Friedrichshafen, 25th June 2016
Prime Sponsor WRTC 2018
The organizers of the WRTC 2018 have the pleasure to announce that YAESU Musen will support WRTC 2018 as Prime Sponsor. During the Ham Radio 2016 YAESU Director Masao Mori and WRTC 2018 President Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, signed a “Memorandum of Understanding”. YAESU Musen, well renowned as a leading manufacturer of amateur radio equipment, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The name YAESU stands for innovation and tradition. YAESU has been supporting a great variety of projects in the field of DXing and contesting for many decades. Already at the WRTC 2002 in Finland YAESU stood in the front row in developing the idea of the World Radio Team Championship.
YAESU has announced immediate financial support and to provide technical equipment. They will donate all rotators for the WRTC antennas. Their most reliable technical standard will guarantee fairness in this radiosport competition, the core idea of the WRTC for more than 25 years.
Masao Mori stated, “YAESU is happy to get into such close contact with the WRTC 2018 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary. We are looking forward to providing our long standing experience in the cooperation with the great events of amateur radio.”
Christian Janssen replied, „I am delighted to be able to welcome YAESU Musen, one of the leading manufacturers of communication equipment as Prime Sponsor. The support by YAESU means a great step forward towards our sponsoring target.”
The agreement was also signed by Martti Laine (OH2BH) and Volkmar Junge (DF2SS). In his office as WRTC 2018 Ambassador, Martti Laine has established the link to YAESU and being one of the organizers of the WRTC 2002 in Finland he has contributed unpayable support in the negotiations. Volkmar Junge, President and CEO of the WiMo company, will assist in the execution of the agreement as the European partner.
Furthermore, the signing was witnessed by Saya Nakamura, Liason Officer of YAESU, as well as by Michael Hoeding (DL6MHW) and Rudolf Schwenger (DJ3WE) of the WRTC 2018 Fundraising Committee.
The WRTC 2018 expresses its gratitude towards YAESU Musen for its most generous support as a token of worldwide cooperation in amateur radio and Martti and Volkmar for their consulting and support.