champions from WRTC-90, and six teams to Wild-card entries which may come from any country. Entrants are responsible for their own transportation to San Francisco where the WRTC-96 Committee will provide them housing, meals, local transportation and access to station locations. (read more…)