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This web page was created so that everyone could learn about DXpeditions of hams team RZ1CWC, and also about DXpeditions of other hams on fortresses of the world and lakes of Russia, have a look at some photos taken during these adventures. The page is updated as I obtain new materials, so come over from time to time.




8 August 2017 - Alexandr Vlasov RA7KW was awarded by COTA-RU HONOR ROLL PLATE № 007 for QSO with Fortresses of Russia. Our congradulations !

25 June 2017 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 25th of June from districts of Saint-Petersurg:
- from 8:30 till 10 UTC from Kalininsky district, RDA: SP-04;
- from 11 till 12 UTC from Primorsky district, RDA: SP-12.
He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters mainly CW as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to RDA.

16 June 2017 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2017) on the 17th of June from Koporje Fortress, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. We going to work on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p and Home Calls/p (it's a good possibility to fulfil conditions of "Koporje Castle" Award).

28 May 2017 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 28th of May from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, COTA-RU: C-115, WCA: UA-00015, RDA: SP-16. He going to work from 7 till 9:30 UTC on 30 and 20 meters mainly CW as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

19 May 2017 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 20th of May from Fort Rif, COTA-RU: F-119, WCA: UA-00213 or from Fort Pyaty Severny, COTA-RU: F-127, WCA: UA-00773, RDA: SP-09 located on Kotlin Island, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06. He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW and SSB from 6 till 9 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

6 May 2016 - We congradulate all radiohams on coming the Radio Day and the Victory Day!
In commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 on the 7th of May we will work from Fort Krasnaya Gorka, WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30 by special call sign RP72IN. QSL via UA1CRK.

28 April 2017 -  Vladimir UA1CIO will active from the 28th of April to the 1st of May from Porkhov district of Pskov oblast, RDA: PS-19. He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW as UA1CIO/p. Log will uploaded to RDA.

24 April 2017 - Andrey RN1CW will active from the 28th to the 30th of April from fortresses of Pskov oblast.
On the 28th of April in the evening
- from Izborsk Fortress, WCA: UA-00007, COTA-RU: C-107, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323;
- from Truvorovo Gorodische, WCA: UA-00537, COTA-RU: R-134, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323.
On the 29th of April
from 5 till 7 UTC:
- from Toloknyanka Tower, WCA: UA-00711, COTA-RU: C-155, RDA: PS-01;
- from Gremyachya Tower, WCA: UA-00712, COTA-RU: C-156, RDA: PS-01;
- from Mikhaylovskaya Tower, WCA: UA-00713, COTA-RU: C-157, RDA: PS-01;
- from Petrovskaya Tower, WCA: UA-00714, COTA-RU: C-158, RDA: PS-01.
On the 29th of April in the evening
- from Izborsk Fortress, WCA: UA-00007, COTA-RU: C-107, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323;
- from Truvorovo Gorodische, WCA: UA-00537, COTA-RU: R-134, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323.
On the 30th of April in the morning
- from Izborsk Fortress, WCA: UA-00007, COTA-RU: C-107, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323;
- from Truvorovo Gorodische, WCA: UA-00537, COTA-RU: R-134, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323.
On the 30th of April in the afternoon
- from Pskov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00017, COTA-RU: C-117, RDA: PS-01;
- from Varlaamovskaya Tower, WCA: UA-00706, COTA-RU: C-150, RDA: PS-01;
- from Bykovskaya Tower, WCA: UA-00707, COTA-RU: C-151, RDA: PS-01;
- from Zagryazhskiy Zakhab, WCA: UA-00708, COTA-RU: C-152, RDA: PS-01;
- from Volkovskaya Tower, WCA: UA-00709, COTA-RU: C-153, RDA: PS-01;
- from Glukhaya Tower, WCA: UA-00710, COTA-RU: C-154, RDA: PS-01.

He is going to work as RZ1CWC/M on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW/SSB. All logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

30 March 2017 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 1st of April from Mikhailovskiy (Inzhenernyi) Castle of Saint-Petersburg, WCA: UA-00011, COTA-RU: C-111, RDA: SP-20. He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW and SSB from 5 till 8 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

20 March 2017 - Serge Grzhibovsky RV9DC was awarded by COTA-RU HONOR ROLL PLATE № 006 for QSO with Fortresses of Russia. Our congradulations !

10 March 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW is going to be active on the 11th of March from Fortress Nienshants, WCA: UA-00301, COTA-RU: C-132, RDA: SP-07. He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW and SSB from 5 till 8 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

3 March 2017 - Andrey RN1CW is going to be active on the 4th of March from Fort "Zverev" (Chetveyorty Severny), WCA: UA-00200, COTA-RU: F-106, RDA: SP-09. He going to work from 5:30 till 8 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

22 February 2017 - Operators of RZ1CWC (inc. Victor R1CBN, Andrey RN1CW, Vlad UA1CIO) and Sergey UA1COA will active on the 23rd of February from Fort Seraya Loshad, WCA: UA-00210, COTA-RU: F-116, RDA: LO-30. We going to work from 6 till 9 UTC on all bands CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

10 February 2017 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 12th of February from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00015, COTA-RU: C-115, RDA: SP-16. He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB from 6 till 8 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

10 February 2017 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 11th of February from Kronshtadtsky Fortified, WCA: UA-00744, COTA-RU: U-128 and Kronshtadt Fortress, WCA: UA-00744, COTA-RU: U-128 located on Kotlin Island, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. He going to work from 5:30 till 8:00 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

8 February 2017 - Sergei Shpodarenko R1OAI was awarded by COTA-RU HONOR ROLL PLATE № 005 for QSO with Fortresses of Russia. Our congradulations !

2 February 2017 - Andrey RN1CW is going to be active on the 4th of February from Fort Tretiy Severny, WCA: UA-00314, COTA-RU: F-125, RDA: SP-09. He going to work from 5:30 till 8 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

23 January 2017 - Since the 23rd of January COTA-RU Awards change the design (in the main it is concerned to I and II class awards). Everyone who have COTA-RU Awards and want to get them in new format please ask the Award manager Andrey RN1CW.

22 January 2017 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 22nd of January from Karelsky fortified, WCA: UA-00255, COTA-RU: U-101, RDA: SP-07. He plans to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

19 January 2017 - Jukka Kovanen OH3GZ was awarded by COTA-RU HONOR ROLL PLATE № 004 for QSO with Fortresses of Russia and WCA HONOR ROLL PLATE№ 003 for QSO with Fortresses of the World. Our congradulations !

13 January 2017 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will take part in WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) and will active:
- on the 14th of January beginning from 7 UTC from Fort Krasnaya Gorka, WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30 on all bands CW/SSB/Digital;
- on the 15th of January beginning from 6:30 UTC from Karelsky Fortified, WCA: UA-00255, COTA-RU: U-101, RDA: SP-07 on 20 meters CW/SSB/Digital;
- - on the 15th of January from 12 till 14 UTC from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00015, COTA-RU: C-115, RDA: SP-16 on 30 meters CW.
Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

5 January 2017 - Victor R1CBN, Konstantin RA1L, Andrey RN1CW, Sergei UA1COA and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 6th of January from Fortress Koporje, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. They going to work from 7 till 11 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p and Home Calls/p (it's a good possibility to fulfil conditions of "Koporje Castle" Award). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

16 December 2016 - On the 17th of December Andrew RN1CW will active from Fort Shants, WCA: UA-00212, COTA-RU: F-118, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06. He going to work from 5 till 8 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters mainly CW as RZ1CWC/m . Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

29 October 2016 - Operators of RZ1CWC and Dmitry RA1CK, Konstantin RA1L, Sergei RQ1AP, Sergei UA1COA will active on the 29th of October from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work from 10 till 13 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/p and Home Call/p. Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

21 October 2016 - Andrey RN1CW is going to work on the 22nd of October from 5 till 7 UTC from Fortified wall of Fedorovsky Cathedral of St.Petersburg, WCA: UA-00690, COTA-RU: C-148, RDA: SP-20. We going to work from 5 till 7 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters mainly CW as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

17 October 2016 - Leonel Avila CU3EJ awarded by plaque WCA HONOR ROLL № 002 for QSO with Fortresses of the World. Our congradulations !

