WRTC-2014 Announces New Advisory Council Member – W1UF

Windham, NH
January 5, 2012

WRTC-2014 Announces New Advisory Council Member – W1UF

WRTC 2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship competition, is pleased to announce that L. Dennis Shapiro, W1UF, has joined the WRTC2014 Advisory Council. The Advisory Council consists of individuals who have experience in the execution of major events and are willing to provide significant financial resources to the project.

Dennis is a lifelong New Englander and maintains two stations – one in the Boston area and one on Nantucket Island. He is an active DXer and currently an occasional contester, though he was extremely active in contests in the past.  Dennis explains his motivation for joining the Advisory Council, “I am interested in building international friendships and see WRTC as furthering that goal.”

“Dennis is a highly-respected member of the amateur radio and business communities in New England,” said Doug Grant, K1DG, Chairman of WRTC-2014. “His track record of successful business management and skill in helping organize competitive events such as the Nantucket Yacht Race bring great value to our team.”

The WRTC2014 Advisory Council is responsible for advising the organizers on the planning of the event. Council members are all well-respected in the amateur radio community as operators and station builders and have demonstrated success in business. They generally have experience in the planning and execution of major events and are able to provide guidance and assistance in areas such as fundraising, project management, and making connections with useful resources. These individuals have also committed to provide significant personal financial support to the project.

For information about WRTC-2014 or joining the Advisory Council, contact WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at k1dg@wrtc2014.org.

About WRTC 2014

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of approximately 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.

About L. Dennis Shapiro, W1UF

Dennis was first licensed in 1947 and was an early adopter of SSB using home built transmitting equipment in the early 1950’s.  An Electrical Engineer, he founded Aritech Corporation in 1960 that was sold to a NYSE company in 1974.  In 1978 he became CEO and Chairman of Lifeline Systems, Inc. and retired as Chairman when it was acquired by Philips in 2006.  He is an active pilot with an ATP rating and a Fellow of The Explorers Club.