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[CQ-Contest] When is Skimmer not a Skimmer?

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] When is Skimmer not a Skimmer?
From: Kenneth Silverman <kenny.k2kw@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:19:14 -0500
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N6TR writes on 3830:

>During the second morning, I hooked up my SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer with the
>decoding off the screen.  This is a very effective way to keep an eye on
>rest of the band while CQing.  You can even "read" code of most of the
>by looking at the waterfall display.  This is considered "single-op" as it
>basically a panadapter with waterfall display (no CW decoding).  (snip)

This sure is a fine line, and to me goes against the spirit of the rules.
Is this really accepted under the ARRL, CQ etc rules?

Kenny K2KW
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