CLASSIC EXCHANGE NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2016 CX


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for the continuing support in publicizing the CX.
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SCORING AND HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH SCORES THREE OR FEWER RECEIVER TRANSMITTER PAIRS

John, N2BE came in first with 47,428 with the high overall and high CW score: 43,754 points.
Tomo, JO3TAP is in second place with 14,706 points and the high AM score: 3,870.
Bill, K4JYS came in third with 12,832 points.

HIGH SCORES FOUR OR MORE RECEIVER TRANSMITTER PAIRS

Kazu, JA3KNB came in first with an impressive 645,896 points with the highest CW score, 286,960; the highest AM score, 133,416; and the highest SSB score with 223,520 points. A clean sweep!
Jim, W8KGI claimed second with 464,250 points.
Ron, K2RP is in third place with 289,044 points.

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One of our regular participants and winner of the three or fewer category, N2BE , John, has written about his Hammarlund Comet receiver.
This is an interesting article with good technical insights and experiences. Click here to access it.


IT WAS FUN! LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

N6KN, Rocco: "I had fun, and amazingly, there was no smoke in the shack this year!"

K3MD, John: "Had fun!"

JO3TAP, Tomo "This time, it was well without any mechanical problems. FT101 was good !
I was able to get the expectations and fun.Thanks CX!"

KW3U, JIM: "Very nice qso's with all, wow what terrific gear out there!"

WB2AWQ/7, Howie:"Looking forward to the Winter CX!"

K4JYS, Bill: "I had some conflicts this time, but still had plenty of fun."

JA3KNB, Kazu: "Look forward to the next CX."

W7FOX, Chris / Fox: "I had a lot of fun operating CX this season.
I had a great time on CW & SSB this time.
Having the Tuesday sessions are also great."


RUST - WHAT'S THAT?

WB2AQW/7, Howie, has suggested that the signal descriptions such as "worst chirp" or "big key clicks" or "drift is challenging" do not adequately describe what is encountered occasionally in CX.

Howie has suggested: Really Ugly Sounding Transmitter - "RUST" as a more meaningful term.

To provide an example, he cited K2RP, Ron's, Knight T-50 as suffering from lots of crud, drift, and other signal maladies. - in other words: RUST!

To assure us of his understanding of the technical issues in identifying new terms, he cited his own WWII ATA experience.
The ATA Command transmitter for 80M, had been giving him fits getting the signal cleaned up before CX. Got the signal clean for the first few minutes of operation.
By the time I had qualified it with the requisite three QSOs, it sounded like a big old porker that just lost its tail.
What a squealer. By far, it was the worst note I'd heard on CX this round. If that doesn't qualify him, I don't know what does.

K3MSB, Mark: Being more of a traditionalist, Mark reported that he had received an "award from an OO station for chirps on his 40M ARC-5 signal on Sunday! My first ever OO notice! Welcome to the club Mark


EXCUSES...EXCUSES...EXCUSES

N6KN, Rocco: As usual, the "CQ Boatanchors" attracted a fairly steady pileup until I received the dinner call at 0020.
Can't work CX on an empty tummy, can we Rocco?

W7FOX, Chris / Fox The static crashes were so bad here in Tucson during the evening of Sep 13, I couldn't get my novice rig qualified.
Novice rigs are usually the best equipment we ever had so it is hard to understand your QRN issue hihi.

K3MSB, Mark With a Sunday wedding to attend, I didn't have much time for the CX that day.
Well, we guess you could take a little time away from CX for your wedding. It was yours, wasn't it?

N2BE, John is ever observant of band conditions and other operators' sucesses.
As an example, he reported that N6KN, Rocco just never gets the memo that conditions are bad, and that he can't do that. (HI)
John tried calling him seven or eight times to no avail. The band only works for Rocco. (HI)
Apparently, short-skip was favoring California at that time, and I was unable to break through the closer multitude that Rocco had raised.
Rocco is definitely the "Pied Piper" of the Classic Exchange.


CX IS BECOMING MORE INTERNATIONAL

CX is becoming a true international event! Kazu JA3KNB and Tomo JO3TAP from Japan, Andrew GW3OQK from Wales, and Garry VE7BGP from British Columbia Canada all participated and submitted logs and comments.

JA3KNB, Kazu made the point with an overwhelming score winning in the four or more section:
CW: 286,960; AM: 133,416: SSB: 223,520; Novice Bonus: 2,000; TOTAL: 645,896
CLEAN SWEEP:Highest Overall; CW; AM; SSB


STATIONS - STATIONS - STATIONS WOW!

W8KGI, Jim "By far my most memorable contacts this time were Command Set Station Two-Ways on 40 and 80 CW with Mark, K3MSB. On 40 Mark ran a BC459 and BC455 pair against my BC459 and BC455/BC453. On 80 Mark ran his BC696A and BC454A against my CBY52209 (Navy BC457) and BC454/BC453. (I use the BC453 as a Q-5er with both of the high frequency receivers for both better selectivity and better bandspread tuning.) I'll bet it's been a long time since anything like that was done! "

W2IQK, Carl: "My station is all homebrew, receiver and transmitter, all tubes; most of it built in the past 10 years. 805 is the final tube this weekend."

JA3KNB, Kazu: Talking about station, Kazu qualified the following number of pieces of gear: CW 23; AM 15; SSB 19.

I'd like to nominate Mike W7DRA for having the most unique setup in this CX!
He was using an ARC-5 command set as a VFO, driving a Globe Chief transmitter, driving a 304TL amp.

N2BE, John: "I was very impressed with Bill's (K4IBZ) station which he kept very active throughout the event. Bill kept "digging up" more-and-more equipment as the contest raged on.
I definitely see a new CX "Super Station" in the making here."
John is good at forecasting the weather, perhaps he can also prognosticate growing stations.

N2BE, John: It was unusual to hear WB2AWQ/7, Howie here in NJ since Howie lives in Nevada and was probably using his seven foot high, "invisible" dipole for an antenna. Things seem to be looking up at Howie's "National Proving Ground for Invisible Antennas". (HI)
This is another example of the truely outstanding hams in CX. Not only is Howie developing invisable antennas for those hams who are HOA abused, he has established a national proving ground for those unique antennas. This is extremely difficult with invisable antennas since it is almost impossible (they hope) to see and identify what is radiating.
Good On Howie! and TU John for alerting us of this amazing technology.


THE BOAT ANCHOR CHALLENGE

Any boatanchor operator worth his electrons believes he can identify any piece of boat anchor gear. Right?
Here is your chance to test your skills. Below and in the Comments from KG0LD is a link to a page with eight pictures of his shack with many pieces of gear easily visible. Also on that page is a score sheet where you can indicate which picture has which piece of gear. As an example, The first item on the list is Bill (KG0LD). He is visible on picture 1 so you would write "1" next to his name on the list and move on to the next.

Be aware that not all the gear listed is in the pictures and not all the gear shown is on the list. You can identify those for bonus score. This is an honor system so all you need to do is indicate in your report for the January / February 2017 CX the number of pieces of gear you identified. However, if you want to let your fellow CXers in on your "correct" answers, send in the list.

The results will be posted on the CX website.

Click HERE to go to the BOAT ANCHOR CHALLENGE


ATTRIBUTION AND DISCLAIMER

The CX Newsletter is intended for the enjoyment of CX participants and others interested in the restoration, operation and enjoyment of Classic Ham Gear. This Newsletter was prepared from materials submitted by CX participants, from on-the-air observations, QSOs, and publically posted comments on various reflectors. Editorial comments on Individual Reports are shown in [Italics]. Any errors, omissions, or insensitive comments are unintentional. Please let me know if you have suggestions on improving the Newsletter or the CX website.
Thanks and 73,
Mac, WQ8U

SCORES SUBMITTED

SCORES FOR THREE OR FEWER RECEIVER-TRANSMITTER PAIRS

SEPTEMBER 2016 CX NAME CWAMSSBFMBONUS TOTALCOMMENT
N2BEJohn 47,754----47,754High CW Score
JO3TAPTomo 5,9343,8704,902--14,706High AM Score
K4JYSBill 9,832---2,00012,832
W8UTAl --7,904--7,904High SSB Score
K3MSBMark 5,824---2,0007,824
K0KPRex 5,974----5,974
KW3UJim 2,892---2,0004,893
W2IQKCarl 500----500
W4BOHWilson 288---288
GW3OQKAndrew ----CHECK LOG


SCORES FOR FOUR OR MORE RECEIVER-TRANSMITTER PAIRS

JANUARY 2016 CX NAME CWAMSSBFMBONUS TOTALCOMMENT
JA3KNBKazu 286,960133,416223,520-2,000645,896 CLEAN SWEEP:Highest Overall; CW; AM; SSB
W8KGIJim 414,648-46,602-3,000464,250
K2RPRon 132,2783,230151,563-2,000289,044 -
N6KNRocco --82,725--82,725-
KG0LDBill 15,34516,0173,822-1,00073,655-
WB2AWQHowie 39,520--1,0001,00041,520-
K3MDJohn 20,370----20,370-
W7FOXFox/Chris 11,0001,2605,538--17,618-
VE7BGPGerry 3,840-10,920-14,760-


COMMENTS

N2BE JOHN

N2BE Commentary for September 2016 CX
The CW portion of the September 2016 CX was all classic Classic Exchange. Ops came "out of the woodwork" to celebrate our on-the-air freedoms with mostly American-made radios from generations gone by.

