WINDHAM, NH Issued June 22, 2014… WRTC 2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship competition, is pleased to announce that it has received a significant financial grant from the ARRL Foundation.
The ARRL Foundation was created in 1973 to provide grants supporting Amateur Radio activities and programs, and currently awards 75-80 scholarships per year to students pursuing higher education. This grant was in support of the public relations effort being conducted by WRTC2014 to use the competition to promote Amateur Radio to the general public.
“With competitors coming from around the world, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase the radiosport aspect of Amateur Radio to the public,” said Randy Thompson, Co-chairman of WRTC2014. “For example, this grant has enabled us to retain a media relations expert to help introduce WRTC2014 to the press and to issue press releases in the home market of the USA competitors.”
Early results of the media campaign can be seen on the WRTC2014 web site at http://www.wrtc2014.org/in-the-media/
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.
About ARRL Foundation
Established in 1973 by the American Radio Relay League, Inc. (ARRL) as an independent and separate 501(c)(3) organization, the ARRL Foundation administers programs to support the Amateur Radio community. Governed by a nine member volunteer Board of Directors, the ARRL Foundation is devoted to providing valuable programs to serve the Amateur Radio community. More information is available at http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation