The DXi Report !
Don’t forget that the 2014 Oceania DX PHONE contest is happening over this
coming weekend (4/5 October), and the CW contest on the following weekend
We have recently set up a Twitter account for the contest – you are invited
to follow us on Twitter @ocdxcontest for the latest news.
This will be a great opportunity to work a lot of DX stations in the Oceania
region, and give your station a test drive for the CQ WW contest events
later in the year. We are expecting another good turn out from VK, ZL and YB
stations, as well as stations from some of the rarer Pacific entities. In
particular, members of “The Quake Contesters” team are planning to operate
from Vanuatu with the YJ0X call sign, and VK3GK will be operating as A35RT
Here is an abbreviated summary of the rules for the 2014 contest:
The 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.
PHONE: 08:00 UTC Saturday 4 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 5 October
CW: 08:00 UTC Saturday 11 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 12 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).
Single Operator All Band QRP (max 5W)
Single Operator All Band Low Power (max 100W)
Single Operator All Band High Power
Single Operator Single Band QRP (max 5W)
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
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.
Log Submission Deadline: All logs must be emailed or postmarked NO LATER
than 31 October 2014.
More information about the contest, including the detailed rules, is
available from the Oceania DX Contest web site at
http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/ . You can also follow us on Twitter
73 and we look forward to seeing you in the contest.
Oceania DX Contest Committee
VK3MI/ZL1AZE, ZL3GA, VK2HN, VK3TZ, VK6DXI, VK7GN