I knew it was going to be an interesting event when I was able to copy Howie (WB2AWQ) just after the start of the CW-CX. He was underneath a pile of QRM but still very readable as he worked W8ZR on 40 meters. This was unusual since Howie lives in Nevada and was probably using his seven foot high, "invisible" dipole for an antenna. Things seem to be looking up at Howie's "National Proving Ground for Invisible Antennas". (HI)

I was very impressed with Bill's (K4IBZ) station which he kept very active throughout the event. Bill kept "digging up" more-and-more equipment as the contest raged on. I definitely see a new CX "Super Station" in the making here. Good luck, Bill !

Mark (W7ESN), likewise, was very active and made me do a "double-take" when he put some Morrow equipment on the air. When was the last time any of us worked a Morrow? He had "MB6" and "MBRS" receivers plus an "MB-S6S" transmitter; all working and performing very well on 20 meters.

The only true QRP station that I worked this time was Earl's (VE3AB) Heathkit "HW-8" at three watts. Despite QRM, his 579 signal was very copyable on my Hallicrafters "SR-160" with its fixed 2.7 KHz filter bandwidth. The Classic Exchange is a great event for QRP enthusiasts. I hope to hear more "pip- squeak" transmitters active in next January's CX.

The oldest piece of equipment worked was Jim's (W8KGI) National "FBX" receiver; one of the earliest superheterodyne receivers to grace the ham bands. After that, the oldest pieces were, again, Jim's "RME-69" and John's (KSENQ) National "NC-101X". It is worth noting that John had a great "S89/QSB" signal, on 20 meters, with his Heathkit "AT-1" transmitter at only eight watts; and I was able to work Jlm, in New Mexico, multiple times on 80, 40, and 20. That shows that conditions on the bands were quite good for much of this event.

As good as the conditions were in the CW-CX, they were equally on the bad side for the Fone event. After a quick QSO with AI (W8UT) at 0920 EDST on 40 meters, I was unable to raise or even hear any other CX stations on that band.

Twenty meters was totally taken over by the Texas QSO Party, and 80 meters was totally dead at that daytime hour. I went into small project mode; doing a short task for an hour or so, then rechecking the bands for activity. At the end of the day, I had gotten a lot of small jobs done but only made three CX QSOs.

Tuesday was not much better. I added eight more QSOs; five of which were with Al (W8UT). AI and I actually had a sixth QSO, but his Hallicrafters "FPM- 300" (nice one, AI) faded out on receive, and AI was unable to confirm my information. Thanks, anyway, to Al for his perseverance. Later attempts to use 80 meters were essentially fruitless because of horrific QRN/storm static.

On a somewhat humerous note, in the early evening on Tuesday, I tuned 20 meters and heard Rocco (N6KN) working a CX pile-up that he created! For some reason, Rocco just never gets the memo that conditions are bad, and that he can't do that. (HI) I tried calling him seven or eight times to no avail. The band only works for Rocco. (HI) Apparently, short-skip was favoring California at that time, and I was unable to break through the closer multitude that Rocco had raised. Rocco is definitely the "Pied Piper" of the Classic Exchange.

On the weather front (pun :-), I was happy to see an absence of extreme weather throughout the summer. However, things changed at the beginning of September, as I cautioned in my last January CX commentary. I am sorry that September turned out to be a tough month for many southeastern states. I have been hearing dire reports for this upcoming winter. Personally, for northwest-NJ, I don't see any evidence that would support such claims. In fact, I am expecting well below-average snowfall for this area. However, having said that, this winter looks to me to be shaping up as one that will exhibit great reqlonal variations. So ... a word to the wise; low snowfall in northwest-NJ may be accompanied by record snowfalls in the Great Lakes region or parts of the South. Be ready and check over those antennas early. You don't want to be left in the middle of a severe winter with downed antennas.

RIGS
Hammarlund HX-50
Hallicrafters SX-115
Hallicrafters SR-160
Gonset GSB-100
National-303

SCORE Mode:CW
QSOs: 131
AGE: 334
Score: 43,754

Mode:SSB
QSOs: 11
AGE: 334
Score: 3,674
GRAND TOTAL: 47,428

Here's to wishing everyone a great holiday season. And with that, special thanks to Mac for his skills and time making this event and its newsletter happen.

-73-
John
N2BE


WB2AWQ/7 Howie

Howdy CXers!

The Fall CW CX started very early (for me). First contact was at 1304Z on 40M, with Jim W8ZR, with a good sounding Multi-Elmac AF68 and PMR4. Then...nothing! Went to 20M, and while the band was open based on other signals received, not a CXer in hearing range. I got up at 6 AM PDT, where were the East coasters???

Next CX contact didn''t occur until 1737Z, when I worked W7ESN while waiting for the XYL to get ready for a brunch outing. That was on 20M, which also kept me busy until about 5 PM local. 40M kept things going until about 8:30 PM local, then down to 80M.

I added three pieces of gear to the Fall lineup my R-388, still only about 50% functional frequency-wise, made its debut on 40M and did a fine job; a WW2 ATA Command transmitter for 80M, which had been giving me fits getting the signal cleaned up before CX. Got the signal clean for the first few minutes of operation. By the time I had qualified it with the requisite three QSOs, it sounded like a big old porker that just lost its tail. Surprisingly, Jim W8KGI gave it a 559. I''d have given it a T4CCC rating. What a squealer. By far, it was the worst note I'd heard on CX this round. Can I nominate myself for that? Back to the drawing board for that one!

I also finally got my Gonset G76 transceiver back on the air, after a recapping of the RF amp. It did well on 80 and 40 CW, but when I went to try it on phone (it''s the only medium power HF tube transceiver that I know of with high level plate modulation), it didn't do much, and I had no time to delve into that problem.

I'd like to nominate Mike W7DRA for having the most unique setup in this CX. He was using an ARC-5 command set as a VFO, driving a Globe Chief transmitter, driving a 304TL amp. I guess as long as one doesn't make large frequency excursions it would be OK but QSYing band to band could be a cramp!

I''d also like to nominate Ron K2RP for runner-up in the RUST (Really Ugly Sounding Transmitter) award, after my ATA. Like my ATA, Ron's Knight T50 also suffered from lots of crud, drift, and other signal maladies. I'm amazed no OO stations gave out any "awards" on these.

In my log, National was the most popular brand, followed closely by Johnson. Interestingly, I only worked three others with military gear this time around.

I was glad to get all the rigs I had lined up qualified. It was tight, but got it all.

I listened (and called CQ) a number of times both on Sunday and Tuesday for the phone CX but heard nothing, although conditions were not very good that weekend. So no phone QSOs to add to my score.

SCORE
Mode: CW
QSOs: 32
AGE: 1,235
Score: 39,520
Novice: 1,000
Bonus: 1,000
Grand Total: 41,520

Looking forward to the Winter CX!

73,
Howie
WB2AWQ
Reno NV


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WB2AWQ L to R: Gonset G76, power supply, BC-458A, ATA, external matching cap for ATA/BC-458 outputs


JO3TAP Tomo

This time, it was well without any mechanical problems. FT101 was good !

I was able to get the expectations and fun.Thanks CX!

SCORES FOR THREE OR FEWER RECEIVER-TRANSMITTER PAIRS

CX Machinery List(2016 Sep)CW
FT991,FT2000D, FT101B(1973)(43y)
TOTAL 86 years
CX Machinery List(2016 Sep)SSB,AM
FT991,FT2000D, FT101B(1973)(43y)
TOTAL 86 years

.......................................... SCORE SUMMARY
69 CW QSOs(Sunday)
86 Total age of CW gear
CW Score 5,934
57 SSB QSOs(Sunday)
86 Total age of CW gear
SSB Score 4,902
45 AM QSOs(Sunday)
86 Total age of CW gear
AM Score 3,870
GRAND Total 14,706

JO3TAP
Tomonori Sakata
3-7-1-806,Honjouhigashi,Kita-ku
Osaka-city,Osaka 531-0074
Japan
Tel 06-6374-2440
tomosakata@yk2.so-net.ne.jp


K4JYS Bill

I had some conflicts this time, but still had plenty of fun.
Tnx to Mario and John for a goodly bunch of contacts and others as well for all the QSOs.
Again, Mac and crew did the usual good job.

