[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge
Richard DiDonna NN3W
nn3w at cox.net
Sat Jun 21 09:32:31 EDT 2008
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From: "Andrew" <ac6wi at comcast.net>
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Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge
> Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
>> Skimmer in the local shack is nothing more than an improved bandscope
> A bandscope does not alert you to DX as it does not decode the callsigns
> for you or highlight that you haven't worked them already. Therefore a
> bandscope is not DX alerting assistance.
Exactly. This bandscope issue is a load. A bandscope doesn't tell you if
someone is CQing. A bandscope doesn't tell you if its someone tuning up or
PSK. A bandscope doesn't tell you if the station you worked is a new mult.
A bandscope doesn't tell you if the station who is CQing is a dupe or not.
Hell, with a bandscope, during crowded conditions you can't really tell
where one signal begins and where the next one ents.
Packet certain does some (or all of these things). So does Skimmer.
73 Rich NN3W
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