On april 12 made the activation from the Castle of Riglasreuth DL-04233. Beside the castle-counter it´s also located in DLFF-058. There was DA0WCA used for SSB-contacts and DA0CW/p for CW-contacts. After about 2,5 hours of operating-time 266 contacts could be finished. All contacts are already in electronic database of COTA/WCA and WWFF. Thank you for the QSOs. QSL-card will follow automatically via the buro.
After the OKFF-0963 activation in the morning we made a break and started in the early afternoon from the german side. 164 contacts were made. Many thanks to all stations who worked us as DA0WCA. All QSOs are already confirmed in WCA and COTA-database.QSL-card with special-DOK WCA follows automatically via buro.
The second activity from DA0WCA was from the Castle of Fuchsmühl located in Nature-Park Steinwald DLFF-119 at march 28. Altogether 102 stations could be logged from there. Many thanks for the QSO. All data are already in online-database from WWFF and WCA.
On march 14. was the first activation with the new clubcall DA0WCA. After my work was driving along to the Castle of Fockenfeld DL-02348. This time in about 1,5 hours operation time altogether 102 contacts were made. All QSOs were uploaded to WCA and COTA-Logsearch.
For march 15 Klaus DL1ASF/p planned the activation from Castle Obernitz near the town of Saalfeld. After the previous nice days however this day was very overcasted with some rain. So activation needed to be done from the car. In 2 hours 122 stations were logged. QSOs are already uploaded to WCA and COTA-database.
For the HBD-castle-weekend at 18./19.jan2014 after a short activity on saturday from my home-castle Falkenberg DL-02335, we started on sunday for the second outdoor activity in this year. At acceptable 6 degrees we were active from the Castle of Wildenreuth DL-02825 for the first time. In a bit less than two hours 155 stations could be worked. All logs were posted already to WWFF, WCA and COTA-database. QSL-cards are out via the buro for altogether around 260 contacts.
After claiming the 250000 contact-border in june 2012, meanwhile the WCA-logsearch has reached the magic one million border. A lot of activators could be convinced to send their logs for uploads. Congratulations to the WCA-team, especially to our member Jirka OK5NN, who realized the frontend for the uploads. Electronic logs are the future as shown with DCL and LOTW. QSL-cards however are still alive and very attractive, however please honor also the WCA-hunters with electronic point for your activation. If you have any further castle-logs you can send via mail, they will be uploaded to WCA-logsearch and if activity was from a german castle also to COTA-logsearch.
Together with DARC-Ortsverband Stiftland COTA-Team-Germany invents the new COTA-activator award, acknowledged by DARC. The award is available in steps of 5 (10/15…) activated german castles. Each award class shows a different colour-motive from another german-castle. You need to make minimum of 50 contacts from each object. These can be done also in several activations on several days. For applying just send a list (ie Excel-sheet) with the DL-reference-numbers you´ve activated and the numbers of contacts you reached from each to Gerhard DL5AWI. The award comes as PDF and is free of charge.
Together with DARC-Ortsverband Stiftland COTA-Team-Germany invents the new COTA-award acknowledged by DARC. The award is available in steps of 25 worked german castles. Each award class shows a different colour-motive from another german-castle. You can apply for the award directly from an application-link at http://logsearch.cotagroup.org. The award comes as PDF and is free of charge.
Next weekend for the fifth time the happy-birthday castle-weekend happens. All Logs which we receive will be put into the WCA-database as well in the new COTA-database for the COTA-award !