Dear friends,

    Russian aggression against Ukraine continues, more and more countries are stepping up to help Ukraine to fight for its freedom and sovereignty, giving humanitarian and military aid. At the same time we feel that the World is kind of “getting tired” of war, and this topic is fading into the worlds news.
    It’s necessary and very critical to do everything possible to keep Ukraine on the radars of the Global Community.
    We believe that having a second team from Ukraine competing in the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) in 2023 in Italy would also serve this purpose.
    This team would consist of two operators: young contester Yaroslav, UW7LL, who made it into the Top Ten at previous WRTC in Germany (2018) and WRTC veteran Yuri VE3DZ/UT4UZ (7 previous WRTC, best score is #4 at WRTC-2006).Both are the World and Continental winners of many HF Contests and eligible to participate in the WRTC according to their rank on the WRTC-2022 selection process.
    We hoped for the Wild Card selection, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. Our only chance now is to be one of the “Donor Teams”, but for that we need to donate 15,000 EUROs to WRTC-2022 organizers.
   If we will be able to collect necessary funds, our team will reserve one of 5 available Donor team seats. So far we were able to raise about $7,000, so we need approximately $9,000 more.
Your help would be greatly appreciated. The list of all Donors will be published here and on WRTC-2022 the website.
    You may donate in different ways:
- by PayPal or Credit Card using link: https://PayPal.me/ve3dz or to road.to.wrtc@gmail.com
- by Cheque, E-transfer, or directly to either UW7LL or VE3DZ (please contact road.to.wrtc@gmail.com for details).
    All donated funds eventually will be transferred to WRTC-2022 committee and will be used to support WRTC-2022.
 
Thank you in advance!

Update (August 17, 2022):
    Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to transfer a deposit to WRTC-2022, and we are now waiting for the official announcement of our team on WRTC-2022 website. Special gratitude goes to Howard, VE2AED and Micheline, KM6FOH, Olof G0CKV, Tony K2NV and Niagara Frontier Radio Sport, and Alex UT4EK - they contributed the most. The list of all our donors may be found below.

Update (August 21, 2022):
    It's official now! We managed to take the 5th (last) Donor Team slot, thus being the last team selected for the upcoming WRTC-2022 in Italy. Inclusion of our team in WRTC allows us to keep raising the profile of Ukraine and keep her in the public eye. The boost this would give to Ukrainian Amateurs will be immeasurable. Amateur Radio is about friendship, sharing knowledge and helping each other, and we have had many messages of support, and the donations from across the amateur community have been wonderful – they still come in. We still need to donate our balance to WRTC-2022 committee, but now we have almost 2 months to accomplish that. Still need to collect between $5,000 and $5,500, depending on EURO exchange rate on the day of transfer. Thank you for your continued support and your encouragement! Our fundraiser continues.

Update (October 07, 2022):
    We haven't done any update lately, past few weeks were pretty busy with work commitments, family and preparations for winter (for Yarik). Winter is going to be pretty hard for Ukraine. Our fundraiser slowed down for obvious reasons: a lot of our friends and potential donors have already donated and it is really difficult to find new ones. Despite of difficult times, Rig Expert Ukraine, being already a Sponsor for WRTC-2022 and donating Antenna Analyzers for the Committee, found a way to help us financially, for which we are grateful. We have another potential donor, but it's only a commitment so far. We have another 2 weeks or so to collect the final $2,000. We count on your support and would appreciate any help.



Update (October 31, 2022):
     We are happy to report that 2 major sponsor stepped in and helped us to close on the remaining balance. Famous Ukrainian football (soccer) player and manager Sergiy Rebrov, UT5UDX/5B4AMM, who is active supporter of Ukraine, found a way to help not only Ukrainian Army, but also our Team. Also, our World known Ukrainian company Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd., despite obvious own difficulties because of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, made the largest contribution to our fundraiser.
    We thank both sponsors for this invaluable support.
    Therefore our main sponsors who contributed more than 50% of funds to our Fundraiser company:

- Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.;
- Sergiy UT5UDX / 5B4AMM;
- Howard VE2AED and Micheline KM6FOH;
- Olof G0CKV;
- Tony K2NV and his XYL Rosie.

    We thank all other sponsors for their support. We will make a huge banner with all the supporters names/calls and place it at our tent in Italy.
    Now, being the last team accepted for WRTC-2022, we need to start our preparations to catch up on all other teams, which had more time for training and equipment testing.
    We will continue to update you on our progress.

