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CW
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:


#213, ON6EF Eddy
#212, DL1JGO Wolf
#211, RX4HJ Yuri
#210, YD1IGN Sofyan
#209, 4X4-2238 Eyran
#208, DH1PS Heinz-Peter
#207, DL3KBQ Helmut
#206, R1BBL Ilya
#205, DO8JH Jutta
#204, DG3VSM Werner
#203, ES1ACS Sergei
#202, DL9SEP Franz
#201, DL1ASA Thomas
#200, Z35M Vladimir
#199, DL2HUC Erich
#198, DK8RE Hans-Jurgen
#197, DJ0JB Jorg
#196, IQ5QO MDXC Pistoia
#195, RV6ACC Alexander
#194, Z32U Zoran
#193, HB9FBG Mauro
#192, R7KO Nikolaj
#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

WELCOME!

Last issued WCA awards


 

WCA-50 LZ1IA
WCA-50 OE6WIG
WCA-50 UR5QBB
WCA-50 OE5CCN
WCA-50 DG6YY
WCA-50 DL0WCA
WCA-50 EW6FW
WCA-50 LY2HS
WCA-50 OE6KAE
WCA-50 OE6GND
WCA-50 F5NZO
WCA-50 IZ8XQC
WCA-50 IZ8IEV
WCA-50 DF2QZ
WCA-50 EA3HYJ
WCA-50 DL6AG
WCA-50 EA3NJ
WCA-50 YO6LB
WCA-50 SP9MQS
WCA-50 EA2EHA
WCA-100 SP9OJM
WCA-100 OE6WIG
WCA-100 DD6PS
WCA-100 OE5CCN
WCA-100 F4HXJ
WCA-100 SQ5MRH
WCA-100 DG6YY
WCA-100 EA8ED
WCA-100 DF0OV
WCA-100 OE6GND
WCA-100 SP2RTA
WCA-100 IZ8IEV
WCA-100 SN6P
WCA-100 DF2QZ
WCA-100 F5NZO
WCA-100 EA3HYJ
WCA-100 DL6AG
WCA-100 LY2FN
WCA-100 EA3NJ
WCA-100 YO6LB
WCA-100 SP9MQS
WCA-100 EA2EHA
WCA-100 SP9OJM
WCA-200 OE6WIG
WCA-200 DD6PS
WCA-200 SQ5MRH
WCA-200 OE6GND
WCA-200 DD2TC
WCA-200 EA3HYJ
WCA-200 DL6AG
WCA-200 EA3NJ
WCA-200 SP9MQS
WCA-200 EA2EHA
WCA-300 OE6WIG
WCA-300 DD6PS
WCA-300 SQ2TOM
WCA-300 SQ5MRH
WCA-300 EA3HYJ
WCA-300 DL6AG
WCA-300 EA3NJ
WCA-300 SP9MQS
WCA-400 SQ5MRH
WCA-400 DF7UL
WCA-400 EA3NJ
WCA-400 SP9MQS
WCA-500 ON4VT
WCA-500 YU1KN
WCA-500 EA3FNZ
WCA-500 EA3NJ
WCA-500 SP9MQS
WCA-600 SP3FTA
WCA-600 DF1WR
WCA-600 IK2ECC
WCA-600 SQ2MTI
WCA-600 SP7WLU
WCA-600 ON4VT
WCA-600 DL1SWB
WCA-600 EA3NJ
WCA-600 SP8BBK
WCA-700 DF1WR
WCA-700 SQ2MTI
WCA-700 DL5JF
WCA-700 RA6YJ
WCA-700 EA3NJ
WCA-700 IK2ECC
WCA-700 SP8BBK
WCA-800 DL1DXF
WCA-800 UR4UC
WCA-800 SQ2MTI
WCA-800 EA3NJ
WCA-800 SP8BBK
WCA-900 SP8BBK
WCA-1000 RA1OW
WCA-1000 SP8BBK
WCA-2000 UA3GJM
WCA-4000 E77O

TOTAL ISSUED – 4191

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
159 OK1DLA
160 RA1WZ
161 HB9HI
162 RX3PR
163 HB9IAB
164 ON5SWA
165 R7KO
166 CT1AHU
167 OK7JR

TOTAL ISSUED - 167

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.

73 & 11! from Castles and Fortresses in the World!

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