March 1, 2011
WRTC2014 RECEIVES CONTRIBUTION FROM NCDXF, SEEKS INDIVIDUAL DONORS
WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship competition, is pleased to announce that it has received a significant financial contribution from the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF).
Fifty-nine (59) teams of top amateur radio contest operators from around the globe will travel to theNew Englandarea July 10-14, 2014 to compete in WRTC2014. Participation is based on qualifying scores posted in major contests between 2010 and 2014. A group of referees and judges, themselves well known contest operators, will oversee the competition and confirm the results.
NCDXF Vice President, Glenn Johnson, WØGJ, explained the NCDXF decision. “There is a lot of overlap between contesting and DXing. Many of the participants in WRTC are also active DXers. Sponsorship for WRTC is an excellent opportunity to support contesting and promote the values of NCDXF to amateur radio operators around the world.”
“We appreciate this early show of support from NCDXF,” said Doug Grant, K1DG, Chairman of WRTC-2014. “We intend to follow the example set in previous WRTC competitions to provide a high level of competition on an unbiased playing field. In addition, we intend to use the event to promote amateur radio competition to a wider audience inside and outside the hobby.”
To provide assistance with WRTC-2014 fund raising efforts, the Northern California DX Foundation has established a special account to receive tax-deductible donations of $100 or more from individuals. Donations to this account should be made by checks payable to NCDXF, but with the notation “WRTC-2014,” and mailed to the WRTC-2014 Fund, NCDXF, Rusty Epps W6OAT, 651 Handley Trail, Emerald Hills, CA 94062 USA.
For information on sponsorship, or for general information about WRTC2014, contact WRTC Chairman, Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at email@example.com.
The Northern California DX Foundation is a private foundation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was founded in 1972 to assist worthwhile amateur radio and scientific projects with funding and equipment. NCDXF’s funding comes entirely from voluntary contributions from members and friends, from grants from other foundations and organizations, and from investment income generated from the Foundation’s initial $250,000 endowment. NCDXF has supported over 500 DXpeditions, large and small. For the expensive “mega” DXpeditions, NCDXF is often the “anchor” sponsor and its grant often makes the difference in whether the DXpedition goes forward. For more information please visit www.ncdxf.org.
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of approximately 50 two-person teams of amateur radio operators 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.