OFFICIAL "CX" Announcement!!

Wed Sep 1 21:51:51 EDT 1999

     Where does the time go?  Turn around (super busy summer) - and all
of a sudden it is time for THE EVENT - the Fall Classic Radio Exchange,
know to the inside crowd simply as "CX."  Below is a copy of the
official announcement - which missed all the major radio publications
except the October QST -- although after last CX's differing dates and
times in different pubs that might not be a bad thing!
     The CX newsletter is almost ready for sending out: those who sub-
mitted reports by e-mail will get it automatically.  Those who wrote
- well - I am still looking for the Manila envelope with your letters
and SASE's (and if I cannot locate them, I am really sorry about that,
and hope you are on the list!).  Once the CX newsletter is completed
I'll inform the list and anyone who wants it can send me his/her
e-mail address (I won't send it to the list: it is now about fifteen
pages long!)
     But the IMPORTANT thing is, CX IS COMING!  SOON!  Get everything
WORKING (yes, I'm still working on the Harvey-Wells - right after I
finish the CX Newsletter).  This is THE BIG SHOW for the old gear, and
has been since its inception in 1975 (thanks, Stu K8SJ).

     I encourage y'all to download the announcement, print it out and
pass it around to your radio clubs, etc.  We need the "new guys"
restoring the BA's - how better to get them into it!

               73,  Al  N5AIT

        1999 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
"Classic" radio is at least ten years old (age figured from first year
manufacture), but is NOT REQUIRED to participate in the Classic
  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

   The Classic Exchange will run from 1900 UTC September 26 to 0400 UTC
September 27, 1999 (3 PM EDT Sunday to midnight EDT - in case we figured

the time wrong again).  Exchange your name, RST QTH (state US, province
for Canada; country for DX), receiver and transmitter type (homebrew
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,
to  Allan Stephens, 106 Bobolink Dr., Richmond, KY 40475.
  Include TWO-stamp SASE for next CX Newsletter and announcement of next

CX.  E-mail reports may be sent to modsteph at  (Al, N5AIT).

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