[CQ-Contest] Skimmer and the cluster network - was: Skimmer - Proposal & Compromise

George Fremin III geoiii at kkn.net
Tue Jun 10 14:24:15 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 06:45:18AM -0400, Pete Smith wrote:
> with this limitation (and discounting the obvious miscopies) the number of 
> Skimmer spots exceeds the number of human spots on the worldwide network by 
> at least 10:1;  There are two main reasons for this:
> *  Most important, Skimmer posts every CQ'er it can copy, not just those 
> that a human operator somewhere deemed interesting.  That alone makes 
> Skimmer spots on a network more of an annoyance than a benefit for DXers, 
> but it can make a local Skimmer invaluable for a contester looking for new 
> stations to work on Sunday.

I think that is a great thing - with Skimmer generated packet spots
you can eliminate the problem of spot inequity.  Perhaps with enough
Skimmers feeding the packet system from enough different locations you
can have a situation where everyone is spotted an equal number of

George Fremin III - K5TR
geoiii at kkn.net

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