[CQ-Contest] Opinion: SO-unassisted should not be using CW Skimmer

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Tue Nov 29 04:34:25 PST 2011

Times change.  There is no going back on technology.  Personally I love it.

I was just running RTTY on 10m with a howling EU pileup and had 24 
receive channels open.  It allowed me to work stations much faster, 
which i think is the whole point of these advances.

The Iphone allows you to talk to your phone now and allows the user to 
do many tasks much faster and safer with their phones.

The DX clusters are not going away and I don't see skimmers going away 
nor the next big advancement.

Mike W0MU

J6M CQ WW DX CW Contest 2011
J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net

On 11/28/2011 9:12 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> In my opinion, Jim has it exactly right.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Reisert AD1C
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 12:34 PM
> I don't care if you built the skimmer setup yourself without any
> outside help, and you're only getting spots from your own skimmer.  I
> don't even care if you wrote the software yourself!  Taking a break
> from running to find stations to work is an important skill which
> separates the great S/O unassisted stations from the good ones.  In my
> opinion, having hardware/software to do this for you takes the "sport"
> out of Radiosport.
> 73 - Jim AD1C

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