Time for CX!! Get your stuff ready!

Sat Aug 30 07:33:36 EDT 1997

...so that you get your best score - and get those "classics" back
on the air, doing what they do best!

     Please pass the announcement around your clubs, friends, etc.

    CU in CX!

      73,  Al  N5AIT
   modsteph at acs.eku.edu

         1997 Fall Classic (& Homebrew) Radio Exchange

The Classic Radio Exchange ("CX") is a contest celebrating the
older commercial and homebrew equipment that was the pride of our ham
shacks and our bands just a few short decades ago.  Our object is to
encourage restoration, operation and enjoyment of this older
equipment. A ÒClassicÓ radio is at least ten years old (age figured
from first year of manufacture), but NOT required to participate in
the Classic Exchange.  YOU MAY USE ANYTHING in the contest, although
new gear is a distinct scoring liability.  You can still work the
Ògreat onesÓ with your new equipment!

The Classic Exchange will run from 1900 UTC September 28, to
0400 UTC September 29, 1997. Exchange your name, RST, QTH
(state/province for US/Canada; country for DX), receiver and
transmitter type (homebrew send final amp tube or transistor), and
other interesting conversation.  The same station may be worked with
different equipment combinations on each band and on each mode.  CW
call ÒCQ CX;Ó phone call ÒCQ Classic Exchange.Ó  Non-participants may
be worked for credit.

Suggested frequencies:
  CW:   3.56¯,  7.¯6¯,  14.120,  21.180,  28.240
  Novice/Tech Plus:   3.695,  7.12¯,  21.18¯, 28.24¯
  Phone:  3.88¯,  7.29¯,  14.28¯,  21.38¯,  28.32¯
     7.060 and 3.560 tend to be the most popular CX frequencies.

Scoring:  Multiply total QSOÕs (all bands) by total number of
different receivers plus transmitters (transceivers count as both
xmtr and rcvr) plus states/provinces/countries worked on each band
and mode.  Multiply that total by your CX Multiplier, the total years
old of all receivers and transmit-ters used, three QSOÕs minimum per
unit.  For transceiver, multiply age by two.  If equipment is
homebrew, count it as a minimum of 25 years old unless actual
construction date or date of its construction article (in the case of
a ÒreproductionÓ) is older:

                    Total QSOÕs all bands
         RCVRs + XMTRs + states/provinces/countries
    (total each band and mode separately; add totals together)
                       CX Multiplier:

        SCORE  =  QSOÕs  x  ( Rx + Tx + QTHÕs)  x  CX Mult

Certificates and appropriate memorabilia are awarded every now
and then for the highest score, the longest DX, exotic equipment,
best excuses and other unusual achievements.  Send logs, comments,
anecdotes, pictures to Jim Hanlon, P.O. Box 581, Sandia Park, NM
87¯47, or to Marty Reynolds, AA4RM, POB 13354, Atlanta, GA 30324.
Include TWO-stamp SASE for next CX Newsletter and announcement of
next CX.

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