The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is an amateur radio contest.
WRTC is an invitation-only event in which the world's elite contesters
compete against one another using amateur radio stations that are in
one geographic area of the world and are equipped with similar antennas
and operating restrictions.
Each WRTC event is organized by a standing
committee of internationally recognized contesters and a host organization
in the locality where the competition will be held. WRTC is the closest
thing to a world championships in the sport of contesting.
WRTC 2006 was held in Florianópolis, Brazil, and introduced a sophisticated
qualification scoring system for potential competitors. 47 teams were selected
for the event, but only 46 actually participated.
Teams were provided with larger
antennas and 700 watt amplifiers in 2006, to help compensate for the greater
distance from Brazil to the main centers of contesting activity in Europe and
North America. Despite taking place during the solar minimum, the contest
coincided with a short spike in conditions on the HF bands allowing high scores.
First place went to John Sluymer, VE3EJ, and James Roberts, VE7ZO, of Canada, the
first time a team from outside the United States had won the WRTC competition.
Dan Craig, N6MJ, and Dave Mueller, N2NL, of the United States achieved second place,
and third place went to Norman Grant, K1DG, and Andrew Blank, N2NT, of the United
It has been announced by the WRTC Sanctioning Committee that WRTC 2010
will be held in Russia.
The WRTC badge is available in a horizontal (left) or vertical (right) format. The slot & strap fastener (shown above) is a popular option (+$3) for the vertical badge and may also be ordered for the horizontal badge.
Either WRTC badge is $13.50 and includes a safety pin fastener. Click here to see other fastener choices available for both badges.
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