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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:


#214, SP3FTA Zdzislaw
#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 UX0KR
WCA-50 SP3BLK
WCA-50 DL1DV
WCA-50 DF5BX
WCA-50 DL9NEI
WCA-50 RN5F
WCA-50 EC7DKU
WCA-50 DL4EAM
WCA-50 EW3W
WCA-50 OH6GAZ
WCA-50 DK1HI
WCA-100 YT6M
WCA-100 DL1DV
WCA-100 F4HZR
WCA-100 EC7DKU
WCA-100 MU0GSY
WCA-100 DL4EAM
WCA-100 IZ8GXE
WCA-100 ON3EA
WCA-100 OH6GAZ
WCA-200 DL2LRT
WCA-200 G3NFV
WCA-200 SP9AWS
WCA-200 DF0OV
WCA-200 DM2DLG
WCA-200 EC7DKU
WCA-200 IZ8GXE
WCA-300 DJ7FM
WCA-300 IZ0VQV
WCA-300 IQ8WN
WCA-300 SP2RTA
WCA-400 SP9TBT
WCA-400 DL1LQC
WCA-400 UX7UN
WCA-400 IW1ARK
WCA-400 YU1MI
WCA-400 DM1KA
WCA-500 DH1PAL
WCA-500 SP1JQJ
WCA-600 9A4MF
WCA-600 SP5KCR
WCA-700 DH2PL
WCA-700 SP9MQS
WCA-700 9A4MF
WCA-700 UR4MF
WCA-700 SP5KCR
WCA-700 SP7WLU
WCA-800 LZ4GL
WCA-800 EA7JSA
WCA-800 DL7URB
WCA-900 EA3NJ
WCA-900 SP4GDC
WCA-1000 IK2IQC
WCA-1500 IK2IQC
WCA-2000 IK2IQC
WCA-2000 UR7ET
WCA-2500 OE3RGB
WCA-3500 IZ2OIF

TOTAL ISSUED – 4469

Last issued WCAA awards
160 RA1WZ
161 HB9HI
162 RX3PR
163 HB9IAB
164 ON5SWA
165 R7KO
166 CT1AHU
167 OK7JR
168 OK1MQY
169 DO3GE
170 DL2DXA
171 LY2KM
172 OM1AEG
173 ON4VT
174 R1BBL
175 HB9FBG
176 DL2LRT
177 RX3AMI
178 YU1HFG
179 LZ2AF
180 UA1ACQ

TOTAL ISSUED - 180

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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