[CQ-Contest] When is Skimmer not a Skimmer?

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sun Feb 21 13:21:01 PST 2010

I think so.  CT1BOH thought it up - called "blind mode", and it was 
announced over a year ago - I haven't heard any objection.  Should it be 
legal?  I have my doubts, unless the waterfall is turned off too, and 
then what's the point?

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 2/21/2010 3:19 PM, Kenneth Silverman wrote:
> N6TR writes on 3830:
>> During the second morning, I hooked up my SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer with the
>> decoding off the screen.  This is a very effective way to keep an eye on
> the
>> rest of the band while CQing.  You can even "read" code of most of the
> stations
>> by looking at the waterfall display.  This is considered "single-op" as it
> is
>> basically a panadapter with waterfall display (no CW decoding).  (snip)
> This sure is a fine line, and to me goes against the spirit of the rules.
> Is this really accepted under the ARRL, CQ etc rules?
> Kenny K2KW
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