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.
Today the COTA-hunter-award Nr. 100 was issued to our friend Arthur SP8LEP. This was also the first hunter-award going to poland. Congratulations !
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
After a WWFF-activity on april 19, we could also activate the castle of Schwarzenfeld near the town of Schwandorf. From a large parking range behind the castle we could give out the castle-counter to 147 stations. Logs were already uploaded to COTA- and WCA-Logsearch. The castle is also located in nature-park DLFF-098.
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.