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WRTC 2018 is delighted to announce the approval of the last two Sponsored Teams. The selection process was focused on radio sport skills (competitiveness), support of the WRTC principals and the contribution of technological improvements in radiosport. Numerous excellent applications reached the committee. We are sure the selected teams will play an important role in the 2018 championship and will fight for top places.

Team YO3JR

Team #4 is led by Andrei Ruse, YO3JR, from Romania. He pointed out that his existing interest in radio contesting was amplified following the WRTC event in 2000 in Slovenia. Only 26 years old Andy took part in WRTC 2006 in Brasilia and also came back for the WRTCs in Russia 2010 and USA 2014. He is an example of how the WRTC and ham radio in general have a huge impact on young hams in improving operating skills as well as their tactical and technical abilities. These are the main ingredients required in order to be considered a top contester.

Photo: Andy, YO3JR, before the opening of WRTC 2014 in New England

Team #5 is led by Ivo Pezer, E73A/9A3A. Ivo can be called an WRTC veteran. As a team leader he took part in three previous WRTCs in San Francisco 1996, Slovenia 2000 and Brazil 2006. He missed WRTC 2014 only because of a visa problem. Ivo’s competitiveness is documented by outstanding contest scores resulting in an excellent qualification score in the very competitive EU#5 region. As an employee of the UN he has traveled to many countries, operating as a single op or part of multi op teams. Ivo plans to implement advanced SDR technology with the help of his announced team mate Ranko, 4O3A. This will again underline the impact of the WRTC movement on technological progress in ham radio contesting.

Team 1
Ranko, 4O3A, and Ivo, E73A, working as a well-practised team

The selection of sponsored teams is now finished. WRTC 2018 has more excellent applications and every applicant would be an excellent team leader for the event. Unfortunately we are limited to only five sponsored teams.

The other sponsored teams are led by

(18th April of 2017)  One of the main aspects of the World Radiosport Team Championship is to bring together hams for a big international event. The preparation is supported by numerous international ambassadors. Together with the members of the organizing committee, they spread the message of ham spirit and international friendship, which makes such a big event possible.

There are always many questions regarding WRTC in common and WRTC 2018 in Germany especially. The best way to get answers and the real feeling is to meet the organizers and ambassadors in person.

Hamcation 2017 - DL1QQ, K3LR, K1TO
Hamcation 2017 - DL1QQ, K3LR, K1TO

WRTC 2018 Video - The Place to Go.

The WRTC 2018 is coming! Take a look at 'The Place to Go' in 2018. The WRTC is back in Europe again.

The WRTC area of Jessen/Wittenberg, is about 100 km South of Berlin and offers a flat terrain formed in the ice age many thousands of years ago. This is an ideal natural level playing field meeting the WRTC principals.

The region also offers beautiful countryside, historic towns and awesome gardens. Our video gives you an impression of the area. View the video on Vimeo now

WRTC 2018 - is THE place to go and not only for radiosport !


The Organizing Committee of the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) 2018 in Germany is opening the application process for qualified individuals that would like to serve as referees. WRTC is unique among amateur radio competitions in that it places an on-site Referee with every operating team. Application may be sent until October 31, 2017.

DL2OBF at WRTC2014 - Author DL6MHW.
Heinrich Langkopf, DL2OBF, as referee in Boston 2014 (Autor DL6MHW)

WRTC 2018 is delighted to announce the approval of two more Sponsored Teams as we continue our consideration of several additional applications.

W2GD at WRTC2014 - Author WW1M.
John Crovelli (W2GD) operating N1D during WRTC2014 (Author WW1M

The organizers of the WRTC 2018 are proud to announce that Elecraft will support the WRTC 2018 as a Silver Sponsor.

Michael Höding, DL6MHW, Vice President of the WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee said: „It is with great pleasure that we announce that Elecraft will become a Silver Sponsor for the WRTC 2018. It was at Dayton 2016 that Eric Swartz WA6HHQ, CEO of Elecraft, offered support but we needed some time to finalize the arrangements.”

The Californian company have developed top quality radios since the change of the millennium. The legendary K2 started as a QRP transceiver offering high end receiving characteristics and extraordinary low power consumption. Whereas the K2 was delivered as a kit for self assembly the following K3 model made the step up to a fully built radio. It combines low weight with high end characteristics. It is therefore the choice of many DXpeditions and was also utilized by many of the teams during the WRTC in 2014 which Elecraft also supported as a sponsor.

Elecraft's philosophy of sharing knowledge supported by excellent building manuals appeals to many hams. Eric was also a lecturer at the Contest University in Friedrichshafen in 2016.

WRTC 2018 e.V. is grateful for this most generous support from Elecraft.

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