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SSB
3.531
3.731
7.031
7.131
10.121
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14.031
14.251
18.081
18.131
21.031
21.251
24.911
24.951
28.031
28.551

WCAG Information


New Members of WCAG:


#191, DL2DXA Bernd
#190, OK1DLA Ludek
#189, BM2LDT Zheyu
#188, BV1EJ Jeff
#187, RL1W Vladimir
#186, DH9LAK Karl-Friedrich
#185, UW8SM Andrey
#184, EW3W Eugene
#183, HA7UL Ferenc
#182, SQ4IOH Kazimierz
#181, RA4HQG Serge
#180, RA4HHW Yuri
#179, RA1L Konstantin
#178, YU1SS Aleksandar
#177, YU1GZ Dragan
#176, IK2IQC Maurizio
#175, YU1TY Ljubisa
#174, YU2U Milovan
#173, DL8BJ Juergen
#172, IZ8DFO Aldo
#171, IZ8XJJ Giovanni
#170, YU1WAT Vinko
#169, SV8GXQ Isidoros
#168, IZ1NJA Diego
#167, 9A1AA Ivo
#166, SQ2EEY Krystian
#165, DG2RON Ronny
#164, SP4SHW Jerzy
#163, DE0QLF SWL
#162, F6EAZ Chris
#161, DF0WSB Club station
#160, DH5EAM Gert
#159, DL7UST Andreas
#158, UC7RAA Vladimir

WELCOME!

Last issued WCA awards


Update on 16.07.17

WCA-50 DF7DR
WCA-50 EA4GMM
WCA-50 IK4DRY
WCA-50 DF7ER
WCA-50 SP9KVC
WCA-50 EA7AYF
WCA-50 EA7JIG
WCA-50 RW4HB
WCA-50 EA1OF
WCA-50 UR5IKN
WCA-50 DF0WCA
WCA-100 RA1WZ
WCA-100 DL3HWO
WCA-100 DG3HWO
WCA-100 SQ4OL
WCA-100 9A3DV
WCA-100 IZ8QMF
WCA-100 OK2VK
WCA-100 SP5C
WCA-100 UW8SM
WCA-100 IK2ECC
WCA-100 SP9RCF
WCA-100 EA4GEO
WCA-100 EA4JJ
WCA-100 EA4GMM
WCA-100 DD2TC
WCA-100 DL0KJ
WCA-100 IK4DRY
WCA-100 SP6OPZ
WCA-100 SP0PGA
WCA-100 F5NLX
WCA-100 HB9DOT
WCA-100 SP9KVC
WCA-100 EA7JIG
WCA-100 EA1OF
WCA-100 DC1MAS
WCA-100 ON2LVC
WCA-200 US3LX
WCA-200 DL3HWO
WCA-200 DG3HWO
WCA-200 SP7MFU
WCA-200 DL5DXS
WCA-200 DL1RTW
WCA-200 SP5C
WCA-200 HB9CUW
WCA-200 SP9RCF
WCA-200 EA4GEO
WCA-200 EA4JJ
WCA-200 UX2MF
WCA-200 DF9PE
WCA-200 IK4DRY
WCA-200 EA1IQM
WCA-200 UW8SM
WCA-300 DH1PAL
WCA-300 9A3JB
WCA-300 EA4GEO
WCA-300 EA4JJ
WCA-300 RW3XZ
WCA-300 IK4DRY
WCA-400 LZ2DB
WCA-400 9A3JB
WCA-400 DK4MO
WCA-400 SM5ELV
WCA-400 EA4GEO
WCA-400 EA4JJ
WCA-400 EA3HSL
WCA-400 DK2AJ
WCA-400 YU1KN
WCA-400 OK1DLA
WCA-400 DL0ABT
WCA-500 S57HPW
WCA-500 DL8UVG
WCA-500 DK4MO
WCA-500 EA4JJ
WCA-500 DL4ZM
WCA-500 9A1CBM
WCA-500 OK1DLA
WCA-600 I2MAD
WCA-600 DL1AVK
WCA-600 S57HPW
WCA-600 DL7UXG
WCA-600 IZ1UKF
WCA-600 UT2MZ
WCA-700 SP5X
WCA-700 DG0DRF
WCA-700 SQ2BNM
WCA-700 YO6CFB
WCA-700 DH0KAA
WCA-700 I2MAD
WCA-800 9A4FM
WCA-800 SP3EIE
WCA-800 UA6HGY
WCA-900 DL9SEP
WCA-2000 OZ4RT
WCA-2000 ES1IP
WCA-2000 OE3RGB
WCA-3000 IZ2OIF
WCA-3500 RA3PCI

