Fall Classic Exchange/AMI

howard holden holden7471 at MSN.COM
Thu Sep 22 05:05:49 EDT 2005

Hi all, the list moderator has given kind permission to post the Fall Classic Exchange. Please note CX is in two weekends this season. See ya all on the bands! Any questions please e-mail.

Howie WB2AWQ

Fall 2005 Classic Exchange "CX"

September 25, 2005 - AM and SSB

October 2, 2005 - CW

Operating on

160 - 80 - 40 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 6 - 2 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

This Fall CX will be conducted on two successive Sundays.

The first will again be held concurrently with AM International's "AM Discovery Weekend" to encourage more participation in both events . The AM Discovery Weekend brings many classic AM transmitters on the air and raises the awareness of the presence and fun of AM. Also, there are many "Classic" old SSB rigs, such as the Central Electronics 20A and the Hallicrafters HT-30 that would be fun to hear back on the air again. By restricting CX to AM and SSB the first Sunday, we will avoid the RTTY contest QRM in the CW bands.

The second Sunday will be CW only.

There will be CX recognition for high scores in AM, SSB and CW as well as overall. Additionally, there will be special honors for all getting into CX with Classic 6 and 2 meter rigs, e.g. Harvey-Wells BandMaster, Heath Lunchbox, Gonset Communicator and Johnson 6N2. 


The first CX Sunday will run from 1300 UTC September 25th to 0700 UTC September 26th
(9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday)

The second CX Sunday will run from 1300 UTC October 2nd to 0700 UTC October 3rd
(9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday)

AM: 1.890 3.880 7.290 14.286 21.420 29.000 50.300 144.300 Mc.

SSB: 1.855 3.870 7.280 14.270 21.370 28.390 50.125 144.200 Mc.

CW: 1.815 3.545 7.045 14.045 21.135 28.050 50.100 144.100 Mc.

Exchange your name, RST, QTH (state US, province for Canada, country for DX),
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 for score. 

Only direct QSOs, no repeater contacts for score.

Non-participating stations may be worked for score if all required information is exchanged.


Calculate your score for each mode (AM, SSB, CW) and total those scores for your overall CX score. For each mode: Multiply total number of complete QSOs (all bands) by your CX multiplier

Complete QSO requires successful exchange of name, QTH, RST, type of transmitter and type of receiver. CX multiplier: Total age in years old of all receivers and transmitters you used in that mode. Each receiver and transmitter must be used in a minimum of three complete QSOs 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. Tranceivers score as separate receivers and transmitters of equal age.

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:
104 West Queen Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278 

The CX Newsletter and announcement of next CX will be posted on http://qsl.asti.com/CX

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