July 2019 Club Meeting - WRTC

Friday, July 19, 2019

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


 

Handy Man Corner

Presented By Tom, W8TK

View your laptop in Arizona sunshine


 

WRTC - 2018

Presented by

Tim Duffy

WRTC2018

Sometimes referred to as the Olympics of Amateur Radio, WRTC - 2018 was held last July in Germany. 

World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every 4 years on an invitation basis. Each operator requires qualification through high positions in major world radio contests. Thousands of Amateur Radio volunteers are involved with WRTC at a cost of about $600,000. 

Tim Duffy, CEO of DX Engineering will be presenting a summary of WRTC - 2018. Not only was Tim a WRTC participant but DX Engineering was a Gold Level sponsor of the event. Only the very best contest operators in the world participate in this event so hearing Tim’s experiences will be a treat. 

Interesting facts from WRTC - 2018:

Place - Wittenberg, Germany

First Prize - Lithuania - LY9A & LY4L

Second Prize - Germany - DJ5MW & DL1IAO

Third Prize - United States - KL9A & N6MJ

Total Teams Competing - 63

Total Contacts Made - 262,746

Contest Period - 24 Hours

Antennas constructed for the event - 65

Next WRTC - 2022 - Italy