Important! Just FOUR WEEKS from today!
N5AIT Allan Stephens
MODSTEPH at ACS.EKU.EDU
Sun Jan 9 18:17:31 EST 2000
January and playoff season... that means that "CX" is almost here!
The Classic Radio Exchange originally was the last Sunday in January.
When Super Bowl moved there (back when the playoffs began), we
backed it off to the first Sunday in February -- which means:
WINTER CLASSIC RADIO EXCHANGE IS FOUR WEEKS FROM TODAY!
This contest encourages restoration and operation of old equipment
(not just tube-type, btw): your multiplier comes from the total age of
all equipment you put on the air and use for three QSO's -- so the more
pieces you can get on, the higher the multiplier.
And if what you have is the latest "Gee Whiz" solid state, no
matter: you can still work the great ones with it -- just that your
score will not have that extra "oomph" from the multiplier.
Official rules will be published here soon of course, but you can
start getting set now (or continue getting set as many of us do
throughout the year).
"CX" will be Sunday, February 6, 3PM to midnight Eastern Standard
Time, which should work out to 2000Z 6 Feb to 0500Z 7 Feb. I use both
to avoid misfiguring the Zulu conversion as we once did... "CX" is
always 3 PM to midnight Eastern Time, whatever sort of Eastern time is
in place (Daylight time for the September CX).
So watch this space for the official rules - coming soon on a BA
server near you. Already on the ARRL site, according to someone, and
should be posted in QST, CQ, etc.
73, Al N5AIT
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