[AMRadio] CORRECTION - Classic Exchange - CX - really THIS Sunday ;


J.D. Mac Aulay, WQ8U jmac6235 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 22 18:27:02 EDT 2006


Sorry for the earlier incorrect announcement  I did a cut and past on the wrong announcement
  Below is the correct information - hope to work you in CX
   
  Classic Exchange "CX"  September 24, 2006 – AM and SSB  October 1, 2006 – 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. 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.
  In addition to the many wonderful 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 that would be fun to hear 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 the CX with Classic 6 and 2 meter rigs such as the Harvey-Wells BandMaster, Heath Lunchbox, Gonset Communicator and Johnson 6N2. (K3KYR, Jeff  had 70 CX QSOs on 6 and 2 meters in the February 2006 CX.  Can you do better?)
   
   
   
   
   
   
  WHEN - WHERE - WHAT  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: 

 

    CW: 1.810   3.545   7.045   14.045   21.135   

28.050  50.100  144.100 Mc.
  
  

    AM:  1.890   3.880   7.290   14.286   

21.420   29.000  50.300 144.300 Mc.
  
  

SSB:  1.885    3.870   7.280 14.270 21.370  

28.390  50.125  144.200 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.
   
   
   
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  SCORING  Calculate your score for each mode (AM, SSB, CW) and total those scores for your overall CX score.
   
  For each mode:
  Multiply the total number of complete QSOs (all bands) aby 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.
   
  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.
  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

  by e-mail to:  WQ8U AT ARRL.NET (Replace the "AT" with "@")
  Or by mail to:
WQ8U
104 W Queen St. Hillsborough, NC 27278


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



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