The cpu load of skimmer is dependent on the number of decoders running.
If you limit the number of decoders, then the number of sessions you can run is pretty high. I have 7 running on a 3.8G core 2. But the purpose of that box is more of dx spotting and to let me know when bands are open. Which means the number of decoders is only high on 20m.
However, that assumes casual traffic loading. If it's field day or a big cw contest, then just 3 of these sessions on popular bands will nearly swamp the PC and either I need to limit the number of decoders - or close some of the sessions.
From: Jeff Maass
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:16 PM
Subject: [dxatlas] RE: TWO SDR IQs with Skimmer
> Is it possible two run two instances of Skimmer on
> the same computer and connect them to two SDR-IQs?
> Tnx Greg
I'm running three instances of CW Skimmer with three
Put executables and all data in separate directories,
and re-name the executable and the configuration file.
A screen capture of one of my directories is shown at:
I can easily run three instances on my dedicated Dell
Vostro desktop (with a screaming Core Duo E8600/3.3 GHz
processor). I use two displays to spread out the CW
Skimmer windows and an instance of WinTelnetX (which
combines spots from the three instances into a single
On my laptop, I can run two instances without bogging
Here is a photo of one screen with two Skimmers, before
I got my third receiver. This was during the ARRL CW DX
73, Jeff K8ND
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