OCDX Press Release 2018-5
Napier, December 5, 2018: the committee is busy checking the logs submitted for the 2018 Oceania DX contest.
Log-checking is a tedious and slow but necessary part of the contest, particularly in situations where just a few points determine the difference between final positions. It would be unfair to accept submitted logs at face value without verifying the claimed scores.
Identifying errors involves cross-checking QSO details between logs, provided the respective logs have been submitted. That is why we encourage all OCDX participants, both serious and casual, to submit logs either as entries or checklogs please.
Thinking forward to OCDX 2019, is there anything else we can do to encourage participation? Ideas on how to encourage and support casual entrants in the 2019 Oceania DX contest are very welcome.
Perhaps we might make it easier for people to submit a small log as either a casual entry or a checklog. If there’s little to no chance of winning anything, we don’t need entrants’ details, just the basic QSO info for crosschecking purposes. What do you think?
About the contest: originally known as the VK/ZL Contest, the Oceania DX Contest (www.OceaniaDXcontest.com) has been running since the 1930s. This is a rare beast - a flourishing DX contest with steadily increasing activity both from within Oceania and beyond.
The OCDX contest takes place every October. The 2019 event takes place on the first and second weekends of October, on phone then CW.
The OceaniaDXcontest logo is in the public domain - you are very welcome to reproduce it in contest reports, blogs etc.
Oceania DX contest news contact: Gary ZL2iFB news@oceaniaDXcontest.com