On Sunday, October 5, 2014 the World Radio Team Championship (WRTC)
Sanctioning Committee selected Germany as the host nation for the WRTC
This nomination followed an initative of DARC, BCC and RRDXA, initiatied
during the Ham Radio fair Friedrichshafen at the end of June 2014. A small
team, headed by Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, was set up in order to explore the option
to hold this event in Germany.
Since 1990, WRTC has been held regularly in different locations. For one
week, it brings together some 60 teams from all over the world, who then compete
in the IARU HF Team Championship under field day conditions. The last
WRTC was held in New England/USA. Only a few weeks ago, it ended with
a bronze medal for Germany.
During the next weeks, the team will launch an official organisation to
finance and conduct WRTC2018 in Germany. The team is recruiting volunteers,
in particular in the fields public relations, location management,accomodation and
Three geographical regions within Germany are currently under evaluation
and one of them will be selected as the venue for WRTC 2018: the area near
Muenster/Westfalen, the area Maerkisches Oderland east of Berlin and the
area around Jessen/Wittenberg.
A web site has been set up to provide further details:
Additionally, a WRTC2018 mailing list for potential participants was
If you have any addtional questions or wish to join the project team,
please send a short e-mail to contact at wrtc2018.de.