Napier, August 5, 2018: the results of the 2017 Oceania DX contest have been published here on the OCDX website (www.OceaniaDXcontest.com). Congratulations to all the participants, especially of course the winners and record setters who triumphed despite poor radio conditions.
Low solar activity and high static levels in the Pacific made the 2017 OCDX contest another challenging event. Nevertheless, the committee is delighted to report a further increase in the number of entrants: just over 1,300 entries were received in 2017, a record entry. Participation from Oceania and Asia increased, especially Indonesia and the Philippines thanks to active promotion in the region.
Some 167 OCDX records were broken in 2017. Despite the lack of sunspots, even QRPers posted record scores.
Browse the results page for more information about the 2017 event including the contest report and detailed scores with station info and soapbox comments. Section winners from each continent and country earned their winners’ certificates, while everyone who entered a valid log with at least one (1) QSO won a participation certificate.
For operating tips and clues about what to expect during this year’s contest, browse the results, soapbox comments and records from previous OCDX events here on the website. Most importantly, take a moment to study the OCDX 2018 rules. Will you have a go at both sections this year?
With the kind assistance of WA7BNM, the committee is planning an online log submission facility for 2018 contest that takes place on the first two weekends of October.
A ZL contest group will be QRV from Niue for the contest, and we will announce further Oceania DXpeditions and activities here on the OCDX website as the information becomes available. If you are planning something special for the 2018 OCDX contest, please let us know.
About the contest: originally known as the VK/ZL Contest, the Oceania DX Contest (www.OceaniaDXcontest.com) has been running since the 1930s. This is a rare beast - a flourishing DX contest with steadily increasing activity from within Oceania and beyond.
This year’s event will be held on October 6-7 2018 (PHONE) and October 13-14 2018 (CW).
The OceaniaDXcontest logo was created by the OCDX contest committee and placed in the public domain - you are very welcome to reproduce it and help make the 2018 event a roaring success.
Oceania DX contest news contact: Gary ZL2iFB news@oceaniaDXcontest.com
OCDX Press Release 2018-1