[CQ-Contest] Robotic contest operating, why knot?

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 18:49:28 EST 2018

Well ..

I just asked Hank if he has seen this:

OK - it is news.
We are heading to 2019.
I made the presentation January 2015, based on a request of Olli OH0XX.
Olli was putting together a DX and Contest meeting.
I was happy to contribute.

Our topic is we are looking at is computer + software capability.

Those interested, please jump to presentation slide 24.

There is information of

Year 2009 the Skimmer won over the best of the best humans 61 - 51.
VE3DZ was the runner up. The best human.
W9WI was third.

This means in practice a machine can win over humans.
Actually, computer + +software did win already in 2009.

Getting to 2019:
Since 2009 the human evolution has not been too steep.
The computers and software sure have been developing.

Jukka OH6LI

ti 18. jouluk. 2018 klo 1.04 Hank Greeb (n8xx at arrl.org) kirjoitti:
> Thanks, Jamie;
> Every time I mention a "ROBOT" or similar for CW contesting I get beat
> up by ops who say categorically say "CW Skimmers can do anywhere near as
> good as he human brain."
> Yet, I just privately received a presentation by a group from
> Finland who have been experimenting with "Robot" or "SYSOP" category of
> CW, RTTY, and probably other modes in Contest since sometime before 2015.
> I certainly agree that CW readers/skimmers started out with very poor
> results, but the report from Finland says that skimmers beat many of the
> top contest ops in recognizing call letters among simulated pileups at
> several large ham gatherings.
> I only mentioned FT-8 because several folks locally have reported that
> they've heard of the new version of FT-8 can be run with complete
> computer control.
> I've been predicting that it should be possible in the "near future" to
> run a robot controlled station and do a fair to middlin' CW score.
> Maybe not in the top 10% yet, but probably in the top 50%.
> I'm glad to hear that this experimentation is continuing.  Maybe in the
> near future such a setup will be "plug and play" for an experimenter who
> doesn't want to learn all the programming necessary to make a station
> work with a robot at the helm.  Then, maybe I'd even give it a try.
> 72/73 de n8xx Hg
> QRP >99.44% of the time
> On 12/17/2018 5:16 PM, Jamie WW3S wrote:
> > I think there already was a "robot" entry fr a cw test several years
> > ago....
> >
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