|JANUARY 2012 CX||NAME||CW||AM||SSB||FM||BONUS||TOTAL||COMMENT|
|N2AK||Mario||266,640||-||88.062||-||-||354,702||High Total and High CW Score|
|N6KN||Rocco||104,715||-||110,331||-||3,000||218,046||High SSB Score|
|K2RP||Ron||65,142||16,830||31,152||-||3,000||116,124||High AM Score|
I managed to qualify 36 pieces of gear for CW and 18 for SSB. I made most of my contacts on 40m, moving to 80 late in the day. I only worked a couple of 20m QSOs each weekend. I’m not sure why, but to see the upper bands weren’t being used much for CX here in NJ. No major equipment fires during the contest, but my HW-100 gave up the ghost during the SSB event. My main equipment problem is not making 3 QSOs on every piece I used. I have too much fun switching from rig to rig, that I loose track of qualifying all the radios I use! Maybe next year I’ll keep some sticky notes on the radios that are done.
By biggest partner in the contest was Tony/ N2ATB with 27 CW QSOs and 21 SSB Q’s. Paul /W8TM worked me 6 times on CW and 9 times on SSB. “WC”/W4BOH put 9 CW QSOs in my log, and I made 6 CW contacts and 2 SSB with John/N2BE . As always, Bunky/K4EJQ gave me 2 CW contacts from the great state of Tennessee.
In 1976, I started building a Hmbw pair of 811 amplifier. After 36 years of procrastination, I finally got it done for the SSB portion of CX. Wow! It was amazing to see my Atlas 210X purring along with 150W going to the antenna. Next year I’ll use it with my 1W acorn tube CW rig
To summarize, I show 120 CW QSOs with a total age of 2222 years, and 78 SSB contacts with age of 1129 years . This produced a total score of 354.7K , my best so far in CX. Hope we keep this contest alive and growing to make the sound of the boatanchors and the magic of vintage radio remain on the air.
CW MODE MODEL ARC-5 Tx Arc-5 Rx Atlas 210X Central Electronics CE20 Collins 75A4 Drake T4XB R4A Drake TR4C HQ 129X HQ 170 HT-37 Hallicrafters SR-160 Hallicrafters S-38B Hallicrafters S-108 Heath DX 60B HR10B HW-100 HW-101 Heath Apache / Mohawk Knight T-60 NC-303 NC-173 RCVR NCX-5 Hmbw 1961 60W Xmtr Hmbw 5w Solid State Xcvr SB 401 SB300 SB-104A Swan 270 Swan 350 TenTec Omni C Ten Tec Corsair Ten Tec Argosy Ten Tec Scout Yaesu FT 101F 1007 1215 => Total 2222 years CW Score = 120 QSOs X (2222) = 266,640 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SSB MODE (HF) MODEL Atlas 210X Central Elect 20A Collins 75A4 Hallicrafters SR-160 Hammarlund HQ-170 HW-101 NC-303 NCX-5 Swan 270 Swan 350 SB 401 SB300 SB-104A TenTec Omni C Ten Tec Corsair TR4-C T4XB R4A 504 625 => Total 1129 years SSB SCORE = 78 X (1129) = 88,062GRAND TOTAL: 266,640 + 88,062 = 354,702 73,
Mode # QSOs Age Score AM 23 810 18630 SSB 33 944 31152 CW 47 1386 65142 AT1 Nov. 1000 S38C Nov 1000 75A4 1000 Total 117,924
SSB TX SSB-RX HW100 HW100 HW101 HW101 HW12 HW12 GSB100 Drake 2B MarauderHQ170 HW22 HW22 Swan 140Swan 140 HW32 Drake 1A HT32 HW32 SX101 AM-TX AM-RX DX100 HQ170 Valiant 75A4 Viking IHQ120X MarauderHQ140X GSB100 Drake 2B HT40 75A2 DX40 HQ129X CW-TX CW-RX HT32 SX101 Valiant 75A4 AT1 S38C HB1625 Drake 1A DX35 S40 AdventurerR100 HW7 HW7 HW8 HW8 Globe ChfSX43 SB401 SB303 GSB100 NC109 DX20 Drake 2B Viking I75A273
MODE Number of QSOs Total age SCORE SSB 62 244 15,128 CW 93 244 22,692 TOTALS 155 37,820 NOVICE RIG TS-520S TS-520S 2,000 GRAND TOTAL 39,820It was lots of fun and I look forward to the next CX in September 2012. Thanks for sponsoring this fine event. Attached are my log and score summary. 73,
Mode No. of QSOs Total gear age Score SSB 80 82 6,560 CW 64 82 5,248 Totals 144 11,808I had no bonus points. 73,
MODE QSO'S AGE SCORE AM SSB 18 201 3,618 CW FM Collins Bonus (75S-3C) 1,000 TOTAL SCORE 4,61873,
TOTAL AGE MODE # QSO'S OF GEAR TOTAL AM 3 104 312 SSB 4 106 424 TOTAL 7 736 COLLINS 32S-1 75S-1 2000 GRAND TOTAL 2736 RIGS USED: AM JOHNSON VIKING II 1960 HAMMARLUND HQ-170 1960 SSB COLLINS 32S-1 1959 COLLINS 75S-1 195973,