..73 de Bill K4JYS

EQUIPMENT USED:
VIKING 2 (1952) 64 YRS
SX-71 (1950) 66 YRS

AF-67 (1953) 63 YRS
HQ-129X (1945) 71 YRS

DX40 (1958) 58 YRS
HQ100 (1956) 60 YRS

TOTAL YEARS: 382
TOTAL QSOs: 26
POINTS: (YRS X QSOs): 9932
BONUS POINTS: NOVICE XMTR DX40 (1000 PTS)
RCVR HQ100 (1000 PTS)
ELMAC AF-67 (1000 PTS)
TOTAL BONUS PTS ---------------3000 PTS
TOTAL SCORE----------------------12932

SEPT 2016 CLASSIC EXCHANGE LOG CW-BILL STEWART K4JYS, SMITHFIELD NC THREE STATION CATAGORY
DATE          STN             BAND                 RST                  QTH  	    NAME                    TX                             RX                                          TIME        WRKD                                 S               R
9/11/16
1315	N2AK	7	589	589	NJ	MARIO	T-T CORSAIR	CORSAIR
1318	N2AK	7	599	599	NJ	MARIO	T-T OMNI C	OMNI C
1319	N2AK	7	599	599	NJ	MARIO	T-T OMNI 6	OMNI 6
1326	AA3EJ	7	599	599	PA	DAVE	FTDX1200	FTDX1200
1621	N2AK	7	599	599	NJ	MARIO	FT-101F	FT-101F
1626	N2AK	7	599	599	NJ	MARIO	SB104A	SB104A
1629	N2AK	7	599	599	NJ	MARIO	HW101	HW101
1633	N2BE	7	599	599C	NJ	JOHN	HAL. SR150	SR150
1645	KF4FET	7	599	559	SC	GENE	IC718	IC718
1651	N2BE	7	599	599C	NJ	JOHN	GSB100	NC303
1700	N2BE	7	599	599	NJ	JOHN	GSB100	NC303
1708	N2BE	7	599	599	NJ	JOHN	HAL. SR160	SR160
1716	W8UT	7	589	599	NC	AL	TR4CW	TR4CW
1723	N2BE	7	599	599	NJ	JOHN	HX50	SX115
1733	WQ8U	7	599	599	NC	MAC	T4X	R4A
1750	K4BSK	7	599	599	NC	EARL	TS440S	TS440S
1925	N2AK	7	599	599	NJ	MARIO	ARC5	ARC5
1929	K4BSK	7	599	599	NC	EARL	TR3	TR3
1948	KC2LXD	7	559	556	NY	RODNEY	TS2000	TS2000
2002	N4ZLD	7	599	599	NC	BUCK	IC730	IC730
2013	N2ATB	7	579	599	NJ	TONY	TR4C	TR4C
2017	K4SPO	7	579	579	KY	PAUL	AT-1	SX73
2029	N2OH	7	579	579	NJ	LARRY	K3	K3
2047	W8UT	7	599	599	NC	AL	HT32	SX115
2052	N2ATB	7	589	599	NJ	TONY	TS520S	TS520S
2055	W3ZT	7	579	599	NY	JOEL	HB 6L6	75A4





W8UT Al

Hi Mark, et al,
That's a bit late for me. I plan to get on for a while shortly, abt 7:30 - 9PM ET., on 40m, 7035-7045 +- Got the SR-2000 on there b4 supper, but only abt 150w out for some reason, wkd Mario, N2AK. A while ago (2+ mo.s maybe) it was going gangbusters on 20m SSB.

Hope for a cupla more QSO's with it, then maybe the KWM-2A for a bit. Had HT-32/SX-115, B-twins on Sun., TR-4Cw on Sun. & today. First time I've had any luck on Tues. Might try 80m, but haven't heard much there in the evenings b4.

The following is an interesting example of text not quite making it through the text reader without errors. HiHi Mac

For 2016
Drake B-twins L968, age 2x(2016-1968)=96
Drake TR-4c w !964, age 2x(20L6-L964)=2v52 =104
Hallicrafters HT-32 2OL6-1957 =59
Hallicrafters SX-115 2016-1961= 55 Hatlicrafters SR-2000 2x(2OL6-L965) = 102
Hallicrafters FPM-300 88
Collins KWM-2A 2x(2ot6-1961)=110
Hammarlund HX-500 = 55
Drake 2-B 2016-1961 = 55
Johnson Invader 2OOO 20L6-L96L = 55
Hallicrafters SX-101A 2OL6-1959 = 57

ToTAL age =*{6TOTAL QSo's =l?BAsEscore = bonus = Final Score 79A
Translation
Total Age = 416
Total QSOs = 19
Base Score = 7,904
Bonus = 0
Total Score = 7,904

73,
Al, W8UT

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K3MSB Mark

With a Sunday wedding to attend, I didn't have much time for the CX that day but I managed to qualify my SCR-274N on 40 and 80 meters. I spent about an hour or so on 40M in the early evening, then about an hour or so on 80M after midnight EDT.

Power was around 40W on both bands going into a ground mounted vertical with 30 radials.

My BC-459A still has a frequency jump problem that I've been trying to get rid of for a year with no success. It then dawned on me that my 459 is really the Army's first prototype at frequency agile communications!

I worked Jim W8KGI on 40M who was running his BC459 transmitter and BC455 receiver (with BC453 Q5'er). After midnight I was delighted to again work Jim on 80M, but this time he was running his CBY 52209 transmitter and RX BC-454 receiver (with BC-453 Q5'er). I think this is the first time Jim and I have successfully had dual band Command Set to Command Set QSOs in a CX! That was great! The QRN was brutal on 80M!

Tuesday evening it was easier on the ears as I qualified my novice station, a B&W 5100B and Hallicrafters SX-111 Mk 1 receiver.

I received an "award"" from an OO station for chirps on my 40M ARC-5 signal on Sunday! My first ever OO notice!

GEAR
B&W 5100B
Hallicrafters SX-111 Mk1
SCR-274:
TX: BC-459A RX: BC-455A TX: BC-696A RX: BC-454A Total Age 416

SCORE
Mode: CW
QSOs: 14
Age: 416
Score: 5,824
Novice Rig: 2,000
Grand Total: 7,8234

73 Mark K3MSB


K0KP REX


K0KP is located at Fish Lake, 15 mi. NW of Duluth, MN.

73 Rex K0KP
MODE
QSOs
AGE
NOVICE
BONUS
TOTAL
CW
29
206
-
-
5,974
AM
-
-
-
-
-
SSB
-
-
-
-
-
FM
-
-
-
-
-
TOTAL
-
-
-
-
5,974

Date:  Time UTC: Station:  RST:  QTH: Name: Band: Mode: His Rig:    My Rig: 
 
12 Sept 2016 03:07  NZ2BE  599/599 NJ John 80 CW Hammar HX50 / SX 111  Drake T-4XB / R-4B
12 Sept 2016 03:29  KG0LD  599/599 NE Bill 80 CW BC696A / BC348R  Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
12 Sept 2016 03:47  WB2AWQ 559/559 NV Howie 80 CW Gonset G76   Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
12 Sept 2016 04:00  W7ESN  599/589 WA Mark 80 CW Yaesu FT-One   Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
12 Sept 2016 04:09  K3MSB  579/559 PA Mark 80 CW BC696A / BC464  Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
12 Sept 2016 04:14  KA3LOC  579/579 KS Ric 80 CW TS-590    Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
12 Sept 2016 04:40  W8KGI  579/559 NM Jim 80 CW BC597 / HRO-50  Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
13 Sept 2016 13:43  N2ATB  599/599 NJ Tony 40 CW TS-130S / NC-303  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 13:51  W8TM  579/559 OH Paul 40 CW SB-401 / SB-301   Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 13:55  N2ATB  599/599 NJ Tony 40 CW Kenwood TS-440  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 13:58  K9DP  599/579 IN Dan 40 CW Kenwood TS-590SG  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 14:08  W7ESN  579/559 WA Mark 40 CW 310B / WJ8718   Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 14:12  W7ESN  579/559 WA Mark 40 CW 100V / RA6790   Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 14:18  W7ESN  599/559 WA Mark 40 CW Homebrew / RA1792  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 14:23  W7ESN  599/559 WA Mark 40 CW Viking II / Drake 1A  Heath AT-1 / SB-303
13 Sept 2016 14:27  W7ESN  599/559 WA Mark 40 CW Viking II / Harris RF505A  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 14:29  W9CBT  599.569 IL Dick 40 CW 50 W    Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 15:31  W2JAZ  559/579 DE Rick 20 CW Elecraft QRP 5W  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 16:13  KD1RT  569/449 MA Roy 20 CW FT-717    Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
13 Sept 2016 16:32  W8KGI  559/569C NM Jim 20 CW Heath DX-20 / 75A3  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 00:17  W7ESN  579/559 WA Mark 20 CW Homebrew 5894 / WJ8615P Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 00:22  W7ESN  579/559 WA Mark 20  CW Viking II / Racal RA 1793  Heath AT-1 / SB-303
14 Sept 2016 01:05  N5GW  599/559 MS Gene 40 CW Ten Tec Triton 544  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 01:10  K4IBZ  579/579 FL Bill 40 CW Gonset G77 / Gonset G66B Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 01:19  KG9ML  579/589 IL Mike 40 CW FT-817 QRP   Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 01:30  K8HLQ  599/569 IN Bert 40 CW HT-37 / 75A4   Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 01:37  K3MSB  579/459 PA Mark 40 CW B&W 5100B / SX-111  Heath AT-1 / SB-303 
14 Sept 2016 04:05  KJ6K  599/579 CA John 40 CW IC-7300    Drake T-4XB / R-4B 
14 Sept 2016 05:03  W7ESN  579/559 WA Mark 40 CW Homebrew Xceiver 6146 Drake T-4XB / R-4



K0KP
Rex Greenwell
5201 Birch Acres Rd
Duluth, MN 55803


KW3U JIM

Very nice qsos with all, wow what terrific gear out there, SX115, HX50, multielmac stn,
And what I thought was neatest was the ARC5 tx and rx that Mario (n2ak) ran.

