[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Fri Oct 22 10:40:17 PDT 2010


For the record, I am NOT trying to subvert the rules and I totally 
resent that reprehensible implication.  If I was interested in 
subverting the rules I'd just do it and not say anything to anyone.  
I've never done so and I never will.

I AM interested in understanding how I can become a more proficient 
operator, though, and my questions that started this thread were 
entirely in that context.

Consider this .... for unassisted operation I can legally have CW 
Skimmer running in Blind Mode on my desktop and use it purely for its 
excellent waterfall display.  No text or callsigns are displayed, but I 
can easily determine visually which traces are signals and which are 
noise or clutter.  I can have CW Skimmer set up to control VFO B on my 
rig, and while running running stations from VFO A in N1MM, I can use my 
mouse to click on one of the traces displayed by CW Skimmer and my VFO B 
will jump to that frequency.  It's all legal, and it is easily set up.

The ONLY differences between what I just described and what I 
hypothesized as a blind mode for N1MM are:

1.  I'd be able to use the keyboard to change the frequency of VFO B 
instead of having to move my hand over to the mouse.

2.  CW Skimmer would determine for me (with probably less accuracy) 
which traces were stations and which were noise/clutter.

If point number 2 equates to assisted operation, fine!  I can accept 
that and I have the answer to my questions.  I'd rather know for sure 
than sit here trying to guess.

Dave   AB7E

On 10/22/2010 4:56 AM, Randy Thompson K5ZD wrote:
> It is disappointing that we keep having these conversations about how to
> subvert the rules.

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