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Finnish President Tarja Halonen to preside over WRTC 2002

Bob Naumann (N5NJ) on May 21, 2002
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Finnish President Tarja Halonen to preside over WRTC 2002

Finnish President Halonen meeting recently with U.S. President Bush

Martti Laine, OH2BH, announced at the Dayton 2002 Contest Dinner that Finland's President Tarja Halonen would preside over the WRTC 2002 activities being held in Finland this July.

WRTC 2002 will gather top competitors from around the globe in a multi-event amateur radio competition. 52 identical stations will be provided to the competitors for the on-air portion of the competition which will occur coincidentally with the IARU HF World Championships. All amateurs world-wide are encouraged to work the competitors.

Martti reported that 33 of the 52 stations have already been installed including new towers and antennas with the balance to be completed over the next few weeks. All 52 stations will have the same tower and antennas to level the playing field for the competitors.

The teams will be using OJ1 - OJ8 prefixes for the first time so prefix hunters will want to work them.

For more information about this exciting event, see the WRTC2002 website.

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Finnish President Tarja Halonen to preside over WR Reply
by CT3EE on May 28, 2002 Mail this to a friend!
Great news for the Organization Committe.
We will be qrv for the new prefix and also to support all the efforts from the Commitee organizing this big event.
I wish all the sucess in the world to all our friends and hope to work them all during the event.
73 Luis - CT3EE
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