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WRTC2014, Inc. Official Contacts

Randy Thompson, Co-Chairman,

Doug Grant,  Chairman,

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators competing in a test of operating skill. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010). You can learn more about the history and results of previous  WRTC events at

Contesting (also known as radiosport) is a competitive activity pursued by amateur radio operators. In a contest, an amateur radiostation, which may be operated by an individual or a team, seeks to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible in a given period of time and exchange information. Rules for each competition define the amateur radio bands, the mode of communication that may be used, and the kind of information that must be exchanged. The contacts made during the contest contribute to a score by which stations are ranked.

Unlike most on-the-air amater radio competitions, WRTC requires all competitors to use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability.

Amateur Radio – Learn more about amateur radio. The ARRL is the national association for amateur radio in the United States.

Amateur Radio is a licensed service. Each radio operator is issued a callsign. Those are the 4 to 6 character groups of letters and numbers that you see before or after someone’s name. In the United States, licenses and callsigns are issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

More information about WRTC can be found on Wikipedia.