CX THIS Sunday - be there!

Stephens, Al Allan.Stephens at EKU.EDU
Thu Sep 27 11:28:20 EDT 2001


     Last reminder!  I put out the newsletter on e-mail to those who had
submitted stuff via e-mail, and mailed out the hard copy versions to those
who had sent me their SASE as requested (and sorry to be so late with it).
I'll be on the road so will miss part of it, but should be in to at least
qualify the traditional Harvey-Wells... and of course the Burnt Orange Globe
Scout 680!

      73 & CU in CX,  Al  N5AIT

    CX Announcement (one more time):

                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 Exchange.
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 equipment!

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
                                     RCVRs + XMTRs +
                             (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
         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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