World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) organizers have announced the 63 teams that have been invited to compete in the international event next July in Germany. A WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. Team leaders have been selected for each qualifying region based on 2 years of qualifying contest scores. Team leaders may choose any operator as a teammate to complete their team. Ulf Ehrlich, DL5AXX, managed the selection process.
“This will be a very competitive field. The top three teams of WRTC 2014 in Boston will participate once again in the 2018 event!” Ehrlich said.
WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, said event organizers were pleased to see a mix of WRTC veteran as well as first-time participants among the competitors. “The teams represent over 35 countries and a wide range of personal backgrounds,” he said in making the announcement. “While the focus will be on the competition, we are looking forward to hosting the teams and celebrating a week of ham spirit together with competitors, organizers, volunteers, and sponsors during the WRTC week.”