Classic Exhange

Brian Carling bry at MNSINC.COM
Sun Aug 30 08:23:48 EDT 1998

         1998 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 equip- ment. A "Classic" 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
"great ones" with your new equipment!

The Classic Exchange will run from 1900 UTC September 27, to
0400 UTC September 28, 1998. 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 "CQ CX;" phone call "CQ
Classic Exchange."  Non-participants may be worked for credit.

Suggested frequencies:
  CW:   3.545,  7.045,  14.045,  21.135,  28.180
  Novice/Tech Plus:   3.695,  7.120,  21.135, 28.180
  Phone:  3.880,  7.290,  14.280,  21.380,  28.320
   7.045 and 3.545 will probably  be the most popular CX

Scoring:  Multiply total QSO's (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
transmitters used, three QSO's 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 "reproduction") is older:

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

        SCORE  =  QSO's  x  ( Rx + Tx + QTH's)  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  Allan Stephens, 106
Bobolink Dr, Richmond, KY 40475.  Include TWO-stamp SASE for
next CX Newsletter and announce- ment of next CX.  E-mail
reports may be sent to modsteph at (Al, N5AIT).

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