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Wittenberg. (xv) The WRTC is to be covered in two special broadcasts by Radio DARC. The radio show of the German Amateur Radio Club e.V. will broadcast a program in English on Saturday, July 14 from 11.00 to 12.00 UTC using the 49m short-wave band on 6070 kHz. Especially for the many people interested in WRTC from North America, the program will also be broadcast on 13860 kHz at the same timeThe 6-hour time difference makes it possible for the show to serve as a "breakfast radio" WRTC News on the East Coast of North America. There is expected to be a high level of interest from North America as not only did a total of 14 teams from North America qualify but also the defending champions Daniel Craig (N6MJ) and Chris Hurlbut (KL9A) are from the USA. 

Congrats zu Gilles, VA2EW! He will be the teamleader of the new wildcard team #6. As the designated team leader of 'AF' had to refuse his participation due to personal reasons this team was replaced by a wild card team. Gilles ended after the qualification for WRTC at the 2th place in the area NA#7 which only had one team available. So we are happy to have this excellent contester in our competition at WRTC2018. DL1CW remained as his team mate.

Wittenberg. (xv) At the World Championship, ensuring all competing teams have the same operational conditions is of core importance. This does not only apply to topographical conditions, which have recently been verified in detail. This also applies to the antennas. It's not good enough just to build the same type of antennas and get them "somewhere around"  resonance. In order to create the same conditions for all competitors great importance was placed on the accuracy of the measuring equipment to be used in this area.

Friedrichshafen. (xv) Ham Radio, the most important show for radio amateurs in Europe, was the prelude to the final spurt to the Amateur Radio World Championship in Germany for the WRTC organizing team. During the three days of the fair, information was distributed to many interested visitors at the WRTC stand. Visitors were also encouraged to participate and this effort was successful with additional volunteer helpers joining there. On the stage of the exhibition hall Chris Janßen, DL1MGB, and Michael Höding, DL6MHW, presented in words and pictures the status of the preparation processes in hand  for the WRTC. The interest level was consistently high, hardly a chair remained unoccupied. Also encouraging was the interest of the many volunteer helpers who gathered at the WRTC stand to discuss and clarify final questions about the technology in use and general organization. Manfred Wolf DJ5MW, a participant from the 2014 World Championships was available at the WRTC stand to answer all visitors questions. Concurrently the organizing team used the Hamfest weekend to clarify organizational details. The World Championship for radio amateurs starts in just 35 days! 

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translated by Ed, DD5LP

(Wittenberg, 6 July 2018) as the designated team leader of 'AF' had to refuse his participation due to personal reasons we would like replace the team 'AF' by a wild card team. So we invite you to send wild card applications for the now open TL position with DL1CW as team mate. The deadline for the wild card application is Saturday, June 9. 2018 at 2359z received at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please explain, why you are applying as TL. After the deadline, we will choose the new TL as soon as possible.

Wittenberg (xv) Almost casually, Robby Pöschk, DM6DX, mentioned in our latest teleconference: "We have the 1300 broom handles and the more than 30 Kilometres of barrier tape along with the more than 65 Dixie portaloos in supplies." That caused some frivolity between the organizers of the WRTC 2018 and some disbelief. Surprised at the 1300 broom handles, the press spokesman asked why so many were needed. "Without air hooks, I can not secure the operators area in the sites," was the answer of the logistics officer Robby Pöschk.

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