RDXA Skimmer Project

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RDXA Club Skimmer Project
General Membership Meeting
November 20th 2012
Paul Mackanos K2DB
What is a CW Skimmer ?
CW Skimmer is a software package, available
from Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA, at
www.DXAtlas.com. Combined with your
current transceiver, or with Software Defined
Radio (SDR) hardware that is already
available, CW Skimmer will enable operators
to be aware of every CW signal that is going
on across large segmants of any band.
RDXA Skimmer Project
What is needed for this project is the following:
• 1) A SoftRock receiver capable of tuning all of the HF CW bands.
• 2) A case to hold the receiver.
• 3) A registered copy of CW Skimmer from DX Atlas
• 4) A computer with internet access (AWA has internet access)
• 5) A decent sound card 96K and 24 bit
• 6) A decent multi-band antenna
• 7) A decent 13.8 volt power supply or power supply battery combo.
• 8) Remote control software to control the computer, receiver, etc from a
remote location.
RDXA Skimmer Project
Equipment Donations for RDXA Skimmer Project:
1)
A SoftRock receiver capable of tuning all of the HF CW bands. Assembled and tested unit purchased and donated by Sean
Logghe - KB2CKN
2) A case to hold the receiver. - purchased and donated by Dan
Guyor – N2DD
3) A registered copy of CW Skimmer from DX Atlas - purchased and
donated by Dave Farnsworth – WJ2O
4) A computer with internet access – Computer donated by Carey
Magee- K2RNY, Computer RAM donated by Brent Hungate –
KC2QLJ
RDXA Skimmer Project
Equipment Donations for RDXA Skimmer Project:
5) A decent sound card 96K and 24 bit - - purchased and
donated by Dan Guyor – N2DD
6) A decent multi-band antenna – AWA authorized the use of
its Cushcraft R-7000 (40 -10 meter all band vertical)
7) A decent 13.8 volt power supply or power supply battery
combo – donated by Lynn Bisha – W2BSN
8) Remote control software to control the computer, receiver,
etc, from a remote location. - download and installed by
Paul Mackanos – K2DB Technical assistance by - Larry
Brightenfield – W2LB
Skimmer Equipment at AWA Site
Software Defined Receiver at AWA
DC Power Supply (Battery) at AWA
R-7000 Vertical at AWA Site
Screenshot of W2RDX Skimmer Spots
http://www.reversebeacon.net/dxsd1.php?f=0&c=W2RDX&t=de
Screenshot of W2RDX Skimmer Spots
sent to Reverse Beacon Network
Screenshot of W2RDX Skimmer Spots
of 15 Meter Pile-UP on PT0S
QUESTIONS ?

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