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WRTC 2018 e.V. is pleased to publish the following appeal to the international contesting community at the request of the WRTC Sanctioning Committee

Greetings to the World's Radiosport Community,

As you know, we are all anticipating the 2018 World Radiosport Championships (WRTC) to be hosted in Germany next July. Preparations have gone well, including tests of the stations and antennas in the field during the IARU HF Championships. Score reporting, log checking, and other crucial administrative systems are in the final stages of preparation and testing. The final round of qualifying scores has been published and applications for Team Leaders are being accepted. We congratulate the WRTC-2018 committee on their superb organization and transparency to date!

Like the International Olympics, it is important to provide continuity for the WRTC program and give the radiosport community as much time as possible to prepare for each event.

Thus, it is appropriate at this time to begin the process of considering where WRTC-2022 will be held and who will make up the organizing committee. The WRTC Sanctioning Committee is responsible for evaluating requests to host a WRTC event and selecting the winning applicant.

In order to begin the evaluation process, the WRTC Sanctioning Committee requests any potential sponsor to send a written letter of intent to our chairman, Tine Brajnik, S5ØA, at the address below. The letter should identify the group's primary leaders and contact information, along with the general time frame and location for the event. We will then respond with the WRTC requirements document from which a formal proposal can be created. The deadline for submitting the letter of intent is December 31, 2017. Formal proposals will then be accepted until March 1, 2018.

The WRTC Sanctioning Committee stands ready to answer questions and provide whatever information we can to assist potential hosts in expressing interest and making an application. It is our plan to announce the selected hosts for WRTC-2022 during the closing ceremonies of WRTC-2018. Thank you for supporting WRTC with your donations, attendance, and most importantly, by participating. Since the first WRTC in 1990, the event has grown due to the enthusiastic endorsement of the world radiosport community from all around the world. It is a distinct pleasure to begin the long journey towards the ninth WRTC in 2022, wherever it may be held.

Sincerely and 73,

The World Radiosport Team Championship Sanctioning Committee

  • Tine Brajnik, S5ØA, WRTC-2000 President, WRTC Sanctioning
  • Ward Silver, NØAX, WRTC-1990 Committee Secretary
  • Dan Eskenazi, K7SS, WRTC-1990
  • Atilano Oms, PY5EG, WRTC-2006
  • Bob Cox, K3EST, WRTC-1996
  • Sergio Almeida, PP5JR, WRTC-2006
  • Rusty Epps, W6OAT, WRTC-1996
  • Harry Booklan, RA3AUU, WRTC-2010
  • Robert Bajuk, S57AW, WRTC-2000
  • Roman Thomas, RZ3AA, WRTC-2010
  • Martti Laine, OH2BH, WRTC-2002
  • Doug Grant, K1DG, WRTC-2014
  • Jukka Kulha, OH2MA, WRTC-2002
  • Randy Thompson, K5ZD, WRTC-2014

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