[CQ-Contest] Speed Change Prevents Skimmer Spot

Jim Neiger n6tj at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 20 19:39:38 PDT 2010

Pete.  Thanks for the tip on how to defeat the skimmer.  You may rest 
assured I'll be changing speeds between test and call this November.  Since 
you all are so into 'technology upgrades', any further SDU (Skimmer Defeat 
Upgrades) will be gratefully received by many.

Vy 73

Jim Neiger   N6TJ

From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:09 PM
To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Speed Change Prevents Skimmer Spot

> After consultation with VE3NEA, he confirms that any speed change
> between the keyword (CQ, TEST etc.) and the call-sign will stop CW
> Skimmer cold.  Also, CQs in the format TEST N4ZR (only one of each) will
> be spotted.
> For those who are interested, I will be publishing on
> skimmertalk at contesting.com a full explanation of how Skimmer identifies
> CQers (run stations) and validates callsigns.
> -- 
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at 
> www.conteststations.com
> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at 
> reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
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