15 October 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 15th of October from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality), WCA: UA-00001, COTA-RU: C-101, RDA: SP-01. We going to work from 5 till 7 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

30 September 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 1st of October from Battery "Knyaz Menshikov", WCA: UA-0693, COTA-RU: F-126, located on Kotlin Island, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09 near Kronshtadtsky Lighthose, RLHA: RLE-085, ARLHS: ERU-047. He going to work from 5:30 till 8:00 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

15 September 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 17th and 18th of September from fortresses of Pskov oblast and Novgorod city.
On the 17th of September
from 5:30 UTC:
- from Novgorod Kremlin, WCA: UA-00012, COTA-RU: C-112, RDA: NV-01;
- from Belaya (Alekseevskaya) Tower, WCA: UA-00029, COTA-RU: C-129, RDA: NV-01.
휻00 UTC:
- from Porkhov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00016, COTA-RU: C-116, RDA: PS-19.
from 13:00 UTC:
- from Ostrov Fortress, WCA: UA-00703, COTA-RU: R-140, RDA: PS-15.
In the evening of 17th of September and in the morning of 18th of September
- from Izborsk Fortress, WCA: UA-00007, COTA-RU: C-107, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323;
- from Truvorovo Gorodishche, WCA: UA-00537, COTA-RU: R-134, RDA: PS-17, WFF: RFF-323.
On the 18th of September
from 6:30 UTC:
- from Fortress of St.Uspenskiy Pskovo-Pecherskiy Monastery, WCA: UA-00010, COTA-RU: C-110, RDA: PS-17.
from 9:00 UTC:
- from Pskov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00017, COTA-RU: C-117, RDA: PS-01.
He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/1/m. Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

10 September 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 10th of September from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality), WCA: UA-00001, COTA-RU: C-101, RDA: SP-01. We going to work from 5 till 7 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters only CW as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

2 September 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 3rd of August from Fortress Oreshek, WCA: UA-00014, COTA-RU: C-114, RDA: LO-28. He going to work from 6 till 8 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

13 August 2016 - Andrey RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 13th of August from Lighthouse Shepelevsky, ARLHS: ERU-007, RLHA: RLE-007, RDA: LO-30. They are going to begin their work at 7:30 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/m.

4 August 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 6th of August from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality), WCA: UA-00001, COTA-RU: C-101, RDA: SP-01. He going to work from 5 till 8 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

30 July 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will take part in IOTA Contest on the 30th of July from Pervy Severny Fort in Kronshdad WCA: UA-00195, COTA-RU: F-101, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-09. He will active on 40m and 20m by CW and SSB as RN1CW/p. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

1 July 2016 - Operators of RZ1CWC team (Andrey RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO) will active on the 2nd of July from Fortress Koporje, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. They going to work from 5 till 8 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m and Home Calls/p (it's a good possibility to fulfil conditions of "Koporje Castle" Award). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

24 June 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 25th of June from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality), WCA: UA-00001, COTA-RU: C-101, RDA: SP-01. We going to work from 7 till 9 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

23 June 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 25th of June from Tosno district, RDA: LO-36. He going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded for RDA.

16 June 2016 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2016) on the 18th of June from Karelsky fortified, WCA: UA-00255, COTA-RU: U-101, RDA: SP-10 and from Mannerheim's Line, WCA: UA-00543, COTA-RU: U-119, RDA: LO-24. We going to work on all bands by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG, COTA-RU E-Log and RDA.

11 June 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 11th of June from Leningradsky fortified area, WCA: UA-00304, COTA-RU: U-114, RDA: SP-19. He going to work on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

9 June 2016 - operators of AYAN DX TEAM Valery R7KFF and Victor RA7K will active on the 10th and 11th of June from Fortress Aluston, WCA: UA-00584, COTA-RU: C-777, RDA: RK-04. They plan to work as R7KFF/p and RA7K/p on HF bands CW/SSB. Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. They will activate also Alushta airdrome, RAFA: UKFA. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

3 June 2016 -  Alexandr UA1OJL will active on the 4th of June from Severnaya Tower of Gostiny Dvor in Arkhangelsk, WCA: UA-00031, COTA-RU: C-131, RDA: AR-03. He going to work on all bands by CW and SSB after 7 UTC as UA1OJL/p. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

3 June 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 4th of June from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00015, COTA-RU: C-115, RDA: SP-16. He going to work on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB from 5:30 till 7:30 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

28 May 2016 - operator of AYAN DX TEAM Victor RA7K will active on the 29th of May from Gorodskie Gate of Evpatoria, WCA: UA-00588, COTA-RU: C-781, RDA: RK-07. He plans to work as RA7K/p on 20 meters CW/SSB from 7 till 10 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

28 May 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 29th of May from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00015, COTA-RU: C-115, RDA: SP-16. He going to work on 20 meters by SSB from 6:30 till 8:30 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

22 May 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active in period from the 22nd till the 28th of May in Activity Days of Border Guards. Log will uploaded for awards "Border Guard's Day" and "Border is locked tight".

20 May 2016 - operators of AYAN DX TEAM, inc. Valery R7KFF and Victor RA7K will active on the 21st and 22nd of May from Fortress Gorzuvita, WCA: UA-00587, COTA-RU: C-780, RDA: RK-13. They plan to work as Home Callsign/Portable on all bands CW/SSB. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

20 May 2016 - Welcome to new website of "Castles on the air - Russia (COTA-RU)" Award program!

13 May 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 14th of May from Fortress Nienshants, WCA: UA-00301, COTA-RU: C-132, RDA: SP-07. He going to work on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB from 04:30 till 07:00 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

6 May 2016 - We congradulate all radiohams on coming the Radio Day and the Victory Day!
Operators of RZ1CWC will active on the 7th of May from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p.

30 April 2016 - Andrey RN1CW and Vyacheslav R4FF will active on the 2nd of May from Fortress of Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, WCA: UA-00306, COTA-RU: C-325, RDA: MO-85 and Nikolaevskiye Gate in Dmitrov, WCA: UA-00081, COTA-RU: C-318, RDA: MO-60. They going to work on 20 and 40 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/3/m. Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

28 April 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 30th of April in the afternoon from Gorodishche Staritsa, WCA: UA-00355, COTA-RU: R-310, RDA: TV-47 and Fortress of Svyato-Uspensky Monastery, WCA: UA-00681, COTA-RU: C-352, RDA: TV-47 and later from Rzhev Fortress, WCA: UA-00657, COTA-RU: R-355, RDA: TV-13 and . He going to work on 20 and 40 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/3/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

21 April 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 24th of April from Kronshtadt Fortress, WCA: UA-00020, COTA-RU: C-120, RDA: SP-09 located on Kotlin Island, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06. He going to work on all bands by CW and SSB from 9:00 till 11:00 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

21 April 2016 - operators of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/), inc. Valery R7KFF, Alexander RA7KW and Andrej R7KTA will active on the 23th of April from Fortress Funa, WCA: UA-00603, COTA-RU: C-796, RDA: RK-04, RCA: RC-166. They plan to work as Home Callsign/Portable on all bands CW/SSB beginning from 11:00 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. From 16:00 UTC they going to activate Crimean National Park, RFF-362. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

15 April 2016 - operators of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/), inc. Valery R7KFF, Alexander RA7KW, Andrej R7KTA and Victor RA7K will active on the 17th of April from Fortress Funa, WCA: UA-00603, COTA-RU: C-796, RDA: RK-04. They plan to work as Home Callsign/Portable on all bands CW/SSB beginning about 7:30 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

15 April 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 16th of April from Krasny Castle, WCA: UA-00550, COTA-RU: C-144, RDA: LO-23. He going to work as RZ1CWC/m on all bands by CW and SSB from 5:00 till 08:00 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

12 April 2016 - Alexander Voth DM5BB awarded by plaque WCA HONOR ROLL № 001 for QSO with Fortresses of the World. Our congradulations !

8 April 2016 - On the 9th of April operators of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/), inc. Valery R7KFF and Victor RA7K will active from Fortress Kalamita, WCA: UA-00590, COTA-RU: C-783, RDA: SE-04. They plan to work as Home Callsign/Portable on HF bands CW/SSB. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

8 April 2016 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 9th of April from Fort Peotr Pervy, WCA: UA-00209, COTA-RU: F-115, RDA: SP-09 located on Kotlin Island, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06. He going to work on 20 and 40 meters by CW and SSB from 9:00 till 11:00 UTC as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

1 April 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 2nd of April from Mikhailovskiy (Inzhenernyi) Castle of Saint-Petersburg, WCA: UA-00011, COTA-RU: C-111, RDA: SP-20. He going to work on 20 and 40 meters from 5:30 till 8:00 UTC as RZ1CWC/m.

1 April 2016 - On the 2nd of April operators of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/), inc. Valery R7KFF, Alexander RA7KW, Andrej R7KTA and Victor RA7K will active from 35th Battery in Sevastopol city, WCA: UA-00623, COTA-RU: C-7116, RDA: SE-01. They plan to work as Home Callsign/Portable on all bands CW/SSB beginning about 8:00 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

17 March 2016 -  Andrey RN1CW will active on the 19th of March from Leningradsky fortified area WCA:UA-00304, COTA-RU:U-114, RDA: SP-05. He going to work as RZ1CWC/m from 7 till 9 UTC on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

11 March 2016 - Valery R7KFF will active on the 13th of March from Fortress Kalamita, WCA: UA-00590, COTA-RU: C-783, RDA: SE-04, located near Inkerman airdrome, RAFA: HPIN. He plans to work as R7KFF/P CW and SSB on 20 meters beginning from 06:.00 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

7 March 2016 - Alexander UA1OJL will active on the 7th of March from Novodvinsk Fortress, WCA: UA-00013, COTA-RU: C-113, RDA: AR-34 located on Linskiy Priluk Island, RRA: RR-02-27. He going to work on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as UA1OJL/p. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

6 March 2016 - Operators of RZ1CWC will active on the 7th of March from Earthen stronghold Osinovaya Roshcha, WCA: UA-00407, COTA-RU: R-122, RDA: SP-03. We going to work as RZ1CWC/m from 6 till 9 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

4 March 2016 - On the 6th of March operator of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/) Valery R7KFF will active from Fortress Eski-Kermen, WCA: UA-00608, COTA-RU: C-7101, RDA: RK-14, located in Bakhchisarai nature landscape park RFF-406. He plans to work as R7KFF/P CW and SSB on 20 meters beginning from 7.30 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

27 February 2016 - On the 28th of February operator of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/) Valery R7KFF will active from Fortress Kyz-Kermen, WCA: UA-005947, COTA-RU: C-787, RDA: RK-14, located in Bakhchisarai nature landscape park RFF-406. He plans to work as R7KFF/P CW and SSB on all bands beginning from 7 UTC. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

17 February 2016 - Sergey Parfeyonov RQ1AP awarded by COTA-RU HONOR ROLL PLATE № 001ힿ/a> for activation of Fortresses of Russia. Our congradulations !

