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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.

ContestYears from which scores will countNumber of scores
WAE CW2006200720083
WAE SSB2006200720083
ARRL CW200720082
ARRL SSB200720082
EUHFC200720082EU only
SS CW200720082NA only
SS SSB200720082NA only
NA Sprint CW (1 per year)200720082NA only
NA Sprint SSB (1 per year)200720082NA only
Russian RTC2007200820093RU 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.

ContestMaximum result
CQWW (CW & SSB)950
EUHFC850for EU
WPX (CW & SSB)740
WAE (CW & SSB)730
SS (CW & SSB)700for NA
ARRL (CW & SSB)660for NA
NA Sprint (CW&SSB)600for NA
ARRL (CW&SSB)620for DX
RRTC (M/S only)1000for Russia only

3. Category factor - These factors based on entry category are applied to the contests maximum result to account for differences in competitiveness and activity level.

Entry Weight
SO-AB 1,0
SO-Assisted 0,7
SO-Single mode in Mixed-mode contests 0,8
LP 0,7
MS 0,9
M2 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)

Example calculation:
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 RX3ZZs 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

Example calculation:
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 clubs 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 applicants permanent residence
for US - an area (within mentioned borders) of applicant permanent residence (driver license, FCC license)

DX QTH scores (scores made outside an operators 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)
  1. 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.
  2. Total result - sum of 8 best results calculated as in section 4 of this document
  3. MS/M2/MM - no more than 4 results may be submitted
  4. MS/M2/MM - no more than 2 team members may submit results for a single contest for MS, 3 for M2, 5 for MM
  5. 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.

7. Referees
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

ContinentTotal teamsArea nameCountries in areaTeams from area
Europe21 teamsEU Area #13A-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-ZB24 teams
EU Area #2ON-PA-LX-DL-OE-HB-HB0-SP-OK-OM-HA5 teams
EU Area #3SM-LA-OH (incl. OH0-OJ0)-OZ-OY-TF-JW-JX-LY-YL-ES5 teams
EU Area #4UR-EW-ER-LZ-SV (incl. SV5-SV9-SV/a)-YO-YU-S5-9A-ZA-Z3-T9-4O5 teams
EU Area #5R1-R2-R3-R4-R62 teams
North America11 teamsNA Area #1W1-W2-W3-W4 (VA, NC, SC, FL, GA)3 teams
NA Area #2W4 (KY,TN,AL)-W8-W92 teams
NA Area #3W5-W02 teams
NA Area #4W6-W7-KL72 teams
NA Area #5VE1-VE2-VE3-VE4-VE9-VY2-VO21 team
NA Area #6VE5-VE6-VE7-VE81 team
Central America1 teamCA AreaCA countries1 team
South America2 teamsSA Area #1PY1 team
SA Area #2others1 team
Asia6 teamsAS Area #1JA1 team
AS Area #2R9-R02 teams
AS Area #3others3 teams
Oceania2 teamsOC Area #1VK - ZL (incl. VK9, ZL7-8-9)1 team
OC Area #2others1 team
Africa1 teamAF Area #1all1 team
Total44 teams

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 team1 teamWRTC-2006 champion1 team
Host team1 teamSRR1 team
Sponsored teams4 teamsSponsored Team #1-#44 teams
Total6 teams

Supported by:

Moscow region government
Moscow region government
Samsung Electronics
Ural Contest Group
Northern California DX Foundation
The YASME Foundation
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