Brian Miller brianmiller at xtra.co.nz
Wed Sep 15 03:44:27 PDT 2010

Hi everyone

The 2010 Oceania DX contest is now only 3 weeks away, on the first two
full weekends of October. This is a great opportunity to give your
station a test drive for the new DX contest season and 'warm up' for
the big CQ WW events later in the year.

The aim of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the
Oceania region. We are expecting a good turn out from VK, ZL and YB
stations, as well as stations from some of the rarer South Pacific
entities. Note that Oceania stations can work other Oceania and
non-Oceania stations. Non-Oceania stations can only work Oceania

We are pleased to announce a new plaque for the 2010 contest. Chris
Chapman VK3QB is sponsoring a plaque for the top entrant from Oceania
in the CW Single Operator All Band category. We are most grateful to
Chris for his generous sponsorship of this new plaque.

The dates and times for the 2010 contest are as follows:

PHONE: 08:00 UTC Saturday 2 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 3 October
CW: 08:00 UTC Saturday 9 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 10 October

Bands: 160M to 10M (excluding WARC bands).
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number.
QSO points: 20 points per QSO on 160M; 10 points on 80M; 5 points on
40M; 1 point on 20M; 2 points on 15M; and 3 points on 10M.

Final Score: The sum of the QSO points multiplied by the number of
prefixes worked (the same prefix can be counted once on each band).

Entry Categories:
Single Operator All Band Low Power (max 100W)
Single Operator All Band High Power
Single Operator Single Band Low Power (max 100W)
Single Operator Single Band High Power
Multiple Operators and Single Transmitter (only one transmitted signal
at any time)
Multiple Operators and Two Transmitters (no more than two transmitted
signals at any time and on different bands)
Multiple Operators and Multiple Transmitters (no more than one
transmitted signal at any time on each band)
Shortwave Listener (receive only) All Band

Note that there are some changes to the entry categories for the 2010
contest. The Single Operator categories have been split into high
power and low power sections and the Multiple Operator categories have
also been revised.

Deadline: All logs must be emailed or postmarked NO LATER than 8
November 2010.

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

73 and we look forward to seeing you in the pile ups!

Oceania DX Contest Committee

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