[CQ-Contest] Own skimmer OK ?

Yuri Blanarovich k3bu at optimum.net
Thu May 26 21:30:34 EDT 2016

The difference between "own" and "world" skimmer and assistants:

1. Own skimmer is another piece of technology, it is piece of 
software/hardware in your own station, just like anything else - 
gadgets, tools, keyers, computers. Working under your own control, own 
QRM, finding and supplying call/freq only for you. Finds stuff that is 
readable at your station.

2. World skimmers are bunch of "hunters," assistants outside of your 
shack, plus postings by other operators. Everybody can see and use it.

The benefit from own skimmers is that hunting is spread out as each 
station finds the call/freq. Pileups are more bearable and spaced out. 
World skimmer postings show up at everybody's screen with speed of light 
and clicking wars begin, usually chasing rare one away - can't decode 
the pileup.

I am just trying to underline the difference in definition of assistance 
by another person  vs. using technology at your station.

73  Yuri
 On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 07:35 PM, robert wrote:
>     GM All
>             Yuri k3bu mentions "own skimmer "  in your own shack is OK 
> for
>                 NON assisted class.   Is this true ? Just wondering ? 
> Did I misunderstand
>                         something ?
>                 BoB WA1FCN
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