“All sites will be equal right down to the detailed level.
At the World Championship, ensuring all competing teams have the same operational conditions is of core importance. This does not only apply to topographical conditions, which have recently been verified in detail. This also applies to the antennas. It’s not good enough just to build the same type of antennas and get them “somewhere around” resonance. In order to create the same conditions for all competitors great importance was placed on the accuracy of the measuring equipment to be used in this area.
At WRTC 2018, the antenna construction teams will all use standardized antenna analyzers provided by RigExpert. RigExpert has produced the antenna analyzer AA-35 ZOOM in a “special edition” for the WRTC 2018. The analyzer has more storage than the standard device. This is necessary to allow the comparative measurement of multiple team-built antenna systems. The AA-35 ZOOM analyzer was selected because its +13 dBm output power ensures stable measurements. This is the only way we can guarantee during construction that all antenna systems are the same. The Nanuk hard case provides optimal protection of the valuable device even in rough usage areas”.
(posted by WRTC 2018)