READ!: CX Official Announcement!

Sat Jan 13 20:26:40 EST 2001

     It's almost that special time again - thebi-annual Classic Radio
Exchange contest ("CX") is almost here.  Just enough time to blow off
the dust, warm up the tubes, make sure everything is working, repair
the antenna - you know, all those projects you have been meaning to get
to in order that those old rigs will run right.
     Below is the Official Announcement - please feel free to download
it, print it out, share with your radio clubs, friends... introduce
others to the joy of keeping 'em on the air.  And remember you can
also enter with your brand new Geewhiz SS-2000 so you can work all the
wondrous names from the past: Collins, Hallicrafters, Johnson, Lysco,
Harvey-Wells, National, WRL/Globe, Lettine, Ameco, Hammarlund, the
range of military surplus, etc.  Just won't get so high an age multi-
plier.  Enjoy - and CU in CX!!


            2001 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 4 to 0500 UTC
February 5, 2001 (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.  Non-participants may be worked for credit.

   CW call "CQ CX;" phone call "CQ Classic Exchange."

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 are usually 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-ounce 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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