[CQ-Contest] Seeking Skimmer Experience in This Fall's Contests

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Thu Oct 2 17:36:03 EDT 2008

[NB, please - I got prior permission from the moderator to post this.  It 
does *not* signal a dropping of the ban on debating Skimmer pros and cons 
that was imposed after the issue almost strangled the reflector, earlier 
this year]

I am seeking reports of specific, real-contest experience with CW Skimmer 
as the basis for a follow-up article for National Contest Journal.  PLEASE 
DO NOT REPLY on the REFLECTOR - send your input directly and only to me 
(n4zr at contesting.com).

Did you use Skimmer?  In what contest, and what class?  What hardware and 
software implementation?  What worked well, and what didn't?  Be as 
specific and detailed as you like (or as brief as you want).

If you considered using Skimmer but decided not to, tell me why you made 
that decision.  I will compile a compendium of responses to all these 
questions, as the basis for the article.  If there is interest, I'll find a 
place to post the full compendium, like the old reflector summaries of 
yore, before we all had bandwidth to burn.

If you'd rather not have your call associated with your input, or if you 
would rather not have your input included in the compendium, please be sure 
to tell me.

Thanks in advance!

73, Pete N4ZR

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