Important - "CX" is THIS Sunday

Fri Sep 25 17:57:05 EDT 1998 get those boatanchors warming up and get 'em on the

         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 frequencies.

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).

...and for those looking for the newsletter and have not seen it,
it is on my crashed hard drive - I have every hope of retrieving it,
just not yet...
     Now if that Mac just used a pair of 807's.....

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