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German Castle Day 2019

German Castle Day 2019 – 01.05.2019

At 1st of May we invite again for the german castle day. It gives you the opportunity to work a lot of german castles on the bands and
also complete further award-classes for the COTA-award.
Currently we have following announced activations

WCA Ref.Cota-RefCallDOK/OVBemerkung
DL-00204MVB-007DL1SWB/p V2840m/2m SSB und FM + WWFF
DL-00230MVB-033DM2DLG/pX3820m/40m/80m SSB, PSK/RTTY
DL-01510THB-216DF0WCAX1120m-80m SSB, CW
DL-01915WBB-47003DL8BU/pA1820m/40m SSB
DL-01915WBB-47003DC5GA/pP4520m/40m SSB
DL-02154SAB-023DL9ZHGW0940m/80m SSB
DL-02155SAB-024DL6CKN/pW0940m/80m SSB, CW
DL-02155SAB-024DG0CFR/pW0970cm FM
DL-02179SAB-048DL9ZOG/pW0940m/80m SSB, CW
DL-02180SAB-049DL9ZOG/pW0940m/80m SSB, CW
DL-02231SAB-100DL8MLD/pW0940m/80m/70cm SSB, CW, FM
DL-02890MVB-081DL0MSEV22KW SSB, CW, Digital
DL-03386MVB-190DM2DLG/pX3820m/40m/80m SSB, PSK/RTTY
DL-03479MVB-283DL0MSEV22KW SSB, CW, Digital
DL-03666MVB-397DM2DLG/pX3820m/40m/80m SSB, PSK/RTTY
DL-03984BBN-069DK0FR/pA0520m/40m SSB
DL-04252NSB-112DL0GSH/pH0915m - 160m/2m/70cm
DL-04263    NSB-123DO1DAN/mE0570cm/2m FM
DL-04361SAX-252DL1JKK/pU2320m/40m/80m SSB, from 10.00 UTC
DL-04461SAX-280DL1JKK/pU2320m/40m/80m SSB, from 06.00 UTC
DL-04916SAX-296DL1JKK/pU2320m/40m/80m SSB, from 10.00 UTC
DL-05087SAR-035DF2VZ/p-30m/40m CW

73,11, COTA-Team-Germany


Since 2014 COTA-Team-Germany in association with DARC OV Stiftland offers the COTA-award-progrm. So far, much more than 3000 awards were issued into more than 30 countries free of charge. Thanks to the award managers for this excellent job. Thanks also to the activators and hunters for keeping that program alive and to the donors which helped with great pictures. In the COTA-booklet you find the meanwhile nearly 200 different award-classes listed together with the motive-supporters.

COTA-Hunter 2019 – COTA-Activator 2019

Also in 2019 we have a yearly COTA-Hunter and COTA-Activator award-class. The logsearch for this award is available on our COTA-logsearch-server. All bands modes are valid. If you want a point for the COTA-activator, minimum 50 contacts needs to be made from that german castle.

German Castle Award

WCA-program has the 10year anniversary in 2019. To commemorate this birthday and bring further activities on the bands with portable activations from german castles, the DARC-OV-Stiftland in association with COTA-Team-Germany hand out the new award program “German Castle Award”. There will be a new logsearch-functionality at where you can apply for this new award. Valid are contacts with german castles starting 01.january 2019 and later. The award will be available in steps by 100 worked german WCA-numbers. There are only contacts on the shortwave-bands (10-160 meter) valid.


COTA-activities raised extremely during the past years. Meanwhile however we receive also a growing number of problem-logs which means uncomplete (missing time) not logical content. We will take care more about this in the future and will investigate more time into cross-checking which can probably also result in a deletion of a log when not clarified.

World Castle Weekend 2018

At june 16 and 17 the WCAG-Team invites for the 9th time to the World Castle Weekend all participants to produce activities from castles in the world.
COTA Team Germany honors all participants who make an activity from a german castle and generate a minimum of 50 contacts with a special edition from the german COTA-award.
Please send ADI-log with the german reference number via mail and you will get automatically the award via mail.
Good luck for all hunters and activators. More details about the event can be found on the WCA-homepage.

announced activities castle-day at may01

Altogether 9200 contacts in 120 logs were sent to us for the castle-day at may 01. All logs are already uploaded and the -awards for activators from the german castles were sent out. Thanks to all participants.

planned changes in map-module

In near future we change the limits for the green castles in the cota-map-module for minimum 250 contacts required. Yellow castle will appear when minimum 100 contacts are in database.

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