A Peek at Next Weekend's
Below is a "peek behind the
scenes" that I thought contesters would enjoy.
information. Internet and mobile phones are a strict no-no to
- July 08, 2018
- July 06, 2018Er du den ny HF Contester i OZ?
Går du med en HF contester i maven og kunne du godt tænke dig at prøve udfordringen med at køre en masse QSO'er i et hurtigt tempo, ja så har du nu chancen for at være med i Danmarks største team.
Den 14. juli klokken 14.00 dansk tid starter årets IARU HF Championship. I år afvikles samtidig WRTC (World Radio Team Championship) hvor kandidaterne samles i et område tæt ved Berlin for at finde ud af hvem der kan smykke sig med titlen "Verdens-mestre" de næste 4 år.
I Danmark aktiverer vi vores head-quarters kaldesignal, OZ1HQ på radiostatio-ner fordelt over hele OZ Danmark. Nogle kører med flere operatører samlet og nogle kører bare med en enkelt som klarer kommunikationen.
Vi mangler flere operatører og hvis du kan være med er du meget velkommen. Det vigtigste krav er, at du afleverer en elektronisk log som både ADIF og CBR filer. De sendes søndag eftermiddag til oz1biiedr [dot] dk som samler alle 12 logs i én stor fælles log og beregner derefter resultater osv. Den fælleslog skal gerne være klar tidligt søndag aften, så vi kan få den tidligt afsted til WRTC.
På hjemmesiden http://oz1hq.dk kan du se et skema med tilmeldte operatører og hvis du vil være med, eller du vil køre et af de ledige bånd/mode, så skriv hurtigst muligt til mig oz1biiedr [dot] dk
Kunne du tænke dig at prøve så kontakt mig !!
WRTC 2018 UNOFFICIAL ADVANCE RESULTSJuly 04, 2018Kategori Artikel spalte:WRTC2018 UNOFFICIAL ADVANCE RESULTS ARTICLE
Conditions were the ( MOST BODACIOUS) that anyone can remember for WRTC2018. The high bands were (SEXY) and noise on the low bands was (GREENER) than usual. However the big stories of WRTC2018 revolved around the controversies.
The Defending Champion Team of N6MJ and KL9A lost (4 HOURS) arguing over who would use the two radios since neither had operated using only one radio in (73) years. Finally, their referee (JOE WALSH, WB6ACU) broke up the argument by throwing a bucket of cold (RUM) on the two. They went on to win the (DILITHIUM) medal, but have not spoken to each other since.
The team of N4YDU and N3KS was disqualified after it was discovered that they used a performance-enhancing substance from Costa Rica distilled from (KUMQUATS) and smuggled into the operating tent inside their (HEADPHONES).
Similarly, all three Youth Teams were disqualified after they refused to give up their cellphones and claimed that they had the God-given right to use (SNAPCHAT) during the contest.
K9VV and VE3EJ chose to drop out of the competition over a disagreement before the contest. VV heard “Laurel” while EJ heard “Yanny”.
The team of W2GD and AA3B lost operating time when AA3B took time out to upload their log to LoTW every (FEMTOSECOND).
The team of K3LR and DL1QQ had a major argument with the German organizers when LR brought two additional tents to hold (88) spare (FOOTSWITCHES).
The team of VY2ZM and son KK6ZM nearly didn’t get to operate at all when JEFF forgot he had some weapons-grade (MAPLE SYRUP) in his carry-on bag and was temporarily detained at the airport by a (SUPERIOR) security guard.
When the team finally arrived at their site, they discovered they were missing a (CW PADDLE) but they were able to make a replacement from locally-obtained (MAGNOLIA) which grows abundantly in Germany. Their score suffered when they both spent the entire contest operating on 160 meters.
Another last-minute team was sponsored by Remote Ham Radio. They were allowed to stay home and connect to a remote WRTC station in Germany. Their operation came to an abrupt halt when (IRISH) hackers took over the station and transmitted music by (ABBA) on all bands at full power until the (TUNER) exploded.
Hackers from (CROATIA) also attacked the Reverse Beacon Network and replaced all frequencies of spotted stations with 14074, causing the FT8 community to (STOMP ITS FEET).
