Ham-radio operators compete on July 12

Lowell Sun, Sentinel and Enterprise

By Jack Minch

LEOMINSTER — Sholan Farms is scheduled to host one of the sites being used for this year’s World Radiosport Team Championship the weekend of July 12.

Other nearby sites hosting the competition include Devens and Pepperell, said Don Montrym, of the Montachusett Amateur Radio Association.

The goal is for ham-radio operators to contact as many other radio stations as possible in 24 hours.

“They work in teams of two,” Montrym said.

Teams are coming from 38 countries around the world for the competition, he said.

The last championship was held in Russia four years ago.

The WRTC provides the sites and 40-foot antennas so operators only bring their radios.

Sholan Farms will host two teams.


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