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[http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer CW Skimmer] == Configuring CW Skimmer to Interoperate With DXLab ==
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 * to track and set your transceiver's frequency from CW Skimmer [[http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer|CW Skimmer]] is an application that can simultaneously decode multiple CW transmissions.
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   * [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SkimmerCommander via Commmander's '''Secondary CAT Port'''] === Usage (de Andy K3UK) ===
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   * [http://home.roadrunner.com/~w3oa/SkimmerToCommander via Dick W3OA's '''CW Skimmer to Commander'''] "I use the CW Skimmer to feed my [[http://www.rfspace.com/RFSPACE/SDR-IQ.html|SDR-IQ]] received CW signals into CW Skimmer, which in turn feeds them to !SpotCollector. Spotcollector lists the CQ calls I am hearing at my QTH, and announces any needed/unconfirmed DXCC entities. If I double-click on any needed stations in !SpotCollector, my SDR-IQ QSYs to the needed frequency. Fairly standard stuff to those that already know how useful DX Lab applications are. However, there is more. Commander and [[http://dickwilliams.byethost17.com/SkimmerToCommander.html|W3OA's CW Skimmer to Commander application]] allow me to have my Kenwood TS-2000 in tandem with the SDR-IQ. When I need to transmit, the TS-2000 is on the same frequency as the SDR-IQ, and I can transmit in an attempt to work the DX. My favorite part of this is that I get to use DXLab's [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/|WinWarbler]], which keys the CW circuits in my TS-2000, so I can use pre-configured ''macros'' similar to the way we use electronic keyers."

When used with a !FlexRadio 3000 or 5000, CW Skimmer can decode only 24 kHz of spectrum unless a ''fixed LO'' is used to enable decoding of 48 kHz, but this impedes rapidly QSYing up or down the band. This limitation can be eliminated by configuring CW Skimmer to convey spots to !SpotCollector (as described above) and by pairing Commander paired with PowerSDR via [[http://k5fr.com/ddutilwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page|DDutil]]. Configure CW Skimmer to '''SOFROCK''', not '''SOFROCK-IF''', and specify a ''LO'' that's the mid-point of the frequency range you wish to skim. Double-clicking a CW entry in !SpotCollector's Spot Database Display will QSY the !FlexRadio to the desired signal.

=== Configuration ===

 * track and set your transceiver's frequency from CW Skimmer

   * [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SkimmerCommander|via Commmander's '''Secondary CAT Port''']]

   * [[http://dickwilliams.byethost17.com/SkimmerToCommander.html|via "CW Skimmer to Commander"]] (tnx to Dick W3OA)
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 * [http://home.roadrunner.com/~w3oa/SkimmerToDXKeepe to click on a callsign in CW Skimmer and have that callsign conveyed to DXKeeper, DXView, PropView, Pathfinder, and WinWarbler]  * [[http://dickwilliams.byethost17.com/SkimmerToDXKeeper.html|click on a callsign in CW Skimmer and have that callsign conveyed to DXKeeper, DXView, PropView, Pathfinder, and WinWarbler]] (tnx to Dick W3OA)
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 * to have callsigns decoded by CW Skimmer added to SpotCollector's Spot Database  * have callsigns decoded by CW Skimmer added to !SpotCollector's Spot Database (tnx to Bill W9OL)
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   1. open the '''Settings''' item in CW Skimmer's '''View''' menu    * Configure CW Skimmer
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   1. select the '''Settings''' window's '''Telnet''' tab    1. open the '''Settings''' item in CW Skimmer's '''View''' menu
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   1. set the '''Port''' to ''7301''    1. select the '''Settings''' window's '''Telnet''' tab
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   1. check the '''Enable Telnet Server''' box    1. set the '''Port''' to ''7301''
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   1. click the '''OK''' button    1. check the '''Enable Telnet Server''' box
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 * configure SpotCollector to use CW Skimmer as a spot source      1. click the '''OK''' button
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   * configure !SpotCollector: on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Spot Sources''' tab, choose an available "row" in the '''Telnet DXClusters''' panel
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     1. set the '''Host address''' to ''127.0.0.1''
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Now go to SpotCollector>Config>Spot Sources
in one of the blank Telnet DXClusters positions
check Enable, Auto, Hide
in Host Address enter 127.0.0.1 local ypoxkjlg
in Port enter 7301 (the same as you entered in CWS)
in Caption inter CWS
In Username enter your call
in CMD enter C (C as in connect)
     1. set the '''Port''' to ''7301''
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     1. set the '''Caption''' to ''CW Skimmer''
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     1. set the '''Username''' to your callsign

     1. clear the '''Password'''

     1. set the '''Cmd''' to ''C''

     1. check the '''Enable''', '''Auto''', and '''Hide''' boxes

=== Using Skimmer Server and Aggregator as a spot source (de Bill AA7XT) ===

Follow the CW Skimmer configuration instructions above, and enable [[http://skimmer.dxwatch.com/genn.php?a=aggregator|Aggregator's]] '''Check here if users on this port should be asked for their call when connecting''' option.
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[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/post Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector] [[DXLabDiscussionGroup|Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab Discussion Group]]
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[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]
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["Interoperation"] [[Interoperation]]

Configuring CW Skimmer to Interoperate With DXLab

CW Skimmer is an application that can simultaneously decode multiple CW transmissions.

Usage (de Andy K3UK)

"I use the CW Skimmer to feed my SDR-IQ received CW signals into CW Skimmer, which in turn feeds them to SpotCollector. Spotcollector lists the CQ calls I am hearing at my QTH, and announces any needed/unconfirmed DXCC entities. If I double-click on any needed stations in SpotCollector, my SDR-IQ QSYs to the needed frequency. Fairly standard stuff to those that already know how useful DX Lab applications are. However, there is more. Commander and W3OA's CW Skimmer to Commander application allow me to have my Kenwood TS-2000 in tandem with the SDR-IQ. When I need to transmit, the TS-2000 is on the same frequency as the SDR-IQ, and I can transmit in an attempt to work the DX. My favorite part of this is that I get to use DXLab's WinWarbler, which keys the CW circuits in my TS-2000, so I can use pre-configured macros similar to the way we use electronic keyers."

When used with a FlexRadio 3000 or 5000, CW Skimmer can decode only 24 kHz of spectrum unless a fixed LO is used to enable decoding of 48 kHz, but this impedes rapidly QSYing up or down the band. This limitation can be eliminated by configuring CW Skimmer to convey spots to SpotCollector (as described above) and by pairing Commander paired with PowerSDR via DDutil. Configure CW Skimmer to SOFROCK, not SOFROCK-IF, and specify a LO that's the mid-point of the frequency range you wish to skim. Double-clicking a CW entry in SpotCollector's Spot Database Display will QSY the FlexRadio to the desired signal.

Configuration

Using Skimmer Server and Aggregator as a spot source (de Bill AA7XT)

Follow the CW Skimmer configuration instructions above, and enable Aggregator's Check here if users on this port should be asked for their call when connecting option.


Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab Discussion Group

Getting Started with DXLab

Interoperation

CWSkimmer (last edited 2018-07-12 17:04:54 by AA6YQ)