As more and more people also collecting points for the German Castle Award, we have extended with a new level for 1300 castles worked on short-wave only, since 2019. You can check your score directly here. 73,11, COTA-Team-Germany
World Castle Weekend 2021 will happen between june 11 and june 20. To promote also activities from german castles we will again issue a special-version from the WCW activator award. A minimum of 3 different castle locations in germany needs to be activated with a minimum of 50 contacts each, so altogether 150 contacts (of course more would be fine). The award can be applied by sending a list of the 3 different german castle locations to the log-address. Also the logs needs to be delivered as ADI-file.
Castle-Day 2021 was a big success.
We had less logs received compared with 2020 however number of contacts was higher. So thanks to all participants for giving us a call and hope to meet you again from various castles at german castle day 2022. All logs were uploaded into the COTA- and also WCA-database. Thanks to Karl DL1JKK for uploading and general organisation, thanks to Uwe for compiling the announced stations.
As next big castle-event the World Castle Weekend will follow from 11. till 20. june. Of course we will try to get as many german activators in this event also.
73,11,good health COTA-Team-Germany
Since 14.february we are hosted on the new WINQSL-server. Information download should work now faster. Thanks to everybody who supported.
At the weekend 16. and 17.january 2021 the WCA-team invites for the 2021 Happy Birthday Castle Weekend to celebrate the 12 year anniversary of the World Castle Award Program. Participants from all countries are welcome.
Also in 2021 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.
According to the generally situation in 2020 also the number of COTA-contacts was going down almost 20% against the year before.
Also the number of activated castles in germany was with 826 exactly 100 lower than 2019.
90% of the contacts were done on shortwave.
Some of you have probably detected the server-issues during the past weeks which were based on a problem at the hosting-company. We will move in the near future to a new server. It can be that cotagroup will be in maintenance-mode and no uploads or award applications can be send for one or two days. Only for your info in advance. 73, Manfred DF6EX
As yahoogroups becomes less popular and reduces funtionalities we created a new mailing-list at groups.io auf dem absteigenden Ast ist, wurde eine neue Mailing-Liste bei group.
Cota-activations is for announcements of coming WCA-activities.
Participation is easy, just enter in the right widget your e-mail-adress and push the subscribe-button. You will receive a confirmation-message from groups.io and in the future you are able to announce your coming activations.
As WCA has the 10year jubilee in 2020 the world-castle-weekend was extended to the period of 11.-21.june 2019. To improve also the number of activities from german castle COTA-team-germany offers the WCW-activator-award 2019. A minimum of 3 different castle locations in germany needs to be activated with a minimum of 50 contacts each, so altogether 150 contacts (of course more would be fine). The award can be applied by sending a list of the 3 different german castle locations to the log-address. Also the logs needs to be delivered as ADI-file.