[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Oct 23 03:17:29 PDT 2010

How would you implement this?  If you run CW Skimmer in blind mode, 
nothing gets Telnetted.  If you run it in normal mode, unless you tell 
it to spot everything, it will pick out which traces on its bandmap are 
CQing, and will only forward them to N1MM's proposed "blind mode" 
bandmap.  This would confer a pretty big advantage, making it, in my 
view, clearly "Assisted", and would be very hard to detect if one chose 
to cheat this way in the unassisted category.

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 10/22/2010 1:40 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> ...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.

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