Super Bowl today, then...
Al.Stephens at EKU.EDU
Sun Feb 3 17:35:37 EST 2002
...then next Sunday is that special event, the bi-annual "CX," the
Classic Radio Exchange. Get the old gear out, turn it on NOW to
find out what's busted since last time, and hope to work y'all NEXT
Sunday on CX! Official Announcement follows -- and newsletter is
availabe by e-mail upon request (automatic to those who sent in their
reports last time). --> Download, print out, pass around, forward,
etc. - let 'em know out there! <--
2002 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
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 2000 UTC February 10 to 0500
UTC February 11, 2002 (3PM EST to midnight EST Sunday, 10 Feb).
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."
CW: 3.545, 7.045, 14.045, 21.135, 28.180
Novice/Tech+: 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)
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, excuses, etc., to
Jim Hanlon W8KGI, P.O Box 581, Sandia Park, NM 87047;
John MacAulay WQ8U, 6235 Wooden Shoe Lane, Centerville, OH 45459-1557
Include two first-class stamps for next CX Newsletter and mailed
announcement of next CX.
E-mail reports may be sent to:
jmac6235 at yahoo.com (Mac WQ8U) or knjhanlon at email.msn.com (Jim W8KGI)
Good luck, and CU in CX!!
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