[CQ-Contest] Signal Strength Comparisons

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Feb 27 04:17:44 PST 2009

I now have a data file giving all of the spots generated during the ARRL DX 
contest by Skimmers in Europe and the US.  I have worked out a query in 
Access that makes it pretty easy for me to specify which spotted stations 
and which Skimmers should be extracted from the file.  The total file is 
over 71,000 spots collected during the 48 hours.

Why should you care?  Felipe, PY1NB is developing the user interface for an 
online query at http://skimmer.dxwatch.com that will allow you to ask the 
question, "How did my signal compare with my competition in my target 
area."  But in the meantime, and for a limited time, I'll do the same 
offline for anyone who asks (direct e-mail please).

Tell me your call, those of your competitors (just a few please), and your 
target area (either the US or Europe), and I'll send you what I find, in 
the form of a text file that you can import into whatever software you want.

73, Pete N4ZR
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