The WRTC2014 Organizing Committee would like to encourage everyone to work the WRTC2014 teams during the competition. We also would like to receive your log within 6 hours after the contest to help with the log checking. There are two levels of rewards for working the teams.
WRTC2014 “Chase” Rules
Objective: For home stations to work the WRTC2014 stations on as many band/modes as possible.
Competition: Starts 1200Z on July 12, 2014. Ends 1200Z on July 13, 2014. This is the same as the IARU HF Championship.
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters. CW and SSB.
Exchange: Signal report and ITU zone (See page with conversion of USA states to ITU zones)
Log submission: Same as for IARU HF Championship. Logs must be in Cabrillo format. Send log by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1800z July 13, 2014 to be eligible for Participation Awards (see below). Log must indicate the mailing address where any award can be sent.
Participation Award Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America (outside W1), New England (W1 call area), Oceania, South America.
Note: The WRTC2014 stations will have distinctive callsigns. (list of calls to be announced by June 1)
1. The WRTC2014 stations will confirm all contacts:
- by QSL card via the bureau for DX stations and direct to US stations
- through ARRL’s Logbook of the World
2. Each QSO with a WRTC team counts for 5 points for the ARRL Centennial QSO Party.
3. Any station that appears in all 59 WRTC team logs will be able to download a certificate from the WRTC2014 Web site after the contest.
No log submission is required for Activity Awards.
Participation Awards (requires log submission)
1. Assistant Judge Awards
Everyone who submits a log will be given the title of “Assistant Judge of WRTC2014.” All logs received within six hours after the end of the contest will be entered into a drawing for one of 25 “WRTC2014 Assistant Judge” hats.
2. Bronze Awards
Every station that submits a log containing confirmed contacts with the WRTC teams on 30 or more band/modes will entered into a drawing to win one of 10 WRTC2014 bronze medals or one of 50 WRTC2014 mouse pads.
3. Silver Awards
A Silver medal will be awarded to the first 5 stations from each continent and W1 that have confirmed contacts with all 59 teams regardless of mode. Any other stations that work all 59 teams will be entered into a drawing to win one of 25 WRTC2014 hats.
4. Gold Awards
Gold medals will be awarded to the top 5 band/mode leaders in each continent and W1. In the event of a tie, the order will be determined by earliest completion time. (With 59 teams, 5 bands, and 2 modes, there are 590 possible band/modes available.)
Direct any questions to email@example.com.
View a checklist of callsigns that will be used by the WRTC2014 teams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: For the Chase Awards, is there any distinction between SO and M/S stations?
No. Any entry type is accepted.
Q: Are “Checklogs” eligible for the Participation Awards?