[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

RT Clay rt_clay at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 21 14:15:04 PDT 2010

--- On Thu, 10/21/10, David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com> wrote:

> From: David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:13 PM
> Good point.
> So, in your opinion, would it be legal for unassisted
> operation to use 
> my own private local CW Skimmer (in conjunction with a
> Softrock, SDR-IQ, 
> QS1R, etc) operating in normal mode to telnet spots to the
> N1MM bandmap if:
> 1.  the CW Skimmer window was minimized so that I
> couldn't see it
> and
> 2.  N1MM was configured to replace the decoded
> callsigns with an asterisk

No, not legal. You are still getting big benefits from Skimmer DECODING the cw: only spotting stations calling cq, matching to the callsign database to reject junk, etc. 

As you recognized, otherwise:

> 3.  Stops at every blip on the screen whether it is a
> station or not.  

To be legal, Skimmer would need to output a spot for each of the little blinking dots. In other words, a frequency that is NOT determined in any way by the CW decoding, just by the presence of a signal. Right now it won't do that.


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