|[AMRadio] Classic Exchange this September|
knjhanlon at msn.com
Sat Aug 22 13:23:16 EDT 2015
This is a reminder to all of you good folks that the Classic Exchange will be running again this September. In particular, the CW portion of the CX is set for Sunday, September 20 from 9 am EST to 3 am EST on Monday, September 21 AND on Tuesday, September 22 from 9 am EST to 3 am EST on Wednesday, September 23. The Tuesday-Wednesday is a new time slot that has just been added to the traditional CX time on Sunday.
The Phone portion of the CX is set for Sunday, September 27 from 9 am EST to 3 am EST on Monday, September 28 AND on Tuesday, September 29 from 9 am EST to 3 am EST on Wednesday, September 30. The Phone portion is open to all modes, AM, FM and SSB, and there are separate frequencies recommended for each mode.
In case you haven't heard of the CX, here's a short description from the web page at www.classicexchange.org . You can find a lot more information on the CX such as frequencies, scoring, the exchange, reports, and the CX Newsletter at that site. Click on SEPTEMBER 2015 CX ANNOUNCEMENT for details about the upcoming run.
"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
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
You can still work the "great ones" with modern equipment.
There are new Bonus Scores for using the same model rigs as your Novice
station and for using a Hallicrafters receiver with a two number identifier,
e.g. S-38, SX-99 and for using a World Radio Lab (WRL) transmitter, e.g. Globe
I think it would be a good idea for those of us who are running our low power 1929 or WW2 transmitters on AM to set up a time and frequency schedule for participation in the CX. That would help everyone, both the QRP/OT folks and the "regular" AM ops to get together, and it might result in some interesting DX contacts for the QRP/OT guys. What say?
Jim Hanlon, W8KGI
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