Tnx for running this event,

Jim kw3u

Equipment used this year was the
Johnson adventurer ~ 1959 with original caps but a Collins meter.
Drake 2nt ~1968 drake 2B ~1962
Eico 720 ~1959 new caps recent addition
Drake 2c and 2cq ~1969 just bought this year, great but like the 2b for cw better.


SCORE
MODE: CW
QSOs: 11
AGE: 263
Score: 2,893
Novice Rig: 2,000
GRAND TOTAL: 4,893


W2IQK Carl

Mac,
Here is my CX CW entry:

My station is all homebrew, receiver and transmitter, all tubes; most of it built in the past 10 years. 805 is the final tube this weekend.

Sorry that no AM or SSB stations even heard on 40, 20, or 15. I don't have transmit capability on 80 or 160 so maybe there was some voice activity there.

W7ESN, Mark, was much of my score. He has a huge amount of gear on the air.
Editor's note: Carl is in Slate Hill, NY and Mark is in Spokane, WA. - 2,561 miles

20 QSOs x 25 years = 500 points.

73,
W2IQK
Carl


W4BOH Wilson

Not much energy available.

RIG: FT-950
QSOs:16
AGE: 2 x 9 = 18
SCORE: 288

73
W4BOH
Wilson


GW3OQK Andrew


I am sending this as a check log to confirm my two QSOs which were on 40m with N2AK (3368 miles) and N2ATB (3372 miles). They might be in line for a DX award.

Also of note is that I heard the power oscillator of VE3LYX (3296 miles) at 2313 13/9/16. It has a characteristic chirp.

I have recordings of these QSOs on MP3 files.

Unfortunately I returned too late from a music session to put my vintage gear on air.

Best wishes to everybody, GW3OQK
3 Pleasant Road, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA49WH, WALES.
Locator io71

Rig: Kenwood TS850 100w.
Ant: Inverted L,13m tall 10m top.
Key: Marconi 365B from 1950s.
Mode: CW
QSOs: 2
Age of gear: About 20 years
(Not a classic)

Andrew Fairgrieve GW3OQK



THE FOLLOWING ARE THE INPUTS FROM THE FOUR OR MORE RIG CXers


JA3KNB KAZU

CW REPORT
It was 15 and 20 using 2 ele HB9CV(15)/ 4 ele YAGI(20).
I managed 31 pieces of gear for CW.and worked.
Sunday ,TAKA/JF3RDE,TOMO/JO3TAP, TOMO/JA6DOU/3 with 136 CW QSOs.

SSB REPORT
It was 15 and 20 using 2 ele HB9CV(15)/ 4 ele YAGI(20).
I managed 25 pieces of gear for SSB.and worked.
Sunday ,TAKA/JF3RDE,TOMO/JO3TAP,TOMO/JA6DOU/3, with 110 SSB QSOs.
Tuesday,MASA/JP3KMU with 17 SSB QSOs.

AM REPORT
It was 15 and 20 using 2 ele HB9CV(15)/ 4 ele YAGI(20).
I managed 21 pieces of gear for AM.and worked
Sunday ,TOMO/JO3TAP,TOMO/JA6DOU/3, with 60 AM QSOs.
Tuesday,TAKA/JF3RDE,MASA/JP3KMU with 42 AM QSOs.


KA3KNB SCORE
MODE
QSOs
AGE
TOTAL
CW
136
2,110
286,960
AM
102
1,308
133,416
SSB
127
1,760
223,520
FM
-
-
-
NOVICE
-
-
2,000
BONUS
-
-
-
TOTAL
-
-
645,896

RIGS

CX Machinery List(2016Sept)CW

1.Collins 75S-3C 32S-3 (1968)            48 X 2 =  96
2.Collins 75S-1 32S-1 (1960)              56 X 2 = 112
3.Collins KWM-2  (1960)                  56 X 2 = 112
4.HeathkitHW-8 NO1    (1975)              41 X 2 =  82
5.HeathkitHW-8 NO2    (1975)              41 X 2 =  82
6.Drake Cline NO1(R-4C 1976 T-4XC 1976)  40 X 2 =  80
7.Hammarlund HQ100-A(1960) Heathkit DX-40
                                  (1957) 56 + 59= 115
8. TRIO 9R-59 TX88A(1960)                56 X 2 = 112
9. FRDX400 FLDX400(1968)                  48 X 2 =  96
10.FT200  (1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
11.Drake TR-4 NO1(1966)                  50 X 2 = 100
12.Drake Cline NO2(R-4C 1976 T-4XC 1976)  40 X 2 =  80
13.TS-130 (1980)                          36 X 2 =  72
14.FT101S(1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
15.Heathkit SB-102 (1970)                46 X 2 =  92
16.Hallicrafters SX-111 HT-37 (1960)      56 X 2 = 112
17.Hallicrafters SX-99(1955) *HT-37      61 X 1 =  61
18.Heathkit SB-104A(1) (1978)            38 X 2 =  76
19.Heathkit SB-104A(2) (1978)            38 X 2 =  76
20.FT101ES(1970)                          41 X 2 =  82
21.FT101  (1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
22.TS510D(1968)                          48 X 2 =  96
23.Drake TR-4 NO2(1966)                  50 X 2 = 100

                                            TOTAL 2,110
.........................................................

QSOs CW Sunday = 136
QSOs CW Tuesday = 0
Total CW QSOs = 136

Age of CW gear rualified Sunday = 2,110 Years
Age of CW gear rualified Tuesday = 0 Years
Total age for score computation = 2,110 Years

Combined Sunday and Tuesday CW score is then 136 x 2,110 = 286,960



CX Machinery List(2016Sept)AM

1.Drake Cline NO1(R-4C 1976 T-4XC 1976)  40 X 2 =  80
2.Drake *T-4XC  Collins 75S-1            56 X 1 =  56
3.Drake *T-4XC  Collins 75S-3C            48 X 1 =  48
4.Hammarlund HQ100-A(1960) Heathkit DX-40
                                  (1957) 56 + 59= 115
5.TRIO 9R-59 TX88A(1960)                  56 X 2 = 112
6.FRDX400 FLDX400(1968)                  48 X 2 =  96
7.FT200  (1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
8.Drake TR-4 NO1 (1966)                  50 X 2 = 100
9.Drake Cline NO2(R-4C 1976 T-4XC 1976)  40 X 2 =  80
10.FT101S(1975)                          41 X 2 =  82
11.Hallicrafters SX-111 HT-37 (1960)      56 X 2 = 112
12.Hallicrafters SX-99(1955) *HT-37      61 X 1 =  61
13.FT101ES(1975)                          41 X 2 =  82
14.FT101  (1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
15.Drake TR-4 NO2 (1966)                  50 X 2 = 100

                                            TOTAL 1,308
....................................................................
QSOs AM Sunday = 60
QSOs AM Tuesday =42
Total AM QSOs = 102

Age of AM gear rualified Sunday = 1,308 Years
Age of AM gear rualified Tuesday = 0 Years
Total age for score computation = 1,308 Years

Combined Sunday and Tuesday AM score is then 102 x 1,308 = 133,416



CX Machinery List(2016Sept)SSB

1.Collins 75S-3C 32S-3 (1968)            48 X 2 =  96
2.Collins 75S-1 32S-1 (1960)              56 X 2 = 112
3.Collins KWM-2  (1960)                  56 X 2 = 112
4.Drake Cline NO1(R-4C 1976 T-4XC 1976)  40 X 2 =  80
5.FRDX400 FLDX400(1968)                  48 X 2 =  96
6.FT200  (1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
7.Drake TR-4 NO1 (1966)                  50 X 2 = 100
8.Drake Cline NO2(R-4C 1976 T-4XC 1976)  40 X 2 =  80
9.TS-130 (1980)                          36 X 2 =  72
10.FT101S(1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
11.Heathkit SB-102 (1970)                46 X 2 =  92
12.Hallicrafters SX-111 HT-37 (1960)      56 X 2 = 112
13.Heathkit SB-104A(1) (1978)            38 X 2 =  76
14.Heathkit SB-104A(2) (1978)            38 X 2 =  76
15.FT101ES(1975)                          41 X 2 =  82
16.FT101  (1970)                          46 X 2 =  92
17.TS510D(1968)                          48 X 2 =  96
18.Heathkit HW-32A(1965)                  51 X 2 = 102
19.Drake TR-4 NO2(1966)                  50 X 2 = 100

                                            TOTAL 1,760

.............................................................

