Category: castle activation

World Castle Weekend 2021


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.
73,11, COTA-Team-Germany

German Castle Day 2021

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

received logs:

CallRef.
DG1RPUDL-00071
DK0DFFDL-00194
DM2DLGDL-00224
DL2NPCDL-00249
DO7BTRDL-00323
DL5HAIDL-00455
DL4EAXDL-00649
DM4EAXDL-00649
DF3IFDL-00728
DF3IFDL-00729
DL1GKCDL-00874
DD4MGDL-00916
DF9PEDL-00962
DH2PADL-00999
DD6FMDL-01006
DD6FMDL-01006
DJ7PRMDL-01067
DM5MLDL-01068
DF2VZDL-01083
DL2DXADL-01121
DL1DXFDL-01186
DL3JVNDL-01257
DO3GEODL-01258
DN8ERZDL-01258
DL1ARKDL-01289
DL1ÂSFDL-01300
DL1AUMDL-01312
DL0RUDDL-01313
DK7NUDL-01323
DL5ANEDL-01375
DL1ASFDL-01432
DF0MGNDL-01436
DL0RUDDL-01443
DH0GMEDL-01924
DL8BUDL-01940
DL0WKDL-01966
DK0DFFDL-02131
DL2LQCDL-02153
DL9ZHGDL-02154
DO3TIADL-02168
DL8MLDDL-02173
DO5KHDL-02190
DM2HEYDL-02190
DL5GSMDL-02195
DG1HVLDL-02212
DL9PADL-02242
DO1DANDL-02243
DL3HWODL-02286
DM3WODL-02286
DL3HWODL-02287
DM3WODL-02287
DL1AGSDL-02298
DA0CWDL-02808
DM3XBDL-02973
DC0TODL-03014
DG3VSMDL-03014
DO8JHDL-03014
DK3MEDL-03212
DL1SWBDL-03378
DL2NPCDL-03443
DL6APDL-03639
DL2NPCDL-03670
DL2NPCDL-03706
DL6RBODL-03803
DG5MLADL-03836
DG5MLADL-03837
DC7MFDL-03869
DL7BCDL-03966
DG2HVLDL-04103
DG1RPUDL-04159
DD0DDL-04276
DL1STVDL-04318
DF0MGNDL-04431
DG0DRFDL-04455
DH0KAADL-04481
DH1PALDL-04495
DF8KYDL-04516
DK1FEDL-04518
DH0KAADL-04519
DL8ECADL-04635
DL2RUFDL-04817
DD3JNDL-04843
DP44WCADL-04915
DA0WCADL-05002
DG0BBEDL-05024
DL1AUMDL-05069
DG4YGODL-05138
DK0MITDL-05153
DB5ABSDL-05204
DO1DANDL-05263

server-migration

Since 14.february we are hosted on the new WINQSL-server. Information download should work now faster. Thanks to everybody who supported.

COTA-Hunter 2021 – Activator 2021

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.

Mailing-list cota-activities

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.

73,11, COTA-Team-Germany

World Castle Weekend 2020

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.
73,11, COTA-Team-Germany

German Castle Day 2020

German Castle Day 2020 is over.

Conditions were not so good, however we already received a lot of incoming logs. So thanks to all activators and of course special thanks to those who worked the castle-stations. Below you find the actually received logs. However just directly after this event we want to remind for the world-castle-weekend 2020. This year extended to fully 11 days, which reminds on 11 years World Castle Award program and the special founded “11” which reminds castle activators on two towers.

Again we will bring out also a special-WCW-activator-award for those who are active from a german castle in this time-period and send us the log.

73,11,good health COTA-Team-Germany

DR10WCA wrap-up

After one year activity with DR10WCA the final-result was very nice. 6898 contacts from altogether 62 different castles could be realized. QSOs included also 3500 DLFF-contacts from 7 different references. Many thanks to all who worked, heard and spotted us and of course to the operators. A small statistic can be found here.

Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD)

WCA-team invites for the 11th Happy Birthday Castle Day on 11. and 12.january 2020.–

On January, 12th will ten years exactly since the date of World Castles Award Program foundation.
In connection with this event, traditionally, on the full second weekend of January, in 2020 – on January 11 and 12, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world – WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD).
We invite you to participate. Hope to contact you on the air!