30 January 2016 - On the 31st of January, Andrew RN1CW will active from Fort Krasnaya Gorka, WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. He plans to work by CW on 40 meters as RZ1CWC/p. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

22 January 2016 - Andrey RN1CW is going to work on the 23rd of January from 6 till 8 UTC from Izhora earthen stronghold, WCA: UA-00314 (new one), COTA-RU: F-125, RDA: SP-09. He plans to work mainly by CW on all bands as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

19 January 2016 - RZ1CWC Team was awarded by Special award of YT2KID for participation in days of activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) Special award of YT2KID

15 January 2016 - On the 17th of January during of days of activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the seventh anniversary of World Castles Award Program (WCA) foundation, operators of AYAN DX TEAM (http://cqdx.su/), inc. Valery R7KFF, Alexander RA7KW, Andrej R7KTA, Victor RA7K and Vladimir RA7KR will active from Fortress Neapol Skifskiy, WCA: UA-00597, COTA-RU: C-790, RDA: RK-02. They plan to work as Home Callsign/Portable on 30, 20 and 17 meters CW/SSB. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log. Photoreport about expedition will be placed on http://cqdx.su.

11 January 2016 - On January, 16th and 17th, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the seventh anniversary of World Castles Award Program (WCA) foundation. Operators of RZ1CWC team (Victor R1CBN, Andrey RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO), and also Sergey UA1COA and Sergey RQ1AP will take part in WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) on the 16th of January from Fortress Koporje, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30 (it's a good possibility to fulfil conditions of "Koporje Castle" Award). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

19 December 2015 - Andrey RN1CW is going to work on the 19th of December from 10 till 11 UTC from Fort Tretiy Severny, WCA: UA-00314, COTA-RU: F-125, RDA: SP-09. He plans to work by CW on 14.044 Mhz and 7.024 Mhz and by SSB on 14.251 Mhz as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

18 September 2015 - Andrey RN1CW is going to work on the 19th of September from 8 till 9 UTC from Fort Ino (Nikolaevsky), WCA: UA-00201, COTA-RU: F-107, RDA: LO-24 and from 10 till 11 UTC from Karelsky fortified, WCA: UA-00255, COTA-RU: U-101, RDA: SP-10 and from Mannerheim's Line, WCA: UA-00543, COTA-RU: U-119, RDA: LO-24. He plans to work only CW on 14.041 Mhz and 7.021 Mhz as RZ1CWC/m. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

4 September 2015 - Valery R7KFF will active on the 5th of September from Fortress Tepe-Kermen, WCA: UA-00602, COTA-RU: C-795, RDA: RK-14 located on the mount Tepe-Kermen, CRMA-090 in Bakhchisarai nature landscape park RFF-406. He plans to work QRP as R7KFF/P on 20 meters by CW beginning from 7 UTC.

16 June 2015 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2015) from the 19th till the 21st of June from Fort Seraya Loshad, WCA: UA-00210, COTA-RU: F-116, RDA: LO-30. We going to work on all bands by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p and Home Call/p. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

4 June 2015 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will active on the 6th of June from Fortress of Petershtadt WCA: UA-00028, COTA-RU: C-128, RDA: SP-17. We going to work on all bands by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

7 May 2015 - We congradulate all radiohams on Radio Day and the coming Victory Day!
Operators of RZ1CWC will active on the 9th of May from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p.

13 ˡrch 2015 - Vladimir UA1AVA and Grigory RA1ABH will active on the 15th of March from Fortress Koporje, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. They plan to work QRP from 9 UTC as Home Call/p.

14 January 2015 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will take part in WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) on the 17th of January from Fort Peotr Pervy, WCA: UA-00209, COTA-RU: F-115, RDA: SP-09 located on Kotlin Island, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06. We going to work on all bands by CW, SSB and Digital as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

12 January 2015 -  On January, 17th and 18th, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the sixth anniversary of World Castles Award Program (WCA) foundation.

11 September 2014 - From the 12th till the 14th of September operators of RK6UWA will active from Gorodishche Saray-Batu, WCA: UA-00543, COTA-RU: C-770, RDA: AO-16. They going to work as RK6UWA/p and Home Call/p.

11 September 2014 - Georgiy RA1ALG will active on the 12th of September from Oreshek Fortress, WCA: UA-00014, COTA-RU: C-114, RDA: LO-23, ETPA: RU.LO.VS. He going to work on 15 - 40 meters only BPSK from 14 UTC as RA1ALG/p.

24 July 2014 - On the 26th and 27th of July, Andrew RN1CW will take part in IOTA Contest from Fort Shants, WCA: UA-00212, COTA-RU: F-118, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06. He going to work as RN1CW/p on 40 and 20 meters. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

17 July 2014 - Andrew RN1CW will active on the 19th and 20th of July from Lake Otradnoe, WLA: NEW ONE, RDA: LO-33. He going to work on 20, 30 and 40 meters as RZ1CWC/p.

12 July 2014 - Andrew RN1CW will active on the 12th of July from Staraya Ladoga Fortress, WCA: UA-00019, COTA-RU: C-119, RDA: LO-22. He going to work on 40 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

27 June 2014 - Yuri RU6UR will active from the 2nd till 14th of July from fortresses of "Golden Ring" of Russia. He going to work on all bands by CW, SSB and Digital as RU6UR/m.

27 June 2014 - Operators of RZ1CWC team inc. Victor R1CBN, Andrew RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 28th of June from Koporje Fortress, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. We going to work from 7 till 10 UTC on 20 and possibly 40 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS) and Home Call/p (it's a good possibility to fulfil conditions of "Koporje Castle" Award). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

13 June 2014 - On the 13th and 14th of June will take place World Castles Weekend (WCW-2014) and some expeditions within the scope of them:

  • on the 14th of June operators of RZ1CWC plan to work from Fortress Poteshnaya, WCA: UA-00404, COTA-RU: R-121, RDA: LO-30 om 20 and 40 meters as RZ1CWC/p;
  • on the 14th of June Alexey UA1CDA plans to work from Vyborg Castle, WCA: UA-00004, COTA-RU: C-104, RDA: LO-24, ARLHS: ERU-231, RLHA: RLE-124 on all bands as special call UE70VBG;
  • on the 14th and 15th of June Dmitry RX1CQ plans to work from Karelskiy fortified, WCA: UA-00256, COTA-RU: U-102, RDA: LO-23 on all bands as RX1CQ/p;
  • on the 14th and 15th of June Mikhail R7RIB plans to work from Mikhailovskaya Battery, WCA: UA-00618, COTA-RU: ϭ7111, RDA: SE-03 and Northern Fortification. WCA: UA-00620, COTA-RU: ϭ7113, RDA: SE-03 on all bands Digital and SSB;
  • on the 14th and 15th of June Sergey RQ1AP plans to work from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00015, COTA-RU: C-115, RDA: SP-16 on all bands BPSK and SSB as RQ1AP/p.

15 May 2014 - Operators of RZ1CWC team inc. Andrew RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO as well as Sergey RQ1AP, Nikolay RV1AQ, Eugene UA1AFZ and several operators of RF1A will active on the 17th of May from Fort Kronshlot, WCA: UA-00204, COTA-RU: F-110, RLHA: RLE-098, ARLHS: ERU-046, ILLW: RU0007, WLOTA: LH-0403, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. They going to work on all bands by CW/SSB/Digital as special call R310FK (in honour of celebration of 310th anniversary Fort Kronshlot building, QSL via RV1AQ), RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS) and Home Call/p. Logs will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

7 May 2014 - We congradulate all radiohams on Radio Day and the coming Victory Day ! Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 9th of May from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work mostly DIGITAL modes as RZ1CWC/p.

1 May 2014 - Yuri RU6UR will active from the 1st till 4th of May from Astrakhan Kremlin, WCA: UA-00095, COTA-RU: C-602, RDA: AO-03. He going to work on all bands by CW, SSB and Digital as RU6UR/m.

30 April 2014 - Operators of RZ1CWC team inc. Victor R1CBN and Andrew RN1CW will active on the 4th of May from board of one icebreaker taking part in the Icebreakers Festival in St.Petersburg, RDA: SP-01, SP-02. We going work on 20 meters as RZ1CWC/mm or special call.

