- WRTC History
- 1990 in Seattle, USA
- 1996 in San Francisco, USA
- 2000 in Bled, Slovenia
- 2002 in Finland
- 2006 in Florianópolis, Brazil
- 2010 in Russia
WRTC-2010 Selection Criteria
Overview – This is a summary of the operator selection criteria and evaluation formulas for WRTC-2010. Each competitor may submit up to eight results from the contests in section 1. Each result is calculated according to sections 2 through 4. Application criteria and team distribution are described in sections 5 through 9.
1. Contest listing – scores from the following contest may be used to calculate results for the selection process.
|Contest||Years from which scores will count||Number of scores|
|SS CW||2007||2008||2||NA only|
|SS SSB||2007||2008||2||NA only|
|NA Sprint CW (1 per year)||2007||2008||2||NA only|
|NA Sprint SSB (1 per year)||2007||2008||2||NA only|
|Russian RTC||2007||2008||2009||3||RU only|
EU = 28 contests; US = 34 contests; RUS = 31 contests; Others = 26 contests.
2. Contest weight – This represents the maximum result that can be obtained from a contest score.
|CQWW (CW & SSB)||950|
|WPX (CW & SSB)||740|
|WAE (CW & SSB)||730|
|SS (CW & SSB)||700||for NA|
|ARRL (CW & SSB)||660||for NA|
|NA Sprint (CW&SSB)||600||for NA|
|ARRL (CW&SSB)||620||for DX|
|RRTC (M/S only)||1000||for Russia only|
3. Category factor – These factors based on entry category are applied to the contest’s maximum result to account for differences in competitiveness and activity level.
|SO-Single mode in Mixed-mode contests||0,8|
|MM (incl. HQ)||0,7|
SO-QRP and SO-Single Band scores will not be counted towards selection for WRTC-2010.
4. Formula for calculation of results from each contest
Nominee result = Contest weight x Category factor x (Nominee score in the contest / Maximum score in nominee category from selection area)
RX3ZZ receives a score of 1.2 Mpts in WPX CW (weight = 740 points) as a SO-LP entry (category factor = 0.7). The maximum score in SO-LP in RX3ZZ’s selection area (see section 8 of this document) was 1.35 Mpts. RX3ZZ may submit the following result from this contest:
740 x 0.7 x (1.2 Mpts / 1.35 Mpts) = 460.4 points
If “Maximum score in nominee category from selection area” is lower than the highest score in any lower category from the same selection area, substitute the higher score as the reference score:
Nominee result = Contest weight x Category factor x (Nominee score in the contest / Maximum score in lower category from selection area)
Category order: MM, M2, MS, SOAB-Assisted, SOAB, SOAB-Single Mode, SOAB-LP
RZ3XYZ club receives a score of 3.8 Mpts in WPX CW (weight = 740 points) as M2 entry (category factor = 0.8). The maximum score in M2 in RZ3XYZ club’s selection area was 4.9 Mpts, but this score is lower than score of RA3AAA who made 8.5 Mpts in SOAB category in the same RZ3XYZ contest area. RZ3XYZ may submit the following result from this contest:
740 x 0.8 x (3.8 Mpts / 8.5 Mpts) = 264.6 points
SELECTION AREA – an area of applicant’s permanent residence
for US – an area (within mentioned borders) of applicant permanent residence (driver license, FCC license)
DX QTH scores (scores made outside an operator’s home selection area) are evaluated against the top score in the selection area from which the score was made. For example, if W1ABC (home selection area US Area 1) operates from KP1, receives points from evaluating the score against other scores from Central America and not against scores from US Area 1.
- 5. Conditions for team leader (TL)
- A TL must have permanent residence (a valid passport) in the country he (she) applies to represent and at the time of all contests for which results are submitted. When the TL has residence in two or more countries, he (she) may only represent one of them.
- Total result – sum of 8 best results calculated as in section 4 of this document
- MS/M2/MM – no more than 4 results may be submitted
- MS/M2/MM – no more than 2 team members may submit results for a single contest for MS, 3 for M2, 5 for MM
- DX QTH – no more than 4 results may be submitted
6. Conditions for team mate (TM)
TM must have permanent residence of the same country as their TL and from the date of the first submitted contest result.
Exception: TL from African, Asian (others), Central American or Pacific (others) entity can choose TM from another country, but from the same selection area.
Each TL will nominate a referee candidate for WRTC-2010. That candidate (along with volunteers from the contesting public) will be placed on a referee nomination list. From that list, referees will be selected and assigned to teams. Organizers strongly suggest for a referee to be highly experienced SO2R contest operator!
During the competition, the team referee must be from a different country than that of the team and can not be the one which is nominated by that team.
8. Selection areas’ teams
|Continent||Total teams||Area name||Countries in area||Teams from area|
|Europe||21 teams||EU Area #1||3A-9H-C3-EA (incl. EA6)-CT (incl.CU)-F (incl.TK)-G (incl.G-GD-GI-GJ-GM-GU-GW)-EI-I (incl.IS0-HV-1A)-T7-ZB2||4 teams|
|EU Area #2||ON-PA-LX-DL-OE-HB-HB0-SP-OK-OM-HA||5 teams|
|EU Area #3||SM-LA-OH (incl. OH0-OJ0)-OZ-OY-TF-JW-JX-LY-YL-ES||5 teams|
|EU Area #4||UR-EW-ER-LZ-SV (incl. SV5-SV9-SV/a)-YO-YU-S5-9A-ZA-Z3-T9-4O||5 teams|
|EU Area #5||R1-R2-R3-R4-R6||2 teams|
|North America||11 teams||NA Area #1||W1-W2-W3-W4 (VA, NC, SC, FL, GA)||3 teams|
|NA Area #2||W4 (KY,TN,AL)-W8-W9||2 teams|
|NA Area #3||W5-W0||2 teams|
|NA Area #4||W6-W7-KL7||2 teams|
|NA Area #5||VE1-VE2-VE3-VE4-VE9-VY2-VO2||1 team|
|NA Area #6||VE5-VE6-VE7-VE8||1 team|
|Central America||1 team||CA Area||CA countries||1 team|
|South America||2 teams||SA Area #1||PY||1 team|
|SA Area #2||others||1 team|
|Asia||6 teams||AS Area #1||JA||1 team|
|AS Area #2||R9-R0||2 teams|
|AS Area #3||others||3 teams|
|Oceania||2 teams||OC Area #1||VK – ZL (incl. VK9, ZL7-8-9)||1 team|
|OC Area #2||others||1 team|
|Africa||1 team||AF Area #1||all||1 team|
A maximum of 2 (two) teams from a single country will be accepted (Exception: Invited, host and sponsored teams).
TL/TM from selection areas list disqualified from any listed contests in period from July 2006 will lose the right to apply.
9. Special teams
|Invited team||1 team||WRTC-2006 champion||1 team|
|Host team||1 team||SRR||1 team|
|Sponsored teams||4 teams||Sponsored Team #1-#4||4 teams|