Brian Miller brianmiller at paradise.net.nz
Thu Jul 16 04:22:05 PDT 2009

The Oceania DX Contest Committee is pleased to advise that the results
of the 2008 OCDX Contest have been published at

Participation in the 2008 contest is the highest recorded to date,
with 783 logs submitted. This is most encouraging, considering that
conditions on the higher bands were generally poor due to the lack of
solar activity. Of particular note is the fantastic turnout from VK
stations in the PHONE section - a total of 67 VK PHONE logs were
submitted in 2008 compared to 53 in 2006 and 41 in 2007. There was
also a huge turnout from European Russia stations in the CW section,
with a total of 88 logs being submitted. As well as the more common
VK, ZL, YB and KH6 stations, there were a number of stations active
from some of the rarer Oceania entities, including 9M6, DU, KH2, T88,
V8 and VK9 Norfolk Island.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who
participated, even if only to make a one or two QSOs. Of special note
is the performance of Akira Hujimoto JR1VAY who operated the AH2J
station to take top position in Oceania for the PHONE Single-Op ALL
Band category. This meant that John Loftus VK4EMM was unable to repeat
his usual feat of leading Oceania in both the PHONE and CW Single-Op
ALL Band categories but he still leads Oceania in the CW Single-Op ALL
Band category by a considerable margin. Also of note is the
performance of JA7NVF who has again produced the highest score outside
Oceania in the PHONE section, and RD3A who produced the highest score
outside Oceania in the CW section.

The next Oceania DX contest will be held on the first two full
weekends of October 2009 as follows:

PHONE: 08:00 UTC Saturday 3 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 4 October
CW: 08:00 UTC Saturday 10 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 11 October

More information about the contest, including the rules, is available
from the Oceania DX Contest web site at

Finally and most importantly, thank you to every one who participated
in the 2008 contest and made it such a success. We look forward to
seeing you all again, along with new entrants, in the 2009 event.
Let's hope for a few sun spots and better conditions, and make it the
biggest and best Oceania DX Contest party yet!

73 from

Oceania DX Contest Committee

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