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    WRTC2014 News - WRTC2014 Station Test in IARU HF Championship



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    WRTC2014 NEWS RELEASE
    (http://www.wrtc2014.org/wrtc2014-station-test-in-iaru-hf-championship/)
    Windham,NH
    July 12, 2012
    WRTC2014 STATION TEST IN IARU HF CHAMPIONSHIP

    WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship
    competition, will be conducting station tests during the 2012 IARU HF
    Championship contest this weekend. Thirteen stations will be set up in the
    WRTC competition configuration using sites planned for 2014. Awards will be
    offered for working the WRTC test stations.

    "This is an important milestone in our preparation efforts," said WRTC
    Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG. "Beam teams will collect equipment and do the
    setup and tear down of tower and antennas at each site. Site teams will be
    responsible for managing the site and the generator for the weekend.
    Operating teams have volunteered to put the stations on the air so we can
    gather data on propagation and site effectiveness. It will be exciting to
    finally convert planning and preparation into action."

    The callsigns to be used by the WRTC test sites are:
    K1GQ
    K1RQ
    K1ZD
    N2KW
    N9NB
    NI1L
    W1HH
    W1MA
    W1MJ
    W1SJ
    W1UE
    W1UJ
    WB1Z

    The test stations will be active on 10 - 80 meters on both CW and SSB. The
    contest runs for 24 hours beginning 1200 UTC on July 12. Many of the test
    stations will be operating according to the WRTC competition rules
    (http://www.wrtc2014.org/competition/wrtc-rules/).

    "One mission of the station test is to confirm that all sites are relatively
    equal," said Tom Frenaye, K1KI, Director of the Site Acquisition and Testing
    Committee. "As you hear or work the test stations, please make a note of
    their signals in comparison to the other WRTC test stations." Signal reports
    and other feedback should be sent to info@wrtc2014.org.

    To help generate more activity and data, WRTC2014 is offering awards to
    encourage people to work the test stations. The awards are:
    * A WRTC T-shirt will be awarded to the 5 callsigns (outside W1) that work
    the WRTC test stations on the most band-modes.
    * A WRTC T-shirt will be awarded to the 3 callsigns outside North America
    that work the WRTC test stations on the most band-modes.
    * Everyone who works the WRTC test stations on 4 or more band-modes will be
    entered into a drawing to win a WRTC mouse pad or hat. Ten winners will be
    drawn.

    See the WRTC shop for description of the prizes: http://shop.wrtc2014.org

    No log submissions are required. Simply work the test stations on as many
    band modes as possible. IARU HQ stations are not eligible for the awards.
    Logs from the test stations will be made public.

    Pictures and other information about the station tests will be available on
    the WRTC2014 web site after the contest.

    For information about WRTC2014, contact WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via
    e-mail at k1dg@wrtc2014.org.

    About WRTC2014

    The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and
    consists of approximately 50 two-person teams of amateur radio operators
    from around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most
    on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas
    from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating
    ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle(1990), San
    Francisco(1996), Slovenia(2000), Finland(2002), Brazil(2006), and
    Russia(2010). More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org or contact
    WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at k1dg@wrtc2014.org.

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