The Olympics of ham radio – The Boston Globe


In July, top amateur radio operators from all over the globe convened in Westborough for the World Radiosport Team Championship. It’s the Olympics of ham radio, held once every four years, and participants take it very seriously.

Source: www.bostonglobe.com

An excellent follow up story on the recently concluded 2014 World Radiosport Team  Championships held in a dozen locations in Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The article does a good job of describing the tension, excitement, and occasional frustrations encountered by the 59 international teams participating in the contest.  The next WRTC will be held in four years.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Results of the World Radiosport Team Championship, 08-14 July 2014. Post #4068.


Here are the final results of the WRTC Team Championships which ended on 14 July 2014:

 

Gold Medal:  Daniel Craig (N6MJ), USA and Chris Hurlbut (KL9A), USA.

 

Silver Medal:  Rastislav Hrnko (OM3BH), Slovakia and Jozef Lang (OM3GI), Slovakia.

 

Bronze Medal:  Manfred Wolf (DJ5MW), Germany and Stefan Von Blatz (DL1IAO), Germany.

 

Congratulations to all of the 59 international teams that participated in the “Olympics” of Radiosport.

 

Be sure to check out the amateur radio news feeds along each sidebar of this blog.

 

Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

A Contesting Confluence this Weekend: The IARU HF Championship and WRTC … – ARRL


A Contesting Confluence this Weekend: The IARU HF Championship and WRTC …
ARRL
Competing teams will deploy to essentially equivalent stations that run 100 W to a wire antenna for the low bands and a Yagi for the high bands.

Source: www.arrl.org

This weekend (12-13 July 2014) will be a busy time for amateur radio operators.  Ham operators will have their hands full with the World Radiosport Team Championship in New England and the International Amateur Radio Union‘s (IARU) HF contest.  I don’t think I’ll get much sleep this weekend. I’ll just fire up the old Argosy II and see what happens.  It’s another  caffeine weekend (Kona Coffee, of course, since I live in Hawaii.).  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Prince Edward Island man set to compete in world radio team championships – The Guardian Charlottetown


The Guardian Charlottetown Prince Edward Island man set to compete in world radio team championships The Guardian Charlottetown “If the communications system as we know it today ever went down, there would be millions of amateurs around the world…

Source: www.theguardian.pe.ca

Well-written article about Canada‘s first ham participant in the upcoming World Radiosport Team Championship in Boston.  Prince Edward Island amateur radio operator Jeff Briggs (VY2ZM) will join his son as the only father and son team in the championship.  Good luck to both of you!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Ham-radio operators compete on July 12 – The Sun


Ham-radio operators compete on July 12 The Sun Other nearby sites hosting the competition include Devens and Pepperell, said Don Montrym, of the Montachusett Amateur Radio Association. The goal is for ham-radio …

Source: www.lowellsun.com

WRTC takes to air on the weekend of 12 July 2014 in various locations in New England. Solander Farms will hosting two teams this year. Great article on the multinational contest . Aloha de Russ, KH6JRM.

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