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.
The first Annual-Hunter and Annual-Activator awards for 2017 were successfully reached. Anyway there was a strong winter-period, Peter DJ2OS reached after his number 1.award for 10 activated references also the nr. 1 for 20 activated. The first hunter-award for 2017 was issued to Artur SP8LEP. Congrats and thanks to all activators which made this possible.
DL4BBH is the new COTA-coordinator for Schleswig-Holstein, district M, thank you Friedrich.
Process of the migration on the COTA-map-module continues. We are going forward to update all german COTA-objects with the correct spelling. In the future there is planned to have the master-file on the COTA-server directly connected with the QSO-database and the map-view which means that directly after uploading the log after nightrun also the map-module appears updated. This will open a much better and effective statistic-behaviour.
Starting january 01, 2017, Andreas DL6AP will take over the COTA-coordination for DARC-district V Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Welcome in the Team Andreas, thanks to Rudi DK7OM who did this work
DARC-Ortsverband Stiftland U23 together with COTA-Team-Germany releases the annual COTA-award program, accepted by DARC. It consists by Annual COTA-Hunter and Annual COTA-Activator. For the Annual-COTA-Hunter you have to work 50 german castles within a calendar-year. Further award-classes available for 100/150/etc. For the Annual-COTA-Activator you have to activate 10 different german castles within a calendar-year with minumum 50 contacts done from each (can be fullfilled within several activities. Further award-classes are available for 20/30/etc. The logs therefor needs to be sent in ADIF-format to Manfred DF6EX
Both awards are free of charge and will be delivered via mail in PDF-format. Many thanks for the adaptions on the database to Friedrich DL4BBH.
This will give in the future a higher focus on objects which were active maybe only one time. With the reactivation also the hunters who missed first activity will get a second chance and will improve also their score for the normal COTA-award program. A happy new year 2017 with good health and cu on the bands. 73, 11, Manfred DF6EX OVV U23
Altogether 1119 log-files were uploaded for 397 different callsigns during the year 2016. The COTA-database includes actually nearly 600000 contacts. Thanks to Karl DL1JKK, who made the uploads 2 times, one for COTA, one for WCA. Our COTA-award meanwhile was issued 1341 times, the highest issued class currently is the COTA-675.
With these nearly 600000 contacts of course we could also support the international WCA-award-program.
Thanks for the support and a happy new year 2017 from COTA-Team-Germany !