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.
At june 17 and 18 the WCAG-Team invites for the 8th 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.
Propagations were not so well on may01 at castle-day however there was a big number of participants. Up today we received 180 logs. So many thanks to all who help to organize the event, special thanks of course to the castle-activators and castle-hunters.
All received logs will be published in the COTA and the WCA-database.
All stations from which we received the logs are listed here.
Cuagn on World Castle Weekend at 17./18.june 2017
Also this year the German Castle Day will be at may 01.2017.
All hams are invited to take part and bring german castles in the air.
Also for hunters it´s a good possibility to work a lot of german castles and increase your score for several awards.
We will inform you here also with the growing list of announced activities.
Currently announced activities for the castle-day
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