Feb 06 Classic Exchange

howard holden holden7471 at MSN.COM
Thu Feb 9 04:57:25 EST 2006

Warm up the tubes........

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. 


AM and SSB only

Saturday February 11, 2006 from 1400 UTC to 0800 UTC on February 12, 2006.
(9 A.M. Eastern Time on Saturday to 3 A.M. Eastern Time on Sunday) 


AM, SSB, and CW

Sunday February 12, 2006 from 1400 UTC to 0800 UTC on February 13, 2006.
(9 A.M. Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 A.M. Eastern Time on Monday) 

CW: Send "CQ CX"
Phone: Call "CQ Classic Exchange"


CW: 1.810 3.545 7.045 14.045 21.135 28.050

50.100 144.10

AM: 1.890 3.880 7.290 14.286 21.420 29.000 

50.300 144.200

SSB: 1.885 3.870 7.280 14.270 21.370 28.390

50.125 144.250 

Exchange your name, RST, QTH (state US, province for Canada, country for DX),
receiver and transmitter manufacturer/model (homebrew send final amp tube or transistor 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.


Calculate your score for each mode (AM, SSB, CW) and total these 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 a 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, noteworthy signals, best excuses and other unusual achievements.

Send logs, scores, comments, anecdotes, pictures, etc. to J.D. "Mac" MacAulay, WQ8U at WQ8U at arrl.net<mailto:WQ8U at arrl.net>

Or by mail to:


104 W. Queen St.

Hillsborough, NC 27278

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

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