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WRTC-2014 Announces On-Site Referees

12/18/2013

The organizers of World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC-2014) have announced the names of on-site referees, listed below, for the July 12-13, 2014, international Amateur Radio competition in New England. Referees will be deployed to each of the 59 stations to monitor and verify compliance with the WRTC rules and to make decisions regarding any rules questions the teams may have. All top-level contesters in their own right, referees will listen to the audio from both operators for the entire 24 hours of WRTC-2014. Dan Street, K1TO, managed the referee application and verification process. Selecting from among the 143 applications received involved several factors, including geographical area, language skills, and single-operator, two-radio (SO2R) ability.

“With so many well-qualified volunteers willing to serve as referees, it was simply impossible to choose everyone we would have liked,” said WRTC-2014 Chief Referee David Sumner, K1ZZ. “It is a great tribute to the past and present WRTC organizers that the event is so strongly supported by active contesters from around the globe. We know that everyone who volunteered will help in any way they can to make WRTC-2014 another success.”

World Radiosport Team Championship events are held every four years. The competition consists of approximately 50 two-person teams of Amateur Radio operators from around the world, going head to head in a test of operating skill. All stations operate from the same geographic region with equivalent antennas and 100 W output, eliminating all variables except operating ability. Previous WRTCs have taken place in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010).

WRTC-2014 On-Site Referees

Mate Botica, 9A4M

Tom Morton, CX7TT

Heinrich Langkopf, DL2OBF

Juan M. Chazarra, EA5RS

Toomas Soomets, ES5RY

Jacques Saget, F6BEE

Roger Western, G3SXW

Dave Lawley, G4BUO

Stewart Cooper, GM4AFF

Zoli Pitman, HA1AG

Laszlo Weisz, HA3NU

Valoczi Gyorgy, HA6ND

Marco Zollinger, HB9CAT

Fabio Grisafi, IT9GSF

Jun Tanaka, JH4RHF

John T. Laney III, K4BAI

Kirk Pickering, K4RO

David McCarty, K5GN

Stan Stockton, K5GO

Bob Evans, K5WA

Glenn Rattmann, K6NA

Denis Pochuev, K7GK

Mike Fulcher, KC7V

Andrius Ignotas, LY7Z

Ilian Lazarov Gadzhev, LZ1CNN/T6LG

Andrey Stefanov Sachkov, LZ2HM

David Hawes, N3RD

Marvin Bloomquist, N5AW

Charles Wooten, NF4A

Michael S. Schwab, OE6MBG

Jouko Hayrynen, OH1RX

Gert Meinen, PA3AAV

Luc Moreira, PY8AZT

Igor “Harry” Booklan, RA3AUU

Dmitry Zhikharev, RA9USU

Alex Orlov, RW4WR

Kristjan Kodermac, S50XX

Robert Kasca, S53R

Mats Strandberg, SM6LRR

Wieslaw Kosinski, SP4Z

Gennady I. Kolmakov, UA9MA

Dmitry Stashuk, UT5UGR

Igor Syerikov, UT7QF

Victor Androsov, VA2WA

Nick Lekic, VE3EY

Ed Kulchenko, VE3RA

Yuri Romanov, VE3XB

Bernd Laenger, VK2IA

John Loftus, VK4EMM

Ed Muns, W0YK

Scott E. Robbins, W4PA

Charles K. “Rusty” Epps, W6OAT

Girts Budis, YL2KL

Tiberiu “Tibi” Tebeica, YO9GZU

Dusan Ceha, YU1EA/YT8A

Ivan Mastilovic, YU1LA

Jacques Calvo, ZL3CW/F2CW

Bernie van der Walt, ZS4TX

Chris R. Burger, ZS6EZ

 

 



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