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The organizers of the WRTC 2018 are happy to announce that ICOM Inc. will support the WRTC 2018 as Platinum Sponsor. This Japanese company has been leading in the development of novel techniques for short wave and VHF/UHF equipment for several decades. The company‘s close links to contesting can be seen in the initiative of the ICOM Contest Team and the support of the Contest University. As the main sponsor ICOM America had a great share in the success of the Olympic Games for radio amateurs in the WRTC 2014 in New England.

(wittenberg, 7th July 2016) During the second weekend of July, exactly two years before the ham radio Olympics in Germany, the WRTC team meets for a first test session in the Jessen/Wittenberg area. We will set up the selected antennas at five sites and test this configuration in a real contest.

The test session addresses several goals. The first is to evaluate the antenna system and the setup procedure with different teams to detect optimization potentials. Furthermore, planning and logistics will be evaluated.

Additionally, we focus on public relations bringing the WRTC spirit to the residents of the region and to regional newspapers and TV stations. Moreover, we check the radio characteristics of the different sites using the world wide CW skimmer network. Beside this, five teams will take part in the IARU HF Championship contest with the goal to find the best team in an internal competition.

The planned callsigns for this radio activity are

  • for the contest: DD5M, DK2O, DR1X, DM5D and DR5L
  • for the CW skimmer test: DB2B, DK7C, DM3W, DP9A and DR3W

The general goal of the test session is to learn and to detect chances for improvement in equipment and processes.

(Friedrichshafen, 25th June 2016) The organizers of the WRTC 2018 have the pleasure to announce that YAESU Musen will support WRTC 2018 as Prime Sponsor. During the Ham Radio 2016 YAESU Director Masao Mori and WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, signed a “Memorandum of Understanding”. YAESU Musen, well renowned as a leading manufacturer of amateur radio equipment, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The name YAESU stands for innovation and tradition. YAESU has been supporting a great variety of projects in the field of DXing and contesting for many decades. Already at the WRTC 2002 in Finland YAESU stood in the front row in developing the idea of the World Radio Team Championship.


(Magdeburg, 20 Juni 2016) Holger Stahlknecht, Minister of the Interior and Sports of the state of Saxony-Anhalt takes over patronage for the World Radio Team Championchip, which will be held in summer 2018 in the region of Wittenberg/Jessen. Stahlknecht has held this position since 2011 and is member of the CDU, one of the ruling parties of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. A special connection to radio exists as the Minister of Interior and Sports is also in charge of government communications.

Holger Stahlknecht, Minister für Inneres und Sport in Sachsen-Anhalt, übernimmt die Schirmherrschaft für die World Radiosport Teamchampionship, die im Sommer 2018 in der Region Wittenberg/Jessen stattfindet. Stahlknecht ist seit 2011 im Amt und gehört der CDU an, die die Landeregierung führt. Eine besondere Beziehung zum Medium Funk ergibt sich daraus, dass der Innenminister auch für die Behörenkommunikation und den BOS-Funk zuständig ist.

Welcoming Address of the Secretary

Dear sportswomen and sportsmen!

WRTC 2018 is pleased to announce that Messi & Paoloni (M&P) of Italy has teamed up with WRTC 2018 e.V. for the World Radio Team Championship in 2018 in Germany. M&P will donate altogether 10 km of its coaxial cable of the type M&P-ULTRAFLEX 7. 

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