TOTAL ISSUED – 3868

Last issued WCAA awards
129 SP7WLU
130 DL5DXS
131 RA7K
132 SP6TGI
133 EW3W
134 R4RL
135 R1OAI
136 DL1ASA
137 SO9DXX
138 SP9WAN
139 SP9UPK
140 SP4SHW
141 LZ1BXA
142 DG4KAI
143 LY2EW
144 LY5CB
145 LY3IV
146 RA7KW
147 R7KTA
148 SQ2EEY
149 2E0HPI
150 RA1L
151 YU1SS
152 YU1GZ
153 EA3FNZ
154 ON6EF
155 R9CZA
156 F5NLX
157 SQ4IOH
158 HA7UL

TOTAL ISSUED - 158

WCA Rules

1. International Program “World Castles Award” (WCA) has been instituted by group of the Russian radiohams, members of Radioclub RZ1CWC, founders of “Castles On The Air-Russia” (COTA-Russia) award program.

2. The Purpose of the program is joining of efforts of radiohams in different countries for activation and popularization historical objects relating to fortification (fortresses, castles, forts e.t.c) and attract attention to historical and architectural heritage as well as visiting extant historical monuments all over the world .

3. Fortifications are military constructions and buildings designed for defense in warfare and military bases. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs.

The term is derived from the Latin fortis (“strong”) and facere (“to make”).

Fortification is usually divided into two branches, namely permanent fortification and field fortification. Permanent fortifications are erected at leisure, with all the resources that a state can supply of constructive and mechanical skill, and are built of enduring materials. Field fortifications are extemporized by troops in the field, perhaps assisted by such local labor and tools as may be procurable and with materials that do not require much preparation, such as earth, brushwood and light timber, or sandbags.

4. Contacts with objects of permanent fortification such as castles, fortresses, forts, fortified areas (including their parts like gate, walls, towers etc) having obviously expressed signs of preservation or anew restored are valid for WCA.

Contacts with anew restored objects of field fortification such as stockaded towns, fortified ancient settlement etc are valid too.

5. World Castles Award Program (WCA) includes following diplomas:

WCA 50 – for QSO/SWL with 50 any objects in the world;
WCA 100 – for QSO/SWL with 100 any objects in the world;
WCA 200 – for QSO/SWL with 200 any objects in the world;
WCA 300 – for QSO/SWL with 300 any objects in the world;
WCA 400 – for QSO/SWL with 400 any objects in the world;
WCA 500 – for QSO/SWL with 500 any objects in the world;
WCA 600 – for QSO/SWL with 600 any objects in the world;
WCA 700 – for QSO/SWL with 700 any objects in the world;
WCA 800 – for QSO/SWL with 800 any objects in the world;
WCA 900 – for QSO/SWL with 900 any objects in the world;
WCA 1000 – TOP Award – for QSO/SWL with 1000 any objects in the world.
The Award certificate “World Castles Activator Award – WCAA” is issued for work on the air form historical objects (activation) such as castles, fortresses, forts etc.

WCA HONOR ROLL PLATE is issued for QSO/SWL with 1001 any objects located in any 10 countries and on any 3 continents of the world.

E-Awards:

WCA Hunter – for QSO/SWL for each 500 objects in the world beginning with 1500.

6. For WCA 50 – WCA 900 need to have QSO/SWL with not less than 3 countries from any continents.

For WCA-1000 – TOP Award and WCA HONOR ROLL is issued for QSO/SWL with 1000 and 1001 any objects located in any 10 countries and on any 3 continents of the world.

For WCA Hunter there are no limitations by number of countries and continents.

7. Object activation has to take place on a distance no more than 1000 meters (1km) from the object.
It is permissible to activate two and more objects if they are located on a distance no more than 1000 meters (1km) from each other.

