WRTC2014 Accepting Applications for Team Leaders

Windham, NH
August 10, 2013

WRTC2014 Accepting Applications for Team Leaders

WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is pleased to announce that the application process for individuals that would like to participate in WRTC2014 as a Team Leader is now open. Team Leader applications must be submitted no later than September 13, 2013.

WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. A total of 54 Team Leaders will be selected from the top qualifiers in 29 regions from around the world. Each Team Leader then selects their teammate for the competition.

The Team Leader qualification formula consists of 12 scores selected from 55 qualifying events between October 2010 and March 2013. Full details of the qualification process can be seen at http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/team-selection/ .

WRTC2014 Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, announced, “With the publication of the results from the final qualifying event, we are ready to open the competitor application process. It will be exciting to see who earns a place in the competition.”

Team Leaders must apply no later than September 13, 2013 to be eligible for WRTC2014. The application form can be found on the WRTC2014 web site at http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/team-leader-application/.

Dan Street, K1TO, is leading the competitor selection process. “All aspiring Team Leaders must apply using the application form on the WRTC-2014 web site.” Dan also offers this reminder, “We encourage all of those with high rankings to apply because it is possible that some of those with higher scores in your Selection Area may choose not to apply. We will select two Wild Card Team Leaders from those applications that did not earn a spot as a Team Leader.”

Dan has been tracking the scores reported in the qualifying events. The 55 qualifying events included 30,814 operators who produced 141,787 scores! The Qualification standings for all regions and qualifying events can be found at http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/qualification-standings/ .

In addition to the regional qualifying, there is also a slot dedicated to a contest team with both members less than 25 years old before July 2014. Those interested in being considered for the Youth Team must follow the Team Leader application process.

Announcement of the Team Leaders is scheduled by the end of September. Anyone that does not apply by the deadline will not be considered.

There are only 11 months remaining until WRTC2014! For all questions related to WRTC2014 competitor applications, please send e-mail to teamleader@wrtc2014.org.

About WRTC2014

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators from around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010). More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org or contact WRTC Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at k1dg@wrtc2014.org.