[CQ-Contest] What Skimmer is!

Leigh S. Jones, KR6X kr6x at kr6x.com
Tue Jun 3 20:37:31 EDT 2008

Richard, nothing against your thought processes expressed below, but skimmer 
is just a receiver.  Look back on skimmer a decade or two from now and 
you'll have to admit it's a crude receiver at that by 2020 standards. 
Because the technology is available, skimmer is the direction that receivers 
are moving.  You didn't think that the rig manufacturers were going to stay 
out of this market, did you?

W4KFC's 1964 CQSS machine was a robot.  CT, NA, Writelog, TR, etc., now 
those are robots.  Those are immense breakthroughs that changed the way we 
contest.  It's just because the pool of ham radio operators is aging and 
fixed in their ways, so they are fearful of new things, that so many see 
skimmer as a big deal.

You ain't seen nothin' yet.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L. King" <k5na at ecpi.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 8:10 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] What Skimmer is!

> Hello all.
> Blah, blah, blah (lead-in stuff).  i.e., snip
> But Skimmer is a robot!
> Not a complete robot yet, but the first step of what could eventually
> be be a totally robotic contesting station.
> Blah, blah, blah (obfuscation).   i.e., snip
> 73 to you all.
> Richard - K5NA

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