At 14.01.2014 the COTA-award was officially approved by the DARC-award-commitee. Nearly exactly one year later the COTA-hunter-award nr. 200 has been issued to Franz DL1BFR. Congrats to all award-holders. Beside the 200 COTA-hunter-awards also nearly 50 COTA-activator awards and 10 COTA-SWL-awards were sent out.
Just before the end of the year with the log of DL50LINDAU we could crack the 250000 QSO-level in the COTA-database. Also the COTA-award is short before the 200th issued award. Only the entry class COTA25 has been issued more than 100 times. All activators and hunters a merry christmas and a happy and successful new year 2015, especially good health. 73,11 from COTA-Team-Germany
Nearly 230000 contacts are actually in the COTA-database. Until we have a realtime-statistic-function implemented we will inform you with a static overview about the activated castles and the amount of contacts. Page will be updated from time to time.
With the latest delivery of QSL-cards to the DARC-QSL-buro all cards for the roundabout 1300 contacts of DA0WCA has left. Again many thanks for the contacts with Schloss Fockenfeld DL-02348, Schloss Fuchsmühl DL-04225, Burg Hohenberg DL-03142, Schloss Riglasreuth DL-04233, Schloss Schwarzenfeld DL-04331, Burg Prunn DL-02831, Schloss Hardeck DL-02808, Schloss Ilsenbach and Schloss Puechersreuth DL-02832+DL-04419. All contacts with the special-DOK WCA were uploaded in COTA and WCA-database as well into the DCL-logbook from DARC and the Logbook of the World LOTW. The picture on the cards shows DL-03142 Burg Hohenberg in Nature-Park Fichtelgebirge DLFF-058.
At 14./15.th of june, WCA invites to the World-Castle-Weekend. World-Castle-Weekend . If you are active from german castles and send us an activation-log of minimum of 50 contacts during the weekend, you get the special-edition of the COTA-Activator-Award as PDF. If you activate several castles please one log per WCA-number.
73, Manfred DF6EX
Also in 2014 a much higher amount of logs for the castle-day arrived. Already 106 different logs were uploaded into the COTA-database. Thank you for all that support. There is no deadline at all. So if you have further german castle logs feel free to send it via mail to following mail-address in ADIF-file-format.
For castle-day 2014 we selected two castles in the nature-park Altmühltal. First stop was about 5 kilometer before Riedenburg were the Castle Prunn resides on a rock above the Main-Donau-channel. With the call DA0WCA we worked 140 stations during the morning. All contacts were already uploaded in the database-systems from WWFF/DLFF/COTA/WCA. All stations will receive a QSL-card with special-DOK WCA via the buro. Many thanks for the contacts.
Castle-activity 01.May 2014 -Castle Ostrau SAB 196- DL 02327
Alice (DM7EA) and Gert (DM7MA) were active at castle-day from the Castle of Ostrau WCA-DL-02327.
It´s a baroque castle in the town Ostrau near Halle (Saale). In early 18th century it was built in baroque style on the fundament of an old castle of the middle age. Today it´s one of the most important baroque buildings in Saxony-Anhalt.
A 2km long loop-road around the castle keeps you along of moats and ponds. Currently the castle is the home of a basic-school, a youth-club and a culture society of the town.
Thanks to all participants in the castle-day.
A listing with all received logs can be found here.
Logs can be send as ADIF-file to following mail-address for upload.
73, 11, Manfred DF6EX