Monday, June 24, 2019

P*10WCA - third week

The third week has passed and all eight special calls (PA10WCA-PH10WCA) have been active by now - activating a total of 58 different castle references. 

Together we have managed to log 6700 QSOs from more than 2200 chasers from 62 DXCC.

In the meantime 186 chasers have managed to reach one of the award levels. There is a special page on this website dedicated to the award: WCA10 Award page

The top 10 chaser list is as follows (# stations worked, # castles worked):

  1. SP8LEP (8, 46)
  2. ON4CB (8, 33)
  3. 9A1AA (8, 32)
    DL8NCA (8,32)
    OH3GZ (7, 38)
  4. YL2TQ (6, 41)
  5. SP1MVG (7, 33)
  6. EA3EVL (7, 32)
  7. SP10WCA (7, 31)
  8. SP4GDC (7, 30)

There will still be some activities until the end of June. After all logs have been processed the final awards will be made available and QSLs will be ordered (and delivered by bureau unless you order a direct card via ClubLog).

Saturday, June 15, 2019

P*10WCA - second week

We are in the second week of the anniversary event for the World Castle Award. Seven of the eight special calls have been active from 35 different castles in The Netherlands.
3800 QSOs haven been logged with 1500 different chasers.

As there are already 100 chasers that have reached award levels bronze, silver or even gold, we have decided to make the awards available already based on the activity up till now. There is a special page on this website dedicated to the award: WCA10 Award page

Note that this is a special service for the most active chasers. It is not meant to be a real-time award system. It will only be updated once or twice until the final update after all activities have been completed and processed (beginning of July).

The top 10 chaser list currently consists of (# calls worked, #activities worked):

  1. SP8LEP (6, 25)
  2. ON4CB (7, 17)
  3. OM1AX (7, 15)
    OH3GZ (6, 21)
  4. DL8NCA (6, 20)
  5. DL1LQC (7, 13)
    IK2ECC (6, 19)
  6. LY2KM (7, 11)
    OH6GAZ (6, 17)
  7. DD0VE (6, 16)



Saturday, June 8, 2019

P*10WCA - first week

The special event for the 10th anniversary of the World Castle Award is now one week old.

In COTA-PA in this first week we have had 7 special calls active (PB10WCA, PC10WCA, PD10WCA, PE10WCA, PF10WCA, PG10WCA and PH10WCA), activating a total of 17 different castles.

Propagation has at times been challenging but so far more than 1600 QSOs have been made. The top chasers of this special event - after the first week - are as follows (# stations worked, # references worked):
  1. OK1DLA (5, 12)
    YL3CW (5, 12)
  2. YL2TQ (5, 11)
  3. DL1LQC (5, 10)
  4. OM1AX (5, 8)
    ON4CB (5, 8)
  5. IN3XUG (5, 7)
    SP8LEP (4, 12)
  6. DL8NCA (4, 11)
  7. IK2ECC (4 ,10)
    SP4GDC (4, 10)
  8. OE6WIG (4, 9)
    ON4VT (4, 9)
  9. UA3GJM (4, 8)
  10. DD0VE (4, 7)
    HB9EFJ (4, 7)
    OM7OM (4, 7)
(*) PB10WCA logs (3 activities) have not been processed yet

Refer to this post to learn more about the special COTA-PA P*10WCA award and the rules.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

WCA 10 year activities - planning and award rules

The special WCA 10 years calls (P*10WCA) will be active in the month of June 2019. Activities that have been planned by the operators will be in the list below.

The planning is still under development. Activities will be added once dates are known. Some activators might however go out and do last minute activities (so will not be in the list).

PE10WCA will activate PA-00007 a number of times at the end of the morning UTC during weekdays.

