‘Olympiad of amateur radio’ coming to I-495 corridor


WESTBORO — The World Radiosport Team Championship organizers selected 16 New England communities as operating sites to host its seventh quadrennial radiosport competition July 9-14.

The world’s top amateur radio operators will converge on towns spanning the Interstate 495 corridor for the “Olympiad of amateur radio,” WRTC2014, the first held in the United States since 1996.

WRTC2014 teams will compete to contact other amateur radio stations in countries around the globe using both voice and Morse code transmissions. Top teams will operate without sleep for the entire 24-hour competition in an effort to contact as many stations and countries as possible, pursuing the highest score, to earn the distinction of “the best in the world.”

Operating sites for WRTC2014 include private properties, state parks and other state- and town-owned facilities in Mansfield, Wrentham, Devens, Assonet, Berkley, Dighton, Pepperell, Hollis, N.H., East Taunton, Plymouth, Carver, Leominster, Medfield, Cohasset, Hingham and Norwell, each carefully selected to establish a level playing field.

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