COTA-activities raised extremely during the past years. Meanwhile however we receive also a growing number of problem-logs which means uncomplete (missing time) not logical content. We will take care more about this in the future and will investigate more time into cross-checking which can probably also result in a deletion of a log when not clarified.
At june 16 and 17 the WCAG-Team invites for the 9th 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.
In near future we change the limits for the green castles in the cota-map-module for minimum 250 contacts required. Yellow castle will appear when minimum 100 contacts are in database.
At 13./14.th january the WCA-team invites for the first castle-weekend in 2018 to remember back to 2009, when the WCA-award-program was started.
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.
If you made an activity from a german castle please send your log to the new mail-address: firstname.lastname@example.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
- 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
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