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!
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!
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 https://ocdx.contesting.com/submitlog.php 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!
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:
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
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!
Ken N6RO Lou VK3ALB Jenni VK3FJEN Lee VK3GK Tony VK3XV Chris VK3QB Slawek VK3CTN Diane VK4DI Mike VK4QS Bill VK4ZD Mark VK5QI Matthew VK5ZM Mirek VK6DXI (SK) Martin VK7GN Wes W3SE/ZL3TE Karsono YB0NDT Endah YB3VI Lee ZL2AL (SK) Brian VK3MI/ZL1AZE Mike ZL2CC Win ZL2GI Jacky ZL3CW Phil ZL3PAH
The Oceania DX Contest committee members Martin Luther VK7GN and Grant Willis VK5GR will be live on the HamRadioDX Youtube channel this Saturday morning (Friday night in North America) introduce the Oceania DX Contests program for 2021!