Pepperell, Devens to Host World Radio Competition

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Pepperell, Devens to host world ham radio competition

Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 04/23/2014 11:28:17 AM EDT

By: Chelsea Feinstein

Pepperell, Devens and Leominster are among the 16 New England communities chosen to host the World Radiosport Team Championship this summer.

The competition, which will attract 59 two-person amateur radio teams from 38 countries, tasks amateur radio operators with making as many contacts as possible in a simulation of emergency conditions.

“It’s kind of like the Olympics of radio contesting,” said Roland Guilmet, a spokesperson for the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club. “To be selected and host these radio contesters from around the world is kind of a big deal.”

Read more via Pepperell, Devens to host world ham radio competition – Nashoba Publishing Online.

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