An increasing number of contest software
loggers are supporting the Oceania DX Contest, evidence of it's growing
importance in the contest world. A brief review of the various packages
follows. Click on the software title to visit the website.
Live scoring is available at http://www.getscores.org
Note for SWL Logs:
to be any software packages that correctly record
SWL QSOs. This means that we still have to manually check SWL logs.
means that we will relax the rules for a paper SWL log with
more than 50 QSOs, and a non-Cabrillo text SWL log via email is
Marek, SP7DQR has produced a freeware
program that you can use to create a Cabrillo formatted log for
Important - please
note before submitting your log:
The "callsign" part of callsign.log must match the CALLSIGN: field in
the Cabrillo file. Portable stations such
as EI/W5GN must use the '-'
symbol in the file the name because the '/' symbol is reserved by the
operating system. Therefore, in this example, the Cabrillo file for
EI/W5GN is named ei-w5gn.log
The LM software for creating and editing
post contest Cabrillo logs can be downloaded from http://contestsoftware.com/e/whatslm.htm . We have not tried this software but the
information on the LM web page indicates that it may be a useful option
for entrants who wish to convert their non-Cabrillo or paper logs to
the required Cabrillo format. The LM software supports the OCDX contest
for logs from non-Oceania stations. Oceania entrants may also be to use
this option, or alternatively they can use the CQ WW WPX option can be
used. The scoring will be wrong but that doesn't matter, all logs are
re-scored as part our log checking process.
Log4Win now supports the contest
UCX Log by
supports the OC DX Contest
SD by EI5DI supports SO
Unassisted entries in many HF contests (150 templates supplied). It
runs on Windows PCs and is free.
DxKeeper, part of the DxLab
freeware suite of programs fully supports the contest.
Hamsystem has supported Oceania
DX Contest for many years.
Win-Test supports the Oceania DX Contest
N1MM Logger now supports the Oceania DX Contest (Freeware)
AALog contest module now supports the Oceania DX Contest
CT is one of the most popular contest logging packages and
includes support for all categories in the Oceania DX Contest. CT is
Writelog . The Oceania module is now fully operational.
Gen Log Another excellent
TR Log has been updated to include the Oceania Dx Contest. TR
is a DOS based programme that also works under Windows and provides
great flexibility in it's configuration system to account for different
operating styles and equipment.
VKCL is a free logging
programme by VK3AVV that supports a number of Australian and
international contests, including the Oceania DX Contest.
Quickscore Freeware program
by VK4EMM. Converts and scores older CT BIN files in the Oceania format.
Alternatively entrants can use the forms
manually create and submit a Cabrillo file.
Most of these files will need Winzip to
unpack them, available free here: www.winzip.com
You'll also need to have Adobe Acrobat to
read the results, get it free here: Get Adobe Reader