What a mess.

Yesterday afternoon I was listening to II3WRTC which is a special call sign to promote WRTC (world radio team championship) there are 12 stations taking part one from each Italian call area. II3WRTC is from region 3. The event goes from January 1 to July 10 and to be honest this is the first time I have heard them on the air. Anyway, I degrees, as I was listening to the II3WRTC station I was shocked by the large pileup they had going. The station was operating simplex and in a nutshell, it was a mess! I made an audio recording of it and to be honest I have no idea how the special event station heard any call and how the callers knew if they had made it with a confirmation 559? 
I was surprised the station was not working split and hope that the other regions do use split when thing get as crazy as they were with II3WRTC. 
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

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