[CQ-Contest] The damn robot won

Michael Tope W4EF at dellroy.com
Wed May 27 13:59:38 PDT 2009

K0HB wrote:

>This years KCDXC competition at Dayton was won by software.  The winner over some world class Radiomen, by a margin of 20%, was "Skimmer".
>Detail at http://www.kcdxclub.com/pileup2009.html
>73, de Hans, K0HB
Doesn't skimmer implement more than one demodulator (i.e it can 
demodulate multiple code streams simultaneously provided that there is 
enough frequency offset between the streams to allow for filtering) ? An 
interesting comparison would be to add up the total number of unique 
calls copied by all the human operators (i.e. the gang of human 
demodulators) and then compare that with Skimmer (i.e. the gang of 
robotic demodulators).

73, Mike W4EF......

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