DONORS

  • Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.
  • Sergiy UT5UDX/5B4AMM
  • Howard, VE2AED and Micheline, KM6FOH
  • Olof G0CKV
  • Rig Expert Ukraine Ltd.
  • Tony K2NV
  • RigExpert USA and Canada, Inc.
  • Double-L Devices
  • Ukrainian Contest Club
  • Alex UT4EK
  • Rudy N2WQ
  • Bruce KM2L
  • Lefteris 5B4AGL
  • Bob N4BP
  • Sergei UX1UA
  • David G3WGN
  • Bob VE3CWU
  • Joe VE3BW
  • Gudmi TF3SG
  • Gary NA6O
  • Robert S53R/9N7AA
  • Cary VE4EA
  • Karel OK1CF
  • Chip K7JA
  • Drew K3PA
  • Valery US0YW
  • Alan EA3HSO
  • Serge UT3UA
  • Olaf DK2LO
  • Andy UR4LRQ
  • Igor VA3FF
  • Les VE3NNT
  • Enzo VE3VTG
  • Phil KT3Y
  • Greg W1KM
  • Will WC2L
  • Alex LZ4AX
  • Patrick W7TMT
  • Andy K2LE/P40LE
  • Carsten DM9EE
  • UW4E Contest Team
  • Ed K1EP
  • Falk Hagedorn
  • Dave G4BUO
  • Steve N2AJ
  • Jim K9YC
  • Doug N6TQS
  • Eugene EA5EL
  • Valdas 5B4AOF/VE3VO
  • Edmundas LY3EC
  • Alexander Natsioks
  • Mircea YO3FFJ
  • Igor UR4LTX
  • Dick K2ZR
  • Niagara Frontier Radio Sport
  • Mark K2QO
  • Sidney K3SX
  • Craig W2VM
  • Charlie W2TV
  • George W1EBI
  • Al NH7A/F5VHJ
  • Bob K3UL
  • Dale KG5U
  • Mike VA3MW
  • Stan VE3TW
  • Jack K0JP/VA4JP
  • Vagn OZ1OXQ
  • George W3GP
  • Andriy UU8JW
  • Evgeny YL2TD
  • Sam UT9FJ
  • John N6JSO
  • Oleg US7UX
  • Jim UW1GZ
  • Albert K2ANZ
  • Rolandas LY4A
  • Ken WO1N
  • Bob GM3ZDH
  • Mike DL7UGN
  • Kev M0TNX
  • Andrzej SP9KR
  • John W2GD/P40W
  • Pavel UR5WCQ
  • Charlie NF4A
  • Steve WX2S
  • Boyan LZ2BE
  • John K1AR
  • Jack W1WEF
  • John WA9AQN
  • Volodymyr UT1QW
  • Andrew UT1ZZ
  • Yuri UT2AA
  • Volodymyr UT7NI
  • Nick VA2VT
  • Mike W2TB
  • Slava US2YW
  • George G0MIT
  • Dave W7AQK
  • Tom N2CU
  • Alex 4Z4AK
  • Jim K2QB
  • Shane WB2WPM
  • Jorge CX6VM
  • Fred AA3R
  • Mike VE9AA
  • Alan N3AD
  • Darrell AB2E
  • Jamie WW3S
  • Mike K4RUM
  • Jan DL3JAN
  • Chris GM3WOJ/ZL1CT
  • Tony VE3RZ
  • Roger VE3ZI
  • Radio Club Mykolaiv
  • Will K6ND
  • Steve AD4K
  • Oleksiy AC1AJ
  • Yuriy N2TTA
  • Lali VE3NE
  • Pierre VE3KTB
  • Bob VA3RKM
  • Pavel VA6AM
  • Yuri UT7XX
  • Art VE3CT/W1AJT
  • Denis DL5SFC
  • Walt K2WK
  • Eric KV1J
  • Vlad UT6CW
  • Bob KM6SO
  • Andrei XV9G
  • Raimo OH6JD

THE TEAM

UW7LL Yarik
Yaroslav Oliinyk UW7LL
Team leader 
Age: 34

Previous WRTC:
 2018

UT4UZ (VE3DZ) Yuri
Yuri Onipko
UT4UZ (VE3DZ)
Team mate
Age: 61

Previous WRTC:
1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

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