WRTC 2023 AWARD : January 2023…headset on!

WRTC Organizing Committee is proud to announce a 2023 edition of WRTC 2023 AWARD!

This is NOT WRTC 2022 Contest that will be held in Bologna in July 2023!

This is a WRTC 2023 AWARD for anybody who wants to have fun in radio chasing and looking for WRTC Special event stations all over the world and promoting the real WRTC 2022 event.

In 2022 we had a very long and productive 6 month editon of WRTC 2022 AWARD, with more than 1,5 milion qso’s. Thanks to all of you who had this opportunity and had his beautiful 2022 Award!

This time, in January 2023, only one month, WRTC 2023 AWARD will start again. Are you ready?

NEW YEAR, NEW RULES, MORE STATIONS, CONCENTRATED IN ONE MONTH. We are sure that you will have fun looking for all these stations on all bands and modes, earn your Award and participate to the ranking. It will be amazing! 

1) Not only italians but more than 30 callsigns from all over the world will be Special Event Stations (SES) making the Award more fair and attractive. (check in the Award rules)

2) According to WRTC 2022 event itself, the activity will be only on WRTC frequencies and modes: SSB and CW on 10,15,20,40 and 80m.

You can imagine what kind of effort is this. We have registered around 400 activators for at least 44 special callsigns in Hamaward platform, since now, and it is not ended yet. You willl be able to follow each SES log in real time on qrz.com page. That makes easy, fast and attractive this Award. As far as we know there never have been such a big event in radio, for so long time including so many Special Callsigns, and operators. Wouldn’t you be part of it? It’s your time now.

Now the only thing that is missing is an incredible number of qso! This is up to you!

As in 2022 we will have a unique shared log that collects all qso’s made all over the world so numbers will go higher and higher hour by hour depending on you.

A lot of brilliant Awards will be available, by bands, by modes and mixed. Check closely the rules!

So headset on and start looking for WRTC Special Event Stations around the world beginning January 2023 the 1st!

73 de Carlo IK1HJS (WRTC 2022 Organizing Committee, and WRTC 2023 AWARD staff)


1. Purpose
Promotion of the organization of the WRTC 2022 – “World Radio Team Championship”, that will be held in July 2023.

2. Award Start / End dates
From 00.00 UTC on January 1 2023 to 23.59 UTC 31 January 2023

3. YL / OM QSO
Award is issued following the QSO with the special event stations, in the period indicated in point 2
of this regulation.

Special event stations are listed below.

2-ways QSOs with exchange of report are valid (R/S in SSB, R/S/T for CW).

4. Bands
HF 3.5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 MHz

5. Modes

6. Scores / QSOs
To obtain the WRTC 2023 AWARD, a minimum of 100 points is required.

A final ranking (Overall ranking List) and Worked All Stations Award is produced for participants making QSOs with special event stations, based on the total sum of points as follows:

CW: 10 points for each CW QSO on each band.
example II1WRTC (or any other special station), QSO on 40m CW, 20m CW, 10m CW: 10 + 10 + 10 = 30 points

SSB: 5 points for each SSB QSO on each band.
example II1WRTC (or any other special station), QSO in 80m LSB, 15m USB, 10m USB: 5 + 5 + 5 = 15

7. QSO accreditation
Each special station can be worked only once a day on each band and mode.
A “dupe” QSO will not be considered as a penalty.

8. Worked all Stations Awards
N. 18 Awards will be issued for have worked at least once in the Award time (January 2023) most Special Event Stations.

1. WAS (Worked All Stations) All bands, MIXED mode
2. WAS (Worked All Stations) All bands CW mode
3. WAS (Worked All Stations) All bands SSB mode
4. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 80, MIXED mode
5. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 10, MIXED mode
6. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 15, MIXED mode
7. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 20, MIXED mode
8. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 40, MIXED mode
9. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 80, CW mode
10. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 10, CW mode
11. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 15, CW mode
12. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 20, CW mode
13. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 40, CWmode
14. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 80, SSB mode
15. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 10, SSB mode
16. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 15, SSB mode
17. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 20, SSB mode
18. WAS (Worked All Stations) on 40, SSB mode

9. Overall Score listings
Points are assigned for QSO with Special Event Stations every day on any award mode or band.

Ranking is calculated by:
– higher score
– greater number of QSOs
– greater number of special stations processed
– more bands
– more modes

Real-time ranking displayed on the website www.wrtc2022.it/award

10. Award release and qsl

To obtain the WRTC 2023 AWARD, a minimum of 100 points is required, within the times and methods indicated in these rules. Issue of the Award is free and does not require paper QSLs or QSO confirmations.
In case the minimum required 100 points for the award are not reached, each logged operator with at least 1 QSO will still be able to receive the certificate of participation.
The Award or Certificate of participation is issued by downloading the file in digital format, in high resolution A4 format, without registration, through the website www.wrtc2022.it/award , following the end of the event.
eQsl download will be available at the end of the Award in Hamaward.cloud.

Sending your log and qsl is not required.

11. Special event stations list:

II1WRTC (Piemonte, Liguria)
II2WRTC (Lombardia)
II3WRTC (Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige)
II4WRTC (Emilia Romagna)
II5WRTC (Toscana)
II6WRTC (Marche, Abruzzo, Molise)
II7WRTC (Puglia, Basilicata 7 region)
II8WRTC (Campania, Calabria, Basilicata 8 region)
II9WRTC (Sicilia)
II0WRTC (Lazio, Umbria)
IR1WRTC (Valle d’Aosta)
IO0WRTC (Sardegna)

(this list is to be completed according to the received commitments, callsign and qualification area)



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