S539D : The Belgian WRTC2000 team
In July 2000 the third World Radiosport Team Championship was held in Bled, Slovenia.
Organizer of this awesome event was the Slovenia Contest Club
under leadership of S50A, Tine Brajnik. A full account of who, where, and what
can be found on the WRTC2000 Website : http://wrtc2000.bit.si
Thanks guys for an impeccable organization and great memories for life !
Some 55 international Ham Radio contest teams, each comprising
of two persons, tested their contest operating skills in a 24 hour radiowave
After the smoke settled down, the Belgian team ON4WW/ON6TT achieved FIRST PLACE in phone operation, which resulted in this magnificent cup. Overall they ended 19th place, which was within the goal they set.
Already WRTC2002 is underway, to be held in Finland, July 2002 . Detailed information on this event can be found on http://www.wrtc.info/wrtc2002.org/site/
Click on the following photographs to see the full size pictures. Enjoy !
|The WRTC2000 logo|
|Tine Brajnik, S50A, the man who made it all happen together with his team of the Slovenian Contest Club !|
|WRTC is considered the Olympics for Ham Radio|
|Here is team Belgium, Peter Casier ON6TT and Mark Demeuleneere ON4WW|
|This is our host Leon, S59L, who did everything possible to accomodate
team Belgium - thanks Leon !
(beginning 2002, I was with Robert S53R in Kabul Afghanistan, when Tine S50A called Robert by phone with the very sad news that Leon had passed away - bon voyage Leon, I often think of you ! Courage to his lovely wife and daughter)
|Team Belgium in action, using the special S539D call sign|
|A hearty congrats to the winners ! l-r : RA3AUU/RV1AW - K1TO/N5TJ - K1AR/K1DG|
|Here are the winners of the phone/ssb trophy, ON4WW and ON6TT|
|Have they deserved a cold one !|
|Team Belgium with their contest Elmer, John Devoldere ON4UN. Thanks John !|
|ON4WW, S50A, ON4UN, ON6TT - what a great moment !|