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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX047 (1995)

ARLX047 WRTC-1996 plan announced
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Special Bulletin 47  ARLX047
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 28, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
ARLX047 WRTC-1996 plan announced
A second World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is scheduled to
be held the weekend of July 13 and 14, 1996, in the San Francisco
Bay area, sponsored by the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) and the
Northern California Contest Club (NCCC).
The competition will run in conjunction with the IARU HF World
Championship, and the NCCC, WRTC-96's host organization, hopes to
publish formal rules soon.
The first WRTC was held in Seattle in 1990; a Washington, D.C.
group, headed by the PVRC, had begun plans for a second, to have
been held in the D.C. area in July, 1995, but that event did not
materialize.  WRTC-96 co-chairman Bruce Sawyer, AA6KX, said that the
NCCC expects to make a number of changes to the team selection
criteria the PVRC had planned to use, and to contact those
contesters who had submitted applications for WRTC-95.
The WRTC pits two-person teams comprised of some of the world's top
operators in head-to-head competition.  To emphasize operator
ability, each team runs the same amount of power and operates from
stations having similar antenna systems and located in the same
geographical area.
For more information about WRTC-96, contact Rusty Epps, W6OAT, at
651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA, or via e-mail at