[CQ-Contest] 2012 Oceania DX contest results
brianmiller at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jun 24 09:55:27 EDT 2013
The Oceania DX (OCDX) contest committee is pleased to advise that the results of the 2012 OCDX contest are now available at http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/2012_Results.htm .
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, even if it was only to make one or two QSOs.
The contest committee was pleased to see a substantial increase in the number of PHONE logs from Australian and Indonesian stations. This additional activity from Oceania stations is encouraging, as growing Oceania participation is critical for attracting more participation from stations outside Oceania.
Overall, conditions were not as good as in the 2011 contest. The reduced solar flux on the PHONE weekend meant that there was less PHONE activity on 10M, and the disturbed conditions associated with a geomagnetic storm on the CW weekend resulted in a significant reduction in CW activity. As a consequence, the number of logs received also reduced - from 1259 in the 2011 contest to 1205 in 2012. Nonetheless, despite the poorer conditions and reduced participation, plenty of QSOs were still made and a number of new records were set.
Certificates have been awarded to the top scoring station in each category for each continent and country. Additionally, a participation certificate identifying the number of successful QSOs has been awarded to each station that participated in the contest. The certificates are available on-line for downloading and printing by individual entrants at their convenience. The web link to the certificates can be found at http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/2012_Results.htm .
2012 PLAQUES AND TROPHIES
Here are the winners of the 2012 OCDX contest trophies and plaques:
OCEANIA SO ALL PHONE Ron Wills ZL2TT Memorial Trophy - VK7ZX
OCEANIA M1 PHONE Neil Penfold VK6NE Memorial Plaque - VK4NM
OCEANIA M2 PHONE Plaque - VK4KW
OCEANIA SO 40M PHONE Plaque - VK2IM
OCEANIA SO ALL CW Plaque - VK2BJ
OCEANIA SO ALL LP CW Plaque - ZL1TM
OCEANIA SO 40M CW Plaque - ZL3IO
OCEANIA M2 CW Plaque - ZM1A
AUSTRALIA SO ALL HP PHONE Plaque - VK7ZX
AUSTRALIA SO ALL LP PHONE Plaque - VK5PAS
AUSTRALIA SO ALL CW Frank Hine VK2QL Memorial Trophy - VK4CT
AUSTRALIA Club Plaque - Geelong Amateur Radio Club
ASIA SO ALL PHONE Plaque - RU0FM
ASIA M2 PHONE Plaque- no eligible entry
ASIA SO ALL CW Plaque - RA0FU
ASIA M2 CW Plaque - No eligible entry
NORTH AMERICA SO ALL PHONE Plaque - K3ZO
NORTH AMERICA SO ALL CW Plaque - N5AW
EUROPE SO ALL PHONE Plaque - RS3A
EUROPE SO ALL CW Frank Vander Drift VK3COF Memorial Plaque - UA5A
2013 OCEANIA DX CONTEST
The next OCDX contest will be held on the first two full weekends of October 2013 as follows:
PHONE: 08:00 UTC Saturday 5 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 6 October
CW: 08:00 UTC Saturday 12 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 13 October
The full set of rules for the 2013 contest is available from our web site at http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/rules.pdf .
We look forward to seeing all the 2012 entrants again, along with new entrants, in the 2013 event.
Oceania DX Contest committee
VK3MI/ZL1AZE, VK3TZ, ZL3GA, VK7GN, VK2HN, VK4TS, VK6DXI
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