[CQ-Contest] 2012 Oceania DX Contest - only 2 days to the CW section!

Brian Miller brianmiller at xtra.co.nz
Thu Oct 11 06:36:06 EDT 2012

Hi everyone

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who participated in the PHONE section
of the Oceania DX (OCDX) Contest last weekend. It looks like it was another
record turnout with some big raw scores being posted. We look forward to
receiving your logs, even if you only managed to make one or two QSOs. A
list of the logs received and claimed scores is updated hourly on our web
site at http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/ .

It is now time to get your key (or keyboard) out for the CW section of the
contest which is scheduled for this weekend from 08:00 UTC Saturday 13
October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 14 October. This is a unique opportunity to use
CW to contact a large number of Oceania stations on all of the non-WARC
bands between 160M and 10M. As well as VK, ZL and YB stations we are
expecting a good turnout from some of the rarer Oceania entities.

The contest committee is pleased to announce that a number of new plaques
are being sponsored for winners in the CW section of the 2012 contest, as
per the following list:
- Top entrant from Oceania in the CW Single Operator Single Band 40M
category (sponsored by Mike Mather ZL2CC)
- Top entrant from Oceania in the CW M2 category (sponsored by the South
Pacific Contest Club)
- Top entrant from Asia in the CW M2 category (sponsored by QRO
Communications and OM Power)

Additionally, the rules for the Australia Club plaque award have been
updated so that an Australian club now only requires 3 participant stations
in order to compete for this award.

2012 RULES
Oceania stations can work other Oceania and non-Oceania stations.
Non-Oceania stations can only work Oceania stations.

Date/time: 08:00 UTC Saturday 13 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 14 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
M1 Multiple Operators and Single Transmitter (only one transmitted signal
at any time)
M2 Multiple Operators and Two Transmitters (no more than two transmitted
signals at any time and on different bands)
MM Multiple Operators and Multiple Transmitters (no more than one
transmitted signal at any time on each band)
Shortwave Listener (receive only) All Band

A range of trophies and plaques will be awarded as listed on the web site at
http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/trophies.htm. Certificates will be awarded
to the winning stations in each of the categories above - for each continent
and country. A participation certificate will also be awarded to every
station that makes at least one valid QSO.

All logs must be emailed or postmarked NO LATER than 12 November 2012.
Electronic logs are to be in Cabrillo format. Email PHONE logs to
ph at oceaniadxcontest.com and CW logs to cw at oceaniadxcontest.com

Note: The 2012 contest is also recognised as a qualifying event for Oceania
contesters that are interested in seeking selection for the next World
Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) in 2014. See
http://wrtc2014.org/team-selection/ for more information about the WRTC and
team selection.

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

We hope you have a lot of fun in the contest and look forward to seeing you
at the low end of the bands in the CW pile ups!


OCDX Contest Committee

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