22 April 2014 - Management of Russian Lakes Award RLA was transferred to Club "Drob Pavel".

11 April 2014 - Andrew RN1CW will active on the 12th of April from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality), WCA: UA-00001, COTA-RU: C-101, RDA: SP-01. He going to work from 6 till 7 UTC on 20 meters by SSB as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

5 April 2014 - Operators of RZ1CWC team inc. Victor R1CBN, Andrew RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 6th of April from Koporje Fortress, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. We going to work from 7 till 10 UTC on 20 and possibly 40 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS) and Home Call/p (it's a good possibility to fulfil conditions of "Koporje Castle" Award). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

14 January 2014 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will take part in WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) on the 18th of January from Fort Konstantin, WCA: UA-00202, COTA-RU: F-108, RDA: SP-09. We going to work on all bands by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

20 December 2013 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 21st of December from Petropavlovskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00015, COTA-RU: C-115, RDA: SP-16. He going to work from 8 till 10 UTC on 40 and 20 meters by SSB as RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG and COTA-RU E-Log.

18 December 2013 -  On January, 18th and 19th of 2014, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the fifth anniversary of World Castles Award Program (WCA) foundation.

24 September 2013 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) and Sergey RQ1AP will active on the 28th of September from Fort Milyutin, WCA: UA-00206, COTA-RU: F-112, RRA: RR-01-12, RDA: SP-09. We going to work from 6 till 14 UTC on all band by CW/SSB/PSK as RF1A/p (QSL via RQ1AP) and RZ1CWC/p (QSL via RW6HS). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

11 September 2013 - In test mode began work online check of fulfillment of conditions of Castles On The Air Russia Award (COTA-RU). Your suggestions and remarks please send to ua1cio@qsl.net.

30 August 2013 - Igor RM2T, Olga RA3TYL, Sergey RK3BJ and other operators will active from ship "A.S. Popov" on the 31st of August and 1st of September 2013 from Fortress of Makariev Monastery, WCA: UA-00561, COTA-RU: C-338, RDA: NN-48. They going to work on 20 and 40 meters CW and SSB by special call sign R73ASP/mm (in honour of inventor of radio Alexandr Stepanovich Popov). QSL via bureau.

22 August 2013 - Dmitry RA3VLD, Alexandr RA3VMD, Alexandr RA3VMX, Andrej RW3VZ, Yuri UA3VLO, Mikhail UA3VLT and other operators will active on the 24th of August from Aleksandrov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00078, COTA-RU: C-315, RDA: VL-13. They going to work on 20 and 40 meters CW and SSB by special call sign R500AK (in honour of celebration of 500th anniversary Aleksandrov Kremlin building) from 7 UTC. QSL via RK3VWA.

13 August 2013 - On August, 17th and 18th Andrey RN1CW will take part in RDA Contest from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-0203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. He plans to work as RN1CW/p on all bands CW and SSB. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

4 June 2013 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2013) on the 15th and 16th of June from Fort Seraya Loshad, WCA: UA-00210, COTA-RU: F-116, RDA: LO-30. We going to work on all bands by CW/SSB/Digital as RZ1CWC/p. QSL via RW6HS.

8 May 2013 - In honour of the 68th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 and in memory of heroic defenders of Leningrad members of Radioclub RZ1AWA (UA1CEI, UA1ARN, RA1AGK, UA1CSB, UB1ABY and other operators) will active on the 9th of May from Pervy Severny Fort in Kronshdad WCA: UA-00195, COTA-RU: F-101, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-09 by memorial call sign RP68KT/p on 20m, 40m and possible on 80m and 15m bands. QSL via RZ1AWA.

29 April 2013 - Vyacheslav RA4FF will active on the 30th of April from Von Derwiz's Castle, WCA: UA-00431, COTA-RU: C-335, RDA: RA-27. He plans to work on 7.140MHz and 14.140 MHz as RA4FF/3/p from 5 UTC till 9 UTC.

19 April 2013 - Vyacheslav RA4FF will active on the 20th of April from Nikolaevskiye Gate of Dmitrov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00081, COTA-RU: C-318, RDA: MO-60. He plans to work on 7.140MHz and 14.140 MHz as RA4FF/3/p from 5 UTC till 9 UTC.

18 April 2013 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 18th of April from 휻 href="http://www.aurora.org.ru/">cruiser "Aurora" RDA: SP-16. He plans to work from 14 UTC during 2-3 hours on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB as RF1A.

12 April 2013 - Vyacheslav RA4FF will active on the 13th of April from Fortress of Iosifo-Volotsky Monastery, WCA: UA-00086, COTA-RU: C-323, RDA: MO-58. He plans to work on 7.140MHz and 14.140 MHz as RA4FF/3/p.

16 January 2013 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will take part in WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) on the 19th of January from Pervyj Severnyj Fort, WCA: UA-00195, COTA-RU: F-101 located on Kotlin Island, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. We going to work on all bands by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/1. QSL via RW6HS.

9 January 2013 -  On January, 19th and 20th, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the fourth anniversary of World Castles Award Program (WCA) foundation.

12 December 2012 - RZ1CWC team and Andrey RN1CW got prizes for active participation in Activity Days form 1st till 31st of August 2012 devoted to 10th anniversary of "Russian Lighthouses Award" foundation

3 November 2012 - Sergey RQ1AP (ex RU9YT) will active on the 3rd and 4th of November from Mannerheim's Line, WCA: UA-00543, COTA-RU: U-119, RDA: LO-24. He plans to work as RQ1AP/p only by BPSK (all QSO also are valid for ETPA). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

1 November 2012 -  On November, 3rd and 4th, Vladimir UA1CIO will take part in Ukrainian DX Contest from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-0203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. He plans to work as UA1CIO on all bands only by CW. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

19 October 2012 - Alexander RA6UAN, Yuri RU6UR, Yuri UA6UED and Anatoly UA6VY will active on the 20th and 21st of October from Gorodische Saray-Batu, WCA: UA-00543, COTA-RU: C-770, RDA: AO-16. They plan to work as RK6UWA/p on all bands, all modes from 07:00 UTC on 20th of October till 13:00 UTC on 21st of October.

14 October 2012 - Sergey RQ1AP (ex RU9YT) will active on the 14th of October from Pervyj Severnyj Fort, WCA: UA-00195, COTA-RU: F-101, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. He plans to work as RQ1AP/1 only by BPSK (all QSO also are valid for ETPA). Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

13 October 2012 - Vyacheslav RA4FF will active on the 14th of October from Nikolaevskie Gate of Dmitrov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00081, COTA-RU: C-318, RDA: MO-60. He plans to work on 7.140 Mhz and 14.140 Mhz by SSB as RA4FF/3.

2 September 2012 - in honour of 1150th anniversary of Fortress Izborsk foundation will active on the air special station R1150I (QSL via RK1WWP) from Izborsk Fortress/Truvorovo Gorodishche, WCA: UA-00007/UA-00536, COTA-RU: C-107/R-134, RDA: PS-17, RFF: RFF-323. More details.

17 August 2012 - Konstantin RD1AR, Andrey RN1CW, Sergey RQ1AP (ex RU9YT) and Nikolay RV1AQ will active on the 18th and 19th of August from Fort Kronshlot, WCA: UA-00204, COTA-RU: F-110, RLHA: RLE-098, ARLHS: ERU-046, ILLW: RU0007, WLOTA: LH-0403, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09 by special callsign R10RLHA/1 (QSL via RA1QY) and Home Call/p, Home Call/1. They going to work on all bands by CW/SSB/Digital. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

7 August 2012 - Oleg UA9UAX will active on the 7th of August as UA9UAX/m from Kuznetskaya Fortress, WCA: UA-00164, COTA-RU: C-901, RDA: KE-06. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

11 July 2012 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 20th-22nd of July from radiohams jamboree "Valdai-2012", RDA: NV-06. He going to work as RZ1CWC/1/m on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB.

10 July 2012 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 20th of July from Novgorod Kremlin, WCA: UA-00012, COTA-RU: C-112, RDA: NV-01 and from Belaya (Alekseevskaya) Tower, WCA: UA-00029, COTA-RU: C-129, RDA: NV-01. He going to work as RZ1CWC/1/m on 40 and 20 meters by CW and SSB.

5 July 2012 - Oleg UA9UAX will active on the 5th of July as UA9UAX/m from Tyulbersky Gorodok, WCA: UA-00175, COTA-RU: C-912, RDA: KE-32. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

1 July 2012 - Andrey RN1CW and Eddie ES2TT will active from the 6th till 8th of July from Castle Haapsalu (Estonia), WCA: ES-003. They plan to work as ES3/RN1CW and ES2012ABCS on all bands CW, SSB and BPSK. QSL for ES3/RN1CW via RN1CW, for ES2012ABCS via ES2TT. Log will uploaded to WCA E-LOG.

