You can be part of the “Ham Radio Olympics”

Doug Grant, K1DG writes:

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) will be held in Massachusetts July 12-13, 2014. Like the Olympics or the Boston Marathon, this event draws the “best of the best” from around the world. Fifty-nine two-operator teams will be set up with Field-Day-style stations on 16 properties around the Route 495 corridor, from Pepperell in the north to Plymouth and Taunton in the south.

The international teams will compete to see which team can make the most contacts with the most countries and take home the gold medal. This Olympic-style world championship will be widely covered in the local, regional, and national media and provide excellent publicity for amateur radio.

The WRTC2014 organizers need volunteers to help with this once-in-a-lifetime event. The biggest need at the moment is for people to help set up and keep an eye on the stations and provide local transportation for the teams between the headquarters hotel in Westborough and the sites.

Several clubs in the area have “adopted” one or more sites. Perhaps your club would be interested in doing this as a club project. We’d be happy to send someone to your next club meeting to provide more details.

Please visit to sign up and tell us how you would like to help make this exciting event a success.

Learn more about WRTC2014 at


Doug Grant, K1DG

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