Fall 2006 Classic Exchange

howard holden holden7471 at MSN.COM
Fri Sep 22 22:03:21 EDT 2006

With the list moderator's kind permission- 

Classic Exchange "CX"
September 24, 2006 - AM and SSB     -    October 1, 2006 - CW
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.
This Fall CX will again be conducted on two successive Sundays.
The first Sunday will AM and SSB. In addition to the great old AM rigs, 
there are many "Classic" old SSB rigs, such as the Central Electronics 20A, 
Hallicrafters HT-30 and SSB augmented Viking Valiants and B&W 5100s. 

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 the 
CX with Classic 6 and 2 meter rigs such as the Harvey-Wells BandMaster, 
Heath Lunchbox, Gonset Communicator and Johnson 6N2.

The AM and SSB CX will run from 1300 UTC September 24 to 0700 UTC September 
25, 2006.(9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday)Call "CQ Classic Exchange"

The CW CX will run from 1300 UTC October 1 to 0700 UTC October 2, 2006.
(9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday)Send "CQ CX"

Suggested Frequencies -- plus/minus QRM
        160         80           40             20         15                10              6                 2
AM 1.890 mc.  3.880 mc. 7.290 mc. 14.286 mc. 21.420 mc. 29.000 mc. 50.300 mc.  144.300 mc.
SSB 1.885 mc. 3.870 mc. 7.280 mc. 14.270 mc. 21.370 mc. 28.390 mc. 50.125 mc.  144.200 mc.
CW 1.810 mc.  3.545 mc. 7.045 mc. 14.045 mc. 21.135 mc. 28.050 mc. 50.100 mc. 144.100 mc.

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 score if all required 
information is exchanged.
All QSOs must be simplex; no repeater contacts.

1. Calculate your score for each mode (AM, SSB, FM, CW)  2. Total those scores for your overall CX score.

To calculate the score for the mode: Multiply the 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 is the total age in years old of all receivers and 
transmitters you used in that mode. Do not include age of ancillary items  such as separate VFO, amplifier, key or bug, antenna, tree holding up  antenna, operating desk, operator, or operator's dog.
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 is older. Transceivers score as separate receivers and transmitters of equal age.
Please send a copy of your log and a listing the equipment used with ages  for each mode. If you operate 6 or 2 meters please note it in a way that the  scores can be easily extracted.
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 at ARRL.NET<about:blank>
Or by mail to:
104 W Queen St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278

The CX Newsletter and announcement of next CX will be posted on the CX Web 
Site. 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 or Jim Hanlon, W8KGI or Marty Reynolds, AA4R


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