[TenTec] Fall Classic Exchange

holden holden@nac.net
Sat, 14 Sep 2002 22:56:31 -0400

It's time to put all those great T-T rigs to the test!

With kind permission from the list administrator, here are the details:

2002 Fall 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
Exchange. 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 equipment!

The Classic Exchange will run from 1900 UTC September 22 to 0500 UTC
September23, 2002 (3PM EST Sunday to 1 AM EST Monday).  Exchange your
name, RST,
QTH (state 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 with different
equipment combinations on each band and on each mode. Non-participants
may be worked for credit.

CW call ~CQ CX;" phone call "CQ Classic Exchange."
        Suggested         frequencies:
        CW:     1.810, 3.545,  7.045,  14.045, 21.135, 28.180 Mc/s
        Novice/Tech Plus:       3.695,  7.120,          21.135, 28.180
        Phone: 1.890,  3.880,  7.290,  14.280, 21.380, 28.320, 29.000
7.045 and 3.545 are usually the most popular CX frequencies.

Note the addition of 160 meter CW and phone frequencies, and 10M AM

Visit the CX webpage at http://qsl.asti.com/CX for all the latest CX

Scoring Multiply total QSL'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 QS0's all bands times RCVRs + XMTRs + states/provinces/countries
(total each band and mode separately; add totals together) times CX

               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, pictures

to: "Mac" MacAulay at WQ8U@arrl.net or 6235  Wooden Shoe Lane,
Centerville, OH 45459-1557.  The next Newsletter / Report will be posted

on the CX web site. Paper copies are available upon request.

If you need further info on CX, contact me directly.

Howie WB2AWQ