”Calling all contesters – it’s time to get ready for the 76th OCDX contest!
First established in 1934 and earlier known as the VK/ZL contest, the Oceania DX Contest (OCDX) is the only international HF radio contest where the focus is on working DX stations throughout Oceania. Please join us again over the first two weekends of October for the 76th running of the this epic event.
PHONE – 06:00 UTC Saturday 2 Oct to 06:00 UTC Sunday 3 Oct 2021
CW – 06:00 UTC Saturday 9 Oct to 06:00 UTC Sunday 10 Oct 2021
The rules are the same as last year – see https://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/rules. Note that we have decided to continue with starting and ending the contest at 06:00 UTC.
Please submit a log, even if you only make one or two QSOs, so we can verify these QSOs when calculating the final scores for all entrants. Upload your log via the form at https://ocdx.contesting.com/submitlog.php.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, numerous plaques are up for grabs again this year – along with some new ones for 2021. Karsono Suyanto YB0NDT is sponsoring a new plaque for the highest scoring entrant from Indonesia in the CW Single Operator All Band Low Power category and the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA) is sponsoring two new plaques aimed at promoting YL activity:
The Florence McKenzie (Mrs Mac) plaque – to be awarded to the YL Single Operator entrant from Oceania with the highest combined Phone and CW score
The Austine Henry plaque – to be awarded to the YL Single Operator entrant from outside Oceania (i.e. rest of the world) with the highest combined Phone and CW score
73 and we look forward to seeing you in the OCDX contest pileups!”