Counting down the final days!
Melbourne, September 23, 2018: a reminder that the 2018 OCDX contest is happening over the first two weekends in October. The PHONE section runs from 08:00z on 6th October to 08:00z on 7th October, and the CW section at the same times on the following weekend (13th and 14th October). Please read the 2018 rules.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, numerous trophies and plaques are up for grabs again this year, including a new plaque from the Radio Amateur Society of Australia to be awarded to the top entrant from New Zealand in the CW Single-Operator ALL Band High Power category.
Listen out for the Quake Contesters (ZL3GA, ZL3PAH, ZL3AB and ZL4TT) who will be entering OCDX Phone and CW contests from Niue this year with the callsign E6Y. If you are planning something special for the 2018 OCDX contest, please let us know and we will post it on the web site.
For clues about what to expect during the contest and who your rivals might be, catch up with the latest news, results, soapbox comments and records from previous OCDX events on our website. Most importantly, take a moment to review the OCDX rules. Have you decided which category to enter yet?
With the kind assistance of WA7BNM, the committee is introducing an online web form for the submission of logs in the 2018 contest. This replaces the email robot that we have used in previous years. Information about how to submit your log using this new web form will shortly be posted on our web site and in an updated version of the 2018 OCDX rules.
73 and see you in the pileups!
Oceania DX Contest Committee (ZL2iFB, ZL3GA, VK4FH, VK3GK, VK3MI/ZL1AZE, VK3TZ, VK7GN)
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 from within Oceania and beyond.
This year’s event will be held on October 6-7 2018 (PHONE) and October 13-14 2018 (CW).
The OceaniaDXcontest logo was created by the OCDX contest committee and placed in the public domain - you are very welcome to reproduce it and help make the 2018 event a roaring success.
Oceania DX contest news contact: Gary ZL2iFB news@oceaniaDXcontest.com
OCDX Press Release 2018-2