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WRTC 2014 Press Release 20


Windham, NH

October 18, 2013

Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition

WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), is proud to announce the fifty five teams that will be invited to compete in New England next July.

WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. Team Leaders were selected for each qualifying region based on 3 years of qualifying scores. The Team Leaders were given the choice to select any operator as a Team Mate to complete their team.

The Team application and verification process was managed by Dan Street, K1TO, himself a 3-time competitor and winner of the event. “We are very pleased with the quality of operators selected as Team Mates. Although Team Leaders could select a partner from anywhere in the world, very few opted to choose outside their own Selection Area.” Street observed, “This will be a very competitive field. The top four teams from WRTC-2010 in Moscow are returning to operate together in 2014!”

In making the announcement, WRTC2014 Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, stated, “We are pleased to see a mix of veterans of previous WRTC events and first-time participants among the Team members. The Teams represent over 30 countries and a wide range of personal backgrounds. While the focus will be on the competition, we are looking forward to hosting the teams as they share and spread the international goodwill of the ham radio community in the Team Village during WRTC Week.”

There are some interesting stories hidden within the team pairings. There are two teams with family members; K1ZM chose his son KK6ZM and KU1CW chose his cousin EA5GTQ. There will be a YL (female) team with DL1QQ selecting DL8DYL as her partner. E77DX declined his Team Leader spot to become the Team Mate of OE3DIA. This enabled 9A5K to gain entry as a Team Leader.

ES5TV-ES2RR and 5B4WN-5B4AFM will be operating together in their third consecutive WRTC.

There are four sponsored teams yet to be announced. A Team Sponsor donation earns the right to select a team. Contact Doug, K1DG, for details about the Team Sponsor program.

Questions regarding WRTC2014 team selection should be submitted by e-mail to

About WRTC2014

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).

List of Teams


Area Team Leader Team Mate

AF Achraf “Ash” Chaabane, 3V/KF5EYY Dr. Hrane Milosevic, YT1AD

AS1 Vadim Ovsyannikov, R9DX Oleg Usov, UA9CDV

AS2 Anatoly Polevik, RC9O Mikhail “Mike” Klokov, UA9PM

AS3 Marios Nicolaou, 5B4WN Stavros Tsiakkouris, 5B4AFM

AS4 Jie Zheng, BA4ALC Wenjun “Vange” Yang, BA7IO

AS5 Katsuhiro “Don” Kondou, JH5GHM Hajime Hazuki, JA1OJE

EU1 Filipe Lopes, CT1ILT José Nunes, CT1BOH

EU1 Sebastien Le Gall , F8DBF Olivier “Oli” Seizelet, F1AKK

EU1 Kazunori “Kazu” Watanabe, M0CFW Gerry Lynch, GI0RTN

EU1 Olof Lundberg, G0CKV Mark Haynes, M0DXR

EU1 Stephane Van Langhenhoven, F4DXW Sebastien Bajulaz, F8CMF

EU2 Philippe Lutty, LX2A Andy Ruse, YO3JR

EU2 Luca Aliprandi, IK2NCJ Stefano Brioschi , IK2QEI

EU2 Manfred Wolf, DJ5MW Stefan von Baltz, DL1IAO

EU2 Carlo De Mari, IK1HJS Fabio Schettino, I4UFH

EU2 Sandy Raeker, DL1QQ Irina Stieber, DL8DYL

EU3 Tonno Vahk, ES5TV Toivo Hallikivi, ES2RR

EU3 Gediminas “Gedas” Lucinskas,LY9A Mindaugas “Mindis” Jukna,LY4L

EU3 Toni Lindén, OH2UA Kim Östman, OH6KZP

EU3 Kaspars Uztics, YL1ZF Oleg Ostrzigallo, YL3DW

EU4 Ivan Dobrocky, OE3DIA Emir “Braco” Memic, E77DX

EU4 László “Laci” Végh , OM2VL Tibor “Tibi” Ferenec, OM3RM

EU4 Rastislav Hrnko, OM3BH Jozef Lang, OM3GI

EU4 Wolfgang “Wolf” Klier, OE2VEL Oliver Huber, OE5OHO

EU4 Tine Brajnik, S50A Robert Bajuk, S57AW

EU5 Hrle Horvat, 9A6XX Davor “Dave” Kucelin, 9A1UN

EU5 Kresimir “Chris” Kovarik, 9A5K Richard Riley, 9A1TT

EU5 Ranko Boca, 4O3A Ivo Pezer, 9A3A

EU5 Roman Tkachenko, UR0MC Yuri Onipko, VE3DZ

EU5 Andy Kotovsky, UU4JMG Andriy “Andy” Kazantsev , UU0JM

EU6 Sergey Dyachenko, RX3APM Andrey Karpov, RV1AW

EU6 Andrey Melanin, UA3DPX Igor Korolkov, UA4FER

EU6 Iurii Khmelenko, RL3FT Dmitri Kryukov, RA3CO

NA1 Krassimir “Krassy” Petkov, K1LZ Mladen Bogdanov , YT6W

NA10 Alex Tkatch, KU1CW Yuri Sakalouski, EA5GTQ

NA11 Jeff Briggs, VY2ZM Patrick Briggs, KK6ZM

NA12 Lee Sawkins, VE7CC Dale Green, VE7SV

NA13 Fred Kleber, K9VV John Sluymer, VE3EJ

NA2 Ray Higgins, W2RE Lee Imber, WW2DX

NA3 Ken Low, KE3X Scott Redd, K0DQ

NA4E Richard DiDonna, NN3W Kamal “Kam” Sirageldin, N3KS

NA4W Julio Henriquez, AD4Z Dan Thompson, W4UH

NA5 Kevin Stockton, N5DX Steve London, N2IC

NA6 Daniel Craig, N6MJ Chris Hurlbut, KL9A

NA6 John Barcroft, K6AM David Hodge, N6AN

NA7 Mitch Mason, K7RL Jon Kimball, KL2A

NA8 Jim Stahl, K8MR Mike Tessmer, K9NW

NA9 Michael Wetzel, W9RE Mark Beckwith, N5OT

OC Michael Gibson, KH6ND John Hillyer, KH6SH

SA1 Hamilton Oliveira Martins, PY2YU Rafael Martins, PY2NDX

SA2 Jorge Diez, CX6VM Lucas “Luc” Maiorov,LU1FAM

YOUTH Filippo Vairo, IZ1LBG Paul Whitman, WQ2N

Wild Card Alex Avramov, LZ4AX Christo Ignatov, LZ3FN

Wild Card Suad Zukic, DK6XZ Winfried Kriegl, DK9IP

Def Champions Vlad Aksenov, RW1A Alex Mikhaylov, RA1A