CX Sunday

Stephens, Al Al.Stephens at EKU.EDU
Sun Jan 20 11:37:20 EST 2002


 Coming up soon.  Let's see...
   Today, playoffs continue...
    next Sunday, League Championship games...
     following Sunday, Superbowl...

    Then - Sunday following Superbowl, CX - the Winter Classic Radio
Exchange, the no-pressure contest for getting all those old rigs on the
air.  Three QSO's to qualify a piece of equipment, and your multiplier
comes from the combined age of all rigs qualified.  Official
Announcement below (and will appear in the "usual magazines" for your
info - and print it out, copy and share around your radio clubs and


           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

  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 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 to Jim Hanlon W8KGI, or John
MacAulay WQ8U (anything sent to me - Al N5AIT - as in times past - will
be forwarded to Mac or Jim)

  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)

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