W2GD prepares to compete in Radiosport competition


Michelle H. Daino, Correspondent

FLEMINGTON – As a nine-year-old boy living in Liberty Corner, John Crovelli bought an old Philco ham radio for 50 cents at a farm fair auction. That small purchase turned into the hobby of his lifetime.

Crovelli (callsign W2GD), who now resides in Flemington and is a top amateur radio operator, will compete in July during the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC2014) in Boston. The competition, which was first held in Seattle in 1990, is known as the “Olympiad of amateur radio.” WRTC2014, running from July 8 to 14, will include 59 competing teams from 29 qualifying regions around the world.

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