Oceania DX Contest 2018 checking in progress

2018 YD3KNJ QRP portableThe process of checking the big batch of 2018 logs is under way. 

We are checking logs from more than 40 countries including: 4X, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, BU, BY, CE, DL, DU, HS, E6, E7, EA, ES, F, FK, G, HA, I, JA, K, LY, LZ, OA, OE, OH, OK, OZ, PA, R, S5, SM, SP, SV, TF, UA0, UT, VK, VR2, VU, YB, YL, YO, Z3 and ZL.

Participation remains strong, despite or perhaps even because of the challenging HF conditions: OCDX is an excellent opportunity for DXers everywhere to contact exotic and rarely-activated locations in the South Pacific. 

It’s also a chance for intrepid contesters such as YD3KNJ to get on the air in his first CW contest. This is Kenji’s 2W QRP portable backpack setup -->

Read about VK5GR’s impressive AREG team effort here.

Please send us more reports and stories to include on this website and (in due course!) in the results. What went well for you in OCDX 2018? What went wrong? What was your most exciting or surprising QSO? What have you learned for OCDX 2019?  Do get in touch. Further high-resolution photos are welcome too: we can crop, resize and annotate them to suit the site.

 

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