[CQ-Contest] The next great toy

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Thu Jun 6 16:12:45 EDT 2002

In Dayton, I had the chance to see a demo and talk with the inventor of the 
device he calls "The Time Machine."  Simply put, this inexpensive unit 
allows you to receive ALL of an 80-khz slice of any HF band, and record 6 
hours (per tape) of the whole band segment on a VHS stereo VCR.  Then you 
can go back, at your leisure, and play back any time slice, tuning across 
with your receiver to revisit any station, anywhere within that frequency 

The possibilities strike me as endless -- imagine being able to record the 
first 6 hours on 14000-14080, for example, and play it back later to find 
out why you did better or worse than the competition.  See how W3LPL or 
KC1XX were doing, what they were working and when, while you were 
struggling, or soaring, on the same band.  Or you could put one at a 
station on another continent, and hear later how the whole contest sounded 
from over there.

Check out http://www.expandedspectrumsystems.com/prod2.html for the full 
story.  I have no financial interest -- just think the CQ-Contest audience 
should hear about this.

73, Pete N4ZR

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