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Oceania DX Contest

The Oceania DX contest has been around since the mid 1930s and was known previously as the VK/ZL Contest. Activity has increased in recent years due to a huge promotional effort by the joint Australian and New Zealand  Contest Committee.

Contest Dates/Times:

PH - The first full weekend in October each year from 0800 UTC Saturday to 0800 UTC Sunday

CW - The second full weekend in October each year from 0800 UTC Saturday to 0800 UTC Sunday

Log deadline for PH and CW logs - 31st October in the year of the contest
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Please see the rules for full log submission info

2015 Contest

The 2015 Oceania DX Contests will be held over the following weekends:

PHONE Contest: 
08:00 UTC Saturday 3 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 4 October 2015

CW Contest: 
08:00 UTC Saturday 10 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 11 October 2015

Log deadline: 31 October 2015

2015 Logs received


Mirek Rozbicki VK6DXI Silent Key

It is with sadness that the OCDX Contest Committee reports the recent passing of Mirek Rozbicki VK6DXI (formerly SP5IXI) on 15 April 2015. Mirek was a keen HF contester, including being an enthusiastic participant and supporter of the OCDX contest. Mirek was a long standing member of the OCDX Committee since 2006.  He was the generous sponsor of the Frank Vander Drift VK3COF Memorial Plaque for the highest scoring station from Europe in the CW Single Operator All Band category and was instrumental in establishing the VKCC award for the top scoring VK club in the contest. He was also the proud winner of the Oceania Single-Op All Band category in both the PHONE and CW sections of the 2004 and 2005 OCDX contests. His leadership, enthusiasm and wise counsel will be greatly missed by the Committee.
Slawek Barciuk VK3CTN has kindly offered to pick up the sponsorship of the plaque for the highest scoring station from Europe in the CW Single Operator All Band category. Thus will now be known as the VK6DXI Memorial Plaque - in recognition and memory of Mireks significant contribution to the OCDX contest and amateur radio contesting more generally. Slawek was a friend of Mirek since 1996 when they both participated in the VK7DI Deal Island Expedition.
RIP Mirek.
OCDX Contest Committee (VK3MI/ZL1AZE, VK3TZ, VK7GN, ZL3GA, VK2FHN)

Please visit our photo tribute page to Mirek

2014 Contest Results Published!

There were some changes to the certificates beginning with the 2010 contest in order to make a wider range of certificates available, reduce costs, and speed up the delivery process:
  • Certificates are awarded to the winning station in each entry category, for each country and continent.
  • Participation certificates are awarded to every entrant that made at least one valid QSO in the contest.
  • All of the certificates have been published on-line as pdf files for entrants to download and print at their convenience.
  • The certificates will not be posted unless specifically requested in writing from entrants who made at least 10 valid QSOs and also won a category in their country. Any such requests must be submitted to the Contest Committee info@oceaniadxcontest.com  by 31 July 2015.
  • Participation certificates cannot be posted.

Last revised: 3 Oct 2015

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