WRTC “Chase” Awards

The WRTC2014 Organizing Committee would like to encourage everyone to work the WRTC2014 teams during the competition. We also would like to receive your log within 6 hours after the contest to help with the log checking. There are two levels of rewards for working the teams.

WRTC2014 “Chase” Rules

Objective: For home stations to work the WRTC2014 stations on as many band/modes as possible.

Competition: Starts 1200Z on July 12, 2014. Ends 1200Z on July 13, 2014. This is the same as the IARU HF Championship.

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters.  CW and SSB.

Exchange: Signal report and ITU zone (See page with conversion of USA states to ITU zones)

Log submission: Same as for IARU HF Championship.  Logs must be in Cabrillo format. Send log by email attachment to iaruhf@arrl.org before 1800z July 13, 2014 to be eligible for Participation Awards (see below). Log must indicate the mailing address where any award can be sent.

Participation Award Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America (outside W1), New England (W1 call area), Oceania, South America.

Note: The WRTC2014 stations will have distinctive callsigns. (list of calls to be announced by June 1)

Activity Awards

1. The WRTC2014 stations will confirm all contacts:

  • by QSL card via the bureau for DX stations and direct to US stations
  • through ARRL’s Logbook of the World

2. Each QSO with a WRTC team counts for 5 points for the ARRL Centennial QSO Party.

3. Any station that appears in all 59 WRTC team logs will be able to download a certificate from the WRTC2014 Web site after the contest.

No log submission is required for Activity Awards.

Participation Awards (requires log submission)

WRTC2014 Assistant Judge Hat

WRTC2014 Assistant Judge Hat

1. Assistant Judge Awards

Everyone who submits a log will be given the title of “Assistant Judge of WRTC2014.” All logs received within six hours after the end of the contest will be entered into a drawing for one of 25 “WRTC2014 Assistant Judge” hats.

2. Bronze Awards

Every station that submits a log containing confirmed contacts with the WRTC teams on 30 or more band/modes will entered into a drawing to win one of 10 WRTC2014 bronze medals or one of 50 WRTC2014 mouse pads.

3. Silver Awards

A Silver medal will be awarded to the first 5 stations from each continent and W1 that have confirmed contacts with all 59 teams regardless of mode. Any other stations that work all 59 teams will be entered into a drawing to win one of 25 WRTC2014 hats.

4. Gold Awards

Gold medals will be awarded to the top 5 band/mode leaders in each continent and W1. In the event of a tie, the order will be determined by earliest completion time. (With 59 teams, 5 bands, and 2 modes, there are 590 possible band/modes available.)


Direct any questions to info@wrtc2014.org.

View a checklist of callsigns that will be used by the WRTC2014  teams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: For the Chase Awards, is there any distinction between SO and M/S stations?

No. Any entry type is accepted.

Q: Are “Checklogs” eligible for the Participation Awards?