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WRTC 2006 Horizontal Badge

Badge with
Safety Pin fastener

(on back)

WRTC 2006 Badge w/ Slot & Strap

Badge with OPTIONAL
Slot, Strap & Swivel
Alligator Clip

Note: Both badges measure 2" tall by 3" wide.

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 States.

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.

To order, please select the "WRTC-2006 - Horiz." or the "WRTC-2006 - Vertical" option using the CLUB ITEMS drop-down menu on our order form.

Please remember to include your personal information with your order in the "Enter details below:" text entry space on our order form.

Click here to see our optional fasteners.

Attachment options include:

  • Locking safety pin - included with badge
  • Permanent swivel alligator clip, add $1.50
  • Military posts - add $1.50
  • Over-the-Pocket with a safety locking pin, add $2.25
  • Removable alligator adapter (attaches to safety locking pin and can be removed as desired), add $2.50
  • Extra strong "no holes" magnetic bar, add $2.75
  • Magnetic Over-the-Pocket pouch, add $7

Remember to select the desired fastener on the order form under the Badge Fastener selection.

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