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1425Re: [dxatlas] CWSkimmer - Best Use

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  • Harold Aaron
    May 31, 2009
      Hi Steve, and thanks for the input.

      I guess I am using Skimmer more as a scoop as it is not tracking with my rig. With the R-75 receiver, I set the freq a bit ahead when doing S&P and let it suck CQ + Callsigns.

      Still not sure why there is a frequency offset from the Skimmer spot and the K-3. Skimmer is set to 850 hz and the K-3 is at 550 hz to get a reliable spot. Why 300 hz? That is the BW I am using on the K-3, but do not see why that would matter as Skimmer is not tracking the K-3.

      Oh well... For now it works with the offset. Again thanks for the reply.

      73, Hank WB4ROA

      --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:
      > Hank, I'm not familiar with the R-75, but it sounds to me as if it is
      > simply not calibrated the same as your K-3.
      > If you had an LP-Pan, I would suggest getting signals for Skimmer
      > from the K-3 IF. But since that apparently is not the case, I would
      > just set the Skimmer CW Tone to 850 and go with the R-75. It is
      > important to get the Skimmer spotting on the right frequency, so that
      > when you jump there, you can easily hear the station. In fact, a big
      > Skimmer advantage is that all Skimmer spots (properly calibrated) are
      > heard at very nearly the same beat note, which makes you much faster
      > on your feet doing S&P.
      > 73, Pete N4ZR
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