Super Bowl today, then...

Stephens, Al 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 
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 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." 
Suggested frequencies: 
          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) 
                     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, excuses, etc., to
        Jim Hanlon W8KGI, P.O Box 581, Sandia Park, NM 87047;
                             or to 
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 (Mac WQ8U) or knjhanlon at (Jim W8KGI) 

     Good luck, and CU in CX!!

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