As WCA has the 10year jubilee in 2019 the world-castle-weekend was extended to the period of 01.-30.june 2019. To improve also the number of activities from german castle COTA-team-germany offers the WCW-activator-award 2019. A minimum of 5 different castle locations in germany needs to be activated with a minimum of 50 contacts each, so altogether 250 contacts (of course more would be fine). The award can be applied by sending a list of the 5 different german castle locations to the log-address. Also the logs needs to be delivered as ADI-file.
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 https://logsearch.cotagroup.org 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.
Juli-edition of the AGCW-DL-info, shows an article about WCA and gives some background-information about castle-day. More and more castle-activities are done in CW which is also a result from the steady growing numbers of QRP-equipment which makes activities from WCA- or WWFF-destinations an attractive part of the hobby. Article in german in july-release of AGCW-DL-info
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.
In memory of the founding of the World Castle Award program at january 14, 2009 also this year the WCA-group invites participants all over the world to take part on the Happy Birthday Castle Weekend at 14./15.january 2017.
Happy birthday WCA !
At 16./17.th january WCA-team invites the 6th time amateurs worldwide to do portable-actities from castles to celebrate the 6th birthday from WCA-team. Congrats from our side and we would be very happy if a lot of people participate and send us your logs. We will forward them of course also to WCA-database. 73, 11
Thanks to all participants on the WCW-weekend. Your received logs will be processed and uploaded to the databases. All stations which send us an activation-log of minimum of 50 contacts during the weekend from a german castle, will get the special-edition of the COTA-Activator-Award as PDF. If you activate several castles please one log per WCA-number. Please your log via mail to following address. Your certificate will be sent out by Karl DL1JKK.
73, Manfred DF6EX