The Oceania DX (OCDX) contest takes place at the start of October:

from 08:00z 1st October to 08:00z 2nd October (phone) and
from 08:00z 8th October to 08:00z 9th October (CW)

Mark these UTC dates and times in your diary and read the rules for further information.

Frank Hine VK2QL shack croppedJPGSept 14 Catch up with the latest OCDX press release and other news.

The historic OCDX contest has been running since the mid-1930s.   This annual competition promotes contacts between amateur radio stations in Oceania and DX (the rest of the world).

Last year’s OCDX was a resounding success.  Participation from Oceania was markedly up on the previous year, with activity from 3D2, 9M6, DU, KH2, KH8, NH0, NH2, P29, TX3, V73 and V85 in addition to the usual stalwarts from VK, YB, KH6 and ZL. Remarkably, more than twenty new continental records were set in 2015.   Why not give it a go this year?

We know of at least eight Oceania DXpeditions during the contest period. If you will be operating from Oceania early in October, especially from the rarer Oceania islands, let us know and we’ll mention you in the news.
Sept 21 HS0ZIA will be looking for Oceania QSOs on all bands, and VK5ARG/P will run a multi-multi entry and public demonstration station from a national park near Adelaide.  MORE

We are compiling information about getting on the air from Oceania and advice on entering your first ever contestGet in touch if you have tips to share.


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