The 2019 Winter “Classic Exchange”

W7OS - Radio Club of Tacoma working the CX
This winter's running of the CW "Classic Exchange" will take place on Sunday, January 13 and on Tuesday, January 15. The following month will see the Phone "Classic Exchange", on Sunday, February 24 and on Tuesday, February 26.


The "CX" encourages participants to use older vintage gear including any homebrew equipment, both receivers and transmitters. A unique scoring system provides bonus points for various equipment and combinations as well as encouraging 'repeat contacts' when you switch to different equipment.


W8KM and his wonderful vintage station

No vintage gear? ... no problem! All amateurs are invited to participate and get in on the fun no matter what they are using and submit their scores.


K3MD's Heathkit AT-1 and Hallicrafters HT-37 ready for the CX

The CX is a low-key relaxing affair and the 'extra' Tuesday operating period should encourage a lot of midweek activity from the vast numbers of retired operators who cherish and run older gear.


Lots of combos ready at W4BOH's CX setup


























K6ZI, Las Vegas - WWII ARC-5s ready to go

A summary of the Fall 2018 CX and soapbox comments, along with some wonderful vintage-station eye candy, may be found here.

For complete details of the upcoming event, see the web site announcement here.

If you've never entered the Classic Exchange, why not give it a try this year as it truly is a case of 'the more the merrier' ... and eastern operators, make sure to keep the porch light on for those out west!
Steve McDonald, VE7SL, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from British Columbia, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

One Response to “The 2019 Winter “Classic Exchange””

  • Bala 9w2jbk:

    sir, there is a icom receiver (ic-r7000) for sale, what would be the good price to purchase it? thank you.

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