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2021 Contest Log Submissions Closed – Raw Scores available!

Dennis 4I1EAY – OCDX SSB 2021 participant

Firstly a big thank you to everyone who entered the 2021 Oceania DX Contests. We broke our record for the number of logs that have been received this year with 1174 SSB logs and 725 CW logs being received by the deadline of October 31st 2021! That’s a fantastic result.

The Oceania DX Contest committee is also pleased to announce that the raw scores are now available. Raw scores are as initially calculated before log checking. Not all SWL raw scores have been calculated.

The 2021 SSB Raw scores can be accessed (here)

The 2021 CW Raw scores can be accessed (here)

The full and final results will be available once the log cross checking and validation work is complete. Thank you all for your participation and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2022!

Feature: 2020 VK All Band CW QRP Plaque Winner – VK2CCC

The Oceania DX Contest committee received this photo a short while ago of one of our plaque winners from 2020. We always love to see the plaques arrive in the hands of the winners, and do apologies for the delays we have incurred in 2020 getting these posted due to the impacts of COVID on the postal services worldwide.

Thomas VK2CCC was awarded the Inaugural VK All Band CQ QRP Plaque for the 2020 contest sponsored by Mike VK4QS. An outstanding effort from a very talented QRP DXer.

Who will win this award this year we wonder? Make sure you get your logs submitted in time so you can be in with a chance for this or one of the many other awards too!

2021 Oceania DX SSB & CW Contest Logs due October 31st 2359z!

The Oceania DX CW Contest is over for 2021 and it is time to submit your logs!

Already we have received over 650 logs in the CW contest and over 1100 logs in the SSB contest! This is a new record for the combined number of entries to the Oceania DX Contest. There is still time however to submit your logs if you haven’t already done so – just click on the submit button on the front page of our website!


2021 OCDX SSB Complete – Logs rolling in!

The 2021 Oceania DX SSB Contest is complete for the year and the logs are already rolling in! So far we have had 679 logs submitted. If you haven’t done so yet please make sure you submit your log on time to be counted for the contest awards! You can submit your logs via or using the big “Submit” button on the website sidebar!

We are already receiving photos from our contestants. These are from 7A0C in Indonesia who are entering the Multi-Multi category this year!

If you have photos of your operations we would love to see them. Please forward them to and we will get them posted to our website!

Less than 3 Days to go to the 76th Oceania SSB DX Contest!

The start time is nearly upon us for the 76th running of the Oceania DX Contest – when the world looks to work as much of Oceania as they can in 24 hours. The curtain goes up at 0600z on Saturday 2nd October. Based on the propagation we saw last week during CQ WW RTTY there should be some very good opportunities to work Oceania on many bands from at least 80m to 15m and perhaps even 10m if we are lucky. Don’t forget to also look at the long paths, particularly on 20 and 40m. Long path USA and Long path EU from VK last week was very much alive and well!

Contest Rules for 2021

If you wish to participate this year, we highly recommend you take a look at the contest rules. They are available here:

New Plaques

This year sees a couple of changes to the plaques and awards on offer. It is the first time that YL entrants will be competing for the coveted Florence McKenzie (Mrs Mac) Award in Oceania and the Austine Henry YL Award for operators world wide (outside of Oceania).

In addition, for our Indonesian competitors, there is a new plaque on offer for the INDONESIA CW Single Operator All Band Low Power category which is being sponsored by Karsono Suyanto YB0NDT!


You can find out more about our plaques, trophies and awards from our awards page

Log Submission

To submit your logs to this year’s contests you can click here

Logs for both the SSB and the CW contest must be received no later than 2359z October 31st 2021 to be considered for this year’s contest.


Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Thanks again to all of our sponsors! Without you, we would not have such a rich range of awards available to entice competitors into taking part!

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