Oceania Dx Contest – SSB and CW

Oceania Dx Contest 2013

VK4NM and VK4LAT are pushing the envelope to win a third straight Multi Single title in the Oceania Contest this weekend – The crew from St George certainly have the runs on the board and the low noise remote western Queensland location will be hot enough this weekend without amplifiers in the caravan..

Temperatures are expected in the 30s so a nice beer drinking climate.

VK3FY has an excuse of being able to go to the Rugby League Grand Final and VK4KW will be in there competing with some new hardware..


Incoming News 

  • From Mirek, VK6DXI –
  • I am still in Iceland, TF3 and will be here over SSB OCDXC weekend.

    I just came back from the club meeting at TF3IRA.


    If all will work out (QRL issues), I will be on from the club station and will activate TF3W.

    73, Mirek TF/VK6DXI

  • Claudio PY5PDC reports that he will be active again in the 2013 contests as ZX5ZZ SOAB HP.
  • In order to encourage 160m activity, the committee recommends checking between 1855kHz and 1865kHz at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour during the Phone contest
  • Tim K6GEP reminds the Phone ops down under to listen at 7128 and up for USA


The Oceania DX contest has been around since the mid 1930s and was known previously as the VK/ZL Contest. Activity has increased in recent years due to a huge promotional effort by the joint Australian and New Zealand  Contest Committee.

Contest Dates/Times:

PH – The first full weekend in October each year from 0800 UTC Saturday to 0800 UTC Sunday

CW – The second full weekend in October each year from 0800 UTC Saturday to 0800 UTC Sunday

Log deadline for PH and CW logs – 31st October in the year of the contest
Send logs to:

Please see the rules for full log submission info