An increasing number of contest
loggers are supporting the Oceania DX Contest,
evidence of it's growing
importance in the contest world. A brief review of the
follows. Click on the software title to visit the
Live scoring is available at http://www.getscores.org
Note for SWL Logs:
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
note before submitting your log:
The "callsign" part of callsign.log must match
the CALLSIGN: field in
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.
supports the contest
supports the OC DX Contest
SD by EI5DI
Unassisted entries in many HF contests (150
templates supplied). It
runs on Windows PCs and is free.
part of the DxLab
freeware suite of programs fully supports the contest.
DX Contest for many years.
Win-Test supports the Oceania DX Contest
Logger now supports
the Oceania DX Contest (Freeware)
AALog contest module now supports the Oceania
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
Log has been updated
to include the Oceania Dx Contest. TR
is a DOS based programme that also works under Windows
great flexibility in it's configuration system to
account for different
operating styles and equipment.
VKCL is a
programme by VK3AVV that supports a number of
international contests, including the Oceania DX
by VK4EMM. Converts and scores older CT BIN files in
the Oceania format.
Alternatively entrants can use the
manually create and submit a Cabrillo file.
Most of these files will need Winzip
unpack them, available free here: www.winzip.com
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