[CQ-Contest] RESULTS OF THE 2006 OCEANIA DX CONTEST
brianmiller at paradise.net.nz
Tue Aug 21 06:51:12 EDT 2007
The Oceania DX Contest Committee is pleased to advise that the full results
of the 2006 OCDX Contest are now available on-line at
http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/index.html . The on-line results include
soapbox comments, details of equipment and antenna used by entrants, and
some photos of the leading entrants.
There was a significant increase in activity for the 2006 contest, despite
the poor conditions at the bottom of the sunspot cycle. The total number of
logs processed was 708, 13% more than in previous years. In particular, the
number of logs from Oceania increased from 92 to 145, thanks to a huge
promotional effort from the VK Contest Club and other members of the VK
contesting community. Another likely factor contributing to the increased
participation was the sponsorship of new plaques for the top club in
Australia, and leading stations from Europe and North America in the
Single-Op All Band category.
Congratulations to all the winners in the 2006 contest. Of special note is
the outstanding performance of John Loftus VK4EMM who is the clear leader in
both the PHONE and CW sections of the Oceania Single-Op All Band category.
John is a long-time supporter of the contest and it is good to see him back
in fine form.
Also of note is the performance of ER4DX who produced the highest score
outside Oceania in the PHONE Single-Op All Band category. This is a
significant achievement for a European station, considering that the path to
Europe from Oceania is longer and generally more difficult than the shorter
paths to Asia or North America.
The Committee regrets the late announcement of the 2006 results. The delay
was mainly due to additional unplanned work required to address some
teething problems related to the new email robot. The good news is that the
root cause of the problem has been resolved, so we are anticipating a much
smoother process for the 2007 contest.
Note that the 2007 Oceania DX contest will be held on the first two full
weekends of October 2007 as follows:
PHONE: 0800 UTC Saturday 6 October to 0800 UTC Sunday 7 October
CW: 0800 UTC Saturday 13 October to 0800 UTC Sunday 14 October
More information about the contest, including the official rules for the
2007 event, is available from the Oceania DX Contest web site at
Finally and most importantly, thank you to everyone who participated in the
2006 contest and made it such a success. We look forward to seeing you all
again, along with new entrants, in the 2007 event.
Oceania DX Contest Committee (ZL1AZE, VK3TZ, ZL3GA, ZL2BSJ, VK4UC, VK2FHN,
VK6DXI and VK7GN)
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