QSOs SSB Sunday = 110
QSOs SSB Tuesday = 17
Total SSB QSOs = 127

Age of SSB gear rualified Sunday = 1,760 Years
Age of SSB gear rualified Tuesday =    0 Years
Total age for score computation = 1,760  Years

Combined Sunday and Tuesday SSB score is 
then 127 x 1,760 = 223,520


...

Look forward to the next CX.
73
Matsumura Kazuto (JA3KNB)
575-0043 13-5 Kitade-chou
Shijyounawate-City OSAKA JAPAN
TEL:072-863-6667 FAX:072-863-6668
kazu@com-unity.co.jp


W8KGI Jim

Dear Mac,
It's high time I sent you a report for the September CX.
Let me cut to the scores first of all.
On CW I made 117 QSOs with 3,544 years of gear for 414,648 points.
On SSB I made 54 QSOs with 863 years of gear for 46,602 points.
I listened on AM but heard no one working the CX so I didn't make any points there.
I also qualified my Novice gear, HRO-50T and HB 6AG7/6146 for an extra 2,000 points and an Elmac AF-68 on CW for 1,000 points.
So my total score is 464,250.

As usual there was plenty of CW activity on Sunday afternoon and evening, 75 QSOs, and some decent activity on Tuesday as well for an additional 42 QSOs.
SSB activity was sparse.
On Sunday the only stations I contacted using Classic gear were Roger, N4NRW using a 75S1, 32S1 and 30L1; Fox, W7FOX, using an SB-101; and Paul, K2LMQ, using an SBE-34.
On Tuesday I added Ed, K7MWL/7, using an Atlas 210.

By far my most memorable contacts this time were Command Set Station Two-Ways on 40 and 80 CW with Mark, K3MSB. On 40 Mark ran a BC459 and BC455 pair against my BC459 and BC455/BC453. On 80 Mark ran his BC696A and BC454A against my CBY52209 (Navy BC457) and BC454/BC453. (I use the BC453 as a Q-5er with both of the high frequency receivers for both better selectivity and better bandspread tuning.) I'll bet it's been a long time since anything like that was done!

My equipment on CW was:
Receivers
NC-303,
SX28A,
HRO-5TA1,
HRO-50R1,
75A3,
HQ170A,
HRO-50T,
75A4,
SX28,
HRO,
NC101X,
R4B,
BC454/BC453,
BC455/BC453,
NC173,
NC200,
FBX,
RME69,
BC348R,
SX73,
HQ129x,
HQ120,
RME70, and
SW3;
Transmitters
DX100,
Viking I,
Apache,
HT20,
Viking II,
Valiant,
DX60,
Central Electronics 100V,
HT32,
Knight T150,
National NTX30,
BC459,
CBY52209,
Millen 90800,
Meissner 1941 Signal Shifter,
TBS50C/D,
DX20,
Lysco 600,
Globe Scout 680,
Globe King 275,
Ranger,
AF68,
Lettine 240,
Globe Chief 90,
McMurdo Silver 701,
AT-1,
and my home brew 6AG7/6146 novice rig.

On SSB,
my Receivers were
75A3,
NC303,
HQ170A,
HRO50T,
75A4 and
R4B.
My SSB transmitters were
SB-400,
B&W 6100,
Apache/SB-10,
HT32,
CE 100V,
T4X,
and Eldico SSB100.
I also used a KWM1 transceiver.

My Johnson Adventurer decided not to work due to a burned out power transformer! I found a replacement TV set power transformer in my junk box that just fit, and now the Adventurer will have no excuses this winter.

It's really too bad there isn't more AM activity out here in the Southwest (New Mexico). I think I'll make a post to several of the reflectors like AM Radio, Boatanchors, and the AWA, and advertise when I plan on being on AM for the Winter CX. Perhaps I can get a few guys to look for me or to make a sked.
Anyone who would like to discuss a possible sked on any mode is welcome to contact me directly at w8kgi@arrl.net.

Thanks, Mac, for all your good work.
CU in January I hope.
73,
Jim Hanlon, W8KGI
Discover something new.


K2RP Ron

Hi Mac
Thanks for all you do.
My qualification buddy, N6KN, wasn't available for the cw event, so had a bunch of rigs left over that I couldn't qualify.
Also, I'm getting a bit old to swap out all those rigs. Having Tuesday helps a bunch.

Qualified 4 new ones this time: Drake TR3 that I just acquired, Knight T60 that I found at Dayton for $10 (worked when I got it home without help), and two that have been in the repair queue for a long time: Heath SB300 and a rare Electro Mechanical VX101 Jr from 1947. Click
HERE for photos for some of these.

Thanks for all you do, and waiting for the next event!

Ron K2RP
MODE
QSOs
AGE
TOTAL
CW
59
2242
132,278
AM
10
323
3,230
SSB
77
1,968
151,536
FM
-
-
-
NOVICE
-
-
1,000
BONUS
-
-
1,000
TOTAL
-
-
289,044

CW									
DATE	TIME	BAND	CALL	RST RCD	RST SENT	NAME	STATE	HIS EQUIPMENT 	MY EQUIPMENT
9/11/2016	1509	40	W7FOX	599	599	FOX	AZ	1625/51S1A	GSB100/HQ170
9/11/2016	1529	40	K1JD	559	569	JOHN	NM	T4XC/R4C	VX101 JR/SB300
9/11/2016	1539	40	K1JD	559	569	JOHN	NM	T4XC/R4C	GSB100/HQ170
9/11/2016	1554	40	W6E	579	599	LEO	CA	KWD TS850	T4XB/R4B
9/11/2016	1559	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FT1000MP	T4XB/R4B
9/11/2016	1600	40	W7FOX	599	599	FOX	AZ	1625/51S1A	T4XB/R4B
9/11/2016	1605	40	W7FOX	599	599	FOX	AZ	1625/51S1A	VX101 JR/SB300
9/11/2016	1621	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FT1000MP	GSB100/HQ170
9/11/2016	1626	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FT1000MP	VX101 JR/SB300
9/11/2016	1652	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	TS50	SR400
9/11/2016	1704	40	KJ6CA	579	599	BOB	CA	FT1000MP	GALAXY V
9/11/2016	1718	40	K6BZZ	579	599	DICK	AZ	FT1000MP	NCX-3
9/11/2016	1721	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FTDX3000	NCX-3
9/11/2016	1724	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FTDX3000	GALAXY V
9/11/2016	1730	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	TS50	GALAXY V
9/11/2016	1732	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	TS50	NCX-3
9/11/2016	1959	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	K3	B&W 6100/75A4
9/11/2016	2001	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	K3X	B&W 6100/75A4
9/11/2016	2003	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	TENTEC ARGOSY	B&W 6100/75A4
9/11/2016	2109	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	K3	SR400
9/11/2016	2111	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	KX3	SR400
9/11/2016	2318	40	KF6NCX	599	599	LARRY	CA	FT450D	LYSCO 600/75A2
9/11/2016	2340	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	CUBIC 103	LYSCO 600/75A2
9/11/2016	2348	40	W7GVE	599	599	ED	AZ	FT450D	LYSCO 600/75A2
9/12/2016	0009	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	CUBIC 103	AT1/SX71
9/12/2016	0015	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	TENTEC ARGOSY	AT1/SX71
9/12/2016	0019	40	K6KOI	599	599	JOHN 	CA 	K3	AT1/SX71
9/12/2016	0204	40	W6B	599	599	ARNIE	CA	TS950	TR3
9/12/2016	0227	40	WA7LRD	599	599	KENT	AZ	FT450D	TR3
9/12/2016	0231	40	W6B	599	599	ARNIE	CA	TS950	TR3
9/12/2016	0325	40	WB2AWQ	579	599	HOWIE	NV	BC458A/BC348Q	RANGER/HQ170
9/12/2016	0331	40	WB2AWQ	599	599	HOWIE	NV	G76	RANGER/HQ170
9/12/2016	0356	80	WB2AWQ	599	599	HOWIE	NV	G76	RANGER/HQ170
9/12/2016	0401	80	WB2AWQ	599	599	HOWIE	NV	ATA/HRO	RANGER/HQ170
9/13/2016	1919	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	CE200V/DRAKE 1A	DX100/SX25
9/13/2016	1923	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	CE200V/HRO7B	VIKING I/SX25
9/13/2016	1926	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	CE 200VSX28	VIKING I/SX25
9/13/2016	1929	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	CE 200VSX28	VIKING I/SX100
9/13/2016	1931	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	CE200V/HRO7B	DX100/SX100
9/13/2016	1933	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	CE200V/DRAKE 1A	DX100/SX100
9/13/2016	1943	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	VALIANT/AR88	AF68/HQ120
9/13/2016	1944	40	K2LMQ	599	599	PAUL	AZ	VALIANT/R390A	AF68/HQ120
9/13/2016	1957	40	W8KGI	339	559	PAUL	AZ	GLOBE KING/RME70	AF68/HQ120
9/13/2016	2050	40	W6JL	579	599	DON	CA	HB/HB	HT32/HQ140X
9/13/2016	2102	40	W6JL	579	599	DON	CA	HB/HB	HT32/SX43
9/13/2016	2244	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FT1000MP	HT32/HQ140X
9/13/2016	2246	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FTDX3000	HT32/SX43
9/13/2016	2249	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	FT1000MP	HT32/SX43
9/13/2016	2251	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	TS50	HT32/SX43
9/13/2016	2252	40	K6BZZ	599	599	DICK	AZ	TS50	HT32/HQ140X
9/13/2016	2345	40	WB2AWQ	599	599	HOWIE 	NV	MILLEN 90800/R4B	T60/DRAKE 1A
9/13/2016	2347	40	WB2AWQ	599	599	HOWIE	NV	MILLEN 90800/R4B	MARAUDER/1A
9/14/2016	0003	40	WB2AWQ	599	599	HOWIE	NV	MILLEN 90800/R4B	ADVENTURER/1A
9/14/2016	0038	40	KK6GHA	599	599	KEN 	CA	TS590S	T60/DRAKE 2B
9/14/2016	0052	40	KK6GHA	599	599	KEN 	CA	TS590S	MARAUDER/DRAKE 2B
9/14/2016	0135	80	W6B	599	599	ARNIE	CA	TS950	ADVENTURER/DRAKE 2B
9/14/2016	0415	80	AI6U	599	599	DON	CA	TS590S	ADVENTURER/DRAKE 2B
9/14/2016	0422	80	AI6U	599	599	DON	CA	TS590S	T60/DRAKE 2B
9/14/2016	0430	80	AI6U	599	599	DON	CA	TS590S	MARAUDER/DRAKE 2B
									
