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October 16th, 2015 is a special date in the preparations for the WRTC (World Radiosport Team Championship). Exactly 1000 days are left before the opening of the WRTC on July 11th, 2018. It was almost one year ago that Germany was awarded to host the WRTC by the WRTC Sanctioning Committee (WRTC SC). That is why we want to look back at first results and to look forward towards the future.

In the past year first important results have been achieved

  • The world-wide qualification process has been running since February 2015. Current results have been published under http://www.wrtc2018.de in the Web and are steadily being upgraded. So far about 15 000 radio amateurs have participated in the 13 previous qualification contests, more than 1300 of them from Germany.
  • “WRTC 2018 e.V” was founded and has been recognized as a charitable non-profit association. Donations of about EUR 55.000 have already been acquired safeguarding about 14% of the total costs.
  • The area around Jessen/Wittenberg has been chosen to host the event. It offers an ideal playing-field for the contest and an excellent infra-structure with a great number of radio amateurs in the region.
  • World-wide interest in the WRTC is mirrored in discussions, publications and the social media.

Targets for the year ahead:

  • The specification and testing of the technical equipment will be an important task for that a WRTC-field-test will be held on the second weekend in July.
  • Increasing the fund-raising efforts shall get further sponsors on board. ”WRTC 2018 e.V.” is talking to international manufacturers and clubs as well as to regional sponsors with the goal that more than half the required funds can be raised by radio amateurs themselves.
  • “WRTC 2018” will show continuous presence at important amateur radio fairs and in the press. We can be addressed at any time and we are prepared to answer all questions about this extraordinary event in radiosport.
  • The last qualification contests will be in November 2016. We are planning to publish provisional results at the end of that year, but – due to possibly narrow scores - corrections are to be expected after the official publishing of the final results of all qualification contests.

Summary

Project “WRTC 2018” has been launched successfully and important sub-goals are well on track. The next 1000 day will be full of manifold tasks that will be jointly tackled by radio amateurs from the Jessen/Wittenberg area, from Germany, and from all over the world.

About WRTC 2018

The World Radiosport Team Championships (WRTC) are held every four years and assemble more than 60 two-operator-teams of the world’s best radio contesters on a level playing field. Quite different from their usual contesting they must use identical equipment in the same geographical region eliminating all variables except their personal skills. Previous WRTCs were held in Seattle/USA (1990), San Francisco/USA (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002) Brazil (2006) Russia (2010) and New England/USA (2014).

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