Volume 40 Number 4
|||Official WRTC 2014 Web Site|
|||NCJ WRTC-2010 Blogs|
|||WRTC 2010 Final Scores, Nov/Dec 2010 NCJ (83k pdf)|
|||WRTC 2010 - One Team's Story, Nov/Dec 2010 NCJ (268k pdf)|
|||World Radiosport Team Championship 2010 - Russia, Nov/Dec 2010 NCJ (405k pdf)|
|||Official WRTC 2010 Web Site|
|||NCJ WRTC-2006 Blogs|
|||WRTC-2006 Competitor Profiles, Jul/Aug 2006 NCJ (280k pdf)|
|||WRTC 2006 Stations, Jul/Aug 2006 NCJ (35k pdf)|
|||WRTC-2006 Tidbits, Jul/Aug 2006 NCJ (28k pdf)|
|||A History of WRTC, Jul/Aug 2006 NCJ (82k pdf)|
|||Official WRTC 2006 Web Site|
|||WRTC 2002 Report|
|||North American Teams and Order of Finish|
|||NCJ Coverage of WRTC 2000: Web Diaries of Participants|
|||WRTC-2000: A Test of Teamwork in "The Green Piece of Europe", Oct 2000 QST (210k pdf)|
|||WRTC Memories, Sep/Oct 2000 NCJ (37k pdf)|
|||WRTC2000 - The S582A Story, Sep/Oct 2000 NCJ (422k pdf)|
|||WRTC Champs K1TO, N5TJ Do It Again In Slovenia, Sep 2000 QST (32k pdf)|
|||North American Teams and Order of Finish|
|||WRTC2000 - The US Guys, May/Jun 2000 NCJ (16k pdf)|
|||Official WRTC 2000 Web Site (SCC)|
|||KRØY-K1TO Team Tops WRTC-96, Sep 1996 QST (97k pdf)|
|||The Truth About Contesters, Nov 1996 QST (87k pdf)|
|||Observations From WRTC '96, Nov/Dec 1996 NCJ (42k pdf)|
|||WRTC + K1TO + KRØY = W6X, Nov/Dec 1996 NCJ (130k pdf)|
|||Official WRTC 1996 Web Site (NCCC)|
|||The World Radiosport Team Championship, May/Jun 1990 NCJ (131k pdf)|
|||The World Radiosport Team Championship Wrap-Up, Sep/Oct 1990 NCJ (273k pdf)|
|||The World Radiosport Team Championship, Oct 1990 QST (362k pdf)|
|Eric, K3NA WRTC-2006 Blog|
organization & anticipation
Posted: Jul 6, 2006 15:08 PDT
After I had been sleeping for about 10 hours, a bird beagn chirping "Cote d'Ivoire... Cote d'Ivoire... Wow! Cote d'Ivoire". Clearly this bird was an eager DXer on the morning opening! And clearly it was beyond time to get up.
Breakfast, another massive buffet, was already in progress. Shortly thereafter competitors and referees met separately with the chief judges. Some detailed questions on interpretation of rules were raised in the referee meeting... but only one will have relevance to contesters in the rest of the world.
Brazil radio regulations limit SSB operations to 7050-7300 kHz. After discussion with competitors and referees, the WRTC judges decided that CW operations by WRTC teams can occur ONLY outside the SSB bands. This means all WRTC teams on 40m will be operating CW below 7050... and SSB from 7050 up. (Suppressed carrier frequencies are to be used to determine sub-band limits.) I anticipate a lot of crowding below 7050!
Expanded awards represent another interesting change from past WRTCs. Not only will the team with the best score receive awards Monday night, but the best "CW scores" and "SSB scores" will receive awards. However, a team must make at least 35% of its QSOs on SSB to be eligible for the CW award! And a team must make >35% of QSs on CW to be eligible for the SSB award. So no team can afford to focus exclusively on one mode.
At 4pm began the Opening Ceremony. Flags from each country represented in the competiting teams and referees were presented to the audience. As far as I am aware, China, Mexico, Panama, Tajikistan, and Thailand are participating in WRTC for the first time. The team of young operators from PRChina had the longest trip to reach Florianopolis: 65 hours! Wow.
After a few speeches from local government officiels and the organizers, and the administration of the competitor/referee oath, we enjoyed a champagne reception.
Dinner soon... Everyone seems eager for the drawing tomorrow morning to match contest sites with teams. Then it will be a mad dash out to our assigned stations, to build the equipment, and get ready for the contest!
A few of the station sites have Internet access available, so it might be possible to blog later on Friday if I get assigned to one of those sites. But it's more likely that bloggers will disappear tonight and reappear on Sunday.
Good luck to all... and hope to hear your call from one of the WRTC sites!
-- Eric K3NA
Other blog entries by Eric, K3NA:
Jul 7, 2006 12:27 - suddenly, the hotel is empty
Jul 6, 2006 15:08
Jul 5, 2006 15:04 - difficult to blog!
Jul 4, 2006 15:53 - waiting in transit: home town history
Jul 4, 2006 04:10 - the referee's suitcase
Jun 29, 2006 13:23 - paperwork
Jun 28, 2006 07:06 - 7 days befor departure
Comments on this blog entry:
Eric K9GY Posted Jul 6, 2006 15:45
Contest hasn't started yet and we already have chirping in the air, HAH! Was he using an FT-1000MP? Thanks Eric for letting us feel like we are there. I will be interested to know where the next WRTC is going to be located at...Russia?
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