[CQ-Contest] The King (Packet cluster network) is dead! Long live the King

John Geiger aa5jg at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 28 15:34:37 PDT 2010

I just don't like the fact that contesting had gotten to the point where technology does everything. Now you don't even have to copy CW or tune the band, the computer will do it all for you.  I would guess that sooner or later "unassisted" will allow for it.
73s John AA5JG

--- On Wed, 7/28/10, David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com> wrote:

From: David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The King (Packet cluster network) is dead! Long live the King
To: "John Geiger" <aa5jg at yahoo.com>, cq-contest at contesting.com
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 4:34 PM

Why is that?  Why would you care how anyone finds you?

How will you even be able to tell whether anyone finds you via spinning a knob or via CW Skimmer?  If anything, Skimmer spots are more evenly distributed in time compared with current packet/cluster spots that tend to result in congregated callers.

Are you worried about having to compete against folks using Skimmer?  If so, simply operate unassisted.

I don't get it ... what am I missing?

Dave   AB7E

On 7/28/2010 6:49 AM, John Geiger wrote: 

Right now I just "tolerate" SSB contesting, but skimmer might lead me to become mainly a SSB contester.


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