Fall 2000 Classic (& Homebrew) Radio Exchange
The Classic Radio Exchange ("CX") is a contest celebrating the older
commercial and homebrew equipment that was the pride of our ham shacks
and our bands just a few short decades ago. Our object is to encourage
restoration, operation and enjoyment of this older equipment. A
"Classic" radio is at least ten years old (age figured from first year
of manufacture), but is NOT REQUIRED to participate in the Classic
YOU MAY USE ANYTHING in the contest, although new gear is a distinct
scoring liability. You can still work the "great ones" with your new
The Classic Exchange will run from 1900 UTC September 24 to 0400 UTC
September 25, 2000 (3 PM EDT Sunday to midnight EDT -in case we figured
the time wrong again). Exchange your name, RST, QTH (state for US,
province for Canada; country for DX), receiver and transmitter type
(homebrew send final amp tube or transistor), and other interesting
conversation. The same station may be worked for credit with different
equipment combinations on each band and on each mode.
CW call "CQ CX;" phone call "CQ Classic Exchange." Non-participants
may be worked for credit.
CW: 3.545, 7.045, 14.045, 21.135, 28.180
Novice/Tech Plus: 3.695, 7.120, 21.135, 28.180
Phone: 3.880, 7.290, 14.280, 21.380, 28.320
7.045 and 3.545 will probably be the most popular CX frequencies.
...and TUNE plus and minus these frequencies - listen!
Scoring: Multiply total QSO's (all bands) by total number of different
receivers plus transmitters (transceivers count as both xmtr and rcvr)
plus states/provinces/countries worked on each band and mode.
Multiply that total by your CX Multiplier, the total years old of all
receivers and transmitters used, three QSO's minimum per unit. For
transceiver, multiply age by two. If 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)
SCORE = QSO's x ( Rx + Tx + QTH's) x CX Mult
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, pic-
Allan Stephens, 106 Bobolink Dr., Richmond, KY 40475.
Include TWO-ounce postage SASE for next CX Newsletter and
mailed announcement of next CX.
E-mail reports may be sent to modsteph(a)acs.eku.edu (Al, N5AIT).