Classic Exchange - Did it happen?

Al Parker anchor at EC.RR.COM
Tue Feb 15 15:10:17 EST 2005

Hi guys,
    I also was disappointed in the CX, again, very little fone activity
found.  As much as I have enjoyed and used CW in the past, it has become a
chore for me.  Maybe it'll be an incentive to work at it some more.  I
called CQ CX for a while on 14270  in the early PM with the HT-32/SX-115,
did get 3 QSO's, then took a listen on 15 & heard W0KIX on AM, so put the
HT-32 on DSB and worked him, but the band wasn't very good, didn't hear
any of the others that called him, most from the east coast, or anyone
    I did spend a nice hour as NCS on the Vintage SB net on 14292 from
2000-2100Z.  If you want to excersize your old SB gear, that's a good
place, we hear some interesting eqpt wkly, and pass some good tech tips,
etc., every Sunday.  I've been using the HX-500/HT-33b/2-B setup there.
    In the evening I listened on 40 & 75, couldn't find any CX activity.
75 in the evening isn't my idea of fun anyway.  I guess I'm turning into a
grouchy old fart.
Al, W8UT
New Bern, NC
BoatAnchors appreciated here

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Knapp" <kc8jx at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [BOATANCHORS-TEMPE] Classic Exchange - Did it happen?

> Don - Yes the Classic Exchange was this weekend...actually Sunday to be
> You did not mention which specific frequencies you were listening to.
> was a lot of activity on CW; especially 40.
> Normally the Classic Exchange is mainly a CW event.  Though there are
some of
> us who like vintage AM and SSB, the amount of activity on these modes is
> not as evident as there is on CW in the Classic Exchange.  I wish it
> otherwise and not sure exactly how to get more activity on SSB and AM.
> give up...there is quite a bit of CX actity in the Norteast as well as
> parts of the country.
> 73, Larry KC8JX
> --- "Schichler, Don" <don.schichler at PAETEC.COM> wrote:
> > I thought this contest sounded like fun, and was looking forward to
> > participating in it with my classic AM equipment.  I listened for a
long time
> > on all the suggested AM frequencies yesterday in the afternoon and
> > and never heard a thing referring to the "Classic Exchange".  Kind of
> > dissapointing.  Evidently there isn't much interest in this sort of
thing, at
> > least not in the northeast part of the country.
> >
> > 73,
> > Don K2FY

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