Youth Team

The WRTC2014  qualifying rules include a special provision for a Youth team. The Youth team must be under age 25 at the time of WRTC2014 in July 2014.

Per the qualifying rules:

  1. The Youth Team Leader position is awarded to the applicant born after July 12, 1989 with the highest qualifying score that does not already qualify for a “regular” Team Leader slot. Scores are calculated in the same manner as for all other applicants.  The Youth TL must select another youth operator as his/her Teammate.

The Youth team will be selected using the same qualification process and criteria used for the other teams. Those interested in competing as a Youth team will submit their application through the normal process (to be announced). After all the Team Leader positions have been filled, the remaining applications from those under 25 will be evaluated. The Youth team with the highest qualifying score will receive the invitation.

This gives Youth teams two opportunities to qualify.  First as a qualifier for their region, and second for the special Youth team invitation.

There are a number of Youth team leaders attempting to qualify. We would like to know who you are. Please enter your call sign and some sentences about your interest in WRTC in the comments area below.

  10 comments for “Youth Team

  1. Filippo IZ1LBG
    June 12, 2013 at 02:46

    It’s nice to have the opportunity to compete with the most talented contest op in the world. Filippo IZ1LBG

  2. wang
    June 12, 2013 at 22:20

    WRTC converge the hams who have excellent contest skills.
    If I have a chance ,I would like to join and enjoy it.

    BH1PAH Wang.

  3. Karel
    June 13, 2013 at 08:31

    This would be any young Hams dream and Im one of them.
    Karel ZR6K(ex ZU6KB)

    • Karel
      June 15, 2013 at 17:08

      At the time of the cqww i had a class B call and only have 20W to work with and managed to work just over 1000 q’s

  4. June 13, 2013 at 14:41

    I’ve always known about WRTC but never knew there was a youth team. I think that is fantastic! Its a shame that I haven’t been contesting enough to qualify (thanks to college and a very modest station), but best of luck to those who are!

    Hopefully there will be another WRTC before I age out for the Youth Team in 2017!

    Sterling, N0SSC

  5. Seid E72SIE
    June 15, 2013 at 04:55

    This would be realization of my dream. I would like to join and have fun.

    73 de E72SIE

  6. June 16, 2013 at 04:33

    It could be fine to see at least THREE youth teams so there will be a competition among them, YouthWRTC within WRTC. There are a lot of good gyus/gals from around the world, and the only problem I see is travel financing. If needed, contest rules can be simplified for them in equipment requirements to save organizers’ money (sure, better if youth does compete with OMs). Look at HST & ARDF: there are a lot of youth at their ANNUAL World Championships! Even two local Yteams vs. one Yworld team could be fine. Perhaps this will be real in the future.

  7. Kris ES7GM
    June 16, 2013 at 11:15

    It’s unfortunate that I’ll turn 25 couple of months before the WRTC main event. GL to the youth team!
    Kris ES7GM.

  8. Mark Dumpleton
    June 18, 2013 at 13:10

    Would be fantastic to qualify for WRTC Youth Team – what a great opportunity for us young hams who may otherwise feel as though we can’t get in to such events to learn from the best and compete with the best! As somebody who operates in a number of contests and DXpeditions it’s great to have the opportunity to take part in such a prestigious event!

  9. Paul/WQ2N
    July 8, 2013 at 23:19

    I am interested in joining. I am currently 22 years old and have been licensed since I was 13 in 2004. I love CW as this is my preferred mode as it is most challenging. My qualification points are not as high as I would like because the last 4 years I have been in college, but I have some nice impressive scores prior to the cutoff date. I have just graduated from Elizabethtown College in PA with a 3.22 while playing for my schools tennis team (that went to the NCAA DIII tournament!) I have the schools tennis wins record, hopefully some ham radio wins in the near future as well! I will be attending Seton Hall University for my Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. Two of my most memorable moments include operating the 4U1UN station and operating as N3BNA in this years ARRL DX CW contest with Dale (N3BNA), my professor at the time Jon Rudy (K3QF), and myself. We made more than 4M points for the FRC and had a blast. We all had different operating times as we were all busy at different times, which we operated a true Multi op 1 TX as only 1 ham was in the shack at all time. It worked out perfectly and it was truly a fun time, especially reflecting back in class with Jon and other students having no idea what we were talking about! If you need any references I would be happy to send some. Thanks for the great opportunity!

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