WeekDateCallCastle
1-7 JuneJune 1
June 1
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 5
June 6
June 7
week 1-7
week 1-7
PD10WCA
PF10WCA
PF10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PH10WCA
PB10WCA
PB10WCA
PA-00070
PA-00154/157
PA-00156
PA-00015
PA-00164
PA-00067
PA-00071
PA-00155
PA-00075
PA-00076
8-14 June June 8
June 8
June 8
June 8
June 9
June 8, 9 or 10
June 10
June 12
June 12
June 12
June 13
June 13
June 13
June 13
June 13
June 14
week 8-14
week 8-14
PD10WCA
PE10WCA
PF10WCA
PF10WCA
PH10WCA
PC10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PH10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PE10WCA
PE10WCA
PB10WCA
PB10WCA
PA-00081
PA-00003
PA-00174
PA-00158
PA-00145
PA-00078
PA-00072
PA-01487
PA-00137
PA-00133
PA-00257
PA-00269
PA-00246
PA-00069
PA-00008
PA-00002
PA-00074
PA-00078
15-21 JuneJune 15
June 15
June 15
June 16
June 17
June 19
June 19
June 21
week 15-21
PD10WCA
PF10WCA
PF10WCA
PH10WCA
PA10WCA
PD10WCA
PH10WCA
PD10WCA
PB10WCA
PA-00255/256
PA-00165
PA-00175
PA-00143
PA-00021
PA-00100
PA-00136
PA-00106
PA-00077
22-30 JuneJune 22
June 22
June 24
June 26
June 26
June 28
June 28
week 22-28
week 22-28
June 29
PF10WCA
PF10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PD10WCA
PB10WCA
PB10WCA
PF10WCA
PA-00176
PA-00177
PA-00162
PA-00271
PA-00252
PA-00277
PA-00276/279
PA-00079
PA-00080
PA-00169


Award

For chasers of the WCA 10 year activity as organised bij COTA-PA there will be an award in three levels: bronze, silver and gold.
Each call worked is worth 50 points, each reference you work a call is worth 10 points (so 60 points for each first contact with a call and 10 points for each consecutive contact with the same call from a different location).
The points for the award levels are as follows:

  • Gold: over 555 points
  • Silver: over 333 points
  • Bronze: over 222 points

Awards will be made available for download in the beginning of July.



Thursday, February 7, 2019

WCA anniversary - special event

In June COTA-PA is going to participate in the 10th anniversary festivities of the World Castle Award (WCA). For this occasion we will have 8 activators using 8 different special calls while activating castles that are part of the COTA-PA and WCA program.

There will be a special award for working these P*10WCA callsigns - with three levels (bronze, silver, gold) depending on the amount of contacts you make with the activators.

Most activity will be in the period of 8-16 June but some calls will be active on other dates in June. Exact dates and times will be communicated at a later date. 

The following calls will be on the air at least on one activation, by the activators mentioned:
PA10WCA - PH2A
PB10WCA - PA2GB
PC10WCA - PA3FYG
PD10WCA - PD0RWL
PE10WCA - PE4BAS
PF10WCA - PA1H
PG10WCA - PG8M
PH10WCA - PH0NO

Below a preview of the award and QSL lay-out for this event:



Sunday, November 11, 2018

COTA-PA kaart bijgewerkt

De COTA-PA kaart bevat nu alle kastelen en forten die onderdeel uitmaken van het COTA-PA programma: Google Maps 

Voor de oplettende gebruiker: de kaart bevat blauwe en groene icons. De groene icons komen overeen met kastelen waarbij de 1km grens (deels) overlapt met natuurparken die onderdeel zijn van het WWFF PAFF programma. Wellicht zijn er bij deze kastelen mogelijkheden om de programma's te combineren. Of dit praktisch lukt zal afhangen van hoe je op pad bent - vanuit de auto zijn er minder mogelijkheden dan vanuit het open veld.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WCA bestaat 10 jaar in 2019

Het World Castle Award programma, waar verschillende nationale programma's bij aangesloten zijn (zoals COTA-PA), bestaat in juni 2019 10 jaar.

Om dit te vieren zullen er over de wereld verschillende activators op pad gaan met speciale calls in de vorm van **10WCA in de periode van 8 t/m 16 juni 2019. Zie ook de post op de WCA site voor meer info.

Het zou leuk zijn als we ook in PA enkele speciale calls in de lucht zouden kunnen brengen in juni. Mocht je hier interesse in hebben, laat ons dat dan even weten.

[inmiddels zijn we compleet!]