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Napier, October 18, 2016: you are fast running out of time to submit your entry for the Oceania DX Contest if you haven’t already done so.  The deadline is the end of this month.  After all that effort to participate in the contest, don’t miss the boat!

Check out the official rules for entry details.  Email your logs in Cabrillo format please: phone logs to ph@oceaniaDXcontest.com, CW logs to cw@oceaniaDXcontest.com, SWL logs to info@oceaniaDXcontest.com.

Even if you only made a few QSOs, please take a moment to submit an entry, or a check-log if you wish. The main reason is that we can only cross-check entrants’ claimed QSOs if the logged stations have sent us their logs too.

The number of entrants indicates the popularity of the contest: if the number is higher than last year, it tells us we are doing the right things. If it goes down … well let’s just say I might have to step down as OCDX publicity manager.  Last year we received 1,169 logs.  This year we have received just over 1,000 logs so far.  Help us pass last year’s total to stop me taking a long walk off a short plank!

We’ll be publishing a selection of your soapbox comments and stories on the website, plus occasional updates on the marking in due course - bookmark www.OceaniaDXcontest.com and check it out from time to time.

By the way, engraved plaques for the 2015 event are on their way to last year’s winners.  Congratulations all!

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About the contest: originally known as the VK/ZL Contest, the Oceania DX Contest (http://www.OceaniaDXcontest.com) has been running since the 1930s.  The 2017 event will be held on October 7-8 (phone) and October 14-15 (CW).

Image credit: the OceaniaDXcontest logo was created by the OCDX contest committee and placed in the public domain.  You are welcome to reproduce it.

Oceania DX contest news contact:  Gary ZL2iFB  news@oceaniaDXcontest.com  

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