[CQ-Contest] What Skimmer is!

kd4d at comcast.net kd4d at comcast.net
Wed Jun 4 10:36:26 EDT 2008

Hi Zack:

This is NOT the game I want to play.  I believe this is the most important issue underlying
the Skimmer debate.  I would like to draw a line BEFORE we reach the point of arguing
whether a foot switch activation (or mouse click) entry to make a QSO is the distinction
between "contesting" and a totally automated robot station.


Mark, KD4D

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Zack Widup <w9sz at prairienet.org>
> That's something to sit back and think about - where is contesting headed 
> in the next couple decades? I can envision an almost totally automated 
> station that finds the stations, QSY's to their frequencies and logs them, 
> etc. My only requirement would be that each QSO had a live operator 
> somehow participating, even if it's just punching an "OK" button.
> 73, Zack W9SZ

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