[Skimmertalk] Suggestion: remove ++/-- from default CW messages to help RBN/CW Skimmer work better

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Wed Sep 11 16:21:52 EDT 2013

Looks like Alex will be updating this in the next release.

In the mean time, I'm sure OE1EMS will appreciate it if every Skimmer owner
who feeds the RBN would edit Patch3Ch.lst and add the following line:

+ E7@@

Bob, N6TV

Von: Alex VE3NEA
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. September 2013 21:01
An: oe1ems
Betreff: Re: E7@@ and CW skimmer

Hi Braco,

I have added the pattern to the prefix file, it will be included with the
next update of the program. Note that CW Skimmer decodes and spots the
callsigns even if the pattern is not listed, it just requires one more
repetition of the call to make sure that it is not an error.

73 Alex VE3NEA

-----Original Message-----
From: Braco OE1EMS
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:41 PM
Subject: E7@@ and CW skimmer

Hi Alex,

is it possible to add E7@@ to E7 pfx for new skimmer version (if any)


Braco E7(7)DX

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:

> (Answering a question first posted in the DXLog.net reflector by OE1EMS,
> see below).
> Braco,
> CW Skimmer uses a pattern file to determine what "looks like" a reasonable
> callsign.  On my Windows XP computer it is located in
> c:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application
> Data\Afreet\Reference\Patch3Ch.lst
> but the location varies based on userid and Windows version.
> Here are the entries in Patch3CH.lst for E7 prefixes:
>   E72@@
> + E73@@
>   E73@@@
> + E74@@
>   E74@@@
>   E75@@
>   E76@@
> + E77@@
>   E78@@
> So if you signed E77DX instead of E7DX you would be spotted much more
> often.  CW Skimmer thinks E7DX is a busted call.  That is why it rarely
> spots it.
> 73,
> Bob, N6TV

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