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Wittenberg (xv) Almost casually, Robby Pöschk, DM6DX, mentioned in our latest teleconference: "We have the 1300 broom handles and the more than 30 Kilometres of barrier tape along with the more than 65 Dixie portaloos in supplies." That caused some frivolity between the organizers of the WRTC 2018 and some disbelief. Surprised at the 1300 broom handles, the press spokesman asked why so many were needed. "Without air hooks, I can not secure the operators area in the sites," was the answer of the logistics officer Robby Pöschk.

Wittenberg (xv) After the final check all sites for WRTC 2018 are confirmed now. The checks proved that all sites are well suited with respect to topographical and interference problems. This is the result that Ulrich Weiss (DJ2YA) and Frank Neumann (DM5WF) arrived at after carefully inspecting more than 80 possible WRTC 2018 sites in the areas round Muehlberg, Jessen and Jueterbog. Ulrich Weiss stated: “When measuring the angles to the horizon in all directions with a theodolite we didn’t detect a single elevation of more than 1° among the occasional enhancements at the horizon. Furthermore, we paid special attention to make sure that the Fresnel Zones round the antenna locations are plain and free of obstructions. And Frank Neumann added “Five of the intended sites did not meet the criteria, however, it is no problem to replace them from the stock of back-up sites that we inspected as well. Our particular concern were the directions towards North America with its great number of potential DX-contacts”. The evaluation team was supported by Andreas Thron (DL8UAT), Wolfgang Tretschock (DL2RSF) and Andreas Winter (DK4WA).

Wittenberg. (xv) How's the competition going? Who is ahead? Where is a particular team? Answers to these questions interest competitors and spectators alike, in every sport - including radio sports. It's about speed not only with the operators at the WRTC stations but also with results reporting. On-line presentation of the current score requires a lot of technical effort behind the scenes! Ben Büttner, DL6RAI, who leads the responsible IT team at WRTC 2018, says: "We want to make sure that from all competition locations, the on-going results in minute intervals are available on a scoreboard similar to a Football league table and at the same on the Internet published on www.wrtc2018.de. "In order for this to work, special attention is attached to unwanted RF radiation, thermal stability and redundant power when we build the Score Collection Computers (SCC). An important goal is that there should be no disruption during the competition."

(mhw) When you looking for WRTC 2018 in Dayton you will find a probably unmanned booth. In 2018 all our work is focused on the finale preparation for the big event in July 2018. Therefore only a small delegation visit Dayton this year. You will find Chris, DL1MGB, in Crown Plaza in the Contest Super Suite. You can ask him everything. Chris has also the honor to be the dinner speaker during the annual contest dinner on Saturday evening.  

Wittenberg (DF9XV). The list of WRTC award certificates is getting longer: five more will be added to the two existing award programs for the WRTC which will take place on the 14th. and 15th. of July. "With our awards, we want to increase the already large, international interest in the WRTC, creating for the WRTC competitors good sized pile-up's to work. We also wish to reward all the YLs and OMs that make the pile-ups in the competition possible." said Michael Höding, DL6MHW, from the WRTC organizing team. The previous award programs WWQR and VOTA raised great interest: Awards Manager Hajo Weigand, DJ9MH, has already issued more than 1800 award certificates.

Those who reach all WRTC stations can download the "Worked All WRTC Stations (WAWRTC)" diploma after the competition completes, from the Internet. "A log does not have to be sent in. The data to create the certificates is generated from the log books of the WRTC stations." explained Hajo.

At the 3rd “Funktag” in Kassel the WRTC 2018 e.V. was again represented with its own booth. Almost 100 days before the opening of the world radio team championship in Jessen / Wittenberg, anticipation of the big event in July was high.

Located at the entrance, the small group led by Ralf, DK1DSA were able to welcome the many supporters and enter into some interesting discussions. Most questions were easily answered. The plans are progressing. The allocation of the site based teams, who support individual competition locations is in its final phase.

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