[CQ-Contest] Skimmer - Proposal & Compromise
pokane at ei5di.com
Wed Jun 4 19:19:23 EDT 2008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sherman Banks" <w4atl at shermanbanks.net>
> So as I understand it a computer can encode CW but
> is banned from decoding it.
Yes - precisely. How CW is sent is immaterial so long
as it is decoded by ear.
As Ward N0AX said -
"Dealing with automated reception differently than
automated transmission is appropriate because only
reception can initiate a QSO; whether in response
to a solicitation (CQ) or from tuning to a solicitation
(S&P). Reception is qualitatively different in this
regard than transmission."
"You can cast the lure as much as you want, but if no
fish bites, you have not caught a fish. There must
be a reception event to trigger the process by which
a QSO is conducted. Both reception and transmission
are necessary, but neither is sufficient. Transmission
events soliciting QSOs typically outnumber reception
events many-to-one. (Which key on your keyboard is the
most worn - F1 or Insert?) Thus, reception is the
critical element in allowing the transaction to proceed."
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