[Skimmertalk] Question about posting to the DXWatch RBN using 'agreggator'

Andrew O'Brien k3ukandy at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 19:43:45 EST 2012

I wondered about that.  I was a little confused about the CW Skimmer
calibration area, I'll read the help section some more.

Andy K3UK

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr at contesting.com> wrote:
> Andy, the correction in the Aggregator is for people using transverters or
> similar devices, typically on 6 or 2 meters.  You may find that it's not a
> good way to correct calibration, because many SDRs (I don't know if the
> SDR-IQ is one) display progressively larger errors in frequency unless you
> make the change in the SDR's clock frequency itself.  For example, if you
> made that adjustment at 14 MHz, it could be too much on 40, 80 and 160, and
> too little on 15 and 10.  Better to follow the instructions and make the
> change in the SDR-IQ itself.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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> On 12/6/2012 12:06 PM, Andrew O'Brien wrote:
> I stuck my SDR-IQ back on the RBN last night , just to test if I still
> remembered how to do it now that I have a different PC.  It was quite
> easy to get going following the instructions in CW Skimmer and in the
> readme text file for the DLL.  Then, I checked a few skims from me and
> compared the frequency posted to that of established  skimmer servers
> on the RBS.  I noted how far off I was and placed the needed
> adjustment in the RBN Aggregator  set-up area.  Was quite easy.
> Andy K3UK
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:53 AM, KD7YZ Bob <kd7yz at denstarfarm.us> wrote:
> Hello Pete,
> Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 3:28:55 PM, you wrote:
> Once you get your SDR-IQ set up properly, using W2RF's improved
> DLL, you should not have any problems.
> UPS Tracking says "Out for delivery"
> will I know how to find this new DLL or is it actually part of the
> software which comes with the SDR-IQ?
> Also, It seems that when I was using my FT950, that I could upload
> skimmer data .. and that was 3kc mode.
> I was guessing that skimmer-to-Commander was what was needed to put a
> frequency into Aggregator .. but I am running all these and still, as you
> see ....
> --
> 73 de kd7yz
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