Argh! Blew it again!! (CX correction - IMPORTANT!)

Stephens, Al Allan.Stephens at EKU.EDU
Wed Sep 12 17:06:34 EDT 2001

Nice note from Chuck K2BE pointed out that ER listed "CX" as being the last
Sunday in the month -- which indeed it is supposed to be.

     Time to get the men in the white coats and the big butterfly net for
me!  First I can't seem to tell time correctly (couple CX's ago), now I
can't read a calendar...
     For the record: CX is supposed to be the LAST SUNDAY in SEPTEMBER, and
the FIRST SUNDAY in FEBRUARY, running from 1500 to midnight Eastern time,
whatever we are on(standard or daylight).
     So "CX" is on the 30th, NOT on the 23rd.  I think what bumped me was
putting it in UTC, which ends in October -- and I am thinking "last in
September."  Whatever it is, maybe time to pass this along to someone else.
Any volunteers?

     73,  Al  N5AIT
...and hope to CU in CX  -  the LAST Sunday of September, September 30.

     Corrected copy below - please pass it around....


            2001 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
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 1900 UTC September 30 to 0400 UTC
October 1, 2001 (3PM EDT to midnight EDT 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 QSL'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 QS0'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 N5AIT
               106 Bobolink Dr.
               Richmond, KY 40475.
   Include two first-class stamps for next CX Newsletter and mailed
 announcement of next CX.
     E-mail reports may be sent to:
            allan.stephens at   (Al, N5AIT).

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