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Author Topic: YOUKITS COMPUTER COMPATIABLE?!  (Read 2424 times)
VK5EEE
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 05:29:23 AM »

I hope to be in a position to have a good signal to East Coast some time for a nice QRQ QSO Joe would be good to hear your keyboard. Very nice CW in the hands of a good OP.

I agree that decoders seem to do a poor job generally, but am surprised how RBN regularly picks up my cootie CQ which isn't exactly perfect. I also noted that the decoder in the QCX, though needing a good steady signal, also does well on my outgoing TX from cootie.

Maybe my cootie sending is not as bad as I thought?  Grin
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K3UIM
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2017, 06:28:26 AM »

What in the world is a "cootie"? ha asks, while scratching his head in wonder. Hi.
A hand key??? If so, from whence the name?
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KE6EE
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2017, 08:23:57 AM »

A hand key??? If so, from whence the name?

For illustrations see sideswipernet.org.

A guess at the origin of the word: A cootie key has a similar design to a bug key. A bug key does
looking something like a bug (insect). "Kutu" in a polynesian language means bug. And so on.
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K3UIM
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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2017, 07:01:32 PM »

Ah, so! I understanglish!
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N3QE
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2017, 03:49:39 AM »

I agree that decoders seem to do a poor job generally, but am surprised how RBN regularly picks up my cootie CQ which isn't exactly perfect. I also noted that the decoder in the QCX, though needing a good steady signal, also does well on my outgoing TX from cootie.

A lot of software decoders are pretty poor.

But CW Skimmer is supremely good, and very clever at pulling signals out through QRM or fading by integrating over several repeats.

In winter, skimmers in northern EU copy me all the time when I'm on 40M and it's noontime in EU. And there's a couple superb skimmers in VK/ZL that copy me all the time on 40M even though it is daylight at both ends (well, really it's grey path).
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2017, 08:04:02 PM »

I concur regarding CW Skimmer!  Outstanding!

Also, I have seen pretty good results from FLDigi decoding algorithm.
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K3UIM
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2017, 05:44:06 AM »

Skimmer??? What? Where? How?
My copy of the RAH doesn't cover the subject.
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KE6EE
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2017, 05:56:33 PM »

Skimmer??? What?

Google reverse beacon network.
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