[CQ-Contest] 2013 Oceania DX Contest

Brian Miller brianmiller at xtra.co.nz
Sat Sep 14 19:32:24 EDT 2013

Hi everyone

The 2013 Oceania DX contest is now only  a few weeks away, with the Phone
SSB section on the first weekend in October and the CW section on the second
weekend in October. This will be a great opportunity to work a lot of DX
stations in the Oceania region, as well as giving your station a test drive
for the new DX contest season and the CQ WW contest events later in the
year. We are expecting a good turn out from VK, ZL and YB stations, as well
as stations from some of the rarer Pacific entities.

The main aim of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the
Oceania region. Oceania stations can work other Oceania and non-Oceania
stations. Non-Oceania stations can only work Oceania stations.

Here is brief summary of the rules for the 2013 contest:

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

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.

The contest committee is pleased to announce that four new plaques will be
available for winners of the following categories in the 2013 contest:
- The local New Zealand NZART Branch, DX club, or contest group with the
greatest number of single operator entries that each make at least 50 valid
QSOs (sponsored by Phil Holliday ZL3PAH)
- Top entrant from South Australia (VK5) in the PHONE Single Operator ALL
Band LOW Power category (sponsored by the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio
- Top entrant from South Australia (VK5) in the CW Single Operator ALL Band
LOW Power category (sponsored by the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society)
- Top entrant from outside Oceania in the PHONE SWL category (sponsored by
Patrick Marteville F-59706)

Log Submission Deadline: All logs must be emailed or postmarked NO LATER
than 31 October 2013.

More information about the contest, including the detailed rules, is
available from the Oceania DX Contest web site at
http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/ .

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

Oceania DX Contest Committee

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