December 16, 2013
Onsite Referees for WRTC2014 Announced
WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), is pleased to announce the fifty-nine referees that will be monitoring the competing teams during the competition July 12-13, 2014.
A referee will be on site at each of the 59 competing stations to verify compliance with the rules and make decisions on any rule questions by the teams. The referees must be top-level contesters because they must simultaneously listen to the audio from both operators for the entire 24 hours of the WRTC2014 competition.
The referee application and verification process was managed by Dan Street, K1TO. There were 143 applications received. The selection process considered many factors, including geographical areas, language skills and SO2R ability.
Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, Chief Judge for WRTC2014, had this comment regarding the selections, “With so many well qualified volunteers willing to serve as referees it was simply impossible to choose everyone we would have liked. 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.”
There are less than 7 months remaining until WRTC2014. Questions regarding WRTC2014 Referee selection should be submitted by e-mail to Referee@wrtc2014.org.
List of Referees
|EA5RS||Juan M. Chazarra|
|K4BAI||John T. Laney III|
|LZ2HM||Andrey Stefanov Sachkov|
|OE6MBG||Michael S. Schwab|
|RA3AUU||Igor “Harry” Booklan|
|UA9MA||Gennady I Kolmakov|
|W4PA||Scott E. Robbins|
|W6OAT||Charles K. “Rusty” Epps|
|YO9GZU||Tiberiu “Tibi” Tebeica|
|ZS4TX||Bernie van der Walt|
|ZS6EZ||Chris R. Burger|
See http://www.wrtc2014.org/qualifying/referee-selection/ for an explanation of the referee qualifications and application process.
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators from around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010). More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org or contact WRTC Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.