[CQ-Contest] Non-controversial Skimmer post

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Jul 23 08:18:47 PDT 2010

I have posted a brief explanation of the new Spot Analysis Tool 
<http://reversebeacon.net/analysis> offered by the Reverse Beacon 
Network, on the RBN Blog <http://reversebeacon.blogspot.com/> at 
<http://reversebeacon.blogspot.com/> (in case your e-mail reader doesn't 
support embedded links).  It seems to me that this could be a very 
useful way for serious contesters to assess their real-world strengths 
and weaknesses.  Do you open the band before your competition?  Do you 
close it after they have faded away?

As a demonstration, I ran a comparison of the signals of four of the 
most-often-spotted WRTC competitors as heard at ES5PC's reverse beacon, 
and you can see the results on the blog, or try it yourself.  The tool 
is not restricted to contests, either, so you can use it to run 
comparisons of your signal and that of anyone else, on any reverse 
beacon on any covered continent (we still need reverse beacons in Africa 
and Oceania).

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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