All the teams from the U.S. West Coast dropped out of contention in the log-checking process since on average they copied (64) percent of the European callsigns wrong.
A major crisis arose when the German hosts ran out of beer on Sunday and had to substitute (5-HOUR ENERGY).
In the end, the Germans awarded the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to the team of K1DG and N2NT because they were the (MOST HANDSOME) operators in the contest and had bribed the judging committee with (186,000) (GRENADE LAUNCHERS).
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I created an advance version of the WRTC2018 results, and used crowd-sourcing technology. I know the DLs will be busy after the contest, so I thought this might help them a bit.
I wrote the basic article, and asked the audiences at various gatherings to supply important missing words (shown in parenthesis and CAPITALIZED). Thanks for your help!
73, Doug K1DG
WRTC 2018 - Tillæg til OZ 1/2018December 14, 2017Kategori Artikel spalte:WRTC 2018 nærmer sig og det foregår lige nede ved vores naboer - DL-Land.
Denne artikel er et tillæg til artiklen i OZ Januar 2018.
Her kan du se Roadshow http://www.edr.dk/files/wrtc_roa...
og du kan se en video fra WRTC-2014
Billeder til at vise i en roterende box:
- June 20, 2017
- March 29, 2017The Organizing Committee of the World Radiosport Team Championship
(WRTC) 2018 in Germany is opening the application process for qualified individuals that would like to serve as referees. WRTC is unique among amateur radio competitions in that it places an on-site Referee with every operating team. Application may be sent until October 31, 2017.
The primary responsibility of the referee is to monitor the competitors to confirm that they are following all of the WRTC rules. The referee may be required to make a ruling as to whether equipment can be replaced. Referees also serve as a communication back-up to report the score of their team on a regular basis for the online scoreboard.
The referee selection process is being led by Ulf Ehrlich, DL5AXX. "We are looking for qualified contesters to serve as referees. With the rules allowing both operators to transmit simultaneously the role for each referee is really challenging. " The referee application form can be downloaded from the WRTC 2018 web site at http://wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/qualification/referee-application
Referee qualifications include:
-Ability to travel to Germany in July 2018 -Fluency in English (all committee business is conducted in English) -Ability to effectively monitor two audio streams at the same time -Proficiency in both CW and SSB contesting -Ability to stay awake and focused for the full 24-hour contest period -Ability to send SMS text messages No hearing impairments -No disqualification in the WRTC 2018 qualification period
The Referee application period closes on October 31, 2017 and announcement of the Referees and alternates is scheduled for December 1, 2017. You may send your application as well as your questions related to the WRTC 2018 Referees role directly to applicationwrtc2018 [dot] de .
Michael Höding, DL6MHW
Vice-President, Fundraising, PR
Phone: +49 39201 20779
E-Mail: dl6mhwwrtc2018 [dot] de
- February 27, 2017Wittenberg/Jessen 27th February 2017
WRTC 2018 is coming - 500 days to goOften the WRTC is rightly referred to as the Olympic Games of Radio Sport. “Olympiad” originally meant the the period between the actual Olympic Games. There are now just 500 days in our “Olympiad” until the opening ceremony. A lot has already happened - but there is still a lot left to be done and time flies.
Current facts and figures
- 60% of needed funds have been raised
- 11 ham fairs have been visited
- 94 presentations given in clubs and at meetings
- > 40 articles published in magazines and newspapers
- 80 conference calls have taken place
- > 1,000 WWQR Awards issued
- 58,000 QSOs with D*0WRTC have taken place
- Several major sponsoring contracts are in place
- 23 international ambassadors have been assigned
- 14 national ambassadors have been assigned
- 40 Tents have been Sponsored
- 3 Teams have been Sponsored
- The qualification process is finished
- The competition rules are drafted
- 160 possible sites have been evaluated
- Antennas, masts and rotators have been selected and tested
- The first large test session has been completed
Several of the component projects are approaching a stable state however some projects are requiring more work than expected. We are on schedule and are proud to be the host. A great number of volunteers support the organisation of the WRTC and dedicate many hours of their time for this very special event.
