[Skimmertalk] Lean, Mean, CW machine.

Edward H Russell ehr at qrv.com
Sun Dec 25 03:58:43 PST 2011

Hi Andy,

While you are testing configurations, there is another way to sync Skimmer
with your radio that you might want to try. It's a free program called
RigSync that is available at


I'm planning a new version and would appreciate your comments and feedback.

73, Ed W2RF

-----Original Message-----
From: skimmertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:skimmertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Andrew O'Brien
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:22 PM
To: skimmertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [Skimmertalk] Lean, Mean, CW machine.

Well,  I know I am preaching to the choir here but after months of being too
cheap to actually buy a copy of CW Skimmer, I finally gave CW Skimmer to
myself as a Christmas present .  Armed with a plethora of applications, my
station is a lean , mean , CW machine.

I feed CW Skimmer with an SDR-IQ.  The SDR-IQ is in tandem with a
TS-2000 and Elad Switcbox that enables sharing of the antenna and SDR front
end protection when transmitting.  CW Skimmer feeds Spotcollector and the
TS-2000 is kept in sync  via Commander and W3OA's Skimmer to Commander
application. Winwarbler provides the macros for rapid exchanges with DX  and
my Microkeyer and Bencher
paddles are in-line when I send manually.   Most of the time I am just
reacting to my own skims but occasionally allow Spotcollector to access
other skims when looking for what others may be hearing.  Its a "busy"
scenario with all these apps at once, but so far it is fun.
Tomorrow, setting up two monitors!

Andy k3UK
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