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Skimmer, the Rules and You

Peter Smith, N4ZR – A Special to Radio-Sport.net When Jeff, N1SNB asked me to write something for the reincarnated radio-sport.net about CW Skimmer and the evolution of contest ...
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New Horizons of Ham Radio: Remote Ham Radio in Contests

Guest Post by KL1A   In this article I would like to share my personal experiences on the use of the remotely controlled amateur radio stations. This subject is not new, and was ...

Late Rules Change From CQ WW Organizers On Skimmer Leaves Contesters Puzzled, Divided

A late rules clarification by the CQ WW Contest Committee on the use of the controversial Skimmer program has stirred the waters just before the start of this year’s CQ WW CW ...

ARRL Formally Accepts Contest Use Of CW Skimmer; Approved for Multis and “Unlimited” Category

Following months of review, the ARRL has decided to allow the use of the controversial CW Skimmer program only for multi-ops and single operators using assistance in ARRL contests, ...

CQWW Puts CW Skimmer In Assisted Category; Other Contests Still Evaluating VE3NEA Software

After months of very public battling over new rules for the controversial CW Skimmer program, the final decision by the CQ WW DX Contest Committee to allow its use in the Assisted category ...

Many Put Skimmer on Simmer at 2008 Dayton Hamvention

While there were some animated conversations inside and outside the 2008 Dayton Hamvention about the contesting impact of VE3NEA’s controversial CW Skimmer software, there wasn’t ...
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Skimmer Controversy Dominates As Contesters Assemble at 2008 Dayton Hamvention

So far the run-up to the 2008 Dayton Hamvention isn’t about any new radio being introduced, or any new SO2R system or antenna. It’s about VE3NEA’s controversial CW ...

Log Check Experts Confident CW Skimmer Use Can Be Detected

As contesters wait for announcements on how the use of VE3NEA’s CW Skimmer program might be dealt with by various contest committees, one critical question that’s sufaced ...

Contesters Await Rules Decisions On Use of CW Skimmer Software

While contesters the world over continue to test out VE3NEA’s “CW Skimmer” software, major contest sponsors are still grappling in private with the question of whether ...

CW Skimmer Software Faces Questions On Use By Contesters

Whether or not you like the idea of VE3NEA’s “CWSkimmer” software, which gives you both a wideband view and decodes who is on what frequency, the program’s development ...
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