[CQ-Contest] Skimmers etc

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Tue Jun 3 17:20:13 EDT 2008

I don't think Skimmers will attract any new contesters.
Contesting will remain a test of running.  Skimmers will just make it  easier 
for experienced contesters to do even more running, while waiting for the  
Skimmer to find the occasional multiplier requiring a second radio or second VFO 
 qsy.  So the big guns will be even more monopolizing of their run  
frequencies, making it harder for a newcomer or less well equipped veteran to  find a 
place to run.
Skimmers may attract a few people who are technology fans who want to  test 
the technology, but I doubt they will stick around in  contesting for the long 
73  -  Jim   K8MR 
In a message dated 6/3/2008 3:32:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
btippett at alum.mit.edu writes:

Will the number of existing contesters who  become
disinterested be more or less than the number of new  contesters
attracted?  In making any estimates, there is a known base  of the
former and an unknown base of the latter to work 
with.   Ultimatelyfolks will vote with their feet, one way or the  other.

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