[CQ-Contest] Skimmer Question- Have you used it?
Paul Mackanos - K2DB
k2db at k2db.org
Tue Jun 3 09:40:52 EDT 2008
How many of you have actually used Skimmer?
I mean, hooked it up, configured it and actually watched it decode?
I played with it a while ago, but did not have a SDR to really see what it
does with some bandwidth. So; I just opened up a Softrock Lite 40 meter SDR
kit from Tony Parks. I am going to build it, hope it works, then download
skimmer and set it up with the SDR.
I would guess, that after I actually use it, I may have something to opine
In the meantime my take is this: if it brings people into the hobby - I am
all for it.
>From this point of view, I need to get with the technology to even play with
it. SDR's are here and are going to stay, I would say Skimmer is here and it
is going to stay, best thing I can do is try it and see if I like it. If I
don't, then I won't use it; but after I use it, I will feel ok with an
opinion on it.
Heating up the soldering iron and looking for a magnifying glass hihi, those
surface mount parts are really tiny.
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