North America Club Plaque Rules

Awarded to the North American contest/regional/local area club with the greatest number of entries from participating members across both the Phone and CW sections of the Oceania DX Contest in a calendar year.

For each club, the number of entrants is equal to the sum of the number of entrants in the Phone section and the number of entrants in the CW section.

In case of a tie between two or more clubs, then the scores of the individual entries will be totalled for each club, and the plaque will be awarded to the club with the highest total aggregate score.

Please note that:

  • Each entrant (whether single-operator or multi-operator) may only nominate membership of one club for the purpose of this award. They must also be a genuine member of that club. In the case of multi-operator entries, at least one of the operators must be a genuine member of the club.
  • To qualify for this award an entrant must log at least 25 valid contacts during either the Phone or CW sections of the contest.
  • An entrant that logs at least 25 QSOs in the Phone section and at least 25 QSOs in the CW section is deemed to qualify twice.
  • To be eligible for the plaque, a club must have at least 3 qualifying entries.
  • Contest and local or regional area clubs within North America are eligible for this award. National organizations or clubs like the ARRL, RAC, etc are not eligible. In case of a dispute regarding the eligibility of a club, the Oceania DX Contest Committee will determine if a club meets the spirit of the eligibility criteria.
  • Participating members should all reside within a 400 km (250 mile) radius circle from the centre of the club area. In this context the word “reside” means to dwell permanently or continuously or to occupy a place as a person’s fixed, permanent, and principal home for legal purposes.
  • Each entrant must clearly state the full name of the club in their log, by completing the CLUB: field in the Cabrillo log file header