12 June 2012 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2012) on the 16th of June till 11-12 UTC from Annenskoe Fortification, WCA: UA-00024, COTA-RU: C-124, RDA: LO-24, Vyborg Castle, WCA: UA-00004, COTA-RU: C-104, RDA: LO-24, ARLHS: ERU-231, RLHA: RLE-124 NEW ONE and Kruglaya Tower, WCA: UA-00023, COTA-RU: C-123, RDA: LO-24. On the 16th after 12 UTC from East Vyborg Fortification WCA: UA-00025, COTA-RU: C-125, RDA: LO-24. In the evening of 16th of June and in the morning of 17th of June from Vysotsk Fortress WCA: UA-00022, COTA-RU: C-122, RDA: LO-24, Vysotsky Island RRA: RR-01-14. We going to work as RZ1CWC/p on all bands by CW/PSK/SSB.

17 May 2012 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) and Dmitry RX1CQ will active on the 19th of May from Earthen stronghold Osinovaya Roshcha, WCA: UA-00407, COTA-RU: R-122, RDA: SP-03. We going to work as RZ1CWC/1 on all bands by CW and SSB.

17 May 2012 - Sergey RQ1AP (ex RU9YT) will active on the 19th and 20th of May from Staraya Ladoga Fortress, WCA: UA-00019, COTA-RU: C-119, RDA: LO-22. He going to work as RQ1AP/p only by BPSK (all QSO are valid for ETPA).

6 May 2012 - In honour of the 67th anniversary in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 and in memory of heroic defenders of Leningrad members of Radioclub RZ1AWA (OlegUA1CEI, Boris UA1CSB, Ilya RA1AGK and other operators) will active on the 7th and 8th of May from Fort Shants and Rif in Kronshdad WCA: UA-00212/UA-00213, COTA-RU: F-118/F-119, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06 by memorial call sign RP67KT/p. QSL via RZ1AWA.

6 ˡy 2012 - In honour of the 66th anniversary in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 and in memory of heroic defenders of Leningrad Andrey RN1CW, Sergei UA1COA, Dmitry RX1CQ, Victor R1CBN, Yury R9JNO/1and other operators will active on the 7th of May from Fort Krasnaya Gorka by memorial call sign RP67KK. QSL via RX1CQ.

26 April 2012 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 29th of April from Pskov Kremlin, WCA: UA-00017, COTA-RU: C-117, RDA: PS-01, on the 29th and 30th of Aprtil from Izborsk Fortress, WCA: UA-00007, COTA-RU: C-107, RDA: PS-17, on the 30th of April from Gdov Kremlin WCA: UA-00005, COTA-RU: C-105, RDA: PS-05. He going to work mainly on 20 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/1.

17 April 2012 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 22nd of April from Fortress Yam WCA: UA-00335, COTA-RU: R-101, RDA: LO-26. We going to work on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters by BPSK, CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p.

10 April 2012 - The list of objects qualifying for Castles On The Air Russia Award (COTA-RU) was renewed. You can download it in MS Excel here.

27 January 2012 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 28th of January from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work mostly DIGITAL modes as RZ1CWC/p.

10 January 2012 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will take part in WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) on the 14th of January from Fort Konstantin, WCA: UA-00202, COTA-RU: F-108 or from Pervyj Severnyj Fort, WCA: UA-00195, COTA-RU: F-101 located on Kotlin Island, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. We going to work on 80, 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters by BPSK, CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/1 and Home Call/1.

9 January 2012 -  On January, 14th and 15th, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the third anniversary of World Castles Award Program (WCA) foundation.

20 October 2011 -  Operators of RZ1CWC team will active on the 22nd of October from Mikhailovskiy (Inzhenernyi) Castle of Saint-Petersburg, WCA: UA-00011, COTA-RU: C-111, RDA: SP-20. We going to work on 20 and 40 meters from 04:00 till 09:00 UTC as RZ1CWC/m.

7 October 2011 -  Operators of RZ1CWC team will active on the 8th of October from Soikinskoe Gorodishche, WCA: UA-00402, COTA-RU: R-119, RDA: LO-26. We going to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p

23 September 2011 -  Andrey RN1CW and Sergey RU9YT will active on the 24th of September from Fortress of Nienshants, WCA: UA-00301, COTA-RU: C-132, RDA: SP-07. We going to work as RZ1CWC/m (CW/SSB) and RU9YT/1/p (BPSK) on 40 and 20 meters from 04:30 UTC.

8 September 2011 -  Operators of RZ1CWC team and Sergey UA1COA will active on the 11th of September from Kaibolovskoe Gorodishche, WCA: UA-00336, COTA-RU: R-102, RDA: LO-26. We going to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p and UA1COA/p (10 meters and VHF).

19 August 2011 - Andrey RN1CW will take part in RDA Contest on the 20th and 21st of August from Volosovo district RDA: LO-21. He going to work on all bands as RN1CW/p.

5 August 2011 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 6th of August from Fortress of Koporje, WCA: UA-008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30. He plans to work as RZ1CWC/p on all bands CW/SSB and possible Digital modes. These QSO also valid for "Koporje Fortress" Award.

30 July 2011 - Alexander RA1AIX, Andrey RN1CW and Roman UA1CRS will active on the 30th of July from Fort of Totleben, WCA: UA-00211, COTA-RU: F-117, RDA: SP-09, RRA: RR-01-08. They plan to work on 20, 30 and 40 meters CW/SSB as Home Call/p and/1 also RZ1CWC/1.

15 July 2011 - Oleg UA1CEI will active on the 16th and 17th of July from Fort Shants, Kronshtadt, WCA: UA-00212, COTA-RU: F-118, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06 as UA1CEI/1.

14 July 2011 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will active on the 16th and 17th of July from Tiverskoe Gorodishche, WCA: UA-00316, COTA-RU: C-135, RDA: LO-33. We going to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p.

12 July 2011 - The list of objects qualifying for Castles On The Air Russia Award (COTA-RU) was renewed. You can download it in MS Excel here.

10 July 2011 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 10th of July from Fortress Oreshek, WCA: UA-00014, COTA-RU: C-114, RDA: LO-28, RLA: RL-1-030 (Ladoga Lake). He going to work as RZ1CWC/m on 40 and 20 meters from 07:00 UTC.

1 July 2011 - Now ramparts are qualified for "Castles On The Air - Russia" Award (COTA-RU) (and for "World Castles" Award (WCA) too). The objects list will be updated soon.

29 June 2011 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will active on the 2nd of July from Fort Ino (Nikolaevsky) WCA: UA-00201, COTA-RU: F-107, RDA: LO-24. We going to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p.

21 June 2011 - Operators of RZ1CWC and RZ1AWA teams will take part in World Castles Weekend (WCW-2011) on the 25th and 26th of June from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We going to work on all bands as RZ1CWC/p and RZ1AWA/p.

17 June 2011 Operators of RZ1CWC team will active on the 18th of June from Ivangorod Fortress WCA: UA-00006, COTA-RU: C-106, RDA: LO-26. We going to work on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW/SSB as RZ1CWC/p.

10 June 2011 - Operators of RZ1CWC team going to work as RZ1CWC/p on the 11th and 12th of June from lake Kopanskoe, RLA: RL-1-083, RDA: LO-26.

3 June 2011 - Operators of RZ1CWC team will active as RZ1CWC/1 on the 4th and 5th of June from Lake Zerkal'noe, RLA: RL-1-241, in Gdov district of Pskov oblast RDA: PS-05.

20 May 2011 - Victor R1CBN, Dmitry RA1CK, Andrey RN1CW, Igor RZ1AP and Sergey UA1COA will active on the 21st of May from Fortress of Petershtadt WCA: UA-00028, COTA-RU: C-128, RDA: SP-17. We going to work on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 2 meters by CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/P.

14 May 2011 - Andrew RN1CW and Victor R1CBN will take part in the European Castles Day (ECD) on the 15th of May from Fort Seraya Loshad, WCA: UA-00210, COTA-RU: F-116, RDA: LO-30. They plan to work as RN1CW/p and R1CBN/p on 20, 30 and 40 meters by CW and SSB.

13 May 2011 - On the 15th of May from 6 till 16 UTC will take place the 10th European Castles Day (ECD)

6 May 2011 - Victor R1CBN, Andrey RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 7th of May from Fort Shants, Kronshtadt, WCA: UA-00212, COTA-RU: F-118, RDA: SP-09, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06 as RZ1CWC/1. We going to work from 7-8 UTC during 2-3 hours on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW and SSB.

6 May 2011 - In honour of the 66th anniversary in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 and in memory of heroic defenders of Leningrad, Oleg UA1CEI, Sergey UA1AIR and members of RZ1AWA will active on the 7th of May from Fort Tretiy Severny, Kronshtadt WCA: UA-00314, COTA-RU: F-125, RDA: SP-09 by memorial callsign RP66KR. QSL via RZ1AWA.

30 April 2011 - Lakes list for "Russian Lakes" Award (RLA) have renewed. The renewed lakes list you can download in MS Excel-format file here.

16 April 2011 - Andrey RN1CW and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 17th of April from Lake Goravaldayskoye, RLA: RL-1-001, not far from Lighthouse Shepelevsky, ARLHS: ERU-007, RLHA: RLE-007, RDA: LO-30. They are going to begin their work at 5 UTC on 40, 30 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/p.

