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K1TO and N5TJ win WRTC-2000!

from ARRL Bulletin on July 10, 2000
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ARLX011 K1TO and N5TJ repeat as WRTC winners

Special Bulletin 11 ARLX011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 10, 2000
To all radio amateurs

ARLX011 K1TO and N5TJ repeat as WRTC winners

World-champion contesters Dan Street, K1TO, and Jeff Steinman, N5TJ (ex-KR0Y), retained its title at the World Radiosport Team Championship 2000 competition in Bled, Slovenia. Street and Steinman topped the field of 53 WRTC-2000 two-operator teams from around the world in off- and on-the-air operating events designed to test their contesting skills. Using the call sign S584M, K1TO-N5TJ racked up 969 points.

The competition included the 24-hour on-air event, concurrent with the IARU HF World Championship Contest held over the weekend as well as off-air pileup tape competition held last week prior to the contest.

During the 24-hour IARU/WRTC event, K1TO and N5TJ managed to put 2234 contacts into the log--1277 of them on CW--and collected 364 multipliers. Street and Steinman also topped the field of competitors at the last WRTC, held in 1996 in the San Francisco Bay area. Teams from the US took four of the top ten finishing slots in WRTC-2000.

Finishing in second place with 910 points was the Russian team of RA3AUU and RV1AW, operating as S587N. Coming in at number 3 with 870.34 points was the US wildcard team of Doug Grant, K1DG, and CQ magazine contest editor John Dorr, K1AR. Grant and Dorr operated as S582A.

Other US teams in the top 10 included the S519I team, Bob Shohet, KQ2M, and Daniel Handa, W7WA--at number 8, and the S531R combo of Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, and Andy Blank, N2NT--at number 10.

During this third WRTC, operators competed using modest stations running 100 W on CW and SSB on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. All sites were equipped with three-element Yagis for 10, 15, and 20 meters, and Windom antennas for 80 and 40 meters, both mounted just under 40 feet above ground.

Sponsoring WRTC-2000 was the Slovenia Contest Club. The ARRL's David Sumner, K1ZZ, served as chief referee.


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Congrats to all participants Reply
by ON5UM on July 11, 2000 Mail this to a friend!
In particular I wish to send my congratulations to Dan and Jeff for their great performance in keeping the title in this worldcompetition .
Also to the BCC crews who had been able to shuffle the cards a lot.A thought of CN8WW is not far away...

To bad that my good friends Marc and Peter - ON4WW and ON6TT only made an 18th place . Congrats anyway !!

Some signals where good others where weak but this has nothing to do with the ops skills but more with a difficult path on the higher bands and very high noise on the low bands here in Belgium .

Where is the next one to be held in 4 years ?

I'll be retired then and having plenty of time to try to catch a wildcard hi.

See You all in the next big ones.

73 es good contesting ,

Jim - ON5UM
Top Performance Reply
by DK5AX on July 11, 2000 Mail this to a friend!
Congrats to Dan and Jeff. You really showed that you are the top operators, not matter where the WRTC takes place.

I hope to see you soon again, either in Stuttgart or in FL.

73 de Markus DK5AX / K2XS / C6AKM / S92CW / V47AX
Over the TOP Reply
by I2WIJ on July 11, 2000 Mail this to a friend!

No more to add!

Congratulations to all the other competitors, too!
You have done a lot already to be entitled to compete!

Bob, I2WIJ
WRTC 2K Reply
by KB1GW on July 19, 2000 Mail this to a friend!
Congrats to Dan and Jeff!

As someone who once saw Dan, K1TO, operate (at K1KI), his being part of a winning team is no surprise. Awesome job!
Hope we can catch you up here in New England soon, Dan.

Vry 73,
Glenn, KB1GW
North Granby, Connecticut
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