	CW-TX	Year	Age	CW-RX		Year	Age		
B&W	6100	1961	55	Collins	75A2	1950	66		
Drake	T4XB	1967	49	Collins	75A4	1955	61		
Drake	TR3	1963	53	Drake	Drake 1A	1957	59		
EMC	VX101Jr	1947	69	Drake	Drake 2B	1961	55		
Gonset	GSB100	1958	58	Drake	R4B	1967	49		
Halli	HT32	1957	59	Drake	TR3	1963	53		
Halli	SR400	1965	51	Halli	SR400	1965	51		
Heath	AT1	1952	64	Halli	SX100	1954	62		
Heath	DX100	1954	62	Halli	SX25	1940	76		
Heath	Marauder	1962	54	Halli	SX43	1947	69		
Johnson	Adventurer	1954	62	Halli	SX71	1949	67		
Johnson	Ranger	1954	62	Hammarlund	HQ120X	1938	78		
Johnson	Viking I 	1949	67	Hammarlund	HQ140X	1953	63		
Knight	T60	1956	60	Hammarlund	HQ170	1958	58		
Lysco	600	1950	66	Heath	SB300	1963	53		
Multi Elmac	AF68	1960	56	Heath	SB303	1970	46		
National	NCX3	1963	53	National	HRO60	1952	64		
WRL	Galaxy V	1964	52	National	NC190	1961	55		
				National	NCX3	1963	53		
				WRL 	Galaxy V	1964	52		
									
	Total Ages		1052				1190	2242	
									
									
AM									
DATE	TIME	BAND	CALL	RST RCD	RST SENT	NAME	STATE	HIS EQUIPMENT 	MY EQUIPMENT
9/27/2016	2341	40	WB6YEC	59	59	GEORGE	CA	HB/RME 4350	Ranger/HQ170
9/27/2016	2343	40	K3YAZ	55	55	FRANK	AZ	BC610/IC72	Ranger/HQ170
9/27/2016	2345	40	WA1KNX	55	55	DEAN	AZ	DX100/IC735	Ranger/HQ170
9/27/2016	2348	40	W6ZKH	55	59	JOHN	CA	VALIANT/NC300	Ranger/HQ170
9/28/2016	0015	80	WB6YEC	59	59	GEORGE	CA	RANGER/75A4	DX100/HQ120
9/28/2016	0017	80	WB6YEC	59	59	GEORGE	CA	RANGER/75A4	DX100/HQ140
9/28/2016	'0040 	80	AK6R	57	57	BOB	CA	VALIANT/SX100	DX100/HQ140
9/28/2016	0043	80	AK6R	57	57	BOB	CA	VALIANT/SX100	DX100/HQ120
9/28/2016	0425	80	W6JBR	55	55	JOHN	CA	FT450	DX100/HQ120
9/28/2016	0428	80	W6JBR	55	55	JOHN	CA	FT450	DX100/HQ140
									
									
	TX	YEAR	AGE		RX	YEAR	AGE		
	DX100	1954	62		HQ170	1958	58		
	RANGER	1954	62		HQ120	1938	78		
					HQ140	1953	63		
									
			124				199	323	
									
									
SSB									
DATE	TIME	BAND	CALL	RST RCD	RST SENT	NAME	STATE	HIS EQUIPMENT 	MY EQUIPMENT
9/25/2016	1438	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	TR4	SB303/401
9/25/2016	1447	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SB301/401	SB303/401
9/25/2016	1450	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	6100/75A4	SB303/401
9/25/2016	1455	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	6100/75A4	HW12
9/25/2016	1457	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	TR4	HW12
9/25/2016	1458	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SB301/401	HW12
9/25/2016	1500	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SB301/401	NCX 3
9/25/2016	1502	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	TR4	NCX 3
9/25/2016	1503	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	6100/75A4	NCX 3
9/25/2016	1511	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S3/75S3B	SR400
9/25/2016	1515	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	NCX5	SR400
9/25/2016	1518	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	T4XC/R4C	SR400
9/25/2016	1520	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	T4XC/R4C	GALAXY V
9/25/2016	1524	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	NCX5	GALAXY V
9/25/2016	1536	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S3/75S3B	GALAXY V
9/25/2016	1538	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S3/75S3B	GSB100/HQ170
9/25/2016	1540	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	NCX5	GSB100/HQ170
9/25/2016	1541	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	T4XC/R4C	GSB100/HQ170
9/25/2016	1549	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SWAN 500CX	T4XB/R4B
9/25/2016	1552	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S3/75S3	T4XB/R4B
9/25/2016	1554	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	TS900	T4XB/R4B
9/25/2016	1602	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	TS900	6100/75A4
9/25/2016	1603	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S3/75S3B	6100/75A4
9/25/2016	1604	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SWAN 500CX	6100/75A4
9/25/2016	1607	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SWAN 500CX	NCX3
9/25/2016	1609	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S3/75S3	NCX3
9/25/2016	1611	75	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	TS900	NCX3
9/25/2016	1623	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S1/75A4	HW22
9/25/2016	1630	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	HT44/SX117	HW22
9/25/2016	1633	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	GSB100/NC300	HW22
9/25/2016	1640	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	SP300	SWAN 140
9/25/2016	1643	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	HT44/SX117	SWAN 140
9/25/2016	1644	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S1/75A4	SWAN 140
9/25/2016	1647	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	32S1/75A4	FT1000 MK V
9/25/2016	1649	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	HT44/SX117	FT1000 MK V
9/25/2016	1652	40	N6KN	59	59	ROCCO	CA 	GSB100/NC300	FT1000 MK V
9/25/2016	2150	40	AE5QJ	58	59	CHRIS	AZ	TS2000	TR3
9/25/2016	2152	40	K5AJR	59	59	ALBERT	NM	FT857	TR3
9/25/2016	2218	40	KB7DH	59	59	DENNIS	AZ	TS570D	TR3
9/25/2016	2218	40	WK7ED	59	59	ED	AZ	TS2000	TR3
9/25/2016	2219	40	WA7UGS	55	59	MARIO	AZ	FT900	TR3
9/25/2016	2221	40	K7EDZ	59	59	ED	AZ	FTDX5000	TR3
9/25/2016	2222	40	KE7GGZ	59	59	DAN	AZ	TKM707	TR3
9/25/2016	2258	40	K6BZZ	59	59	DICK	AZ	FT3000	TR3
9/25/2016	2301	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	FLEX 5000	TR3
9/25/2016	2305	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	FLEX 5000	HT32/DRAKE 1A
9/25/2016	2312	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	FLEX 5000	HT32/SB300
9/25/2016	2317	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	ICC775	HT32/SB300
9/25/2016	2322	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	ICC775	HT32/DRAKE 1A
9/25/2016	2325	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	ICC775	HT32/DRAKE 2B
9/25/2016	2327	40	AK6R	59	59	BOB	CA 	FLEX 5000	HT32/SB300
9/25/2016	2334	40	K6BZZ	59	59	DICK	AZ	FT3000	HT32/DRAKE 1A
9/25/2016	2336	40	K6BZZ	59	59	DICK	AZ	FT3000	HT32/SB300
9/25/2016	2338	40	K6BZZ	59	59	DICK	AZ	FT3000	HT32/DRAKE 2B
9/25/2016	2352	40	W8KGI	22	59	JIM 	NM	T4X/HRO50	HT32/DRAKE 2B
9/25/2016	2354	40	K2LMQ	59	59	PAUL	AZ	SB34	HT32/DRAKE 2B
9/26/2016	0159	80	N6TTM	59	59	JEFF 	CA 	FT1000D	CE20A/SX101
9/26/2016	0201	80	N6JNY	59	59	JIMI	CA 	FT1000 	CE20A/SX101
9/26/2016	0220	80	N6HR	59	59	KEN	CA 	TS950SDX	CE20A/SX101
9/26/2016	0224	80	KK6OJR	59	59	WARREN	CA 	TS2000	CE20A/SX100
9/26/2016	0227	80	KI6NME	59	59	SAM	CA 	TS950SDX	CE20A/SX100
9/26/2016	0228	80	KK6SXL	59	59	DAVE	AZ	TS50	CE20A/SX100
9/26/2016	0300	80	K2LMQ	59	59	PAUL	AZ	COSMOPHONE 35	CE20A/NC190
9/26/2016	0327	80	K6DXN	59	59	SIMON	CA 	TS570S	CE20A/NC190
9/26/2016	0329	80	KK6HDU	59	59	MARK	CA 	TS2000	CE20A/NC190
9/26/2016	0300	80	KI6OWL	59	59	JEFF 	CA 	TS570D	CE20A/NC190
9/27/2016	2249	40	K6YWJ	59	59	TRIGG	AZ	IC718	32S3/75S3B
9/27/2016	2251	40	KF7FA	58	55	LARRY	NV	756 PRO 3	32S3/75S3B
9/27/2016	2252	40	N6NBV	59	59	STEVE	CA 	IC7851	32S3/75S3B
9/27/2016	2253	40	K6WFV	59	59	BOB	CA 	TS590S	32S3/75S3B
9/27/2016	2327	40	N6EED	59	59	TERRY	CA 	FT950	KWD T599/R599
9/27/2016	2329	40	WB6YEC	59	59	GEORGE	CA 	IC 756 PRO 3	KWD T599/R599
9/27/2016	2329	40	K6YWJ	59	59	TRIGG	AZ	IC718	KWD T599/R599
9/28/2016	0114	20	XE1B	59	59	MARK	MEXICO	IC 7600	HW32
9/28/2016	0114	20	KG7MZ	59	59	DEAN	WA	FTDX 5000	HW32
9/28/2016	0157	80	NU6X	59	59	MARK	AZ	IC 7800	32S3/75S3B
9/28/2016	0334	20	W6JBR	59	59	JOHN	CA	TS450	HW32
									
