Fall Classic Exchange
holden7471 at MSN.COM
Mon Sep 20 18:14:30 EDT 2004
With Dave's kind permission, herewith if the fall CX info. Any questions
before CX by all means contact me.
Fall 2004 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. See the CX website for history, rogues gallery
and recent contest newsletters: http://qsl.asti.com/CX.
The Fall CX will again be held concurrently with the AM International AM
Discovery Weekend to encourage more participation in both events as well as
addressing the desire for more CX operating time. The AM Discovery Weekend
brings many classic AM transmitters on the air and raises the awareness of
the presence and fun of AM. Details of scoring and awards are published in
ELECTRIC RADIO magazine.
AM QSOs exchanging the usual CX data may be made for CX score throughout the
The traditional CX contest, including CW, SSB and AM will be on Sunday.
There will be CX recognition for high scores in AM, SSB and CW as well as
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 AM Discovery Weekend begins Friday evening September 24 and ends Sunday
evening September 26, 2004.
The traditional CX will run from 1300 UTC September 26th to 0700 UTC
(9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 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.
AM: 1.890 3.880 7.290 14.286 21.420 29.000 Mc.
SSB: 3.870 7.280 14.270 21.370 28.490 Mc.
Exchange your name, RST, QTH (state US, province for Canada, country for
receiver and transmitter type (homebrew: send final amp tube or transistor
type), AMI number if available (AM only) 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.
Calculate your score for each mode (CW, AM, SSB) and total those scores for
your overall CX score.
For each mode:
Multiply total number of QSO's (all bands) by the sum of
the number of different types of receivers plus the number of different
transmitters you worked (transceivers count both as a transmitter and a
plus the number states/provinces/countries worked on each band.
Multiply that product by your CX multiplier, which is the total years old of
all receivers and transmitters used in all modes. The same CX multiplier is
used in computing the individual mode scores.
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 bands
RCVRs + XMTRs+ states/provinces/countries
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, anecdotes, pictures, etc. to J.D.
"Mac" Mac Aulay, WQ8U at
WQ8U <mailto:WQ8U at arrl.net>
or by mail to:
6235 Wooden Shoe Lane
Centerville, OH 45459
The CX Newsletter and announcement of next CX will be posted on
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