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My experience thus far in the WPX   With all the constant carping I decided to review my experience thus far in the WPX.  I'm running low power to a vertical.  I basically set things up 15 minutes before the contest. starting with downloading N1MM+ onto my new computer and made my first contact on time.  The bands are good and the fun shoulder deep
http://sdr-w9oy.blogspot.com/2017/05/cq-wpx-2017-cw-goofing-around.html

73  W9OY
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Lee, Elmer

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Paul Bradbeer

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Thank you, Lee.  I have been using CW Skimmer and N1MM+ independently but your notes and video prompted me to use Spot Collector and tie it all up together.  After some trial and error I've got it working!  Very impressive.  Thanks.  Paul M0CVX
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Varistor

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You don't need spot collector to integrate Skimmer and N1MM as the logger has its own telnet client that you simply point to Skimmer. Keep it simple.
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k3Tim

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Looks like the Sun isn't cooperating. (emphasis added). 

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)
Date: 28 May 2017 04:57:02 +0000
From: SWPC Product Subscription Service <SWPC.Products@noaa.gov>


Space Weather Message Code: WARK07
Serial Number: 69
Issue Time: 2017 May 28 0410 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected
Valid From: 2017 May 28 0409 UTC
Valid To: 2017 May 28 0900 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.
Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.
Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.