[CQ-Contest] Skimmer had finally arrived

Robert Brandon rb at austin.rr.com
Wed Feb 22 07:43:18 PST 2012

I like the suggestion to just turn on a little XIT before you start clicking
on spots.  The bigger the pileup, the more offset I'll use.  Many of the
best ops will run pretty wide filters and/or will tune off to the sides of
the pileup.

Robert K5PI (at V31TP)

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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Keith Thomas
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:56 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Skimmer had finally arrived

I play around in contests and had a good time in the one this past weekend.
I don't use skimmer, but with my FT-2000 it is easy to zerobeat using
the visual indicator.  I did hear some of the hordes that came down on some
stations and usually passed them by as I did my S&P.  I am sure I zerobeat
others.   Is there a recommended offset that should be used as a general
rule in contests to avoid zerobeating and causing issues?

Keith KB3ILS
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