PRESS RELEASES

Press release #5 – 10 June 2019

WRTC 2022 Receives Supporting Grants from the Yasme Foundation

WRTC 2022 is pleased to announce that it has received a significant financial contribution from the Yasme Foundation as a supporting grant for the event. “We are very proud and honored to receive such a big donation and we really want to say thank you to the Yasme Foundation for its important contributions. This means that interest in WRTC is still very high and recognized all around the world,” said Carlo IK1HJS in receiving the checks from Ward Silver, N0AX, the Yasme Foundation President during the Contest Forum at Hamvention 2019 (Xenia -Dayton).  “At this early stage it is important for the contest community to support WRTC so the organizing committee can make deposits, order materials, and begin preparations for the event.  Yasme is happy to support this important ham radio event and we hope other organizations and individuals will, too,” suggested Silver.

A second grant from Yasme was also received in support of the Ham Widow’s Ball – an evening of entertaining fun for non-ham spouses attending WRTC first held at WRTC 2014. The WRTC-2022 Organizing Committee will be more than happy to organize an Italian edition in Bologna!

Yasme is a storied word in amateur radio DX circles. DX stands for “distance” and the sailboats for which Yasme is named certainly covered their share of DX, crossing the oceans and dropping anchor at exotic islands some six decades ago. In turn, amateurs around the world, the “DX-ers,” would then try to contact the Yasme captain, Danny Weil, VP2VB, an amateur operator of renown.

Over the years, The Yasme Foundation has grown from a support group for those original Yasme adventures into a worldwide foundation supporting projects that help amateur radio flourish. Yasme recognizes the volunteers who keep amateur radio vital and vigorous in its second century and sponsor awards for hams (amateur radio operators) who make long-distance DX contacts on the air. Its updated website tells Yasme’s story and explains its mission.  The Yasme Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to support scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries. Yasme supports various projects relating to amateur radio, with an emphasis on developing amateur radio in emerging countries and encouraging youth participation in amateur radio.

WRTC (World Radiosport Team Championship) is an amateur “ham” radio contest held every four years. The next WRTC will be held in Bologna, Italy, in July 2022. The two-operator team that wins WRTC 2022 will be the best team in the world for next four years.


From L to R I4VEQ Claudio, N0AX Ward (President of the YASME Foundation), IK1HJS Carlo
at WRTC2022 desk, Crowne Plaza Hotel Dayton 2019


Press release #4 – 22 Apr 2019

WWROF Partners with WRTC2022

Bologna, Italy, April 22, 2019 — The WRTC2022 Organizing Committee is proud to announce its partnership with the WWROF (World Wide Radio Operators Foundation, www.wwrof.org).
The WWROF lends prestige to WRTC2022 as both have the same objectives in Amateur Radiosport – supporting contesting at all levels and encouraging more participation by new and younger operators.

WWROF will help WRTC2022 by facilitating donations from the United States as a tax-exempt public charitable foundation in full compliance with Internal Revenue Service rules. All donations coming from individuals, clubs, or companies are possibly tax-deductible under U.S. law.

“We encourage all U.S. amateurs to gratefully acknowledge the support of WWROF and to generously donate each year leading up to WRTC.  WRTC2022 appreciates this opportunity and believes it will provide a substantial boost to our common goals,” said Carlo De Mari, IK1HJS, President, WRTC2022.

Donations (U.S Dollars only), from US taxpayers only, can be sent via PayPal to WRTC2022@wwrof.org, or by check to:

WWROF, Inc. – WRTC2022 Fund
P. O. Box 529
Fredericksburg, TX  78624


The WRTC2022 organizing committee is working on similar arrangements for donors from other countries and will announce the details when they become available.



Press release #3 – 31 Jan 2019

The final set of Qualification Rules is published.
Just a few changes:

3. EU#1 and EU#3
3. I – one TL per SA*
5.6 Official WRTC stations and Organizing Committee don’t count for qualifications

So now let me say to everybody “Good luck” for your qualification to WRTC 2022 !
73 and buona fortuna 
WRTC 2022 Team



Press release #2 – 21 Jan 2019

After the opening of the WRTC 2022 Mailing List the WRTC 2022 Organizing Committee is happy to publish some modifications to the Qualification Rules and an explanation document (FAQ).

On the website the complete new Qualifications Rules are now available HERE: there are some Selection Area adjustments and definitions, some changes in TM and TL Selections, and a revised weighting factor for Low Power. A complete list of changes from the preliminary rules is included at the end of the Qualification Rules document.

Please check not only the rules but also the FAQ document.
We will certify these Qualification Rules as “Final” at the end of January, since on the 16th of February there will be the first qualifying contest: the ARRL International DX CW Contest.

73 and buona fortuna!
WRTC 2022 Team



Press release #1 – 31 Dec 2018

The WRTC 2022 Organizing Committee is happy to publish the Initial Qualification Rules and Mailing List instructions at wrtc2022.it 
On the Mailing List page you will find the schedule for when updates to the Qualification Rules will be published. Everybody can register to be updated about all events and share ideas and sentiments.
We are now approaching the beginning of a very challenging qualification process that engages many contesters all over the world. Reading through the Qualification Rules you will realize that qualification is not impossible.  Even better news – if you don’t qualify as a Team Leader you will also have a chance to be a WRTC 2022 Team Mate if your Qualification Score is high enough. Qualifying scores can be reached with normal participation in important contests over the next two years.
16 Feb 2019 – First qualifying contest, ARRL International DX CW
WRTC 2022 in Italy will be within your reach –  give yourself a chance! 

73 and buona fortuna!
WRTC 2022 Team