[CQ-Contest] Reverse Beacon Network News - hopefully of generalinterest

Timothy Coker n6win73 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 12:09:32 PDT 2012

Everyone has different operating preferences and preferences on whether or
not they should be spotted. If anyone doesn't want my skimmer to spot them
then a simple email to me with your call sign to be used can easily be
added to the blacklist on my server so that my equipment doesn't spot you.

I personally like skimmer servers (pretty obvious since I own a server) but
I also understand that poor operating practices by some individuals
utilizing the servers output can really create a mess in a hurry. However,
good operating techniques, listening, etc. is, in my opinion, the answer
for those who choose to play assisted or at a multi-op. No difference there
when compared to when one plays unassisted. It's poor operating practices
that create the mess... the spot just leads the poor operator(s) to the
station running as it also leads some of the good assisted operators to the
station running.


Tim / N6WIN


On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Jim Neiger <n6tj at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Indeed.  Let's make sure everyone in the pile-ups are calling on exactly
> the
> SAME FREQUENCY !!  That will undoubtedly help our rates, and the number
> that
> ultimately make it into the log.
>  Packet was bad enough.  Your skimmer is a night-mare.
> Jim Neiger  N6TJ
> p.s.  I will be listening up 2 to 5 from 9Y4W in November.  Pete, please
> call me exactly on my frequency; that will help clear out the pile-up
> above.
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Pete Smith N4ZR" <n4zr at contesting.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 5:49 AM
> To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Reverse Beacon Network News - hopefully of
> generalinterest
> > We've just fielded the latest release of the Aggregator - the software
> > that forwards spots from RBN contributors' CW Skimmers to the RBN web
> > server.
> >
> > I normally wouldn't announce this on a general forum like this, but the
> > new Aggregator has one important breakthrough feature.  Each connected
> > Aggregator now receives a report every 5 minutes indicating how its
> > receiver's frequency calibration is. This should be an important aid to
> > keeping the frequency calibration of RBN spots as good, we hope, as the
> > callsign accuracy.  Please let us know what you think.
> >
> > --
> > 73, Pete N4ZR
> > The World Contest Station Database, at www.conteststations.com
> > The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at
> > reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> > spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000 and
> > arcluster.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
> >
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