Jim, this does not make sense to me. You may be making the best use of
your time in the contest, but it seems that lightning speed exchanges
encourage operators to depend on spot or skimmer data--at their and your
risk--or increase repeat requests (apparently not in your case) and may
well discourage operators who are working to improve their code
reading. I believe that part of N6TJ's code includes reasonable
Elmering and ham spirit, as long as it does not impede overall contest rate.
Of course, I understand that "CQ" and "5NN" may be the most recognized
CW phrases at any speed.
On 7/21/2010 12:16 AM, James Cain wrote:
> "Thanks for the tip on how to defeat the skimmer. You may rest assured I'll
> be changing speeds between test and call this November. Since you all are so
> into 'technology upgrades', any further SDU (Skimmer Defeat Upgrades) will be
> gratefully received by many." -- N6TJ
> Excellent. Coincidentally, in the recent IARU activity, I set my NA software
> to send "599" at lightning speed, followed by a more sedate "8." Then it
> occurred to me that, duh, the op at the other end is expecting "8," too, so I
> turned up the speed on that. No problema. Not a single person asked me to
> repeat the 8. My whole exchange was just a machine-gun-like blur of dits and
> For years I have spaced out, my call sign that is ... K1 space T space N ...
> So I've been ahead of the curve on that.
> Jim Cain
> At The K1TN Superstation
> Atlantic City
> (New 125 foot centerfed, goodbye end-fed wire as of today.)
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