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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX051 (1995)

ARLX051 WRTC-96 makes plans
QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 51  ARLX051
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 14, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
ARLX051 WRTC-96 makes plans
The Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) has selected judges for
the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-96) competition,
scheduled for July 13 and 14, 1996, in the San Francisco Bay area,
and has announced the rules for the event.
According to NCCC President Ken Silverman, WM2C, since the WRTC
competition takes place within the IARU HF World Championship, WRTC
rules will follow suit as much as possible.  Each of the 52 WRTC
teams will compete as a two-person, multi-single contest entry,
running a maximum of 100 watts output.  WRTC competitors will be
limited to 18 hours (from 1200 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday), and
will use only the 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.
Lew Gordon, K4VX, will head WRTC-96's Judging Committee as chief
judge.  Additional judges will be Roger Western, G3SXW, ''Bear''
Kumagai, JA7RHJ, Fred Laun, K3ZO, Dick Frey, K4XU, Tom Taormina,
K5RC, Glenn Rattmann, K6NA, Gene Walsh, N2AA, Dick Norton, N6AA,
Phil Goetz, N6ZZ, Ville Hiilesmaa, OH2MM, Tine Brajnik, S50A, John
Brosnahan, W0UN, and Rush Drake, W7RM.
The WRTC, first held in Seattle, Washington, in 1990, pits
two-person teams comprised of some of the world's top operators in a
head-to-head competition.  To emphasize operator ability, each team
runs the same transmitter power and operates from stations having
similar antenna systems and located in the same geographical area.
For additional information about WRTC-96, contact Rusty Epps, W6OAT,
at 651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA, or via e-mail to


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