									
	 								
	SSB TX	Year	Age	SSB RX		Year	Age		
B&W	6100	1961	55	COLLINS	75A4	1955	61		
CE	20A	1953	63	COLLINS	75S3B	1963	53		
COLLINS	32S3	1963	53	DRAKE	1A	1957	59		
DRAKE	T4XB	1967	49	DRAKE	2B	1962	54		
DRAKE	TR3	1963	53	DRAKE	R4B	1967	49		
GONSET	GSB100	1958	58	DRAKE	TR3	1963	53		
HALLI	HT32	1957	59	HALLI	SR400	1965	51		
HALLI	SR400	1965	51	HALLI	SX100	1955	61		
HEATHKIT	HW12	1963	53	HALLI	SX101 	1956	60		
HEATHKIT	HW22	1963	53	HAMMARL	HQ170	1958	58		
HEATHKIT	HW32	1963	53	HEATHKIT	HW12	1963	53		
HEATHKIT	SB401	1966	50	HEATHKIT	HW22	1963	53		
KENWOOD 	T599	1970	46	HEATHKIT	HW32	1963	53		
NATIONAL 	NCX3	1962	54	HEATHKIT	SB300	1963	53		
SWAN 	140	1961	55	HEATHKIT	SB303	1970	46		
WRL	GALAXY V	1964	52	KENWOOD	R599	1970	46		
YAESU	FT1000 V	2000	16	NATIONAL 	NC190	1961	55		
 				NATIONAL 	NCX3	1962	54		
				SWAN 	140	1961	55		
				WRL	GALAXY V	1964	52		
				YAESU	FT1000 V	2000	16		
									
			873				1095	1968	
									
									



N6KN Rocco

Mac,
Here is my short CX report for the Sept 2016 event:

I had fun, and amazingly, there was no smoke in the shack this year!

CW: - no operation - was on trip to new Oregon vacation shack - no boatanchors. Oh, well. I have been spending a lot of time getting the Oregon shack set up, and I now have antennas up for 40, but I really need to acquire some boatanchors for up there.

SSB: Opened up on 3900 with Ron, K2RP. We qualified large stacks of radios for several hours, until it was time for brunch. I liked Ron's Swan 140 and NCX-3. At 0006Z, tried 20 meters with my trusty TR4 and worked several dozen stations. Clarence, WA5SWN, had a great sounding Swan 240. Ken, W5ISE, ran a 32S-1 and 75S-3; the S-1 had excellent audio. As usual, the "CQ Boatanchors" attracted a fairly steady pileup unitl I received the dinner call at 0020. Tuesdays are tough for me, so that was it for this CX.

Rigs Qualified:
TR4,
SB401/301,
BW6100/75A-4;
32S-3/75S3B,
NCX5,
Swan 500CX,
TS900,
32S-1/75A4,
HT44/SX117,
GSB100/NC300.

Mode: SSB - (No CW operation)
QSOs: 75
Age: 1,103 years
Total Score: 82,725

73,
Rocco N6KN


KG0LD Bill

Mode	QSOs	Total age	
CW	31	495	15345
SSB	13	294	3822
AM	19	843	16017
Totals	64		37471
Bonus	Johnson Adventurer		1000
Grand Total			73655
			
Johnson Adventurer was my novice 			
transmitter. I no longer have the 75A-1			


Radio	Made	Age	Tcvr x2
Drake TR-4C	1973	43	86
Johnson Adventurer	1953	63	
Collins R-392	1950	66	
Heathkit HW-16	1967	49	98
Drake 2-NT	1970	46	
Drake 2-C	1970	46	
Western Electric BC-696-A	1943	73	
Signal Corps BC-348-R	1943	73	
Hallicrafters HT-40	1960	56	
Tempo one 	1970	46	92
Hallicrafters HT-37	1959	57	
National NC-190	1957	59	
Hammarlund HQ-120	1938	78	
Gonset Comm IV (2m)	1960	56	112
Gonset Comm IV (6m)	1960	56	112
Gonset Comm III	1957	59	118
Johnson Viking II	1949	67	
Hammarlund SP-600	1950	66	
Johnson Ranger	1954	62	
Navy RBC by RCA	1941	75	
Heathkit DX-60B	1967	49	
Heathkit HR-10B	1968	48	


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HERE to see Bill's collection and to have a little find trying to remember rigs.


QSO #	Date	Band	Mode	Time	Station	His/Her RST	My RST	State	Name	His Rig    Tx/Rx	My Rig      Tx/Rx	
1	9/11/2016	40	CW	1505	NN0D	559	599	Mo.	Alan	Alinco DX-70	Drake TR-4C	
2	"	40	CW	1533	KA9FLZ	559	559	Ill.	Chris	Kenwood TS-570D	Drake TR-4C	
3	"	40	CW	1710	K2HT	599	599	Mo.	Dick	Kenwood TS-480	Johnson Adventurer/R-392	
4	"	40	CW	1730	WB0SND	599	579	Mo. 	Mike	Collins 32v-2/75A-3	Johnson Adventurer/R-392	
5	"	40	CW	1742	AE0EE	599	599	Minn.	Bill	Yaesu FT-857	Johnson Adventurer/R-392	
6	"	40	CW	2346	KA8AZO	559	579	Oh.	Dave	RB38/IC-228	Heathkit HW-16	
7	9/12/2016	40	CW	0003	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	CE100V/National HRO-50	Heathkit HW-16	
8	"	40	CW	0017	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	CE100V/Collins 75A-4	Heathkit HW-16	
9	"	40	CW	0020	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	CE100V/Hallicrafters SX-28	Heathkit HW-16	
10	"	40	CW	0022	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Hallicrafters HT-32/Hallicrafters SX-28	Heathkit HW-16	
11	"	40	CW	0030	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Hallicrafters HT-32/Collins 75A-4	Heathkit HW-16	
12	"	40	CW	0033	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Hallicrafters HT-32/National HRO-50	Heathkit HW-16	
13	"	40	CW	0037	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Knight T-150/National HRO-50	Heathkit HW-16	
14	"	40	CW	0040	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Knight T-150/Collins 75A-4	Heathkit HW-16	
15	"	40	CW	0043	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Knight T-150/Hallicrafters SX-28	Heathkit HW-16	
16	"	40	CW	0045	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Collins 32V-3/National HRO Senior	Heathkit HW-16	
17	"	40	CW	0047	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Collins 32V-3/National NC-101X	Heathkit HW-16	
18	"	40	CW	0049	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Collins 32V-3/Drake R-4B	Heathkit HW-16	
19	"	40	CW	0050	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Drake T-4X/R-4B	Heathkit HW-16	
20	"	40	CW	0053	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Drake T-4X/National 101X	Heathkit HW-16	
21	"	40	CW	0056	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	Drake T-4X/National HRO	Heathkit HW-16	
22	"	40	CW	0100	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	National NTX-30/National HRO	Heathkit HW-16	
23	"	40	CW	0102	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	National NTX-30/National NC-101X	Heathkit HW-16	
24	"	40	CW	0107	W8KGI	599	559	N.M.	Jim	National NTX-30/Drake R-4B	Heathkit HW-16	
25	"	40	CW	0200	NJ8D	599	599	Mi.	Tom	Kenwood TS-590S	Drake 2-NT/2-C	
26	"	40	CW	0218	KJ6M	599	599	Ca.	John	Yaesu FT-101 Tx/Navy Bayshore Avg	Drake 2-NT/2-C	
27	"	40	CW	0243	W9ZN	599	599	Ill.	Bill	Icom IC-7800 With homebrew linear	Drake 2-NT/2-C	
28	"	80	CW	0328	K0KP	599	599	Minn.	Rex	Drake T-4XB/R-4B	West Elec BC-696A/BC-348-R	
29	9/13/2016	40	CW	1648	KE0HG	559	599	Ia.	Gary	Ten Tec Omni 6	Hallicrafters HT-40/SX-140	Can't use. SX-140 failed after QSO.
30	9/13/2016	80	CW	2354	K0OM	559	559	Ne.	Don	Flex 6300	BC-696A/Sig Corps BC-348-R	
31	9/14/2016	80	CW	0123	N0FYE	599	599	Ne.	John	Icom IC-706 Mk 2G	BC-696-A/BC-348-R	
32	"	80	CW	0144	NU0S	599	359	Ne.	Scotty	Yaesu FT-950	BC-696-A/BC-348-R	
												
