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COTA-Hunter 2018 – COTA-Activator 2018

In 2017 COTA-Team-Germany invented together with DARC-OV-Stiftland the Annual COTA 2017 award program. The goal was to bring WCA-references in germany which were probably only active once, back on the bands. Up till today we could issue the COTA-annual-hunter 2017 altogether 175 times and the COTA-annual-activator 2017 about 40 times. There were altogether 300 german references which could be reactivated during past year again. Beside this another 500 were active for the first time which resulted in 1815 activation-logs in total, about 20 percent more than the year before. Round 140000 QSO-points could be added into the COTA-logsearch database which has meanwhile around 750000 contacts included. (We load all contacts also in the international WCA-database) Also the standard COTA-award-program is very popular. We reached the 2200 awards from the normal COTA-hunter-award. So thanks to all, who made this success possible, Hunter, Activator, Award-Manager and thanks to those who offered the nice pictures for the awards.
So 01.01. will be the new start for the COTA-Annual-Hunter 2018 and COTA-Annual-Activator 2018-award series.
We wish you a happy and successful new year and good luck with COTA-hunting.

Merry christmas and a happy and successful new year to all of you.

Actually we handed out more than 2000 COTA-awards.
The special 2017-edition additionally around 200 times.
Thanks to all who helped to make COTA so popular.

73,11, COTA-Team-Germany

sending from logs for german castle-activities

If you made an activity from a german castle please send your log to the new mail-address: logs@cotagroup.org
We will make the uploads for the COTA-award-program and the WCA-award-program on a weekly basis.

  • Please be sure that your log will be in a specified format, containing reference-number, callsign and probably activity-period, for example
    DL-02335_DA0CW_sep17.adi
  • If you make activations from several objects at once please send separate logs for each.
  • Logs please only in ADIF-format.

73, 11, COTA-Team Germany

2nd international COTA- and WWFF-meeting in austria

From june 24 till 25 the amateur-radio-club Heidenreichstein held the second international COTA- and WWFF-meeting in austria. Hams from HB9, I, DL and OE activated the nature-park OEFF-0015 with the special-call OE3WWFF and one day later the castle Heidenreichstein OE-00089 under OE3COTA.

World Castle Weekend 2017

At june 17 and 18 the WCAG-Team invites for the 8th 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.

Castle Day at may 01.

Propagations were not so well on may01 at castle-day however there was a big number of participants. Up today we received 180 logs. So many thanks to all who help to organize the event, special thanks of course to the castle-activators and castle-hunters.
All received logs will be published in the COTA and the WCA-database.
All stations from which we received the logs are listed here.
Cuagn on World Castle Weekend at 17./18.june 2017
COTA-Team-Germany

German Castle Day 2017

Also this year the German Castle Day will be at may 01.2017.
All hams are invited to take part and bring german castles in the air.
Also for hunters it´s a good possibility to work a lot of german castles and increase your score for several awards.
We will inform you here also with the growing list of announced activities.
Currently announced activities for the castle-day

new issued awards


The first quarter of 2017 was again a record with COTA-activities. Altogether 300 logs reached us until end of march. Database comes closer to 650000 entries. Especially the yearly COTA-award has more and more friends. We could issue the first awards for 30 and for 40 activated german castles in 2017 to Peter DJ2OS and the hunter-awards 100 and 150 in 2017 went to Artur SP8LEP. The 1500. standard-COTA-award in the class 375 was reached by Peter DL8NCA. Many thanks to all activators and collectors.

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