31 March 2011 - Since March, 1st, 2011 objects identification for award program "Russian Lakes Award" (RLA) will be changed. Objects identification will be consist of two letters RL (Russian Lakes) + number of ham radio district of Russia + serial number beginning from 001. For example RL-1-001, RL-2-003 etc. The new Russian Lakes directory will be renewed soon.

15 March 2011 -  On March, 19th and 20th, operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will take part in Russian DX Contest from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-0203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work as RZ1CWC on all bands by CW and SSB.

11 January 2011 -  On January, 15th and 16th, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) devoted to the second anniversary of World Castles Award Program foundation.

Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 16th of January (during WCA HBD) from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-0203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. We plan to work mostly DIGITAL modes as RZ1CWC/p.

20 December 2010 - Since January, 1st, 2011 the order an issue of the "World Castles" Award (WCA), "Castles On The Air - Russia" Award (COTA-RU), "Russian Lakes" Award (RLA) and "Koporje Fortress" Award will change.

Awards will issue by two means:

  • in electronic form in JPG or PDF-format (free of charge);
  • in print form.
The fee of WCA, COTA-RU, RLA and "Koporje Fortress" Award 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 HONOR ROLL please ask Award Manager at the moment of application.

17 December 2010 - RZ1CWC Team got the 1st place in nomination "The best RLHA expedition of 2009 year " (8 RLHA) of Russian Robinson Club - 1st place in nomination

23 November 2010 - Andrew RN1CW will active on the 27th - 28th of November from Fort Krasnaya Gorka, WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30 and participate in CQ WW DX CW Contest. He plans to work on all bands. QSL via bureau.

6 November 2010 - Andrew RN1CW and Denis UA1CDB will active on the 6th of November from Fort Seraya Loshad, WCA: UA-00210, COTA-RU: F-116, RDA: LO-30 near Goravaldayskoe lake, RLA: LO-001. They plan to work as RZ1CWC/p on 20, 30 and 40 meters.

30 October 2010 - Andrey RN1CW will active on the 30th - 31st of October from Fort Krasnaya Gorka, WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30 and participate in CQ WW DX Contest. He plans to work on 80 and 40 meters.

22 October 2010 - Vlad UA1CIO will active on the 23rd of October from Kronshtadt Fortress, WCA: UA-00020, COTA-RU: C-120, on the Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. He plans to work as UA1CIO/1 only CW. QSL via RN1CW.

19 September 2010 - Operators of RZ1CWC including Andrey RN1CW, Denis UA1CDB and Galya XYL RN1CW will active on 19th of September from Koporje Fortress, WCA: UA-00008, COTA-RU: C-108, RDA: LO-30 on 40, 30 and 20 meters as RZ1CWC/p.

6 September 2010 Operators of RZ1CWC including Andrey RN1CW, Victor UA1CBN and Vladimir UA1CIO will active on the 11th of September from Ivangorod Fortress WCA: UA-00006, COTA-RU: C-106, RDA: LO-26 on 40, 30 and 20 meters by CW/SSB as RZ1CWC/p.

29 August 2010 - "COTA-Russia" Award rules are renewed

20 August 2010 -  In section "Our friends DXpeditions" added photoreport about pedition to Lighthouse Krasnaya Gorka and Vladimir's UA1CIO photoreport about his trip to "Stalin's Line" in Minsk oblast of Belarus.

In section "Our friends DXpeditions" added Vlado's Z35M photoreport about his pedition to Samuil's Fortress in Ohrid, Manel's EA3EGB photoreport about his pedition to Castle Torre de St.Jose on Tabarca Island and Roman's RZ3DKH photoreport about pedition to Lake Seliger.

6 August 2010 - RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team), Victor UA1CBN and Sergey UA1COA will active on the 7th of August from Lighthouse Krasnaya Gorka (RLHA: RLE-016, ARLHS - ERU-141) as RZ1CWC/p.

22 July 2010 -  United activity Days of Castles and Fortresses (UDCF-2010) participants' photoreports added.

In section "Our friends DXpeditions" added Vlado's Z35M photoreport about his repeat pedition to Fortress Kale in Skopje

9 June 2010 -  In section "Our DXpeditions" added Vladimir's UA1CIO photoreport about his trip through fortresses and castles of Ukraine.

7 June 2010  -  Andrey RN1CW will active since June 12th till June 14th from Vsevolozhsky district RDA: LO-23. He plans work on 40-20 meters, CW/SSB as RN1CW/p and RZ1CWC/p.

4 June 2010 -  In section "Our DXpeditions" added photoreport about pedition to Fort Krasnaya Gorka and Fort Shants and Fort Rif of Kotlin Island.

In section "Our friends DXpeditions" added Vlado's Z35M photoreport about his pedition to Fortress Kale in Skopje, Alexander's UA2FT photoreport about his pedition through districts and castles of Kaliningrad oblast and Sergey's UA1COA photoreport about his trip to Military Histotical Festival "Battle on the Ice" in Pskov oblast.

2 June 2010  -  Dmitry RX1CQ will active on the 5th and 6th of June from Karelsky fortified area WCA: UA-0256, COTA-RU: U-102, RDA: LO-23, Lake Mednoe RLA: LO-016 as RX1CQ/p on all HF bands.

Group of Kurgan radiohams plans work from Lake Okunevskoe RLA: KN-002 on the 5th and 6th of June by callsign UE9RDA and possibly HC/p.

20 May 2010  -  "Russian Lakes" Award (RLA) rules is renewed

15 May 2010 -  RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team): Andrey RN1CW, Sergey UA1AIR, Alexey UA1CBW, Vladimir UA1CIO as well as Dmitry RX1CQ and Oleg UA1CEI will active on the 16th of May in European Castles Day (ECD) from Fort Rif WCA: UA-00213, COTA-RU: F-119 and Fort Shants WCA: UA-00212, COTA-RU: F-118 on Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. We plan to work on 20m and 40m by CW/SSB as RZ1CWC/1.

7 May 2010 - We congradulate all radiohams on Radio Day and Day of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War!

5 May 2010 -  In honour of the 65th anniversary in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 the memorable free E-award "Oranienbaumsky pyatachok" is founded by Radioclub RZ1CWC. The diploma is issued for 1 QSO/SWL with memorial station RP1COP. The application (in free form with Your callsign, name and surname) should be sent by e-mail rn1cw@rambler.ru to Andrey RN1CW.
E-mailing of diplomas will start after June, 1st, 2010.

28 April 2010 -  The 4th traditional meeting of Sosnovy Bor's radiohams devoted to Radio Day and Day of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War on the 2nd of May will take place. Radiostation RZ1CWC/p will active from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-00203, COTA-RU: F-109, RDA: LO-30. Operators: Dmitry RA1CK, Anderey RN1CW, Victor UA1CBN, Denis UA1CDB, Vladimir UA1CIO, Sergey UA1COA. Work on all bands by CW/SSB from two work places is planned.

23 April 2010 -  In section "Our friends DXpedition" added photoreports about Mike's CU3HY expedition to Castle São João Baptista (Azores, Portugal), Manel's EA3EGB expedition to Castle Torre De Riu La Cerdaña and Sergey's UR7UT trip to St.Elizabeth Fortress.

12 April 2010 - In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 and in memory of heroic defenders of Oranienbaumsky springboard from May, 1st till May, 10th, 2010 radio station RZ1CWC will work by special call sign RP1COP. QSL via RN1CW.

26 March 2010 -  Radioclub RZ1CWC join the "Russian Robinson Club" (RRC). Our membership number is #918.

3 March 2010 -  Andrey RN1CW (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 6th and 7th of March from Leningradsky fortified area WCA: UA-00304, COTA-RU: U-114, RDA: SP-05. Andrey plans to work on 20m, 30m and 40m as RZ1CWC/p by CW mainly. QSL via RN1CW.

22 January 2010 -  WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD) participants' photoreports added.

18 January 2010 -  In section "Our DXpeditions" added photoreport about Alexey's UA1CBW trip in UE1ASP team to Gogland Island.
In section "Our friends DXpedition" added Sergey's UA1COA photoreport about his trip to Elbrus mountain and Waldek's SP3CMA photoreport about DXpedition to Drahim and Grocholin Castles.

14 January 2010  -  Sergey UA1AIR will active on the 16th and 17th of January (during WCA HBD) From Kronshtadt Fortress WCA: UA-0020, COTA-RU: C-120, Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09.

10 January 2010  -  RZ1CWC team will active on the 16th of January (during WCA HBD) from Fort Krasnaya Gorka WCA: UA-0203, COTA-RU: F-109. We plan to work on 20m and 40m by CW/SSB as RZ1CWC/p. QSL via RN1CW.

8 January 2010  -  Dmitry RX1CQ will active on the 16th and 17th of January (during WCA HBD) from Karelsky fortified area WCA: UA-0256, COTA-RU: U-102, RDA: LO-23, Lake Mednoe RLA: LO-016 as RX1CQ/p on all HF bands.