33	9/25/2016	75	SSB	1330	K0SW	59	59	Ne.	Larry	Kenwood TS-930	Drake TR-4C	
34	"	75	SSB	1353	K0OM	59	59	Ne.	Don	Flex 6300	Drake TR-4C	
35	"	20	SSB	1625	NI6BB	59	59	Ca.	Brian	Kenwood TS-850S	Tempo one	
36	"	20	SSB	2208	VE7SCC	59	59	B.C.	Phil	Elecraft K3	Tempo one	
37	"	20	SSB	2212	WA6MPM	59	59	Ca.	Keith	Icom IC-7300	Tempo one	
38	"	40	SSB	2253	KC0KHA	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Kenwood TS-440	Hallicrafters HT-37/National NC-190	
39	9/26/2016	75	SSB	0002	WD0BFO	59	59	Ne.	Tom	Kenwood TS-590	Hallicrafters HT-37/National NC-190	
40	"	75	SSB	0003	WD0BFO	59	59	Ne.	Tom	Kenwood TS-440	Hallicrafters HT-37/National NC-190	
41	"	75	SSB	0005	WB0SNF	59	59	Ne.	Marshall	Galaxy V Mk 3	Hallicrafters HT-37/National NC-190	
42	"	10	SSB	0148	KC0KHA	59	49	Ne.	Scott	Kenwood TS-440SAT	Hallicrafters HT-40/Hammarlund HQ-120	
43	"	10	SSB	0152	KE0BHO	59	59	Ne.	Grant	Kenwood TS-440SAT	Hallicrafters HT-40/Hammarlund HQ-120	
44	"	15	SSB	0201	KC0KHA	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Kenwood TS-440SAT	Hallicrafters HT-40/Hammarlund HQ-120	
45	9/27/2016	2	AM	1349	KC0KHA/m	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Yaesu FT-897	Gonset Comm IV (2m)	
46	"	2	AM	1415	N0FYE	59	59	Ne.	John	Icom IC-706 Mk2G	Gonset Comm IV (2m)	
47	"	75	AM	1525	W0OWT	59	59	Mo.	Bill	T-368 driver to SB-220/HQ-170	Johnson Viking II/Hammarlund SP-600	
48	"	6	AM	1614	N0FYE	59	59	Ne. 	John	Icom IC-706 Mk2G	Gonset Comm IV (6m)	
49	"	6	AM	2122	KC0KHA	59	49	Ne.	Scott	Yaesu FT-897	Gonset Comm III	
50	"	6	AM	2124	N0FYE	59	59	Ne.	John	Icom IC-706 Mk2G	Gonset Comm III	
51	"	40	AM	2223	KE0HCE	59	59	Mo.	Dennis	Kenwood TS-430	Johnson Viking II/Hammarlund SP-600	
52	"	6	AM	2232	W0PBS	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Icom IC-746 Pro	Gonset Comm III	
53	"	6	AM	2238	W0PBS	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Icom IC-746 Pro	Gonset Comm IV (6m)	
54	"	2	AM	2242	W0PBS	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Icom IC-746 Pro	Gonset Comm IV (2m)	
55	"	10	AM	2257	W0PBS	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Icom IC-746 Pro	Johnson Viking II/Hammarlund SP-600	
56	"	6	AM	2310	W0PBS	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Icom IC-706 Mk2G	Gonset Comm IV (6m)	
57	9/28/2016	15	AM	0054	N7VF	59	59	Az.	Norman	Elecraft K2	Johnson Ranger/Navy RBC by RCA	
58	"	15	AM	0126	W7ISG	59	57	Nv.	Ingrid	Yaesu FT-857	Johnson Ranger/Navy RBC by RCA	
59	"	15	AM	0143	KC0KHA	59	59	Ne.	Scott	Yaesu FT-897	Johnson Ranger/Navy RBC by RCA	
60	"	10	AM	0205	KC0KHA	53	58	Ne.	Scott	Yaesu FT-897	Heathkit DX-60B/HR-10B	
61	"	10	AM	0210	KE0BHO	53	58	Ne.	Grant	Yaesu FT-897	Heathkit DX-60B/HR-10B	
62	"	10	AM	0230	KC0KHA	43	48	Ne.	Scott	Yaesu FT-897	Heathkit DX-60B/HR-10B	
63	"	10	AM	0235	KE0BHO	49	48	Ne.	Grant	Yaesu FT-897	Heathkit DX-60B/HR-10B	
64	"	40	SSB	0246	KD0PGU	59	58	Ne.	Jeff	Yaesu FTdx-1200	Tempo one	



K3MD John

Had fun!

Sept. VHF contest and CQWW RTTY limited my CW effort.
Now working on a nice DX-60 hi hi
I guess I am not really and SSB op hi hi

73,
John K3MD

RIGS:
TR-4 / RX-3
2-C
NC-270
NC-300
HT-37
HB 6AQ5
HB 6MJ6
KNIGHT T-60
ARC-5 (80)
ARC-5 (40)
H1-100A

CW ONLY
QSOs:35
AGE: 582
Total: 20,370


W7FOX Chris / Fox

I had lots of fun this CX in spite of a lower score than last time.

The static crashes were so bad here in Tucson during the evening of Sep 13, I couldn't get my novice rig or TCS-12 qualified. The wide bandpass of the TCS made static intolerable! Lesson learned, qualify the wide receivers when the QRN is lower during daylight.

I didn't hear any CX phone stations on Sunday until I worked Jim W8KGI (thanks Jim), and had to wait until Tuesday to qualify some more rigs.

Thanks to Gerry VE7BGP for helping qualify a bunch of rigs.

MODE
QSOs
AGE
NOVICE
BONUS
TOTAL
CW
22
500
-
-
11,000
AM
6
210
-
-
1,200
SSB
19
282
-
-
5,358
FM
-
-
-
-
-
TOTAL
-
-
-
-
17,618

RIGS

Homebrew pair of 1625's: 25 years old
Viking 1: 67
T19/ARC-5: 73; Not qualified
T20/ARC-5: 73
Collins 51S-1A: 57
SX-100: 61
: TCS-12: 73; Not qualified
BC-348R: 73
SB-101(1): 47
SB-101(2): 47
FTdx100: 50
RCA SSB-1 Mark llA: 56


VE7BGP Garry

Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association
Nanaimo, BC V9T 2K2
Canada

I had a lot of fun operating CX this season.
I didn't have a chance to work any FM Mode contacts. I had a great time on CW & SSB this time.
Having the Tuesday sessions are also great.

I had fun with both Heathkits I own the SB-101 on both CW & SSB I have a CW filter in my SB-101 a great old rig to use on CW I again was able to get my fun littie HW-7 with 2 1/2 watts to qualify thanks Jim.

The weather was nice I also got some Cycling the trails done.

Mode:CW
QSOs: 24
Age: 240 years
Score: 5,760

Mode:SSB
QSOs: 24
Age: 454 years
Score: 10,896

TOTAL SCORE: 14,736

RIGS SSB
SB-101
FT-310D
IC-720A
FT-757CX
IC-735
IC-751A
FT-897D

RIGS CW
SB-101
HW-8
IC-735

73 Gerry


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