WRTC 2018 Plans Call for Greater Participation by Young Contesters

The 8th World Radiosport Team Championship, WRTC 2018 in Germany next July, will offer seats on three teams for contesters who are 25 or younger at the time of the event. Prospective participants need only to apply. The international event July 12-16, 2018, will feature 42 competing teams. This will mark Germany’s first time hosting a WRTC, which takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Championship event, July 15-16, 2018. The IARU contest provides a framework for the WRTC; the rules for each event differ. Contester Sandy Raeker, DL1QQ, who handles WRTC 2018 US fundraising, spoke recently with Tim Duffy, K3LR, for a DX Engineering video.

“I think we’re making real good progress,” Raeker said. She noted that WRTC 2014 in New England had one youth team. “We decided to have three youth teams this time, because it’s so important to involve more young people in this great contesting hobby,” she said.

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