[CQ-Contest] Summarizing the Skimmer Accuracy Thread

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Mar 1 15:35:06 EST 2013

Bret, without data and specific numbers this is all just arm-waving.  If 
you'd like to take a typical non-contest day (you can download each 
day's data from the Internet), and flag the busted frequencies, calls 
etc., I'll be happy to take a look at it.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 3/1/2013 11:34 AM, VR2BrettGraham wrote:
> I still find it interesting that on WEEKDAYS, I found so many RBN 
> SECOND), on either another frequency on the same band, or on another 
> band altogether, than where other skimmers were spotting that call.
> Maybe the bands are full of dualing-CQs & key clicks & whatever.  
> Admittedly, other than for a couple of weeks & three contests I 
> haven't been on the air in YEARS, so maybe things have changed & 
> transmitting on two frequencies on the same band, or on two different 
> bands - SIMULTANEOUSLY - is the norm OUTSIDE contests now.
> Dilute with all the traffic on a contest weekend & bingo - problem 
> gone!  ;^)
> PEOPLE I doubt would spot so many OBVIOUSLY busted calls like all 
> those EKs, nor consistent, predictable busted frequencies - even if 
> they had to enter them all manually.  To me, this really stands out.  
> Sometimes they might not think about what they are doing, but people 
> have the capability - skimmers don't & it shows.
> 73, ex-VR2BG/p.
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