[CQ-Contest] down the path with Dave
w8ji at w8ji.com
Sun Dec 2 13:05:49 EST 2012
> Tom, I think maybe you misunderstood where I'm coming from. Unlike Joe,
> W4TV, I believe that using Skimmer is just like using a cluster, only
> more powerful. I have never argued for Skimmer use *not* putting
> someone in the assisted category.
I think it is more powerful too, especially when the skimmer is good and
local. The problem is having the skimmer hear as well as a receiver and the
I was simply trying to refute
> Charly's argument that it takes all the skill out of operating.
Well, it does remove some of the skill requirements. It can be like a second
> One of the interesting things about CW Skimmer is that it is cumulative.
> For a single op, that means that you can mute the Skimmer SDR while
> you're transmitting, and it will pick up with spotting as soon as you
> stop. I see this happen all the time here - Skimmer will spot a station
> or two as soon as I am not transmitting any longer.
I'm a performance perfectionist, so I think it should decode all the time.
Plus some people have two transmitters running without gaps. Besides, who
ever stops sending to listen?? :-)
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