Linc Cundall Memorial

AM and CW DX Event

2025 Memorial AM and CW DX Event Details

By Steve Fetter – WA8UEG LC Event Coordinator

Click on button to the right for a PDF of the below information.

This contest is designed to favor those using low power equipment designed or constructed before 1950.  As time went by, a number of adjustments have been made to the scoring.  The age of the equipment that qualifies for a multiplier was raised to gear made prior to 1950. This brings out lots of  WWII equipment to the event. Recently, we streamlined the scoring and added AM operation to this event.  Newer Ham’s who did not have to learn CW will now be able to join in the fun with their vintage pre – 1950 AM gear.  All radio amateurs may participate by submitting their log.  Everyone sending in a log will be scored.  The winner will receive a nice plaque.  If you’re not an AWA member we would like you to join the AWA, but membership is not required to operate in any of our “On Air” events.  Please send in shack photos showing your vintage station.  High resolution .JPEG files sent via E-mail are accepted.  There is still plenty of time before the event to get that pre 1950 gear operational.   Please note, this event for this year has been moved from its traditional January slot to early February in order not to conflict with other events.   

Dates:  Wednesday January 15th @ 2300 GMT to Thursday January 16th 2025 @ 2300 GMT and Saturday January 18th 2025 @ 2300 GMT to Sunday January 19th 2025 @ 2300 GMT.  As of now, these new dates should keep QRM to a minimum as there are no other CW events scheduled.

NOTE: Power multiplier has been changed from input to output power (see below under power multiplier)

Bands: 160, 80, 40 and 20 meters.

Objective:  Contact the greatest number of AWA members or participating stations using your pre 1950 gear.  AM and CW modes are welcomed.  Suggested CW Frequencies are: 1.800-1.820, 3.550–3.570, 7.100-7.125 and 14.060-14.070 +/- QRM.  Suggest AM frequencies are: 1.885, 3.835, 3.870 thru 3.890, 7.290 and 14.330 +/- QRM.  Concentrate on 160-meter contacts on the hour.  When calling CQ use “AWA AWA de WA8UEG” for example.

Equipment:  WW II surplus receivers and transmitters are popular during this event.  Commercial equipment with an original prefix model number that was introduced prior to January 01, 1950 (Suffix not considered). For example, a Harvey Wells TBS-50D will qualify since the original date the TBS-50 was introduced prior to 1950. Modifications to pre 1950 equipment are allowed.  Remember, you can always use transmitters that were used in the Bruce Kelley Memorial Event. Owner constructed, or other “Home Brew” equipment designed from QST, 73, or any other period publication or source of the period ending by December 1949.  Construction of this equipment should follow the design as closely as possible and use parts from the period, if possible. Remember, your power multiplier is based on your transmitters output power.

Scoring:  Since the other stations information will not affect your score, simply exchange the other person’s callsign, their RST, your Name and State.  High scorers should send in full details on equipment and station photos for publication. Your transmitter multiplier times your power multiplier determine the points for that particular contact exchange.

Equipment Multipliers: NOTE: Power multipliers have been changed to OUTPUT POWER.

MOD (1950 and after) TX and RX, 1 point,

OT TX  (Pre 1950 ) and Modern RX (1950 and after ) 2 points,

OT TX and RX, (Both PRE 1950) 3 points.

Power Multiplier:

0–40 Watts Input 4 points

41-100 Watts Input 3 points

100 Watts and higher 2 points.

Modern Gear – NO MULTIPLIER

EXAMPLE: OT TX & OT RX running 40 watts = 12 points (3X4=12 points)

                      OT TX & Modern RX running 100 watts = 3 points (2X3=6 points)

                      Modern TX & RX RX running 50 watts = 1 points (1X1=1points)

Note: Scoring for AM and CW contacts are the same.  You may work the same station on CW and AM on a given band and log that as two separate QSO’s.

Logs: Please submit a log even if you only have a handful of contacts.  If you are working someone not participating in the event, please be courteous and help them with the scoring if they show interest.  We need more participants, and the best way is by being helpful.  Log sheets are available on the website or from yours truly if you don’t have email.

We need logs by February 15th 2025 in order to meet the deadline for the Journal. This applies to mail in logs as well as logs submitted by email.  If you send in a log late, it may not be counted due to printing schedules with Journal. 

E-mailing your log to: smfetter [at] verizon.net

Confirmation that your log has been received will be sent out by email within 3 days of receiving your log.  If you mail in your log, either include a SASE or include your email address so your confirmation can be sent.  

Any questions, concerns, or suggestions use the email address above.

Mail in logs to:

Steve Fetter WA8UEG

263 Mckay Road

Henryville, PA 18332