[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Thu Oct 21 15:36:34 PDT 2010

Having used a bandscope on my transceivers during the past 15 years, I can 
tell the difference between CW, RTTY, and SSB just by looking at the scope.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenneth E. Harker" <kenharker at kenharker.com>
To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 05:59:06PM -0000, Radio K0HB wrote:
>> If the information displayed to the operator simply indicates that "there 
>> is
>> a signal spotted at 14.005MHz" without any filtering for identification,
>> dupe, new mult, etc., then it is no more informative than a band scope, 
>> and
>> it should NOT constitute "assistance" in the commonly accepted sense.
> But, it does tell you more than a band scope.  If it's been decoded as a 
> CW
> signalbut just anonymized, then you at least know it's not RTTY or SSB, 
> which
> might be useful information in certain segments of the band, especially on
> 40 meters.  I suppose a bandscope built into a radio might someday be able
> to make that same determination, but I don't know of any right now that 
> do.
> -- 
> Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
> kenharker at kenharker.com
> http://www.kenharker.com/
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