Yaesu Musen has announced that it will support World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) in Germany as the event’s prime sponsor. Yaesu Director Masao Mori, JA1COW, and WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 25 at Ham Radio 2016 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Yaesu, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, will donate all rotators for the WRTC stations’ antennas.
“Yaesu is happy to get into such close contact with the WRTC 2018 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary,” Mori said. “We are looking forward to providing our long-standing experience in the cooperation with the great events of Amateur Radio.”
Jannsen said Yaesu’s support was “a great step forward” toward meeting WRTC 2018’s sponsorship targets. Also signing the agreement were Martti Laine, OH2BH, and Volkmar Junge, DF2SS. Laine, one of the organizers of WRTC 2002 in Finland, contributed his support to the negotiations. WRTC 2018 organizers expressed their gratitude to Yaesu for “its most generous support as a token of worldwide cooperation in Amateur Radio” and to Laine and Junge “for their consulting and support.”
WRTC 2018 will take place in mid-July in the Jessen/Wittenberg area near Berlin.