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Teams Are Set for WRTC-2014 Competition

10/21/2013

World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC-14) has announced the 55 two-operator teams that will be invited to compete next July in New England. Team leaders, selected earlier from each qualifying region based on 3 years of qualifying scores, can pick any operator as a team mate. Three-time WRTC gold medalist Dan Street, K1TO, managed and completed the selection process

“We are very pleased with the quality of operators selected as team mates,” he said. “Although team leaders could select a partner from anywhere in the world, very few opted to choose outside their own selection area.” Street predicted the field will be “very competitive.” They will include the top four teams from WRTC-2010 in Russia.

WRTC-2014 Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, said the sponsors were pleased to see a mix of WRTC veterans and first-time participants. The Teams represent more than 30 countries and represent a wide range of personal backgrounds. “While the focus will be on the competition, we are looking forward to hosting the teams as they share and spread the international goodwill of the ham radio community in the Team Village during WRTC Week,” Grant said.

Some interesting stories are hidden within the team pairings. Two teams are made up of family members. VY2ZM/K1ZM chose his son, KK6ZM, and KU1CW chose his cousin EA5GTQ. This WRTC will have a female team, with DL1QQ selecting DL8DYL as her partner. E77DX declined his spot as team leader to become OE3DIA’s team mate, enabling 9A5K to gain entry as a team leader. The teams of ES5TV and ES2RR and 5B4WN and 5B4AFM will be operating together in their third consecutive WRTC. Four sponsored teams are yet to be announced. A team sponsor donation earns the right to select a team.

WRTC-2014 Teams  

Selection Area

Team Leader

Team Mate

AF

Achraf “Ash” Chaabane, 3V/KF5EYY

Dr Hrane Milosevic, YT1AD

AS1

Vadim Ovsyannikov, R9DX

Oleg Usov, UA9CDV

AS2

Anatoly Polevik, RC9O

Mikhail “Mike” Klokov, UA9PM

AS3

Marios Nicolaou, 5B4WN

Stavros Tsiakkouris, 5B4AFM

AS4

Jie Zheng, BA4ALC

Wenjun “Vange” Yang, BA7IO

AS5

Katsuhiro “Don” Kondou, JH5GHM

Hajime Hazuki, JA1OJE

EU1

Filipe Lopes, CT1ILT

José Nunes, CT1BOH

EU1

Sebastien Le Gall, F8DBF

Olivier “Oli” Seizelet, F1AKK

EU1

Kazunori “Kazu” Watanabe, MØCFW

Gerry Lynch, GIØRTN

EU1

Olof Lundberg, GØCKV

Mark Haynes, MØDXR

EU1

Stephane Van Langhenhoven, F4DXW

Sebastien Bajulaz, F8CMF

EU2

Philippe Lutty, LX2A

Andy Ruse, YO3JR

EU2

Luca Aliprandi, IK2NCJ

Stefano Brioschi, IK2QEI

EU2

Manfred Wolf, DJ5MW

Stefan von Baltz, DL1IAO

EU2

Carlo De Mari, IK1HJS

Fabio Schettino, I4UFH

EU2

Sandy Raeker, DL1QQ

Irina Stieber, DL8DYL

EU3

Tonno Vahk, ES5TV

Toivo Hallikivi, ES2RR

EU3

Gediminas “Gedas” Lucinskas,LY9A

Mindaugas “Mindis” Jukna,LY4L

EU3

Toni Lindén, OH2UA

Kim Östman, OH6KZP

EU3

Kaspars Uztics, YL1ZF

Oleg Ostrzigallo, YL3DW

EU4

Ivan Dobrocky, OE3DIA

Emir “Braco” Memic, E77DX

EU4

László “Laci” Végh, OM2VL

Tibor “Tibi” Ferenec, OM3RM

EU4

Rastislav Hrnko, OM3BH

Jozef Lang, OM3GI

EU4

Wolfgang “Wolf” Klier, OE2VEL

Oliver Huber, OE5OHO

EU4

Tine Brajnik, S5ØA

Robert Bajuk, S57AW

EU5

Hrle Horvat, 9A6XX

Davor “Dave” Kucelin, 9A1UN

EU5

Kresimir “Chris” Kovarik, 9A5K

Richard Riley, 9A1TT

EU5

Ranko Boca, 4O3A

Ivo Pezer, 9A3A

EU5

Roman Tkachenko, URØMC

Yuri Onipko, VE3DZ

EU5

Andy Kotovsky, UU4JMG

Andriy “Andy” Kazantsev, UUØJM

EU6

Sergey Dyachenko, RX3APM

Andrey Karpov, RV1AW

EU6

Andrey Melanin, UA3DPX

Igor Korolkov, UA4FER

EU6

Iurii Khmelenko, RL3FT

Dmitri Kryukov, RA3CO

NA1

Krassimir “Krassy” Petkov, K1LZ

Mladen Bogdanov, YT6W

NA10

Alex Tkatch, KU1CW

Yuri Sakalouski, EA5GTQ

NA11

Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM

Patrick Briggs, KK6ZM

NA12

Lee Sawkins, VE7CC

Dale Green, VE7SV

NA13

Fred Kleber, K9VV

John Sluymer, VE3EJ

NA2

Ray Higgins, W2RE

Lee Imber, WW2DX

NA3

Ken Low, KE3X

Scott Redd, KØDQ

NA4E

Richard DiDonna, NN3W

Kamal “Kam” Sirageldin, N3KS

NA4W

Julio Henriquez, AD4Z

Dan Thompson, W4UH

NA5

Kevin Stockton, N5DX

Steve London, N2IC

NA6

Daniel Craig, N6MJ

Chris Hurlbut, KL9A

NA6

John Barcroft, K6AM

David Hodge, N6AN

NA7

Mitch Mason, K7RL

Jon Kimball, KL2A

NA8

Jim Stahl, K8MR

Mike Tessmer, K9NW

NA9

Michael Wetzel, W9RE

Mark Beckwith, N5OT

OC

Michael Gibson, KH6ND

John Hillyer, KH6SH

SA1

Hamilton Oliveira Martins, PY2YU

Rafael Martins, PY2NDX

SA2

Jorge Diez, CX6VM

Lucas “Luc” Maiorov,LU1FAM

Youth

Filippo Vairo, IZ1LBG

Paul Whitman, WQ2N

Wild Card

Alex Avramov, LZ4AX

Christo Ignatov, LZ3FN

Wild Card

Suad Zukic, DK6XZ

Winfried Kriegl, DK9IP

Defenders

Vlad Aksenov, RW1A

Alex Mikhaylov, RA1A

Direct questions regarding WRTC-2014 team selection by e-mail to teamleader@wrtc2014.org.

 About WRTC-2014

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every 4 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 use the same power and identical antennas, and they operate 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).



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