I think the "internal rules" of the Skimmers will be important to sort out the
different results. I know they have different settings before spotting a
station. So there would be an impact on the number of reported spots if
different Skimmers were set to different parameters.
It's possible if there is no consistency in the "requirement to be spotted"
this will invalidate the data collected to some point, and maybe the results
would be completely useless for this comparison. I dunno... someone with more
RBN knowledge (and the actual configuration of the RBN during the contest) will
need to chime in.
73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
----- Original Message -----
From: Hank Garretson
To: Robert Chudek - K0RC
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Spots and Success in the WRTC - a little data for
As far as I know, the RBN spots any station it hears sending two CQs and a
callsign. If they only sent one CQ and a callsign, I don't think this would
satisfy the RBN spot filter. (Pete, correct me if this isn't true).
Good Afternoon Bob,
Not true in my experience. I just finished some antenna work and used RBN
Compare to evaluate antenna modifications. CQ is not necessary. To keep
people from answering me, I sent TESTING W6SX W6SX W6SX W6SX TESTING and got
plenty of hits.
Thanks for all the Q's
Mammoth Lakes, California
Elevation 8083 feet in John Muir's Range of Light
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