7 January 2010  -  On the 14th of January will be one year sharp since the date of World Castles Award Program foundation. In connection with this event on January, 16th and 17th, will take place activity radiohams from castles and fortresses of the world - WCA Happy BirthDay (WCA HBD).

4 January 2010  -  "World Castles Award" (WCA) rules are renewed.

18 December 2009  -  RZ1CWC team together with RX1CQ, UA1CEI, UA9KGH/1 will active as UE1CDX/1 on the 20th of December from Kotlin Island IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09; Kronshtadt Fortess WCA: UA-020, COTA-RU: C-120; Kronshtadtsky Lighthose RLHA: RLE-085, ARLHS: ERU-047. QSL via RN1CW.

8 November 2009  -  Unfortunately calling at Vyborg was canceled for some reasons. On the 8th and 9th of November the team will active from Lighthouse Severny Goglandsky ARLHS: ERU-056, RLHA: RLE-003.

4 November 2009  -  UE1ASP and RZ1CWC plan complex IOTA & LH & RDA & WCA & WFF expedition since November 5th till November 9th by route Lomonosov - Vyborg - Gogland Island - Lomonosov.
On the 5th-6th of November 2009 the team is going to work from Vyborg (RDA: LO-04, Vyborg Castle WCA: UA-004/COTA-RU: C-104, Lighthouse of Vyborg Castle Tower ARLHS: ERU-231, RLHA: RLE-NEW ONE!)
On the 6th-8th of November 2009 the team is going to work from Gogland Isalnd (IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-04, National Park "Ingermanlandsky" WFF: RFF-025, Lighthouse Yuzhny Goglandsky ARLHS: ERU-213, RLHA: RLE-NEW ONE!
Call signs are UE1ASP and RZ1CWC/P (/mm during voyage). Operators: RZ1CWC - Alexey UA1CBW, UE1ASP - Nickolay RV1AQ and ham from Moscow.
QSL: RZ1CWC via RN1CW, UE1ASP via RV1AQ.

16 October 2009  -  "World Castles Activator" Award (WCAA) " №1 is issued to DL5AWI - Gerhard Kaiser. Our congradulations!

9 October 2009  -  "Russian Lakes" Award (RLA) class 3 №1 is issued to UA9CGL - Vladimir P. Batuev. Our congradulations!

10 September 2009 - COTA-RU-Team together with Alexey RA1QY will active as UE1RLH/1(QSL via RA1QY) and UE1CDX/1(QSL via RN1CW) from several lighthouses and fortresses of Kronshtadt, Kotlin Island (EU-133, RR-01-06, SP-09), by date:
On the 12th of September 2009 - Kronshtadtsky Lighthose (RLHA: RLE-085, ARLHS: ERU-047), Morskoy Kanal Peredny Lighthouse (RLHA: RLE-110, ARLHS: ERU-049), Kronshtadt Fortess (WCA/COTA-RU: C-120)
On the 13th of September 2009 - Kronshlot Lighthouse (RLHA: RLE-098, ARLHS: ERU-046), Kronshtadtsky Reid Lighthouse (RLHA: RLE-109, ARLHS: ERU-144), Fort Kronshlot (WCA/COTA-RU: F-110)

1 September 2009 - In section "Our DXpeditions" added photoreports about European Castles Day 2009, RDA Contest 2009, Vladimir's UA1CIO trip to palaces and castles of Brest and Grodno oblasts in Belarus.
In section "Our friends DXpedition" added EU0UD Team's photoreport about DXpedition to memorial complex "Bukrinsky platsdarm" and Fortress Chuchin; and Sergey ER3GS' report about his DXpedition to Fortress Khotin.

28 August 2009 - RA1QQ/Nikolay and RA1QY/Alexey will active from Krasny Bor Island (RR-22-22,VO-29) in Rybinsk Reservoir RLA VO-001 for "Russian Lakes" Award (RLA), since evening of the 28th of August till the 30th of August 2009 as RA1QQ/p and RA1QY/p.

7 August 2009 - RZ1CWC team will active since the 14th of August till the 16th of August (include RDA Contest) from RDA LO-21 (Volosovo district) as RZ1CWC/p, QSL via RN1CW.

30 July 2009 - Maxim RA1AL will active since the 30th of July till the 2nd of August from island Gorodets on Lake Chudskoye, RRA: RR-23-05, RLA: PS-001, RDA: PS-05. Maxim plans to work on CW frequencies: 3513, 7013, 14013; SSB: 3603, 7093, 14143 as RA1AL/1.

20 July 2009 - Alexey UA1CBW will active since the 21st of July till the 25th of July from Lake Seliger RLA: TV-001, RDA: TV-39 and town Ostashkov RDA: TV-12 on 20 and 40 meters SSB as UA1CBW/3.

17 July 2009 - RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active since the 17th of July till the 19th of July from Fort Seraya Loshad, WCA/COTA-RU: F-116, RDA: LO-30 as UE1CDX on all bands. QSL via RN1CW.

25 June 2009 - RZ1CWC team will active on the 27th and 28th of June from Lake Goravaldayskoye (Shepelevskoye) as RZ1CWC/p. RLA: LO-001, RDA: LO-30, QSL via RN1CW.

5 June 2009 - Agreement with co-ordinator of Hungarian Castles Series award program Ferenc HA8MT about participation "Hungarian Castle Series" (HCS) in WCA project has achieved. At present the international "World Castles Award" (WCA) program includes programs from 16 countries of the world.

4 June 2009 -  The list of Fortresses, Castles, Forts and Fortified Ares qualifying for "COTA-Russia" Award was updated. You can download it in Excel-format file.

3 June 2009 -  In section "Our friends DXpedition" added Dennis' ex RZ1AK photoreport about his trip on castles and lighthouses of Kaliningrad oblast.

15 May 2009 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active in European Castle Day on the 17th of May from Koporje fortress as RZ1CWC/p WCA/COTA: C-108, RDA: LO-30 as RZ1CWC/p. Not in the contest will work as UE1CDX.

7 May 2009 - We congradulate all radiohams on Radio Day! The third traditional meeting of Sosnovy Bor's radiohams devoted to Radio Day and Day of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War on May, 10th will take place. Radiostation RZ1CWC/p will active from Ustinsky Lighthouse ARLHS: ERU-143, RLHA: RLE-072, RDA: LO-30.

1 May 2009 - Group of radiohams from Cherepovets: RA1QCZ, RA1QIH, RA1QIT, RA1QQ, RA1QY, will active on the 3rd of May from Belozersky Kremlin of Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery , WCA/COTA: C-121, RDA: VO-07 as UE1CDX/1.

30 April 2009 - Andrey RN1CW (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 2nd of May from Petropavlovskaya Fortress of St.-Petersburg, WCA/COTA: C-115, RDA: SP-16 as UE1CDX/1.

22 April 2009 - RZ1CWC team will active on the 25th of April from Shepelevsky Lighthouse, ARLHS: ERU-007, RLHA: RLE-007, RDA: LO-30. Work is planned by call sign RK1A/p on 20-40 metres.

18 April 2009 - the International day of monuments and historical places. This day was established in 1983 by the Assembly of International Council over questions of monuments and historical places' protection, accredited under UNESCO. It is marked from 18 April, 1984.

On behalf of WCA and COTA-Russia organizers we congratulate you on this day.

One more event-international will be equal on the 18th of May in a month - International Museum Day. In connection with these events, every year takes place "European Castles Day - ECD".

In 2009 it will take place on the 17th of May with 6 to 16 UTC. Radiohams from Belarus, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland and Wales will participate in it.

We invite you to take part in 8th "European Castles Day - ECD". More detailed information here.

17 April 2009 - RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) will active on the 18th of April from Koporje Fortress (WCA/COTA-Russia - C-108), RDA LO-30. Work is planned by call sign UE1CDX.

16 April 2009 - Agreement with co-ordinator of Potuguese fortresses award program Luis CT4NH about participation "DCFP - Diploma dos Castelos e Fortalezas de Portugal" award program in WCA project has achieved. At present the international "World Castles Award" (WCA) program includes programs from 15 countries of the world.

15 April 2009 - Reviving traditions, in commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 and in memory of heroic defenders of Oranienbaumsky springboard from the 5th of May till 9th of May radio station RZ1CWC will work by special call sign RP1COP. QSL via RN1CW.

10 April 2009 - RZ1CWC operators (COTA-RU-Team), Oleg UA1CEI and Anton UA1CER will active on the 11th of April from fort Krasnaya Gorka, WCA/COTA: F-109, RDA: LO-30 as UE1CDX. QSL via bureau or direct to RN1CW.

7 April 2009 - Fortified areas are included in the list of objects qualifying for "COTA-Russia" Award. The updated list you can download in Excel-format file here.

3 April 2009 - Operators of RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) and Mikhail UA9KGH/1 will active on the 5th of April from Admiralteystvo (The Admirality) in Sankt-Petersburg WCA/COTA: C-101, RDA: SP-01 as UE1CDX/1. QSL via RN1CW.