Voices and feelings from the teamDL1RTL - Heiko (Volunteer): As a volunteer during the test day 2016 I have already helped in a team to set up a site For me WRTC 2018 offers the unique chance of being part of a genuine international championship.
DL9ZWG - Wolfhard (Treasurer): To me the WRTC 2018 means I have the opportunity to be a small part of a large group of “maniacs” who organise this extraordinary Amateur Radio Sport event in Germany. I particularly appreciate the fact that in the WRTC all teams have to compete under almost identical conditions (including similar site conditions).
DK9VZ - Wolfgang (Fundraising): I am very glad that we got the chance to present the international event WRTC here in Germany. I really don’t have a lot of free time but I´d like to contribute as much as I can to the success of WRTC 2018.
DL3DXX -Dietmar (Log checking): I introduced computer aided log checking in the 90`s for the WAEDC together with DL2DN. Invented STF log description as internal log format long before Cabrillo came up but never made it public. WRTC 2018 means for me to organize log checking of WRTC participants with the special characteristic that checking must be done during 24 hours time frame. This is a new approach for me and requires not only to get the checking software running but furthermore to install a team of helpers to define the checking procedures and to split the work among all team members with the approach to check as much as possible during the given time to make checking procedures fair for all teams.
DJ3WE (Fundraising): It is most fascinating for me that - for the first time in my life - I can and may make use of all my skills, be it amateur radio or the command of the English language as well as playing and negotiating on an international stage. There is one particular matter that occasionally makes me sweat, the high expectations worldwide regarding our organisational skills given that we are up to now a very small group, too small..
DL1MGB (President): For me as a part-time organizer of DXpeditions WRTC 2018 is like 65 DXpeditions; a major difference is that we don't have to travel anywhere in 2018, rather the world comes to us! - for me WRTC 2018 is a perfect, unrestricted, way to bring together a lot of different ham radio groups into one large project.
DJ2YA (): For WRTC2018 I will be doing my best to provide the same “level playing field” for each location as well as helping with translations into English. As a WRTC-veteran (San Francisco, Bled and Florianapolis) I consider WRTC 2018 in Germany as the pinnacle event.
DL4ST - Steffen (Volunteer): As a member of the DARC district board for Saxony-Anhalt I am proud that a portion of our members are commited to taking an active role in the organisation and preparation of the WRTC.
DM6DX - Robby (Ambassador-Berlin / Camping): As regional ambassador I have recruited a complete team of volunteers… … the accommodation requirements are on track and before the test days in June we will have choosen the final tent model. ...the chairs can be evaluated soon. Just purchasing 130 suitable desk lamps has proved to be quite a challenge.
DK4QT - Dieter (AC-Member): I would like use my capabilities to support the WRTC team and help to ensure a successful WRTC 2018. During 2017 I will advertise the event to possible WRTC helpers in DARC District N.
DJ9MH - Hajo (WRTC Award): Since the WRTC in California I have followed this championship attentively and worked its competitors. In Bled my xyl and I had the chance to have a closer look at the event. I attended the initial meeting of “WRTC 2018 e.V” which resulted in my allocation as an WRTC award manager and administrator of the special WRTC call signs
DJ6DC (Consultant): I am the designer of the basic concept ”outdoor Facilities” I manage all interface definitions and operational plans and where possible also financial contributions... for me the WRTC 2018 is the pinnacle and a trend-setting event.
DF8XC (Volunteer): WRTC 2018 gives me the chance to get to know the leading contesters.
DL2MLU (PR): To contribute to something great, to be there and live the experience.
DL8OBF - Uwe (AC-Member): I am a member of the Advisory Committee for the WRTC 2018. I am also responsible for the competition-rules and response to any related questions raised. I am pleased to see the WRTC in Germany and to have the opportunity to display our hospitality to the visitors..
DL2RSF - Wolfgang (Volunteer): After applying to become a volunteer I joined a teamonthe test day at Jessen. For me erecting antennas is particularly exciting and interesting. Good health provided I’ll certainly take part in the test daysin2017 and in any case in the actual event in 2018. Once more I’ll be looking forward to making friends with other volunteers and participants
DL9GFB - Franz (Consultant): I will be available as needed, to help with any "jobs" during WRTC 2018 WRTC 2018 = Most important event for Ham Radio in Germany!
