Feb 2003 Classic Exchange

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Sat Jan 25 08:21:56 EST 2003

Classic Exchange "CX"

The CX is a no-pressure contest celebrating the older commercial and
homebrew equipment that was the pride and joy of ham shacks many decades
ago. The object is to encourage restoration, operation and enjoyment of
this older "Classic" equipment. However, you need not operate a Classic
rig to participate in the CX. YOU MAY USE ANY RIG in the contest
although new gear is a distinct scoring disadvantage. You can still work
the "great ones" with modern equipment.

The CX will run from 2000 UTC February 2 to 0600 UTC February 3, 2003.
(3 PM Eastern Time on Sunday to 1 AM Eastern Time Monday) CW: Send "CQ
CX" Phone: Call "CQ Classic Exchange"

CW: 1.810   3.545   7.045   14.045   21.135   28.180 Mc.
Phone:  1.890   3.880   7.290   14.280   21.380   28.320   29.000 Mc.

Exchange your name, RST, QTH (state US, province for Canada, country for
DX), receiver and transmiter type (homebrew send final amp tube or
transister type) and other interesting conversation. The same station
may be worked with different equipment combinations on each band and in
each mode.  Non-participating stations may be worked for credit.

Multiply total number of QSO's (all bands and all modes)by the sum of
the different types of receivers and tansmitters you worked (tranceivers
count both as a transmitter and a receiver) plus the number
states/provinces/countries worked on each band and each mode. Multiply
that product by your CX multiplier which is the total years old of all
receivers and transmitters used. Each receiver or transmitter must be
used in a minimum of three QSO's to be counted in the multiplier.
If the 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 QSO'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 Multiplier

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, anectodes, pictures, etc. to J.D. "Mac" Mac Aulay,
or by mail to:
6235 Wooden Shoe Lane
Centerville, OH 45459

The CX Newsletter and announcement of next CX will be posted on this web
site and distributed via e-mail to those submitting reports via e-mail.
If submitting report via regular mail, please note if you want a paper
copy of the CX newsletter. Additonal info at the CW website
Questions about CX, its origin, history, and idiosyncrasies, as well as
accolades for being such a great event, should be sent to:
                                                      Al Stephens, N5AIT

                                                      Jim Hanlon, W8KGI
                                                    Marty Reynolds,

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