|[AMRadio] Classic Exchange|
don.schichler at PaeTec.com
Wed Feb 9 08:30:33 EST 2005
Thought I would post it here in case anybody missed it. Sounds like fun.
73, Don K2FY
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[mailto:BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV]On Behalf Of howard holden
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 4:53 PM
To: BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV
Subject: [BOATANCHORS-TEMPE] Classic Exchange
For those "in the know" see ya Sunday. For those who don't, read on, and
then see ya Sunday!
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
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.
WHEN - WHERE - WHAT
The CX will run from 1400 UTC February 13 to 0800 UTC February 14, 2005.
(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
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 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.
Multiply total number of QSO's (all bands and all modes) by
the sum of the different types of receivers and transmitters you worked
(transceivers count both as a transmitter and a receiver)
plus the number states/provinces/countries worked on each band and each
Multiply that product by your CX multiplier, which is the total of years old
of all receivers and transmitters used.
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
(total each band and mode separately; add totals together)
(total years age of all transmitters and receivers used)
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
Send logs, comments, anecdotes, pictures, etc. to J.D. "Mac" Mac Aulay, WQ8U
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 the CX web
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
Jim Hanlon, W8KGI
Marty Reynolds, AA4RM
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