[CQ-Contest] Skimmer and NA CW sprints

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Feb 12 21:00:41 EST 2009

I just received my LP-PAN.  You do need a professional grade type sound card
to get the full use of this device.

>From what I understand you can save each session.  I wonder if you can save
Skimmer outputs?  A few K3's with this and skimmer would produce some
interesting data if there was an easy way to digest it all.  

Mike W0MU 

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of José Nunes CT1BOH
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:57 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Skimmer and NA CW sprints

This last NA CW Sprint, I was at home, and decided to have a go at it in a
different way.
With my 25 meter long wire from the top of the 11th store building to the
next building I sat on 40 with my K3 and with CW skimmer.

It was amazing having a look real time and visual "film" how people operate
the sprint.
Skimmer gave me a visual look at CW NA Sprint like I never had before (being
the first time I did this with the K3 and CW Skimmer)

I remember noting N5TR frantic activity on my screen.
Because he had a very strong signal, whenever he replied to someone or
called CQ I could immediately spot his dits and dats and read his call (yes
reading the dots and dats) all over the place
-.   .....  -   .-.

I could spot his strategy on the entire 40 meter band.
I wish I had video recorded this to show you all.
Now that the claimed results are out it is with no surprise that I see him
on top of the list.

I suggest you try this once - visual NA CW Sprint with CW Skimmer panadapter
- It is indeed a learning experiece for perfectioning I remember I post this
way back before I had a K3 and CW Skimmer

73 José
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