Here It Is: Official!

Thu Jan 13 06:03:46 EST 2000

     Here it is: the info and rules on the upcoming most important
                      --->BA EVENT<---
       The Classic Radio Exchange, aka "CX," coming soon to an
airwave near you.  Just under four weeks from now... so get those
old rigs cooking and ready!

       And if all you can muster is the latest doorstop solid-state,
get on with that - you can still work the rest of us and hear what
it is all Marty AA4RM's tank radio (afffectionately known
as "the buzzsaw"), or one of the oddly colored Globe Scouts.. like
Jim W8KGI's lime green one, or my burnt orange one.  CU in CX!

     73,  Al  N5AIT
  P.S.  Download, print out, share with your friends and radio clubs.


            2000 Winter 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
of 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 2000 UTC February 6 to 0500 UTC
February 7, 2000 (3 PM EST to midnight EST Sunday -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
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, pic-
tures 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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