WRTC 1996 Teams Announced
WRTC-96 PRESS RELEASE #7
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.”
The WRTC competition will begin at 12:00 UTC on Saturday, July 13 and run until 06:00 UTC on Sunday, July 14. The WRTC teams will operate both cw and ssb on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters and may be contacted once on each band-mode (i.e., 8 contacts are possible with each WRTC station). The WRTC stations will be easy to identify because they will be using distinctive “1×1” callsigns specially approved by the Federal Communications Commission for the competition. Those callsigns will be W6A through W6Z and K6A through K6Z. In addition to the regular IARU HF Championship awards, there will be a whole family of separate achievement awards available to those who work the requisite numbers of WRTC stations.
Twenty-two teams operated in the first WRTC competition which was held in Seattle, WA in 1990. Eleven competitors in this year’s event, including Defending Champions K1AR and K1DG, are veterans of WRTC-90. Their callsigns are noted with asterisks in the competitors’ listing:
1. Defending Champs K1AR* + K1DG* 2. Team Argentina LU6ETB + LW9EUJ 3. Team Australia VK5GN + VK2AYD 4. Team Belgium ON6TT + ON4WW 5. Team Brazil PY5CC + PY0FF 6. Team Bulgaria LZ1SA + LZ2PO* 7. Team Canada #1 VE3EJ + VE3IY 8. Team Canada #2 VE7NTT + VE7CC* 9. Team Czech Rep. OK1CF + OK2PAY 10. Team Finland OH2IW + OH1JT 11. Team France F6FGZ + F5MUX 12. Team Germany #1 DK3GI + DL1IAO 13. Team Germany #2 DL5XX* + DL1VJ 14. Team Hungary HA0DU + HA0MM* 15. Team Italy #1 IN3QBR + IT9TQH 16. Team Italy #2 IT9BLB + IT9VDQ 17. Team Japan #1 JE1JKL*+ JH7WKQ 18. Team Japan #2 JH4NMT + JE3MAS 19. Team Japan #3 JH4RHF + JA8RWU 20. Team Japan #4 JH7PKU + JO1BMV 21. Team Lithuania LY2IJ + LY1DS 22. Team Poland #1 SP6AZT + SP9FKQ 23. Team Poland #2 SP9IJU + SP9HWN 24. Team Russia #1 RV1AW + RW1AC 25. Team Russia #2 UA3DPX + RZ9UA 26. Team Slovenia S59A + S56A 27. Team Spain #1 EA4KR + EA1AK 28. Team Spain #2 EA7TL + EA9KB 29. Team Sweden SM3DMP + SM3CER 30. Team UK G3OZF + GI0NWG 31. Team Ukraine UT4UZ + UT1IA* 32. Team USA #1 K1KI + K3UA 33. Team USA #2 K3LR + WA8YVR 34. Team USA #3 K4BAI + KM9P 35. Team USA #4 K6LL + N2IC 36. Team USA #5 K8CC + K5GO 37. Team USA #6 KF3P + KR2J 38. Team USA #7 KR0Y* + K1TO 39. Team USA #8 N6TV + K7SS 40. Team USA #9 W2GD + W0UA 41. Team USA #10 WX3N + K5ZD 42. Team Yugoslavia YU1RL* + YT1AD 43. Wildcard #1 5B4ADA + S53R 44. Wildcard #2 9A9A + 9A3GW 45. Wildcard #3 DJ6QT* + DJ2YA 46. Wildcard #4 I2VXJ + I4UFH 47. Wildcard #5 K4UEE + N6IG 48. Wildcard #6 NP4Z + WC4E 49. Wildcard #7 RU3AA + RV3AJ 50. Wildcard #8 UN2L + UN4L 51. Wildcard #9 WN4KKN + N6TR 52. Wildcard #10 ZS6EZ + ZS6NW
For additional information about WRTC-96, contact Rusty Epps, W6OAT at 651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA or via e-mail at email@example.com.