2 April 2009 - "World Castles Award" (WCA) official site - www.wcagroup.org is started.

30 March 2009 - In "DXpedition" section the subsection "Our friends DXpedition" is added.

17 March 2009 - The list of COTA-Russia numbers for Vladivostok fortress is updated and extended. Vladivostok fortress is considered the biggest fortress in the world which is located on continent, peninsulas and islands which area more than 400 hectares. We express great gratitude to Vladimir UA0LCZ for materials, links and the information.

11 March 2009 - The small photoreport about expedition on Bip Castle.

6 March 2009 - According to Nikolay RV1AQ in honour of the 150-th anniversary from the date of the inventor of radio A.S.Popov birth from the St.-Petersburg Central Museum of Communication from the 12th of March till the 30th of April and on the 7th of May radiostation R150A will active. WCA/COTA: C-101 (Admiralty), RDA: SP-01. QSL via RV1AQ.

25 February 2009 - RZ1CWC (COTA-RU-Team) including RN1CW, UA1CBW, UA1CIO, UA1COA, R1C-6, and also RX1CQ, UA1CEI, UA9KGH/1 will active on the 1st of March from Bip Castle (WCA/COTA-Russia - C-102), Pavlovsk RDA SP-15. Call will UE1CDX/1. QSL-cards will be send everyone via bureau.

24 February 2009 - Emblem COTA-Russia has changed. Now it looks so - New emblem of COTA-Russia

6 February 2009  -  Agreement with co-ordinator of Irish fortresses award program Steve EI5DD about participation "CASHOTA-Ireland" award program in WCA project has achieved. At present the international "World Castles Award" (WCA) program includes programs from 14 countries of the world.

30 January 2009  -  "COTA-Russia Team" is reached agreement with organizers of the annual "European Castle Day" (ECD) about participation Russian hams in ECD-2009 within the limits of "COTA-Russia" Award program.

  8th European Castles Day (ECD)
(CT - DL - EA - F - G - HB - I - ON - UA)

  Goal: To promote European Ham friendship, and permit a better knowledge of the Heritage in of our countries. To perrmit also the enhancing of each of our Castles Award programs.
  Date and Times: Each 3rd Sunday of May. For 2009, on May 17st - 06h00 to 16h00 UTC.
  Modes: SSB and CW.
  Bands: HF: 80 to 10m, (except WARC bands).
Only one band or mode in a same time, no multi/multi for European Castles Day.   Castles Awards rules:The Belgian, German, Spanish, Italians, Portuguese, Swiss ,Scots, Welsh, Irish and English Hams are involved in the ECD following their National award program rules, but are invited to submit a log to French ECD manager, if they have done QSO.
Adress: F6FNA, Lehembre J.Pierre, 8, rue de Verdun 77270 Villeparisis France. E-mail: f6fna@club-internet.fr
  Classes:
      A Op operating from a Castle area
      B Op resident in a Castle or in a Castle area (less than 500 meters)
      C Other ops and SWL
  Exchange:
      Op class A and B RS(T) + Castle Reference
      French Operator RS(T) + Department number (no serial)
      Foreign operator RS(T) + Serial number starting at 001

20 January 2009 - The list of Fortresses, Castles and Forts qualifying for "COTA-Russia" Award was updated. You can download it in Excel-format file.
The list of radiostations having worked near fortresses (castles, forts etc.) is created. You can download it in Excel-format file.

17 January 2009  -  The diploma "WCA-100" №1 is issued to EW4DX - Igor V. Artsyman. Our congratulations!

16 January 2009  -  Within the limits of start of "World Castles Award" Program (WCA) RZ1CWC team (COTA-Russia-team) will active on the 18th of January from Kronshtadt (island Kotlin) WCA/COTA: C-120, IOTA: EU-133, RRA: RR-01-06, RDA: SP-09. QSL via RN1CW.

14 January 2009  - Dear friends!
We are glad to present for you new award program - "World Castles Award" (WCA).
The progam goal is consolidation of radiohams of different countries for activation and popularization of historical objects all over the world. For the first time award relating to fortification has appeard more 10 years ago. This theme becomes more popular now. Even more often we hear on air the radio amateur stations working from fortresses. Awards, clubs, sites are created. At present WCA project is in stage of development, much work has been done. There are many real ideas for improvement and increase of interest to these historical theme. Already 14 national awards programs from 13 countries of the world take part in WCA project now . We invite you to take part in formation and development of the "World Castles" Award Program.

17 November 2008 - The list of Fortresses, Castles and Forts qualifying for "COTA-Russia" Award was fundamentally updated. You can download it in Excel-format file.

11 October 2008 - In honour of the 100-th anniversary of foundation, RZ1CWC Team includes RN1CW, UA1CBW, UA1COA and R1C-6 operated from Krasnaya Gorka Fort (F-109 for COTA-Russia). Call was RZ1CWC/p

10 September 2008 - Our home page appeared on the Web. Better late than never ;)

6-7 September 2008 - RZ1CWC Team includes RN1CW, UA1CBW and UA1CIO together with RA1QY activated Grafskiye Islands (RR-01-31) in the Finnish Gulf. Call was RZ1CWC/p

31 August 2008 - RN1CW and UA1CIO operated from icebreaker-museum "Krasin" by call RZ1CWC/1

10 August 2008 - RN1CW together with RA1QY operated from Osinovetsky Lighthouse (RLE-023, ERU-147) on the coast of Ladoga Lake. Calls were RZ1CWC/p, UE1RLH/1

9 August 2008 - RN1CW and UA1CIO together with RA1QY operated from fortress Oreshek (F-114 for COTA-Russia ) on Orekhovy Island (RR-19-03) in Ladoga Lake. Call was RZ1CWC/p

12 July 2008 - RN1CW and UA1CBW were in RDA-expedition in town Luga (RDA LO-11). Call was RZ1CWC/p

29 June 2008 - RZ1CWC Team includes RN1CW, UA1CBW and UA1CIO activated Fort Seraya Loshad (F-116 for COTA-Russia). Calls were RN1CW/p, UA1CBW/p and UA1CIO/p

11 May 2008 - traditional meeting Sosnovy Bor's hams devoted to the Radio Day. We operated from Ustinsky Lighthouse (RLE-072, ERU-143) by call UE1RLH/1

3 February 2008 - RZ1CWC Team includes RN1CW, UA1CBW and UA1CIO were active from town Slantsy (RDA LO-15) and the neighborhood (RDA LO-34). Calls were RN1CW/p, UA1CBW/p and UA1CIO/p

11 November 2007 - RN1CW, UA1CBW and UA1CIO activated Castle Bip (C-102 for COTA-Russia). Call was RZ1CXO/1

1 July 2007 - RN1CW, UA1AIR, UA1CBW and UA1CIO operated from Rifovyj Island (RR-01-1) in the Finnish Gulf. Call was UE1CDX

30 June 2007 - RN1CW, UA1AIR, UA1CBW and UA1CIO were active from Stirsudden Lighthouse (RLE-011). Calls were RN1CW/p, UA1AIR/1, UA1CBW/p, UA1CIO/p

12 May 2007 - meeting Sosnovy Bor's hams devoted to the Radio Day. We operated from Ustinsky Lighthouse (RLE-072, ERU-143) by call UE1CDX

April 2007 - RN1CW and RA9MC operated from Kotlin Island (EU-133, RR-01-06)(town Kronshtadt). Calls were RN1CW/1 and RA9MC/1

2 June 2007 - RN1CW, RN1CX, UA1AIR and UA1CIO took a RDA-expedition in Lomonosov (RDA SP-11) and Petrodvorets (RDA SP-17) districts of Saint-Petersburg. Call was UE1CDX/1

1 April 2007 - RN1CW, UA1CBW and UA1CIO activated Gorki Lighthouse (RLE-06). Call was RZ1CXO/p

3 March 2007 - RN1CW, UA1CBW and UA1CIO operated from Pervy Yuzhny Fort (RR-01-12, F-102 for COTA-Russia). Calls were RN1CW/p, UA1CBW/p, UA1CIO/p

17-18 February 2007 - RN1CW, UA1AIR, UA1CIO together with RA1QY took a two-days expedition on Verperluda Island (EU-133, RR-01-11) in the Finnish Gulf. Calls were RN1CW/1, UA1AIR/p, UA1CIO/1

6 January 2007 - RN1CW, RN1CX, UA1AIR, UA1CEK and UA1CIO operated from Krasnaya Gorka Lighthouse (RLE-016, ERU-141). Calls were RN1CW/p, RN1CX/p, UA1CEK/p and RZ1CXO/p

14 October 2006 - RN1CW and UA1CIO operated from Kotlin Island (EU-133, RR-01-06) (town Kronshtadt). Calls were RN1CW/1 and UA1CIO/1

17 September 2006 - RN1CW, RN1CX, UA1CBW and UA1CIO activated Ustinsky Lighthouse (RLE-072, ERU-143). Calls were RN1CW/p, RN1CX/p, UA1CBW/p, UA1CIO/p and UE1RLH/1

16 September 2006 - RN1CW, RN1CX, UA1CBW, UA1CIO and UA1COA operated from Shepelevsky Lighthouse (RLE-007, ERU-007). Calls were RN1CW/p, RN1CX/p, UA1CBW/p, UA1CIO/p and UE1RLH/1





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