DL2MLU Luise (Fundraising - Kacheln): For me WRTC means to contribute to something great, to be part of it and enjoythe experience
DK1DSA Ralf (Volunteer, Hospitality): As a radio amateur in Wittenberg I’m happily looking forward to such a great event in my home region. I am curious about the world’s best contesters andthis veryexciting contest with its field-day characteristics, of which,until now,I have only been able to read about. In 2018 I’ll be volunteerthereas everything can be reached on foot orbicycle.
DL6RAI - Ben (IT-Manager): Providing IT services before and during WRTC 2018 requires special know how. We are happy to have built a great team that maintains several different web sites, provides 65 logging computers for the online-scoring function and created a custom web-based application to manage data and documents of the 65 different sites. Expectations are high and we are working on meeting them.
DM5EE - Uli (Volunteer): WRTC 2018 will put the German amateur radio community in the limelight and many friends from all over the world will gather here for the competition. It is a huge event that will present many challenges preparing for it but which will be a lifetime experience that I am anxiously looking forward to.
DH8BQA - Olli (PR-Team): Wrote few articles on WRTC technical related matters for German HAM magazines cqDL and FUNKAMATEUR. Assisting antenna director every now and then. Wish I had much more time available for WRTC organization. WRTC 2018 will be THE biggest event in German Amateur Radio history, at least from a contesting perspective.
About WRTC 2018The World Radiosport Team Championships (WRTC) are held every four years and assemble more than 60 two-operator-teams of the world’s best radio contesters on a level playing field. Quite different from their usual contesting they must use identical equipment in the same geographical region eliminating all variables except their personal skills. Previous WRTCs were held in Seattle/USA (1990), San Francisco/USA (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002) Brazil (2006) Russia (2010) and New England/USA (2014).
Michael Höding, DL6MHW
Vice-President, Fundraising, PR
Phone: +49 39201 20779
E-Mail: dl6mhwwrtc2018 [dot] de
- February 15, 2017Her kan du se en liste over de kvalificerede hold til WRTC-2018 i Tyskland.
Bemærk at vores finske ven OH6KZP Kim, er teamleder på et af holdene i Europa region #1.
Er du interesseret i at deltage skal du være hurtig til at sætte et hold (2 mand).
Der er endnu åbent for tilmeldinger.
Sponsorerede hold er en lang tradition i WRTC og en væsentlig del af fundraising. Dedikerede contestere, der ikke har kvalificeret sig, får chancen for at deltage i WRTC. Som vi kunne se i WRTC 2014, konkurrerer Sponsorerede Teams på lige fod med kvalificerede hold og flere af dem har opnået top scores.
Vi har allerede tildelt tre af fem sponsorerede hold men har modtaget flere anmodninger end der er plads til. Derfor fastsættes fristen for anmodninger til den 21 Februar 2017 Kl. 23:59 UTC.
Efter den uformelle sponsor anmodning og WRTC 2018 kommissionen har modtaget anmodningen, udformes en formel aftale som definerer rammerne. Derefter overfører sponsor et depositum på 15.000 Euro til en klientkonto for at vise alvoren af ansøgningen og sender den formelle ansøgning som afspejler målene i teamet:
2. Støtte af amatør radio Contester og ånden i WRTC konkurrence
3. Forbedring af teknologi og stationsbetjening
Efter en positiv afgørelse fra WRTC 2018 organisationskomité vil det sponsorerede hold blive informeret og pengene overføres til WRTC 2018 konto. Hvis ansøgningen ikke bliver accepteret vil de 15.000 euro blive tilbageført hurtigst muligt.
Vigtig bemærkning: Ifølge WRTC 2018 kvalifikations regler vil en DQ (Diskvalificering), i en af de kvalificerende konkurrencer også udelukke operatøren fra et sponsoreret hold.
Alle ansøgninger skal sendes til contactwrtc2018 [dot] de