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  • Bruce Tanner
    The Skimmer and Skimmer Server are two different programs with different functions. Check Alex s site for details. Bruce, K2BET
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 9, 2010
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      The 'Skimmer' and 'Skimmer Server' are two different programs with
      different functions. Check Alex's site for details.

      Bruce, K2BET
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      K4IA@... wrote:
      >
      >
      > I am seeing reference to "Skimmer Server" and the version numbers look
      > different from the "Skimmer" I am using. Are there two programs out
      > there?
      > Where do I learn the differences?
      >
      > Buck
      > k4ia
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 2/9/2010 5:16:21 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      > johati@... <mailto:johati%40tiscali.nl> writes:
      >
      > Thanks again Pete.
      >
      > I am testing (now) under normal conditions.
      > Not in contest conditions.
      > So stations are calling like "CQ CQ DE PE2HD PE2HD AR K"
      > I only want to see CQ spots so I've checked "Post only "CQ" Spots" on the
      > Telnet tab.
      >
      > 73 de PE2HD, Harry
      >
      > --- In _dxatlas_group@dxatlas_groudxa_
      > (mailto:dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:dxatlas_group%40yahoogroups.com>) , Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hmmm, this is interesting. The scenario Alex identified and I tested
      > > involved a sequence like N4ZR TEST <short space> PE2HD PE2HD. If the
      > > short space is too short (like if the calling station is very quick
      > with
      > > his reply), then Skimmer cannot tell which station is the one calling
      > > CQ, and it reports them both. What he did in Skimmer Server 1.1 was to
      > > introduce a rule saying "if the callsign right before the TEST and the
      > > one right after it are different, don't identify the one right after it
      > > as a CQer." I tested that rule on a lot of 160M data, and found that 4
      > > out of 5 of the mis-identifications would not happen if he implemented
      > > his rule in Skimmer Server, so that is what he did.
      > >
      > > The difficulty is that right now there is no way of recording the
      > 7-band
      > > QS1R data stream or playing it back in Skimmer Server, so all this
      > > testing had to be done with the straight Skimmer. I was using 1.4 for
      > > the tests, and found it was very prone to making this kind of error. I
      > > don't know whether Alex might have incorporated this rule change in
      > 1.5,
      > > because I stopped using it for other reasons, related to its failing to
      > > do master.dta lookups, even in paranoid mode.
      > >
      > > 73, Pete N4ZR
      > > Visit the Contesting Compendium at _http://wiki.http://wikihtt_
      > <http://wiki.http://wikihtt_>
      > (http://wiki.contesting.com/ <http://wiki.contesting.com/>)
      > > The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at
      > www.conteststations
      > > The Reverse Beacon Network at _http://reversebeacohttp:_
      > <http://reversebeacohttp:_>
      > (http://reversebeacon.net/ <http://reversebeacon.net/>)
      > >
      > >
      > > On 2/9/2010 4:49 PM, pe2hd wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Thank you very much for your answer Pete.
      > > >
      > > > I do have the latest Skimmer Server installed.
      > > > Skimmer Server starts well but after a cq-calling station makes a qso
      > or is called by other stations then the other callsings are also
      > spotted on
      > the same frequency.
      > > > When I run CW Skimmer with my QS1R or Perseus I hardly see any "mis
      > identifications"
      > > >
      > > > 73 de PE2HD, Harry
      > > >
      > > > --- In _dxatlas_group@dxatlas_groudxa_
      > (mailto:dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:dxatlas_group%40yahoogroups.com>) , Pete Smith<n4zr@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >> You can download the very latest Skimmer Server (1.1), just
      > announced.
      > > >> It should eliminate about 80 percent of the mis-identifications found
      > > >> with Version 1.0.
      > > >>
      > > >> 73, Pete N4ZR
      > > >> Visit the Contesting Compendium at _http://wiki.http://wikihtt_
      > <http://wiki.http://wikihtt_>
      > (http://wiki.contesting.com/ <http://wiki.contesting.com/>)
      > > >> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at
      > www.conteststations The
      > > >> The Reverse Beacon Network at _http://reversebeacohttp:_
      > <http://reversebeacohttp:_>
      > (http://reversebeacon.net/ <http://reversebeacon.net/>)
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >> On 2/9/2010 7:32 AM, pe2hd wrote:
      > > >>
      > > >>> Hi,
      > > >>>
      > > >>> How can I prevent Skimmer Server spotting callsigns from stations
      > that the CQ calling station is working on his CQ frequency?
      > > >>>
      > > >>> 73 de PE2HD, Harry
      > > >>>
      > > >>>
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