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.
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
see the rules for full log
08:00 UTC Saturday 1 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 2 October 2016
08:00 UTC Saturday 8 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 9 October 2016
Log deadline: 31 October 2016
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:
Mirek Rozbicki VK6DXI Silent Key
It is with sadness that the OCDX Contest Committee reports the 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 Mirek’s 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.
OCDX Contest Committee (VK3MI/ZL1AZE, VK3TZ, VK7GN, ZL3GA, VK4FH)
Last revised: 18 Jun 2016