* The exception from basic rules about distance from historical object are the criteria which were established earlier by some national award programs (9A-COTA, BCA, CASHOTA, DCE, DFCF, DCI, DCS-SSD, DMHP…etc)

It is not necessary to notify WCA Committee about object activation.
WCA Committee can require necessary data (photos, videos etc) if some activation gives rise to doubt.

8. For WCA activators any activated object is valid for all awards of WCA series (WCA-50, WCA-100 etc) on conditions that made not less than 50 QSO. In this case in application for the award need to mark activated objects.

9. Recommended frequencies for work on the air during expeditions on fortresses and castles.

CW : 3.531; 7.031; 10.121; 14.031; 18.081; 21.031; 24.911; 28.031

SSB : 3.731; 7.131; 14.251; 18.131; 21.251; 24.951; 28.551

10. On the base of S50CLX Cerkno Linux DX Cluster http://s50clx.infrax.si was created WCA cluster to inform about expeditions on fortresses and castles.

11. WCA Committee have made a decision to institute greeting code during working from fortification objects.
Code “11” (“Two towers”) means “best wishes form castles and fortresses of the world”. Thanks a lot to Sergey Beresnev UR7UT (WCAG # 002) for idea.

12. The new system of WCA identification numbers is constituted since November, 1st, 2009.
All objects (castles, fortresses, forts etc.) are identified by an alphanumeric designation. Letters indicates the country according to prefixes, for example: DL – (Germany), I – (Italy), LY – (Lithuania) etc., and next digits indicates the serial number of object. For example: DL-00001, I-00002, LY-00003 etc

Oficial WCALIST (Excel ~ 6 Mb) is distributed by countries.

WCA-List is not final and will be constantly updated.

* It is permissible not to transmit superfluous zero during QSO to simplify transmission and receiving of identification numbers.

** Correspondence between identification numbers of national award programs (BCA, CASHOTA, CASHOTA-EI, CASHOTA-NI, CCA, COTA-9A, COTA-DL, COTA-NL, COTA-RU, COTA-UN, COTA-YL, CPBA, DCE, DCE 1.0, DCFP, DCI, DCS, DFCF, DMHP, HCS, IDES, RHO, S5-WCA, SCA, UCFA, ZWP) and WCA identification numbers is in the table WCALIST (Excel ~ 6 Mb).

13. Repeated QSO are not valid. The object is valid only once regardless of bands and any kind of mode.

14. The same award rules are for SWL.

15. QSO/SWL are valid since January 1st. 1995 on any bands (including WARC) by any kind of modes.

16. Application for diploma is based on the received QSL cards according to WCA_application_form and must be signed by two radio hams. QSL-card must have identification number according to WCA-List.

WCA Committee recommends to use WCA_application_form to register and apply for awards

QSL-card having object name or identification number according to national castles and fortresses award programs are valid for the diploma.

No QSLs, only certified application is required. The award manager can require QSL for check.

17. Since 1st of September 2010 begun to work WCA E-LOG which allows to check up data about made QSOs without QSL validation for all awards of WCA series and make application for awards online. Author and manager – Jiri Suchy OK 5 NN.

18. The award can be issued for separate MODE (optionally).

19. The application should sent to award manager.

By e-mail:

or

Or by post:

Andrey A. Petushkov, RN1CW
ul. Komsomolskaya, 12-49
Sosnovyj Bor,
Leningrad oblast, 188540
Russia

20. – Since January, 1st, 2011 the order an issue of the “World Castles Award (WCA)” and “Castles On The Air – Russia – Award (COTA-RU) will change. Awards will be issue by two means:

– in electronic form in JPG (free of charge);
– in print form.

The fee of WCA and COTA-RU in print form will be:
– For Russia 200 Roubles, for the CIS countries – 7 EURO, 7 USD, 7 IRC.
– For the others – 10 EURO, 10 USD, 10 IRC.
– Fee of HONOUR ROLL please ask Award Manager at the moment of application

21. Award certificate “World Castles Activator Award – WCAA” and WCA – Hunter are free of charge. You can obtain it in electronic form – JPG file completely ready for printing in A4 format (297×240) will send by e-mail.

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